Northern Ontario Exports Program


We provide resources, financial assistance, and targeted training

Our support helps export-ready small and medium enterprises from Northern Ontario kick open the doors to new markets.


We empower companies to sell beyond Ontario’s borders

Supporting the growth and diversification of Northern Ontario’s economy since 2011


The Northern Ontario Exports Program is founded on advancing company success through trade. Inspired by their growth ambitions and world-class products and services, we support companies in Northern Ontario to access new markets. By providing our companies with training and funding, they develop the skills and implement the activities needed to diversify their customer base and drive new sales outside of Ontario. By growing through trade, Northern Ontario’s small and medium enterprises protect and grow employment and strengthen their communities.


What We Do


Support company investments in business development

Grants to expand sales activities and target new customers and markets outside of Ontario.


Foster new revenue-generating

       Provide training and customized consulting to build sales skills and strategies.


Link companies to buyers
and resources

   Introduce companies to funders and resources and facilitate in-market activities with potential buyers.

Our Funders

The Northern Ontario Exports Program is a pan-Northern initiative hosted by the City of Greater Sudbury. By supporting our mandate, our funders strengthen Northern Ontario’s companies and our communities.






The Northern Ontario Exports Program serves a vast region with great diversity, ingenuity, potential, and beauty. This region has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning. We thank the generations of people who have been stewards of this place and we acknowledge the First Peoples on whose traditional territories we live and work. Our office in Greater Sudbury is in the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory on the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnaabeg. From this city with 330 lakes, we support companies across Northern Ontario situated on the traditional territory of the Cree, Moose Cree, Ojibway/Chippewa, Nipissing First Nation Anishnabe, Anishnaabeg, Atikameksheng Anishnaabeg, Oji-Cree, Mushkegowuk, and Algonquin peoples.

We recognize the contributions diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples have made in shaping and strengthening local communities, this region, the province, and Canada.