Export Navigator Program

Helping your business access new markets.

What is the Export Navigator Pilot?

The Export Navigator Program offers businesses access to community-based export specialists who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect your business to the market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts it needs at every stage of the process. There is no cost to the business owner for these services.

Benefits of Expanding Your Markets

Diversifies Your Customer Base

Expanding to new markets increases the size of your target market, may broaden your product offering and offset seasonal fluctuations in sales.

Increases Profitability

Increased production generally leads to economies of scale and decreased cost per unit, which increases your profit margins.

Fosters Innovation

Expanding to new markets fosters innovation in your goods and services, which enhances your competitiveness.

Export Navigator Services:

  • Export readiness assessment
  • Business needs assessment
  • Market entry strategy support
  • Export workbook and information
  • Expert advice and guidance
  • Streamlined service connections
  • Ongoing market entry support

Who is Eligible?

Small and medium-sized businesses operating in the following regions:

Cariboo (Based in Prince George)

Community Futures Fraser Fort George

Charlesatexportnavigator.ca
Direct: 250.960.0246
Office: 250.562.9622
1566 Seventh Ave., Prince George, BC V2L 394 

North East BC (Based in Dawson Creek)

Community Futures Peace Liard

Liliaatexportnavigator.ca
Direct: 250.261.3148
Office: 1.800.661.2055
904-102 Ave., Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2B7

Kootenay Boundary (Based in Nelson)

Community Futures Central Kootenay

Michaelatexportnavigator.ca
Direct: 250.354.7857
Office: 250.828.9833
201-514 Vernon St., Nelson, BC V1L 4E7

Vancouver Island - North (Based in Port Alberni)

Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot

Bradyatexportnavigator.ca
Direct: 250.585.6004
Office: 250.724.1241
4757 Tebo Ave., Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8A9

Vancouver Island - South (Based in Duncan)

Community Futures Cowichan

Fabrizioatexportnavigator.ca
Office: 250.746.1004
135 Third St., Duncan, BC V9L 1R9

North Okanagan (Based in Vernon)

Community Futures North Okanagan

Kenatexportnavigator.ca
Office: 250.545.2215
3105 33 St., Vernon, BC V1T 9P7

Pacific Northwest (Based in Prince Rupert)

Community Futures Pacific Northwest

Mietkaatexportnavigator.ca
Office: 250.622.2332
100-515 Third Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L9

Women and Indigenous business owners are encouraged to contact:

Community Futures Central Interior First Nations

Daphaneatexportnavigator.ca
Office: 250.828.9833
208-345 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1

 

Women’s Enterprise Centre

Email: inquiryatwomensenterprise.ca
Office: 800.643.7014
Suite 54, 601 West Cordova Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 1G1 

For businesses in the Lower Mainland, Greater Victoria and other areas outside of the service areas, there are resources to assist you with exporting. For more information please email: infoatexportnavigator.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For over 30 years, we’ve been fostering entrepreneurship in rural BC. We offer small business loans, business counseling and specialized programs to help you start or grow a business, and to help communities become more resilient and dynamic. Find out more…

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Mission, BC  V2V 0C5

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