Canadian Trade Commissioner Service - Quebec and Nunavut
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Information sources for Canadian companies who are inviting a foreign business contact to travel to Canada
This list provides links to information for Canadian companies inviting foreign business contacts to Canada.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) - Agri-Food Trade Service
Provides centralized access to market information, trade counselling and export support activities, which will take the exporter from initial enquiry to foreign market.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Verify that domestically produced and imported products meet Canadian standards and regulations and deliver certificates for Canada's exports of food, plants, animals and associated products.
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Represents the business community and is actively involved in key sectors of economic development.
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Ensures the security and prosperity of Canada by managing the access of people and goods to and from Canada.
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Provides consulting services and financial assistance. It also encourages regional business circles and the organizations that support them.
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Administers various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system such as the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program.
Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
Brings foreign government buyers and Canadian exporters together on international contracts.
Centres locaux de développement (CLD) du Québec (French only)
Offers technical and financial support to entrepreneurs at any stage of their business development.
CFDC and CBDC Network in Québec
Supports local and regional economic development initiatives in Québec.
Commerce international Québec (French only)
Consists of 17 partner organizations throughout Québec that promote exports. Their role is to bring together the regional economic forces in order to guide SMEs to expand internationally.
Export Development Canada (EDC)
Provides insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers.
Export Québec - Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur du Québec (MRIFCE) (French only)
Supports Québec companies to develop, consolidate or diversify their markets outside Québec.
Industry Canada (IC)
Administers various programs to help companies grow.
Member of the Canada Business Network, provides business information on provincial and federal government programs, services and regulations.
Investissement Québec (IQ)
Offers financing programs and several economic development tools. It administers fiscal measures that enable eligible businesses to receive generous tax credits to carry out activities in targeted sectors. It also helps international businesses with their expansion projects in Quebec.
Aims to contribute to the economic development of Greater Montreal, enhance its international status, attract foreign investment, facilitate the relocation of skilled foreign workers, stimulate innovation and support the development of strategic clusters.
National Research Council (NRC)
Helps Canadian companies take new technologies to market. Through research collaborations and partnerships, community innovation, industry support and commercialization opportunities, Canadian firms benefit from their expertise and technologies while increasing their own innovation potential.
Natural Resources Canada
Enhance the responsible development and use of Canada's natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada's natural resources products, in the fields of energy, forests, and minerals and metals.
Is a regional economic development agency that contributes to the economic development in the Quebec City mentropolitan region, fosters growth and development, supports key business sectors (life sciences, food processing, information and communications technologies and electronics, and green and smart building), and attracts talent and investment to the region.
Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
Facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services to enhance Canada's competitiveness and offers notification services such as, Export Alerte which advises on changing products requirements in globalmarkets before they become law.
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