Up to $75k is Available to Canadian SME's Investing in International Market Development Activities

Small and medium-sized companies in Canada may access up to $75,000 in funding to assist with international market development activities. The CanExport Program covers up to 75% of costs for export marketing products and services in international markets where a business has little or no sales.

Notable Program Updates:

  • The maximum funding for online advertising activities including Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has been increased to $50,000 per project
  • The program is now allowing online advertising on social media platforms, online marketplaces and search engines
  • Expert advice for digital and e-commerce marketing is now eligible

Eligible Expenses:

  • 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
  • Attending virtual trade shows, networking functions, meetings or conferences
    Translating, adapting or creating marketing materials


Eligible Recipients Must:

  • Be for-profit
  • Be an incorporated legal entity or a limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Have a Canada Revenue Agency business number
  • Employ 500 or fewer 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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