Vancouver downtown cityscape, BC, Canada.

Vancouver downtown cityscape, BC, Canada.

Export Programs for BC Businesses

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.

Doing Business in BC

How Free Trade Agreements Benefit B.C. Businesses

How Free Trade Benefits BC Businesses

Export Navigator Program

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

Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

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.

Federal Government Programs

Grow your business with confidence through any one of a number of funding and support programs offered by the Government of Canada, including:

Canadian Technology Accelerators

Dedicated support for Canadian companies with an existing technology, product or service seeking new opportunities in foreign markets.

Businesswomen in International Trade

Representation and advocacy for Canadian women entrepreneurs in international trade who want to expand their commercial and economic interests.

Indigenous Business Export Support

Export support and resources for Canadian businesses that are at least 51% owned, managed and operated by Indigenous persons or communities.

How We Help

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.