International Trade and Investment

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) can help you reach markets near and far. When local entrepreneurs succeed on the world stage, they create jobs and opportunities right here at home. 

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If you want to export goods and services to international markets, we can help you do it right. We can provide advice, resources, and help you connect with the right people. Our network also expands to other federal departments, provincial governments and important industry players. We can also help attract foreign investments.

How we can help

To give you the best chance of success in global markets, ACOA can help you:

Our partners in export development

The Government of Canada is working hand in hand with the four Atlantic provincial governments to grow exports and boost foreign investment in the region. Together, we administer the Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy (ATIGS).

Through this strategy, ACOA is investing $20 million in Atlantic Canada from 2017 to 2022 to increase international business activity. By working on strategic market development plans, ATIGS is helping to increase sales abroad and grow our economy.

There are also many Government of Canada departments and agencies that can help you do business internationally.

Looking to invest in Atlantic Canada?

The Atlantic Canada Certified Site Designation is another federal-provincial partnership. Through this initiative you can find investment-ready commercial properties. 

Atlantic Canada Certified Sites helps investors find immediate access to property information. It’s the only network of pre-qualified, high-quality sites across Atlantic Canada.

Atlantic Canada and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Learn more about the Regional Joint Cooperation Commission between Atlantic Canada and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.

Contact us today!

Ready to start exporting? If so, ACOA Business Information Services can help you. We’ll connect you to the right people and programs to help you achieve your goals. Our service is personal, bilingual and free. Call us at 1-888-576-4444 and get started today!

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Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Atlantic time)

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