Exporting for creative industries

Canada’s creative sector creates sustainable jobs and has tremendous potential for growth through export as the demand for Canada’s high-quality creative products and services is increasing worldwide.

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Canada’s Creative Export Strategy

We support creative industries in achieving international business objectives through the Creative Export Strategy.

Where to start? Export checklist

Exporting abroad requires skills and knowledge. Browse through these steps and learn what you need to carry out a successful global expansion.

Identify and research a market

Identify the best international markets for your creative products or services.

Enter a market and meet buyers 

On-the-ground assistance can greatly improve the odds of turning your ideas into business opportunities. Field support helps you navigate the subtleties of networking, identify potential buyers and develop partnerships in target markets.

Funding for creative industries

We provide a number of funding opportunities to support your export objectives. Discover our main funding programs here.

Success stories

Success stories highlighting how some of our beneficiaries leveraged their funding to gain momentum on the international scene.

Intellectual property and copyright

Intellectual property (IP) rights give you the ability to control, be recognized, and get paid fairly for your work. It also protects against unauthorized use. IP protections vary from country to country. Learn why you need to enter foreign markets armed with an IP strategy.

Tools, regulations and tariffs

Learn about the basics of trade regulations, rules and agreements, and how they impact your business and exports.

Frankfurt Book Fair 2020: Canada as Guest of Honour

As a signatory to the agreement naming Canada as Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair, the Department of Canadian Heritage is involved in all aspects of organizing, coordinating and promoting the cultural initiatives being developed as part of the event.

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