International Business

A world of business opportunities for Oakville companies

In our global economy, business, trade and technology are continuously on the move across world markets. For rapidly growing companies in Oakville - from advanced manufacturing and digital media, to life sciences and professional services - searching out those worldwide connections for their products and services is more important than ever. 

Explore Oakville's international business and trade connections

Explore Oakville's international business and trade connections

Explore Oakville's international business and trade connections

The Town of Oakville has met with numerous delegations from other countries and has participated in a number of trade missions to China. If your company is interested in exploring international business opportunities in other countries, you can leverage business contacts developed through Oakville's government leaders. Inquire about future trade missions to be led by Mayor Burton whose participation provides an additional level of trust in the building of relationships. 

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Oakville's Sister Cities

Oakville's Sister Cities

Oakville's Sister Cities

Oakville has three sister cities: Dorval, Quebec; Neyagawa, Japan; and most recently, Huai'an, China. Oakville's relationship with its sister cities was initiated to promote understanding, cooperation, friendship and economic development. 

For more information on our sister cities, please visit the oakville.ca website.

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Government services offer free support in connecting to international markets

With your global interests in mind, our Economic Development team can match you up with contacts and services to help your business succeed in international markets. Both the federal and provincial governments provide a range of services to help your company conduct business in foreign countries. 

Ontario Export Services

Ontario Export Services provides information for those who are new to exporting as well as those looking to grow their export markets. 

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Canada Business Network

The Canada Business Network provides information on exporting, importing and investing abroad. 

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Canada Border Services Agency

The CBSA provides information on importing and exporting commercial goods. 

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Ministry of International Trade

The Ministry of International Trade manages a network of international trade and investment offices in key markets around the world, organizes business missions, and provides export services

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Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service has 161 trade commissioner offices around the world. The Service provides resources on topics such as exporting, partnering, and investing abroad. 

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Export Development Canada

Export Development Canada provides Canadian exporters with trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise. 

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