An international business development resource for firms in Newfoundland and Labrador

Resources

Links to helpful international business development resources and contact information for relevant support agencies.

Funding and Financing Resources

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

    Through its programming, ACOA can help businesses acquire the tools to succeed in global markets, and assists in attracting foreign investment to the region.

  • Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

    Through a suite of programs and services, TCII’s team of international trade professionals works with clients to increase global competitiveness, minimize market expansion risks, diversify and expand export opportunities and help increase the value and volume of Newfoundland and Labrador goods internationally.

  • Export Development Canada (EDC)

    Export Development Canada provides Canadian exporters with trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise.

  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

    The BDC offers advisory services to help assess your international growth potential, identify target markets, and develop growth strategies. Business loans are also available through the BDC to help provide you with the working capital you need to expand.

  • Canada Tariff Finder

    The Canada Tariff Finder is a free tool that allows Canadian exporters to check the tariffs applicable to a specific good in a foreign market. The focus is on countries where Canada has a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in place.

  • Global Affairs Canada

    With a mandate to increase and diversify international trade and foreign direct investment for Canadian firms, Global Affairs Canada provides a variety of international business development supports.

  • CanExport

    The CanExport program provides financial support for the development of new export opportunities for small and medium sized firms.

  • Trade Commissioner Service

    Canada’s network of trade commissioners in 161 cities abroad and in Canada helps firms navigate the complexities of specific international markets.

  • LearnSphere

    LearnSphere programming helps firm acquire market research, export strategies, trade marketing materials (including online and electronic tools), lead generation and sales, and more.

Sector-Specific Resources

  • Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA)

    ACADA is a collaborative SME-focused organization representing the interests of the aerospace, defence, marine and security industries in Atlantic Canada. ACADA is comprised of approximately 200 industry members and organizations across Atlantic Canada.

  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exports – Newfoundland and Labrador (CME-NL)

    Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Newfoundland and Labrador (CME-NL), as part of the largest trade and industry association in Canada, supports local businesses by standing up for their members and their issues.

  • Mining Industry NL

    Mining Industry NL is a not-for-profit industry association that represents all sectors of the mineral industry. Its objective is the growth of the industry for the economic and social benefit of all of the people of the province.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI)

    NATI is a not-for-profit industry association representing the province’s advanced technology sector. A leader in Atlantic Canada, NATI thinks and behaves like a business in pursuing opportunities that offer the most growth potential for its members.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA)

    NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the development of clean technology and the growth of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE)

    NLOWE provides programs and services that connect and support women within Newfoundland and Labrador to start, grow and advance their businesses.

  • Noia

    Established in 1977, and now with almost 600 member companies, Noia is Canada’s largest offshore petroleum association. Noia core members provide products and services for the petroleum industry and associate members represent operators, trade associations, educational institutions and government bodies.

  • OceansAdvance

    OceansAdvance is the voice of the Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean Technology Innovation Cluster. The cluster is comprised of companies, institutions, and organizations dedicated to ocean and marine-related technology, education, training, research and development, promotion, delivery and application.


Industry groups working collaboratively towards job creation and economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador through the support of increased trade and investment activities

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