Humans of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)


Trade Commissioners are the heart and soul of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. We are on the ground in over 160 cities around the world. We are the Humans of the TCS. Get to know us a little better.

#HOTCS: Tina Shih, Los Angeles

My last assignment before coming to L.A. was in India: a very important emerging market, where there’s lots of opportunity, but the culture and the regulatory and business environment can be very challenging for Canadian companies. So I started the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) in India prog...


#HOTCS: Ryan Ward, Nairobi

For Canadian companies, there’s a gap in understanding “why” they should be thinking about Africa instead of “easier,” more traditional markets, like the US and Europe. Canada doesn’t really have a history here outside of the extractive sector, so I spend a lot of time at trade shows bringing a pers...


#HOTCS: Bunleng Men, Phnom Penh

When I’ve made a perfect match, when a deal has been concluded between clients and our local contacts, and when I hear feedback from clients about our important role in the process, to me, those are my proudest moments as a Trade Commissioner. I’ve been lucky to have helped Canadian companies for ov...


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