Fund Description

A cost-sharing grant to help Canadian SMEs cover costs incurred to develop new export markets. Eligible markets include countries (and in some cases, regions) where the applicant has achieved less than $100,000 or less than 10% of the company’s total sales in that market in their last completed tax year.

Funding Details

75% of eligible costs up to $75,000 per project.

Eligible Expenditures

  • Business travel costs
  • Trade show exhibitions
  • Market research
  • Adaptation and translation of marketing materials
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Legal fees associated with a distribution/representation agreement

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a for-profit company;
  • Be an incorporated legal entity or a limited liability partnership (LLP);
  • Have a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business identifier number;
  • Have a minimum of one full-time equivalent (FTE) employee and a maximum of 500 FTE employees;
  • Have no less than $100,000 and no more than $100 million in annual revenue declared in Canada