Learn How To Sell Outside of Ontario

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade helps Ontario companies expand their business within Canada and globally. The Digital Export Market Development Initiative (DEMDI) helps new and existing exporters in Ontario use digital tools to continue to create business partnerships and opportunities. We also have export specialists living and working in important international markets who help arrange local business connections for Ontario companies.

Questions about exporting? Contact us at trade.officer@ontario.ca.

Before selling outside of Ontario

Before you can begin selling outside of Canada, you must have a Business Number (BNand an Import/Export Program Account from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

  • Visit Business Revenue Online to register for a BN and/or add an import-export account to an existing BN.
  • You must include your BN Import/Export Program Account on all of your customs documents. This applies to most shipments coming into or leaving Canada.
  • If you have questions, contact the CRA: Business Window at 1-800-959-552 or visit Business Registration Online (BRO)

Webinars and workshops on exporting

We offer a number of free export preparation and export market development webinars to help businesses expand both in Canada and globally.

For more information visit: Learn how to sell outside of Ontario | ontario.ca