Expanding your business into international markets offers immense growth opportunities, but it also presents various challenges. From navigating global supply chains to devising international marketing strategies, the journey can be complex. However, with the right guidance and support, Canadian businesses can thrive globally. Here are 10 organizations across Canada offering resources and assistance to help you export your business successfully:

Export Development Canada (EDC):

  1. EDC is committed to helping Canadian companies succeed globally by providing trade knowledge, financial solutions, and connections. They offer financing programs, trade insurance, and valuable resources to equip startups for international success.

Forum for International Trade Training (FITT):

  1. FITT sets the global standard for international trade training and certification. Their programs and resources cover export-import training, enabling businesses to grow internationally with confidence.

Trade Commissioner Service (TCS):

  1. TCS, part of Global Affairs Canada, offers a network of trade professionals worldwide to support Canadian businesses entering new markets. They provide services, resources, and trade missions to facilitate global expansion.

Trade Accelerator Program (TAP):

  1. TAP is a comprehensive accelerator program designed to prepare businesses for global markets. It offers strategic planning, mentorship, and networking opportunities to accelerate international growth.

Mitacs Entrepreneur International:

  1. Mitacs offers travel grants to Canadian startups, connecting them with international incubators to explore business development opportunities abroad. This initiative provides funding and support for market expansion.

Startup Canada’s Startup Global Program:

  1. Startup Global supports Canadian entrepreneurs in expanding internationally through webinars, resources, and strategic planning assistance. Their program helps businesses develop effective market entry strategies.

Startup Canada and UPS Women Exporters Program:

  1. This program aims to bridge the gender gap in export participation by providing targeted support to women-owned businesses. Through webinars and workshops, entrepreneurs gain valuable insights into international trade.

Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E. Canada):

  1. I.E. Canada represents importers and exporters, advocating for efficient trade regulations and policies. They offer expertise and resources to facilitate international trade for businesses.

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME):

  1. CME works with manufacturers to enhance their competitiveness and facilitate export growth. They offer support in areas such as productivity, trade, and leadership development, influencing policies to benefit Canadian manufacturers.

Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFO):

  1. TFO Canada assists SMEs from developing countries in accessing international markets by providing information, advice, and contact services. They foster sustainable trade partnerships between exporters and Canadian buyers.


Embarking on the journey of exporting your business can be daunting, but with the support of these organizations, you can navigate the challenges with confidence. Remember, you’re not alone in your export journey—these resources are here to help you succeed globally. For access to more resources and support, explore our Startup Global Resource Guide and subscribe to our newsletter for monthly updates on funding opportunities and programs.