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.

  • Discuss your needs with potential financiers early in the planning phase.
  • Ensure that plans are in place to manage the financial risk during an export transaction.

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.

Export Development Canada resources:

The Export Development Canada website has a lot of information about export financing and managing risk.

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.

Other Resources

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.