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Canadian Technology Accelerators

Are you a high-potential, high-growth Canadian company?

Do you have a market-ready technology or product?

Join a Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) to explore opportunities to grow your business in 12 global tech hubs worldwide. There’s no cost to join, other than your travel and accommodation.

Offered by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), this global business development program successfully supports companies in:

  • cleantech
  • digital industries and information and communications technologies (ICT)
  • life sciences and digital health

 840+ alumni | $818M capital raised | $325M revenue generated

Benefits for your business

When you join a CTA, you get access to the support, mentorship and contacts you need to grow your company in international markets. We help fast-track your connections and grow your market acumen for the greatest impact possible.  

Here are the benefits of joining:

  • access to a vast network of trade commissioners
  • coaching and mentoring by industry leaders
  • support to refine your international business and market-entry strategies
  • introductions to potential partners and clients
  • introductions to investors and venture capitalists
  • a collaborative workspace (where available)

CTAs vary in length and in format (virtual or in-market). With no program costs and no equity taken, CTAs offer an unparalleled opportunity to accelerate your growth. You may be eligible for financial support from the CanExport program to help cover your travel and accommodation costs.

12 global tech hubs | 1,400 partnerships | 3,100+ jobs created

Programs and locations

We offer world-class support to companies in thriving tech ecosystems around the world:

North AmericaEuropeAsia-Pacific
  • Boston
  • New York City
  • San Francisco
  • Silicon Valley
  • Mexico
  • Berlin & Munich
  • United Kingdom
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Taipei
  • Tokyo

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, all CTA programs are virtual for now. As restrictions ease, some programs might offer in-person opportunities. We tailor each program to the realities of the local market.

Search for a CTA program

Before you apply, compare our programs to find out, which CTA is best for you.

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Use the boxes below to search for CTA programs by location or sector. Otherwise, use the Filter items field below to search by keyword or sub-sector.

CTA programsSectorLocationApplication deadline
Boston, New York and San Francisco digital healthLife sciences and digital health

New York
San Francisco

Boston/Cambridge tech and life sciencesLife sciences and digital health



Taipei sustainable development technologyDigital industries and ICT


United Kingdom enterprise softwareDigital industries and ICT

United Kingdom


New York fintechDigital industries and ICT

New York City


Mexico agtechDigital industries and ICT


Hong Kong fintechDigital industries and ICT

Hong Kong

Southeast Asia - decarbonizing the energy sectorCleantech


Germany autotechDigital industries and ICT


Taipei healthcare technologyLife sciences and digital health



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Trade commissioners can help you determine if a CTA is right for your business and which one is the best fit for you.

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