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SMEs

Funding that helps your company grow into global markets

CanExport SMEs – accepting applications from February 29, 2024, at 9am EST, to May 31, 2024, at 5pm EDT for projects beginning on or after April 1, 2024.

We strongly encourage each applicant to carefully review the Applicant's Guide, updated for 2024-25, before submitting their application.

Please continue to consult this page for program updates.

What activities do we fund?

We support the following non-travel activities:

  •  Gathering market intelligence (custom research, reports and studies)
  •  Applying for intellectual property protection in international markets
  •  Applying for certification in international markets
  •  Seeking expert legal and business advice
  •  Search Engine Optimization
  •  Translating, adapting or creating marketing materials
  •  Attending virtual trade shows, networking functions, meetings or conferences

Based on Government of Canada Travel Advisories, we also support:

  •  Visits to foreign markets
  •  In-person participation at trade shows, networking functions, meetings or conferences
  •  Participating in a trade mission

Who can apply?

Eligible Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises must:

  •  be for-profit
  •  be an incorporated legal entity, limited liability partnership (LLP) or cooperative
  •  have a Canada Revenue Agency business number
  •  employ fewer than 500 full-time equivalent employees
  •  have $100,000 to $100 million in declared revenue in Canada during its past fiscal year (or 12 months for quarterly filers)
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