Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

Thousands of dollars worth of consulting time from industry experts

This fall, gain access to Canada’s top exporting advisors and key support networks to help you build your own custom international expansion plan in only 6 weeks.

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BUILD THE RIGHT EXPORT PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS WITH EXPERT RESOURCES, ADVICE, AND HANDS-ON MENTORSHIP

TAP CANADA will arm your business for global growth in dynamic workshops featuring Canada’s
top exporting advisors, resources and contacts. In very little time you’ll receive the training and
support you need to become a successful international trader in your business sector.

NEWS: Government of Canada announces $6.7 million investment in
TAP expansion throughout Ontario! For more information CLICK HERE.

TAP Canada is now offered in seven cities across the country! For more information CLICK HERE.

DAY 1-2: ONBOARD

The program begins with an intensive two-day workshop to orient participating companies on the program, the exporting resources available to them and how they can build and implement a new market entry plan. Program partners and other experts share insights on international business development and exporting.

The objective: equip participants with the basic knowledge needed to support growing globally using presentations, case studies, mock negotiation exercises and interactive group workshops.

DAY 3: ASSESS

Approximately one week later is the one-day Export Planning Session. Participants receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors as they develop their export plan, detailing their strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan as well as supply chain and operational resources.

Over the next three weeks, the TAP team follows up with participants to support further development of their plan.

DAY 4: ACTIVATE

The companies have a total of three weeks before they must submit their final export plan. Submitted plans are assessed by the TAP team and its export advisors.

The final day of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback and relationship building. Participants receive 30-minute one-on-one mentoring sessions from each program partner focused on their plan and how to move forward, assisting them with the resources, information and contacts they need to go global.

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2020 TAP-TORONTO SESSIONS:

Cohort

January*

March

April

May

August

September

October**

(* special Women-led Companies cohort)

(** special Creative Industries cohort)

2-day Workshop

Jan 20-21

Mar 10-11

Apr 27-28

May 25-26

Aug 24-25

Sep 29-30

Oct 28-29

Export Plan Day

Jan 27

Mar 23

May 5

Jun 3

Aug 31

Oct 8

Nov 5

Mentoring Day

Mar 3

Apr 21

Jun 5

Jul 7

Oct 6

Nov 12

Dec 10

Companies can participate in TAP via partner nomination or direct application. All applications are reviewed by the TAP team to ensure the program is a good fit and allow participants to maximize its benefits. All applications will be considered on program criteria and assessed on their merits.

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Statistics on how TAP can grow your business

REALIZE YOUR GLOBAL POTENTIAL

NAVIGATE complexities of the global trade ecosystem
LEVERAGE Canada’s deep trade & investment resources
ACCESS tailored, face-to-face coaching & advice
LEARN about international best practices
ACCELERATE your export readiness
DEVELOP & implement a new market entry plan
EXPAND your global trade footprint & grow revenues

“Trying to get to this point on our own would have been near impossible or extremely time consuming. We now have partners that are keen to help us, and a well thought out export plan that has been reviewed by experts. We feel we are now really set up for success! I would definitely recommend the program to anyone thinking about export”

-Paterson Composites

“TAP opened our eyes to finance strategies we had not considered. Within two months, we acquired the necessary financing to take our company to the next level. This program will enhance your view of business, regardless of what stage of business you are at”

-Premise LED

PROGRAM MILESTONES

RBC EDC Air Canada Cargo Richter UPS BDC City of Toronto Ontario Ministry of International Trade Trade Commissioner Service Fitt for Trade

The Trade Accelerator Program is supported by the Mobilizing SMEs to Export initiative to assist in delivering Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy.