In 2020, Alberta exported agriculture and food products valued at $12.4 billion.


The Alberta government provides the following services to Alberta companies:

  • international connections
  • international business support
  • consulting on international marketing
  • business facilitation
  • market intelligence
  • opportunity identification
  • support for improvements in market access
  • tools for profiling Alberta
  • export readiness

Quick facts

  • While Alberta exports around the globe, in 2020, our top markets were the United States, China, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.
  • The top 5 agri-food exports in 2020 were beef ($2.5 billion), wheat ($2.3 billion), canola seed ($1.7 billion), crude canola oil ($1 billion) and live cattle ($689 million).
  • Alberta’s food processors have access to the Food Processing Development Centre (FPDC), a 6,000 m2 state-of-the art facility with a commercial pilot plant, plus culinary and product development laboratories and sensory analysis capability.
  • The Government of Alberta operates 12 international offices in various locations in Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.


See full Alberta Export Services playlist


Alberta Agriculture and Food Products and Services: Export Catalogue

Designed for importers, distributors and buyers located outside of Canada, this catalogue features agriculture products and services that Alberta exports internationally.

View the catalogue online or download

Exporters can submit product or company information all year round.

  • New Listing Application (DOCX, 98 KB) – food, ingredients and health products
  • New Listing Application - Non-food (DOCX, 99 KB) – agriculture products and services including technology, equipment and supplies, animal feed, livestock and genetic materials and services, soil conditioners and fertilizers


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Export basics

These fact sheets help companies prepare for export markets:


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