UPDATE: The AgriMarketing program is now closed and not processing new applications. All applicants, even agricultural producers and processors are encouraged to use the CanExport program for all new applications.
Agricultural companies in Canada who want to expand their export activities into overseas sales markets are capable of receiving up to $50,000 towards their related marketing efforts. The AgriMarketing Program, funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, was listed as one of our Top 7 Agricultural Funding Programs, allowing Canadian agricultural businesses to subsidize their overseas marketing activities in order to maximize their exposure and create new business contacts and leads.
Canadian Government Funding Eligibility
In order to be eligible for this Canadian business grant, candidates must be incorporated in Canada, with operations also being carried out primarily in Canada. Preferred candidates also have growing market share within their current markets, have conducted preliminary research or preparations for entering the overseas market, and have started export certification for the prospective market. If you would like more information about the AgriMarketing Program, please contact visit the Canadian Food Exporters Association website or contact Mentor Works directly. The next round of funding is expected by the end of the year, with a call for applications around November.
Other International Expansion Government Grants for Small Businesses
There are many other Canadian Government Grants available for small businesses in Canada. Export Market Access provides Ontario companies with up to $30,000 towards international trade shows and related marketing – the program can be applied to up to two times within a twelve month period.
The Ontario Exporters Fund is also available for Ontario businesses looking to conduct a Market Readiness Assessment ($5,000 grant) or Hire a Dedicated Export Manager ($50,000 grant).
Additionally, you can collaborate with one or multiple international partner(s) in order to develop a new product or technology, which is funded by the Going Global Innovation Fund up to 75% of eligible costs or $75,000, whichever is lower. For more funding related to expanding your company, please browse our Business Expansion funding section.