Export Market Access (EMA) Trade Show Grants: Funding FAQs

Export Market Access (EMA) Trade Show Grants: Funding FAQs

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. Export Market Access (EMA) is an Ontario government grant designed to help small and medium-sized businesses reach and expand international markets. The program reduces costs commonly incurred while…

How to Find and Evaluate Export Trade Shows, Conferences, and Events

How to Find and Evaluate Export Trade Shows, Conferences, and Events

Expanding into new export markets is a rewarding strategy for Canadian businesses. However, exporters often run into roadblocks along the way, including one of the biggest barriers to export success – finding and marketing to the right customer segments. Fortunately, there are exporting resources available to Canadian businesses that help make finding the right opportunities…

AgriMarketing Trade Show Grants for Canadian Agri-Food Businesses: FAQ

AgriMarketing Trade Show Grants for Canadian Agri-Food Businesses: FAQ

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.  The AgriMarketing Program is a Canadian government grant designed to support export expansion projects undertaken by agri-food and beverage companies. It offsets a portion of eligible…

[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…

2018 Canadian Manufacturing Industry Trends and Investment Intentions

2018 Canadian Manufacturing Industry Trends and Investment Intentions

Earlier this year, PLANT Magazine and Grant Thornton LLP released their annual Manufacturers’ Outlook publication. The comprehensive source of business practices and management attitudes identified several key trends that demonstrate a fast-changing manufacturing landscape. While this year’s report is generally more optimistic than years past, it also identifies that manufacturing leaders are cautious about 2018…

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…

Is Your Next Trade Show Eligible for Export Market Access Grants?

Is Your Next Trade Show Eligible for Export Market Access 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. Export Market Access (EMA) is an Ontario government funding program that helps small and medium-sized businesses expand their reach in international markets. Through the program, eligible Ontario-based companies may…

Your Future in Global Markets: October 2-4 FITT Trade Conference

Your Future in Global Markets: October 2-4 FITT Trade Conference

Trade is the future. Despite protectionism in some regions, trading between countries has been rising and will continue to grow well into the future. Canada is one of the best examples of this, with 60% of the country’s GDP coming from trade. In the last quarter alone, global trade generated $1.8 billion in Canada. But…

Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) Toronto Export Workshop: Mar 21-22

Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) Toronto Export Workshop: Mar 21-22

Toronto-based businesses have a phenomenal opportunity when it comes to exporting products internationally. There are government funding programs and other resources available to companies of all sizes and industries; the key is knowing how to access them. Many of the hurdles businesses must face to export their products globally can be minimized through the development…

Canadian Exporters Confidence in 2016 Drops to Lowest Point Since 2012

Canadian Exporters Confidence in 2016 Drops to Lowest Point Since 2012

Approaching the end of an uninspiring 2016, Canadian export confidence slipped to its lowest recorded point since Fall 2012. This decline make sense; in a year marked by Mexico’s overtaking as the United States’ #2 exporter and the election of Donald Trump, Canadian businesses are waiting cautiously to see what the future brings. The Trade…