Linking your B.C. business to the global value chain allows you to reach new markets, bringing your products or services to the rest of the world. When you’re export-ready, you can be more competitive, locally, and globally, access more resources, and enjoy a more diverse portfolio to help you manage domestic economic changes effectively.
Trade and Invest B.C. can help you find the resources, connections, and information you need to effectively level-up your business to play at the global level.
Your Market Just Got Bigger
Exporting allows you to expand the horizons of your business beyond the local market. Export Navigator’s community-based advisors provide free support and ongoing guidance to help your business grow outside of B.C. Whether you need export advice or help with developing export strategies and researching new markets, Export Navigator can connect you with expert guidance.
Who Is Eligible?
Businesses located in British Columbia, outside of Victoria and Vancouver, are eligible to join the Export Navigator program. Complete an application to be matched with an advisor, who will discuss your business wants and needs, and provide steps to help you get ready for exporting
The Fast Track to Export Success
Essential strategy, resources, and mentorship to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises scale up, develop, and activate an export plan designed to help you tap into your full export potential and has a proven track record of helping participants get results.
Who Is Eligible?
The program is available to businesses in B.C. regions currently not served by the Export Navigator Program, including the Lower Mainland. Managed by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
Grow your business with confidence through any one of a number of funding and support programs offered at the Provincial or Federal level, including:
|Programs & Services|
|Advanced Research and Commercialization Program (ARC) (Province of B.C.)|
|BBABC Market Access Accelerator Program (Province of B.C.)|
|Business Women in International Trade (Government of Canada)|
|Canadian Commercial Corporation: International Prime Contractor Service (Government of Canada)|
|Canadian Commercial Corporation: US DoD Prime Contractor Service (Government of Canada)|
|Canadian International Innovation Program (Government of Canada)|
|Forum for International Trade (Government of Canada)|
|Small Business BC: Export Advisory (Province of B.C.)|
|Small Business BC: Import and Export Advisory Package (Province of B.C.)|
|Canadian Technology Accelerators (Government of Canada)|
|Trade Commissioner Service (Government of Canada)|
|Trade Commissioner Service: Women-focused business delegations and events (Government of Canada)|
|Creative Export Canada|
|Export Development Canada: Account Performance Security Guarantee|
|Export Development Canada: Buyer Financing|
|Export Development Canada: Direct Lending|
|Export Development Canada: EDC Inclusive Trade Investments Program|
|Export Development Canada: Export Guarantee Program|
|Export Development Canada: Export Help Hub|
|Export Development Canada: Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee|
|Export Development Canada: Performance Security Insurance|
|Export Development Canada: Portfolio Credit Insurance|
|Export Development Canada: Purchase Order Financing|
|Export Development Canada: Select Credit Insurance|
|Export Development Canada: Structured and Project Finance|
|Export Development Canada: Surety Bond Insurance|
|Indigenous Business Export Support Program|
Trade and Invest BC helps build connections between international and B.C. businesses and promote British Columbia’s products and services globally. We have experts located in major trading communities internationally. Contact us to see how we can help you thrive and grow, locally and globally.