International business

Why is supporting export and attracting foreign investment a priority?

Trade and investment are key components of a thriving, more prosperous Atlantic Canada. When companies succeed internationally, they create jobs here at home and help grow our economy.

Our role

ACOA is the federal department in Atlantic Canada with a strong on-the ground presence and deep links to businesses, stakeholders and communities. The Agency is well equipped to help businesses succeed in global markets, and to assist the provinces in attracting foreign investment to the region.

Looking to do business outside Canada?

Do you want to increase your sales and revenue, grow your business and expand your markets? ACOA wants to help you grow your business in markets near and far because when you succeed abroad, Atlantic Canada benefits.

What we do…

Through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, we can help companies and business organizations succeed in global markets.

Contact the ACOA office nearest you to find out more, or send an e-mail to our export development team.

Looking to invest in Atlantic Canada?

In 2016, Canada maintained its second place position among 10 countries ranked by KPMG , with business costs 14.6 percent below the US. The Atlantic region’s low labor and facility costs makes it the lowest cost region within Canada.

As an entry point to major North American markets, Atlantic Canada has much to offer.

Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

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

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