About Us


Manitoba Trade and Investment's mission is to help build the Manitoba economy through increased exports as well as attraction and retention of foreign direct investment. We offer a range of programs and services designed to help Manitoba companies increase their presence and diversification in global markets. Manitoba Trade and Investment's international export team includes local professionals and in-market foreign trade representatives who work together with Manitoba companies to reach their international prospects. We have foreign trade representatives in China and Europe.

Three Key Programs:

  • International Business Development - assists Manitoba companies to increase and diversify their export sales through foreign business relationships, partnerships and joint-ventures.

  • Exporter Development (ED) - offers a range of services to Manitoba companies - mentoring of new exporters, participation in our website, seminars, newsletters, outreach and access to enhanced market intelligence and analysis for international trade opportunities. The focus of the initiative is to increase exports by encouraging first-time new exporters and by supporting market diversification. In addition to our geographic focus, all trade officers have priority sectors and work with other government partners and the private sector to prepare a sector strategy. Each sector strategy will include a trade development component, cataloguing the Manitoba companies in that sector, outlining the current and future trade development potential of companies and identifying priority markets.

  • Commercialization Support for Business Program - provides financial support to Manitoba companies to participate in recognized trade shows and develop new marketing promotional material, including website preparation.

Our staff assist Manitoba companies with the following activities:

  • Export readiness assessment
  • Sourcing of foreign market intelligence to identify opportunities and to build knowledge about relevant tariffs, duties, regulations, customs issues, etc.
  • Assistance in the preparation of an export business plan
  • Export education through seminars, workshops and reference resources
  • Selection of, and preparation for, international trade shows
  • Identification of potential distribution or marketing agents
  • Participation in foreign trade missions, trade shows and special events to facilitate companies' access to new markets and buyers
  • Hosting of incoming missions and delegations to introduce foreign buyers and governments to Manitoba's products and capabilities
  • Trade links to other export professionals and resource organizations

Manitoba Trade and Investment coordinates Investment Promotion activity for the Province of Manitoba and works with local and international investors to match investment opportunities to local needs. Manitoba Trade and Investment also provides access to site location services for prospective international investors search for business opportunities.

Contact Us:

Send MTI a message using this Contact Us page or email us: mbtrade@gov.mb.ca

Location and Telephone/Fax Information:

1100 - 259 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3B 3P4
Tel: 204-945-2466;
Toll Free in Canada & U.S.: 1-800-529-9981

Email: MTI Web Coordinator - webcoord@gov.mb.ca

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