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Operating a businessMarkets and trade

Learn how to expand your business to other markets.


federal level resource Step-by-step guide to exporting

Explore the overall principles of exporting and how to develop export strategies.

provincial level resource Assess export readiness

How to determine whether your business is ready to export.

provincial level resource Preparing to export

Read about international markets, customs information and guidelines, financing options and trade agreements.

federal level resource Canada's trade commissioner service

Find information about how to reach export markets, get on-the-ground assistance and expand your business outside Canada.

federal level resource Exporting: getting started

Explore insurance and financing options for Canadian companies with export contracts.

provincial level resource Export training

Find information about training programs to help you explore exporting as a business option.

federal level resource Exporting checklist

What to consider when exporting goods and services.

provincial level resource Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations

Read about the provincial department responsible for enhancing Alberta's national and international presence in export development, investment attraction and government relations.

For international relations, please visit:

For intergovernmental relations, please visit:

federal level resource Exporting regulations

Rules and regulations to consider before exporting goods and services.


provincial level resource Resources for importers

Learn about the import process in Canada.

provincial level resource Importing and exporting goods

Read about what to consider when importing or exporting goods or services.

federal level resource Importing goods into Canada

Find information to help ensure your business meets Canadian import requirements.

provincial level resource Canadian product standards and labelling

Learn about Canadian product standards and labelling requirements.

federal level resource Canada export and import controls

Find information about exports and imports of controlled products, and access printable forms, guides and handbooks.

federal level resource Import regulations

Learn about regulations for bringing products from other countries to Canada.

International markets

provincial level resource International market profiles

Comprehensive market profiles for 41 different countries around the world.

federal level resource Doing business across borders

Information on international business, including the basics of exporting and importing, finding Canadian importers and respecting foreign investment requirements.

provincial level resource International trade resources

Find key international trade organizations.

federal level resource Protect your business idea and research trade markets Video, 3:00m

What to do when you have an idea for a product or service that could be traded across borders.