The organization

Commerce international Côte-Nord, formerly CORPEX, is an organization that promotes exports (ORPEX). It is a non-profit organization funded primarily by Export Development Canada (EDC) and the ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec (MEI).


The mission of Commerce international Côte-Nord is to work alongside and in partnership with local stakeholders, to support the SMEs from the North Shore in their business growth, by boosting the volume of their exports through market diversification, and to develop their full potential in the area of export.


The Corporation’s objectives are to:

  • Increase awareness of opportunities for economic growth derived from export among the SMEs from the North Shore;
  • Set up training programs tailored to meet the specific needs of exporters from the North Shore region in order to help them familiarize themselves with the procedures related to exports;
  • Work alongside the export SMEs in the implementation of their initiatives related to the export markets;
  • Promote alliances and consortiums to ensure the continued growth of export companies.