Export Market Access: International Marketing Grants
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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…

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

Export Manager Program: Qualify for Export Manager Hiring Grants
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Export Manager Program: Qualify for Export Manager Hiring Grants

Please Note: The Export Manager Program is now closed and not accepting further applications. For trade show grants and other forms of export support, please visit our page on Business and Export Expansion Funding Programs. The Export Manager Program is an Ontario government funding program designed to help small and medium-sized businesses hire an Export…

Export Manager Program: Hiring Grants for Export Expansion
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Export Manager Program: Hiring Grants for Export Expansion

Please Note: The Export Manager Program is now closed and not accepting further applications. For trade show grants and other forms of export support, please visit our page on Business and Export Expansion Funding Programs. Developing international business operations is critical for the long-term growth of Canadian firms. Yet for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),…

Ontario Employers Experiencing High-Skilled Employment Shortage
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Ontario Employers Experiencing High-Skilled Employment Shortage

The Government of Ontario has projected that by 2019 a total of 323,000 jobs will be created, but many of these positions will go unfilled. This is mainly attributed to employers’ inability to find properly trained and/or educated candidates to fill their roles. This growing challenge has made it difficult for business owners to develop…

Ontario Cluster Development Seed Fund: Collaborative Partnership Grant
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Ontario Cluster Development Seed Fund: Collaborative Partnership Grant

Ontario is a hub for innovation and investment within Canada. Hosting many of the country’s top businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and leading academic institutions, Ontario is often sought as one of the top places to conduct business around the world. A growing supply chain sector and new government policies have enhanced the growth potential of Ontario…

Qualify for Early Stage Exporters Ontario Small Business Grants
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Qualify for Early Stage Exporters Ontario Small Business Grants

Please Note: The Early Stage Exporters program is no longer accepting applications. Please explore the Export Market Access (EMA) program for exporting grants. Administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and FedDev Ontario, the Early Stage Exporters program is a variant of the Export Market Access Ontario government funding initiative to help fund key international marketing…

OCC Abilities Connect: Grant to Hire a New Graduate with Disabilities
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OCC Abilities Connect: Grant to Hire a New Graduate with Disabilities

In 2013, there were approximately 46,700 students enrolled in Ontario colleges and universities that had a reported disability. Every post-secondary institution across the province has resources allocated to helping these people make the most of their education and prepare them to make the transition into the working world, however small businesses can be reluctant to…

Early Stage Exporters Ontario Business Grants for Startups
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Early Stage Exporters Ontario Business Grants for Startups

Please Note: The Early Stage Exporters program is no longer accepting applications. Please explore the Export Market Access (EMA) program for exporting grants. According to Export Development Canada (EDC), Canadian businesses continue to scale their export expansion activities. In 2014, Canadian merchandise exported internationally climbed 11% compared to 2013 and will continue to grow by an additional…

Exhibit at Canada’s Largest Food & Beverage Showcase
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Exhibit at Canada’s Largest Food & Beverage Showcase

The Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) in collaboration with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) has developed a program to support Canadian food and beverage exporters that are targeting the food service and retail sector in the United States. It’s called “Taste of Canada,” and the fourth edition of the event will take…