Funding that helps your company grow into global markets

Expand your business horizons

Looking to grow your business globally? Apply online for up to $50,000 in CanExport funding to cover up to 50% of your international market development activities. You may choose up to five (5) export markets to target, where your company has no or minimal business, and get a decision fast — most applications are approved in under 25 days!

What activities can be funded?

The following activities can be eligible for CanExport funding

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Business travel

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Market research

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Participation at trade events and fairs

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Adaptation, translation and interpretation services

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Intellectual property protection, certification, and adaptation of contracts

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Expert advice on business, legal or tax matters, and more

Who can apply?

Your company meet the following to be eligible:

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Be for-profit

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Be an incorporated legal entity or a limited liability partnership (LLP)

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Have a Canada Revenue Agency business number (unless Indigenous-owned or led)

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Employ no more than 500 full-time equivalent employees

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Declare between $100K and $100M in annual revenue in Canada during the last 12 months

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Results to date - CanExport by the numbers

  • 1,400 approved projects
  • +$21M in funding dispensed
  • +$30K on average per project
  • 108 new markets targeted
  • +$376M in new export revenue
  • 44% of projects achieved new exports in < 1 year

CanExport is administered by the Government of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

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