Tel. 1-800-567-2345 Web: www.cobsc.org
The COBSC provides information related to government services, programs and regulations relevant to existing and potential small business entrepreneurs. The Centre also provides information related to grants and financing, taxes, regulations, licenses and permits etc. COBSC offers limited business research as a free service including: business associations, Canadian demographics, company data, consumer spending, industry news and trends, international trade data, sample business plans and suppliers, manufacturers and distributors.
Tel: 1-800-748-8191 Web: www.ccc.ca
The CCC is a federal program responsible for promoting and facilitating international trade and acts as Canada's international contracting and procurement agency for foreign government buyers. While the CCC does not provide financial backing for international business transactions, it does provide:
Tel: 1-800-267-8376 Website: www.infoexport.gc.ca
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is a network comprising 1000+ trade professionals working in various government agencies across 150 international cities and 18 regional offices in Canada. Canadian-based trade commissioners provide advice and consultation on marketing strategies and current market & sector trends to assist Canadian businesses in conducting business abroad. The Canadian Trade Commissioner provides four key services to businesses interested in growing globally, including:
Tel: 1-800-267-8376 Web: www.canadexport.gc.ca
CanadExport is a bi-weekly online publication providing trade news and events, advice and opportunities around the globe for businesses interested in conducting trade internationally.
Tel: 1-866-283-2957 Web: www.edc.ca
EDC offers financing, insurance and risk management services to Canadian exporters and investors across 200 worldwide markets. Assistance includes:
If your business has a product or service that you feel could compete in the U.S. market, this is the guide for you! If your business has a product or service that you feel could compete in the United States. Even if you are already exporting to the U.S., we think you will find information, tips and resources here that will help you succeed more quickly and easily in the U.S. market. To take just a few examples, the guide examines:
Tel: 416-482-5222 Website: exportaccess.ca/en/home
Export Market Access is a $5 million initiative, jointly sponsored by the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises increase their access to global markets. If your company has five or more employees and annual sales of $500,000 or more, you may qualify for a contribution covering up to 50 per cent of eligible costs incurred to develop export sales. Eligible activities include market research, marketing tools, direct contacts and foreign bidding projects.
Tel: 1-888-306-999 Website: www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca
The Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting is intended to help you learn about the world marketplace and how your company can do business there. It concentrates on the overall principles of exporting and describes the processes that businesses commonly use to develop export strategies tailored to their needs. Among other things, the guide will help you:
Getting ready to do business outside Canada is a complex undertaking. But the basic principles of exporting are quite straightforward and thousands of Canadian firms of all sizes and in all sectors have learned to use them successfully. With careful planning and a solid commitment to becoming an exporter, your company can join them in the global marketplace.
Tel: 1-877-468-7233 Website: www.ontarioexports.com
The Ontario MEDT's International Trade Branch team assists companies interested in exporting products/services internationally. A number of programs are offered by the branch to assist companies in the development of export strategies for international markets. The team specifically provides the following export services:
Tel: 416-482-5222 Website: www.ontarioexporters.ca
The Ontario Exporters Fund has been established to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to become export ready and help them gain/increase access to international export markets. The fund will be administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) with the support and funding from the Ontario government. The Ontario Exporters Fund is intended to: