[WEBINAR] June 14: Export Training and Funding Programs

[WEBINAR] June 14: Export Training and Funding Programs

Canadian businesses are fortunate when it comes to exporting since there are several ways to receive support. These include training courses to certify you or members of your organization as trade professionals, and government funding programs to build export capacity and reach/expand international markets. Will your business start exporting or expand export markets in 2018? Educate yourself…

Webinar Series: Funding to Grow Your Automotive Business

Webinar Series: Funding to Grow Your Automotive Business

The North American automotive industry is poised for growth in 2018 and beyond. Because of this, Canada’s vast supply chain of part manufacturers should explore opportunities to scale operations, become more productive, and improve worker skills to support technology innovation. Fortunately, Canadian government funding programs are available to offset the costs of automotive manufacturing growth projects….

AgriMarketing: How to Qualify for Food and Beverage Trade Show Grants

AgriMarketing: How to Qualify for Food and Beverage Trade Show Grants

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.  AgriMarketing is a Canadian government grant that supports international expansion projects undertaken by food and beverage businesses. Through the program, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) can…

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Grants for Ontario Food Processors

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Grants for Ontario Food Processors

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial suite of government funding programs for food producers and processors. While some programs are available to businesses across Canada, others only provide support to specific provinces. These programs provide support to enhance what was previously available through the Growing Forward 2 initiative. A stream of CAP, the…

AgriMarketing Export Expansion Grant Awards the Canada Organic Trade Association

AgriMarketing Export Expansion Grant Awards the Canada Organic Trade Association

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) seeks to enhance the environment and people’s lives by promoting access to organic products. With an overarching goal to connect and support the Canadian organic supply chain, COTA focuses its activities in three key areas: government relations, consumer education, and global market development. Recently, COTA was awarded more than…

AgriMarketing Grants for Export Market Development

AgriMarketing Grants for Export Market Development

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.  Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry is one of the country’s top export-oriented sectors. In 2016 alone, Canadian companies exported nearly $56 billion in products internationally and…

Get Ready for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Get Ready for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

For over 15 years, the Canadian government has used agriculture policy frameworks to enhance the competitiveness of agriculture and agri-food companies. The latest active framework, Growing Forward 2 (GF2), provides cost-sharing support to businesses within the agricultural sector through several support programs. Growing Forward 2 is a five-year (2013-2018) framework that will, as of April…

Export Market Access: International Marketing Grants

Export Market Access: International Marketing Grants

Please Note: Export Market Access is now closed and not accepting further applications. For trade show grants and other forms of export support, learn more about the CanExport program. When exploring new international markets, trade shows are an excellent opportunity to gain brand exposure with a physical presence. These events can help your business interact face-to-face with…

TECTERRA SHOW: Trade Show Grants for Alberta Geomatics

TECTERRA SHOW: Trade Show Grants for Alberta Geomatics

To build market traction for new geospatial technologies, Alberta-based innovators benefit immensely from attending trade shows and industry events. These events provide business leaders with opportunities to learn about emerging technological trends and meet with potential customers, ultimately helping bring more innovative technologies to market. However, many technology developers miss out on events due to…

Learn How to Export from Ontario to Global Markets

Learn How to Export from Ontario to Global Markets

Developing new international markets is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding strategies early-stage businesses use to scale up. Fortunately for Ontario-based businesses, there are multiple support services available to learn more about what’s required to export, and how to build successful exporting relationships. The Government of Ontario provides frequent export training sessions across Ontario…