Trade Missions

“Trade missions are an important part of our trade promotion efforts. They're all about opening doors and providing on-the-ground support for Canadian companies as they meet and network with potential buyers and partners.”

- Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade

Led by the Minister of International Trade, trade missions are about opening doors, providing on-the-ground support, business-to business contacts, and information and tools for all Canadian exporters, especially small and medium-sized enterprises.

These missions are an important component of Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan, to position Canadian business for export success in foreign markets.


Why Participate?

The presence of a senior federal minister and resources from Canada’s export agencies on a trade mission presents unique opportunities and benefits to participants, including:

  • access to key economic and government decision-makers;
  • on-the-ground support from the Trade Commissioner Service network and export agencies, including Export Development Canada and the Canadian Commercial Corporation;
  • unparalleled networking opportunities with the local business community;
  • business-to-business meetings with potential partners;
  • foreign market intelligence and troubleshooting; and,
  • an opportunity to initiate, develop and conclude export partnerships.