Trade and Commerce

Strengthening the business relationships between Canada and Ireland is at the heart of what we do. Our Ottawa Chapter focuses on promoting trade specifically with Ottawa-based businesses Through our programs, we work to promote trade and commerce and advance the business interests of our members.

With a focus on promoting collaboration between our two countries, we work with members to leverage contacts in the National Capital Region that are plugged in to outbound Irish commerce and the Irish market. We also work to help facilitate liaisons between the federal governments and their agencies on both sides of the Atlantic and to represent the business views of our members before the Irish and Canadian governments in Dublin and Ottawa.

Our network opens international opportunities for small and large businesses alike.

Become a member and start growing your network and your business opportunities today!

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ICCCOTT membership is open to public and private sector organisations ranging from large corporations and government agencies to small and medium enterprises as well as individual professionals and students. Our members represent all facets of the business community including accountancy firms, art galleries, bankers, consultants, distributors, language schools, legal advisers, marketing firms, mining companies, retailers, wealth management advisors, wind energy developers and various other sectors.

We maintain close links not only with our sister chapters in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, but also with the Ireland Canada Business Association in Dublin, government agencies in all of Ireland and Canada, and European Union government agencies and chambers.

Relevant Links

Enterprise Ireland –
Enterprise Ireland logoEnterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.


IDA Ireland –
IDA Ireland’s main objective is to encourage investment into Ireland by foreign-owned companies. As Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, the IDA, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting IDA_iconForeign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. They partner with poential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland.

Trade Commissioner Service – Ireland

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In Canada

Global Affairs Canada – Invest in Canada


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EDC Canada –

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Invest Ottawa –

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