Funding that helps your company grow into global markets

Government of Canada

Small and medium sized companies may access up to $50,000 in funding to assist with international market development activities. Government of Canada covers up to 50% of costs for export marketing of your products and services in international markets where you have little or no sales.

What activities are funded?

The following non-travel activities are supported:

checkmarkGathering market intelligence (custom research, reports and studies) checkmarkApplying for intellectual property protection in international markets checkmarkApplying for certification in international markets checkmarkSeeking expert legal and business advice checkmarkSearch Engine Optimization checkmarkTranslating, adapting or creating marketing materials checkmarkAttending virtual trade shows, networking functions, meetings or conferences

Based on Government of Canada Travel Advisories, the following are also supported:

checkmarkVisits to foreign markets checkmarkIn-person participation at trade shows, networking functions, meetings or conferences checkmarkParticipating in a trade mission

Who can apply?

Eligible Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises must:

checkmarkbe for-profit checkmarkbe an incorporated legal entity, limited liability partnership (LLP) or cooperative checkmarkhave a Canada Revenue Agency business number checkmarkemploy fewer than 500 full-time equivalent employees checkmarkhave $100,000 to $100 million in declared revenue in Canada during its past fiscal year (or 12 months for quarterly filers)

Learn more about this opportunity here.


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