CanExport Community Investments


As one of the many tools deployed by the Government of Canada to increase prosperity, the CanExport Community Investments program provides financial support to communities for their foreign direct investment (FDI) initiatives and activities.

The program provides support to Canadian communities seeking to improve their capacity to attract, retain and expand FDI in order to create jobs for Canadians, support innovation and increase exports.

Special Requirements

Eligible recipients are Canadian communities and non-profit, locally based organizations that are seeking assistance, for example:

  • To offset costs associated with developing marketing tools aimed at foreign investors;
  • For specific FDI training;
  • To identify potential investors and/or coordinate interactions with them; or
  • To develop and implement multi-year international investment attraction and retention strategies.

Visit the program page for complete eligibility details.

Last updated: May 5, 2021