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Global Trade Services

Innovation PEI's Global Trade Services division is mandated to grow revenue created from export sales and to help Prince Edward Island companies become export ready. The division offers training and support for market entry activities and market-specific information.


We ensure the Island economy continually grows and all residents benefit from global trade by empowering and challenging businesses to seek new opportunities for their products and services around the world.


To be the leading source for information, resources, tools and access to networks that will measurably increase the performance of companies engaged in global trade.

See Financial Supports and Services that support these initiatives.

Innovation PEI's experienced Global Trade Services  team are available to provide help to Prince Edward Island companies interested in exporting.

Trade Missions   

Locations are carefully selected to meet the needs of traditional and emerging markets both abroad and between provinces. In cooperation with Trade Team PEI,  and Trade Team Canada partners, Innovation PEI offers a cost-effective way to explore new markets. The mission team offers logistical support to companies venturing into new markets.

This approach involves:


  • Hosting market awareness sessions
  • Contracting an in-market consultant or matchmaker
  • Ground transportation to and from sales calls
  • Networking opportunities
  • Placement of team representatives during the mission
  • Marketing support

Upcoming Events

Trade Shows

The Global Trade Services division identifies marketing events and trade shows of interest to Prince Edward Island companies.

Program support may be available to help companies:
  • Use  marketing ideas  before, during, and after the event
  • Choose an exhibit display booth that meets your promotional needs and budgetary requirements
  • Use display accessories, banners, graphics, lighting, booth design, and materials to heighten visibility and drive sales
  • Select tradeshow promotional products and giveaways that complement your company image
  • Ensure those working the show are well trained to fully represent your company, generate leads, and secure sales
  • Travel cost rebates


Market Awareness Sessions


Innovation PEI facilitates Market Awareness Sessions to introduce businesses to new markets. These informative meetings are conducted by our experienced team at Innovation PEI in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. 

Trade Team PEI Calendar


Innovative Food Strategy

The Prince Edward Island Value Added Food Processing sector has a long history of making significant contributions to the Island economy and is a natural fit for the province with:

  • world class products
  • productive farmland
  • an internationally known culinary brand
  • quality infrastructure and a highly-trained workforce
  • Value-added food development and production

Innovation PEI has many financial supports and services to help your company start, grow and expand food product lines.

The Food Export Directory highlights over 100 Prince Edward Island companies in the seafood and agriculture industries. Each company profile includes contact information, product listings, markets, brands and more.


Incoming Buyers Assistance


Support for hosting International or Domestic buyers is available through Innovation PEI. Your active and export ready company on Prince Edward Island is eligible for support to bring potential buyers and business partners to the provinc.  This will help your company establish or strengthen business relationships and advance revenue generation opportunities.



For more information, contact our Global Trade Services team


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