The Export Navigator Program (the Program), administered by Small Business BC and Community Futures on behalf of the Province of British Columbia (the Province) through the Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology and the Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification (WD), offers businesses (the Client) access to community-based export specialists (the Export Advisors) who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect businesses to market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts at every stage of the process.
Acknowledge and Consent to Pilot Requirements
If selected for the Program, the Client may be required to participate in a screening and initial assessment interview. Information from the interview will be used by the Export Advisors to determine the appropriate type of services, if any, that the Client may receive. The screening and initial assessment interview may include, but is not limited to, a review of the Client’s business, product assessments, and questions about the Client’s export readiness.
By participating in the Program, the Client agrees to partake in follow-up surveys administered every twelve (12) months, and to provide any data reasonably required by the Program including, but not limited to, employee list, amount of export sales and new markets pursued. All data collected will be stored securely and confidentially and will only be reported to Program administrators in aggregate numbers
If the Client is referred to a third-party service provider as part of the Program, information from the screening and initial assessment interview may be shared with the third-party service provider. Activities and outcomes of the services and/or programs provided by the third-party service provide will be shared by the third-party service provider with the Export Advisors. At the conclusion of the services and/or programs provided by the third-party service provider, the Client may be asked to participate in a post-referral assessment to inform the next steps of the Client’s export process.
The Client agrees to release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the Province, Western Economic Diversification, its partners, suppliers, affiliates, Small Business BC, the Export Advisors, and any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Program from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or other damages whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the Client’s participation in the Program including, but not limited to, business interruption and loss of use, data, information and profits (regardless of the form of action, including but not limited to contract, negligence or other tortious acts).
The intake process, business needs assessment, export readiness assessment, and additional services provided by the Export Advisors as part of the Program will be provided to the Client free of charge.
If the Client is referred to a third-party service provider as part of the Program, the Client may be subject to fees administered by the third-party service provider.
Collection and Disclosure of Information
Personal information collected on this form and in the course of participation in the Program is collected under the authority section 26(c) and (e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information is directly related to, and required for, processing and administration of the Program by Small Business BC, who is retained by the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology and Western Economic Diversification. If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of the information collected, contact Havind Sehmi, at the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, PO Box 9254 STN Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9J2. Phone: (250) 952-2872.
Consent to ParticipateI acknowledge that my participation in the Program is voluntary and that I can withdraw from the Program at any time. In accordance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), I give express consent for my Export Advisor to send me emails regarding the program. I understand that I can withdraw my consent to receive emails at any time.
I hereby accept the conditions set out above and make application for export-related business advisory services in the Program and agree that, if the application is approved, I will comply with the terms and conditions stated above.