Financing exports

Securing adequate financing is an important aspect of preparing your company to enter new markets, expand in existing markets and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.

Government of Alberta resources:

The Government of Alberta has programs designed to help Alberta companies export their products and services.

Export Support Fund
This fund supports Alberta small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to enter new international markets – or a country that currently represents 10% or less of the company’s sales from the previous year. Eligible companies will be reimbursed between $2,000 and $20,000 per year for a select range of approved export activities.
Growing Forward 2 (GF2)
GF2 provides programs and services to achieve a profitable, sustainable, competitive and innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-products industry that is market-responsive, and that anticipates and adapts to changing circumstances and is a major contributor to the well-being of Canadians.

Government of Canada resources:

The Government of Canada offers a variety of resources for export financing and managing risk.

CanExport Program
The CanExport program provides direct financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada that are seeking to develop new export opportunities, particularly in high-growth priority markets and sectors. Launched in January 2016, this program will provide up to $50 million over five years to help increase the competitiveness of Canadian companies.

EDC Export Financing Resources
Find out about programs and supports for Canadian exporters.
EDC Solutions for Canadian Exporters
Find solutions for insurance, financing, working capital, bonding and more.
Canada Business Network - Export Financing
Find links to external financing programs available to Alberta exporters.
Business Development Bank - Financing
Explore options for small business loans.