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Useful References


Useful Resources


Government/Procurement  Links

 Buy and Sell Canada

Information about Government of Canada procurement for Canadian businesses, as well as government buyers, materiel managers and procurement specialists.

Global Bid Opportunity Finder

Free, e-procurement platform, exclusively for Canadian companies containing over 1M opportunities. There is a excellent primer video on the registration page that captures all the features.

Canada Buys

Home for doing business with the Government of Canada, where you will find a new suite of online procurement services.

Beyond Defence: Securing opportunities for all kinds of Canadian businesses with the U.S. DoD

How to enter the US DoD market successfully for Canadian businesses.

Winning Contracts with Foreign Governments

How to mitigate risk, improve your competitive positioning, win sales with government buyers.

Seizing Opportunity – Developing Winning Proposals

How to pick the right opportunity and build winning proposals.

Indigenous Business Directory

The Indigenous Business Directory (IBD) is an online directory that allows procurement officers and the private sector to identify Indigenous businesses.

Contract Opportunities U.S.

Contract opportunities are procurement notices from federal contracting offices. Anyone interested in doing business with the government can use this system to search opportunities. Opportunities include pre-solicitation notices, solicitation notices, award notices, and sole source notices.

 Canadian Commercial Corporation

Canada's government to government contracting agency that supports Canada and Canadian businesses to build successful commercial relationships with governments around the world.

 Gov’t of Canada International Trade

International trade and investment exporting, importing and investing in Canada and foreign markets.

 Canadian ITB info

Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy: Value Proposition Guide introduced in 2014 to provide guidance to industry on the Government of Canada's approach to leveraging economic benefits under the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy.

 Halifax-class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX)

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is in the midst of its most intensive and comprehensive period of fleet renewal in its peacetime history, touching upon all elements of the fleet.

 ISED Overview of the Canadian Marine Industry (2018)

Developing relevant, quality, and timely marine industry strategic information, to brief policy and industry decision makers

ISED ExploreIP

A new, online resource for businesses to explore possible licensing and collaboration opportunities with public sector patent holders.

CanExport funding for exporters, innovators, associations and communities -Funding and support programs for doing international business

Get financial support and personalized advice to connect with potential foreign partners, pursue new business opportunities abroad or attract foreign investment into Canadian communities.

Information toolkit for suppliers: How to obtain a security clearance

This information toolkit provides quick and easy access to resources and tools designed to help your organization obtain a security clearance with Public Services and Procurement Canada's Contract Security Program (CSP).

The toolkit goes through the steps that your organization and employees must follow before bidding or working on a federal government contract with security requirements. Under each step, you will find links to online resources, guides, videos and training materials.

These resources and tools will give your organization and employees practical advice on how to complete security screening activities and forms, and comply with CSP requirements.


Marine Industry Media Links

 Maritime Magazine

Magazine at the heart of the maritime industry.

 Canadian Defence Review

Canada's leading defence magazine.

 Frontline Defence

Defence Security and Innovation Magazine.

 Esprit de Corps

Canada's only independent monthly defence magazine. We cover industry, news, policy, and history. Since 1988.

 Professional Mariner

Journal of the maritime industry.

Canadian Naval Review

Professional journal examining a wide range of maritime security issues from a Canadian perspective.

Vanguard Canada

Canada's leading trade media that serves the Canadian defence and security industries with timely news and information that keeps senior executives in government, industry, and military up-to-date on trends, policy changes, and technology impact to help them do their job better.


Industry Links

 Quebec Suppliers Database

Thanks to STIQ’s expertise, find suppliers that can fill your needs and meet your requirements, as well as new customers and business partners.


Cyber Security Links

Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber Centre) is part of the Communications Security Establishment. It is the single unified source of expert advice, guidance, services and support on cyber security for Canadians.

Report a cyber incident

Get Cyber Safe

Guide for small and medium businesses

Protection From  Ransomware Attacks

How your business can protect itself from ransomware attacks

Cyber Security for Small Organizations

Foundational Cyber Security  actions for small organizations

Phishing Attacks

Recognize and avoid phishing attacks

Cyber Security Hygiene Best Practices

Cyber Security hygiene best practices for your organization

Top 10 IT Security Actions

Top 10 IT security actions to protect Internet connected networks and information


Other Links

Working with DARPA

An online training module for global participants interesting in learning about how to work with DARPA.


The up-to-date, accurate information you need to travel safely and securely.

Canadian War Museum; History of the Royal Canadian Navy

Canada's naval history.

List of Naval Museums and Historic Sites

Telling Canada's heroic stories of the sea.

 Canadian Naval Technical History Association

The Canadian Naval Technical History Association is made up of a group of volunteers, many of whom are retired Naval Engineers. A prime purpose of the CNTHA is to make its information available to researchers and casual readers alike.

 Shipbuilding Records

Shipbuilding history, construction records of U.S. and Canadian shipbuilders and boatbuilders.

 For Posterity's Sake

A site dedicated to the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy and the ships they lived and served in.

 The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia

The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia provides a forum for the study, promotion and debate of defence, security and safety affairs.

Naval Marine Archive

Fine Canadian archive and collection of marine books, our art gallery, ship models and displays.


Arctic Links

 Arctic Economic Council

The Arctic Economic Council is an independent organization that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development.

 Canadian Ice Service

The Canadian Ice Service's mission is to provide the most timely and accurate information about ice in Canada's navigable waters. We work to promote safe and efficient maritime operations and to help protect Canada's environment.

 International Maritime Organization

United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. IMO's work supports the UN SDGs.​