Export and investment opportunities

Leverage expertise, grow your business

Are you looking to grow your business by exporting to international markets or attracting foreign investment?

The District of Squamish is working with the provincial organization, Trade and Invest BC, and the federal agency, Invest in Canada, to market Squamish-based businesses in the United States and in other international markets, to bring Canadian products abroad, and foreign investment to Canada.

Complete the online Trade and Investment Readiness form to register your interest in this program.

Trade and Investment Readiness form

Please contact the Economic Development team with questions relating to this ongoing program.


Need help getting started on your path to export? Trade and Invest BC and Invest in Canada can assist you in identifying distribution networks, and geographic markets, and build connections and partnerships by promoting the trade of products and services globally.

Also, use these great resources from our partners to see if you are export-ready:

How to Export Goods From Canada Checklist - Small Business BC

Export quiz: Are you ready? - Government of Canada


If your business is looking to expand through foreign investment or partnership there are steps that need to be taken so that your business is ready to be presented to potential investors. Once your business is ready to seek investment, there is the option for Squamish businesses to access the support of our federal and provincial trade and investment partners, to identify potential investors. 

In addition to this work, Economic Development at the District of Squamish ensures that the community is profiled in a way that is attractive to prospective investors. 

You may find the Squamish Leaders' Toolkit useful for preparing your business's investor attraction presentation. These BDC articles provide more information about project financing options, and when to bring an investor into your business


About our trade and investment partners

The District of Squamish is working closely with provincial and federal partners to facilitate local business growth through export and investment.


Trade and Invest BC

Trade and Invest B.C. work with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia (B.C.) an attractive place to work, live and invest.

Supporting international businesses and investors who want to do business in B.C. by pairing sellers with buyers, investors with opportunities, and companies with talented employees, whether they’re selling products or services to the people of B.C. or working with local B.C. communities to export products worldwide.


Invest in Canada

Invest in Canada is Canada’s global investment attraction and promotion agency. Facilitating global investment that spurs job growth and makes Canada stronger, Invest in Canada is the foreign investor’s primary point of contact. Our customized services help global companies unlock investment opportunities in Canada.