Resolution for 2016: apply for a grant through the new CanExport program!
After the Quebec government’s assistance program (Export Program), whose budget was exhausted before all applications could be met, it’s the federal government’s turn to institute a grants program to help Canadian businesses export their products. We’re talking about the new CanExport program, which officially launched on January 5, 2016, and will help small or medium-sized businesses to exploit export opportunities. This grant can refund 50% of expenses, up to $99,999.
Eligible activities covered under the program include:
- business travel abroad
- participation in trade fairs and trade shows
- market studies
- adaptation of marketing tools to new markets
- legal fees related to distribution or agency agreements
- have between 1 and 250 employees
- have no less than $200,000 in annual revenue declared in Canada
CanExport is being co-delivered by the Government of Canada through an administrative arrangement between Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program. CanExport is a five-year, $50-million program. This generous program will very likely be a huge hit, so you’d better hurry before the funds run out!