Team Ireland in Canada
Working with state agencies
The Embassy of Ireland in Canada works closely with Irish state agencies to promote trade, tourism and inward investment. We can:
Support Irish companies who want to find and access new markets and help with resolving commercial difficulties where possible
Provide general advice on doing business locally and, through our network of contacts, pursue export and investment opportunities that will benefit Ireland
Work to secure market access for Irish products in key sectors in high-growth and emerging markets
Working with the right expertise in relevant state agencies is part of our successful strategy.
Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the government organisation responsible for developing and growing Irish enterprises in world markets. With an office in Toronto, it also has a network of nine regional offices throughout Ireland and over 30 international locations.
Tourism Ireland markets the island of Ireland as a holiday destination overseas. It devises and implements world-class marketing programmes and provides industry partners with opportunities to market their own products and services. They have an office in Toronto.
Ireland's inward investment promotion agency (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for attracting and developing foreign investment. Their office in New York covers Canada.
The Irish Food Board, known as Bord Bia, acts as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world. Their North American office is located in New York.
Connecting with our diaspora
Connecting with the Irish diaspora, including those interested in the Irish connection for enhancing business networks or promoting and maintaining Irish culture in their communities, is a major part of our work, in supporting the Irish in Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas. We’re committed to recognising the efforts of the Irish Community by engaging with them both practically and strategically.