2. Go to authoritative sources
Industry Canada's Trade Data Online has market information and statistics on over 200 countries, classified by product or industry. Export Development Canada is another great sources of information on external markets.
For more specific "on the ground" information, you might try contacting individual Canadian Trade Commissioner offices in countries where you plan to sell your products—not only to determine market information but also to understand the local regulatory environment, which might differ from country to country.
Also, try contacting the local government trade offices—both federal and state—in the countries you are targeting. Not only wil they have market information on hand—all economic development departments amass this information—but they can also help you understand local regulations. Most of these offices are used to dealing in common languages such as English and French.
3. Research local competitors
Any country you are targeting will have a local industry association. To obtain a good idea of pricing in your target country, you might want to contact local competitors or research them online to determine what they charge for similar products. This will help you to understand local pricing policies and the level of competition in your industry.
4. Don't discount market intelligence agencies
A do-it-yourself approach involves a lot of time. This is why market intelligence agencies charge for their services: They save you time. Don't discount the value of thorough local market intelligence gathering. You need a clear and accurate picture of a regional market if you are to make a success of your venture.