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Canada is one of the most welcoming and favourable countries for businesses looking to move or expand, and Calgary is arguably your best bet. After all, we have the highest head office concentration and the most patents per capita in Canada. Plus, Canada ranks #1 for Business Environment of the G7 countries (for forecast period 2016-2020). It also has the lowest total tax rate and one of the most generous R&D tax incentives of the G7 countries.

In this section, you’ll find tools and resources to support business development in Canada. We also have plenty of resources for established businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Browse for:

  • details on grants, financing, and angel investors
  • demographics and forecasting information
  • guides and advice for goods importers and exporters
  • help and tools to expand your business
  • immigration and employment resources

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Exporting, Importing & Trade

Find agriculture and food products and services from Alberta, Canada. This catalogue was designed for you as an international importer, distributor or buyer located outside of Canada.

The most comprehensive database of food processing industry and its associations in Alberta.

Information for Alberta companies considering exporting their products abroad and for companies from around the world interested in investing in Alberta.

Funding to help export-ready companies and non-profit organizations enhance access to international markets and attract global buyers.

Provides practical, specific, and insightful advice from nine Vancouver-based leaders whose ventures are active in Asian markets.

Canadian firms, including pipeline operators and upstream exploration and production companies, are active in dozens of oil and gas producing countries worldwide. Canada can offer a wide range of services and products in oil and gas from grass roots exploration, pipeline construction and operation, to end of production abandonment, reclamation and remediation and more. The Guide is available in several languages.

Provides summary reports and lists of companies importing goods into Canada.

Financial support for your small or medium-sized firm’s development of new export opportunities

Identify foreign representatives in Canada.

COVID-19 programs, services and resources for Canadian businesses operating internationally.

This guide uses fictional cases studies based on interviews with real companies to show how the CPTPP opens and accelerates the usual way of doing trade among participating nations, what that means for firms and how Canadian exporters and importers can take advantage of the new opportunities.

Licensed customs brokers in Calgary.

Find information about exports and imports of controlled products.

Find new market opportunities for your product using the interactive export data tool. Find information on Alberta exports, world imports, tariffs, and more.

Provides Canadian exporters with expertise in trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign markets.

Work with a Business Link Strategist trained to provide advice and guidance as you start your export journey.

Determine whether your Alberta company is export ready.

Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting helps you get your business export-ready.

Guide for Canada's small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who are interested in expanding internationally.

Is your business ready to expand globally? Access advice, a step-by-step guide to exporting, Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), events and more at our Grow Globally portal.

Go-to resource for importers in Canada.

Information on importing and exporting from the Canada Border Services Agency.

Services to help you achieve your international business goals and export your Canadian agriculture and food products to global markets.

Capturing, visualizing, analyzing and reporting Canada's investment relations with the Asia Pacific.

This directory provides a listing of AFPA members, comprised of food and beverage processors and associate members, contact information and a listing of the company's products and services.

Is a trade barrier holding back your export business?

A free tool that allows Canadian exporters to check the tariffs applicable to a specific good in a foreign market.

Trade commissioners in more than 160 cities worldwide can provide you with key business insights and access to a network of international contacts.

Generate customized reports on Canada's trade in goods with over 200 countries.

This guide provides insights to assess whether the UK is the right market; explores how Brexit will impact business and trade; and offers guidance for Canadian tech companies expanding to the UK.