Country Overview: Canada

Vancouver, Canada, British Columbia

Canada ranks 1st among U.S. export destinations and 1st among Virginia export destinations. Some of the top opportunities for U.S. exporters in Canada include: Renewable Energy Automotive Aerospace & Defense Oil and Gas Safety and Security Equipment Information & Communications Technology Mining

Healthcare Technology Software Medical

This report examines the international healthcare sector and identifies opportunities for Virginia’s defense-related companies. The report focuses on five healthcare markets: Australia, Canada, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.


Bob Armstrong of Eastern Virginia Medical School presents opportunities for Virginia companies in the international healthcare sector. Countries of focus include Australia, Canada, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Localization and Translation


In this Going Global Tutorial, Blake Dozier of Ingenuiti discusses localization and translation.

Global Business Travel

When traveling to a foreign country, you may be required to obtain a business visa or travel visa. Visa requirements vary depending on the purpose of your trip, such as tourism, business, or employment, and the country you will be visiting. Work permit requirements also vary by country and trip purpose. It is often the… Read more

International Travel Tips

Aerospace, Travel, Transportation, Airplane

When traveling for business overseas, there are visa and health requirements to consider, national holidays to avoid, trade events to schedule, and troubled areas to avoid. When planning a business trip abroad, the best place to start is with the local embassy or consulate of your destination country. Officials that work in embassies and consulates… Read more

Globe, Market Selection, Market Research, Travel

With approximately 200 countries in the world, how can your company decide where to export? This simple guide can help your company determine which international market is best for your products and services. Step 1: Screen – know your company and know your industry Step 2: Compare – market assessment checklist Step 3: Select –… Read more

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced that several Virginia defense companies are touting business success following participation in the 2015 Canadian Defense, Security and Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic (DEFSEC Atlantic) that took place September 8-10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. One Virginia company received a purchase order, a second company is awaiting issuance of… Read more

As a trade and international business development specialist, Barbara Mowat facilitates relationships between borders. Acting as The State of Virginia’s Trade Mission Partner in Canada, Barbara played an instrumental role in connecting two organizations – The Personnel Department and Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC. To read the full story, click here.