Funding & Supports

Canadian exporters have access to an extensive selection of funding options that can help ensure the smooth operation of your business.

Explore your funding options

Learn more about the available options and how to find the ones that best suit your needs:

Consider the use of intermediaries

Using an intermediary to represent your business in an international market can save you time and money and improve your chances of export success. Each type of intermediary offers different benefits.
  • Agents submit orders to you in exchange for sales commissions. You remain responsible for delivery of your product.
  • Distributors earn fees by buying goods from you and re-selling them, with a mark-up, to your target market.
  • Trading houses are based in your own country, and market your goods or services abroad. A full-service trading house can help you with market research, transportation, trade fairs, advertising, arranging distributors or agents, and dealing with international documentation.
Learn more about your options and how best to protect your interests before you enter into a relationship with an intermediary: