Resources for exporters

There is a wide variety of online resources available to new or experienced exporters.

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

Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program
Though the Alberta Export Expansion Package, this fund provides eligible businesses with up to $5,000 for the development of a targeted international market strategy focused on one country.

Export Support Fund
Through the Alberta Export Expansion Package, 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 staff directory
The Government of Alberta has export and trade experts that can help your company break into new markets.

Events Calendar
A list of upcoming seminars, trade missions, and other activities the Government of Alberta is leading that may help your company access new opportunities in new markets.

Government of Canada resources
The Government of Canada offers several programs to help exporters.

CanExport Program
The CanExport program provides direct financial support to support 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.

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
As part of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service helps Canadian companies and organizations succeed globally.

Western Diversification funding program
For more than 25 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. They aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development.

Municipal resources
The Government of Alberta shares a dynamic partnership with communities and industries throughout the province, and works to ensure continued, sustainable prosperity in each of Alberta's regions. These partners include:

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation is a  not-for-profit company established by the City of Edmonton and is responsible for providing leadership to the economic growth strategy for Edmonton and the Capital Region.

Calgary Economic Development
Calgary Economic Development works with business, government and community partners to position Calgary as the location of choice for the purpose of attracting business investment, fostering trade and growing Calgary's workforce.
For more information about Community Economic Development, see the Community Economic Development website.