Trade Accelerator Program- Indigenous Cohort

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
9:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration:  8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Program:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.

The program will be run virtually over nine days.

Workshop Days

  1. February 10
  2. February 11
  3. February 17
  4. February 18
  5. February 24
  6. March 3
  7. March 4
Mentorship Days
  1. March 31
  2. April 1
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Trade Accelerator Program- Indigenous Focused Cohort

Apply to be part of this special Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) in partnership with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), specifically designed for Indigenous-owned businesses.

The Indigenous economy has undergone a period of sustained growth in recent years. According to the 2016 Census, there are over 50,000 self-employed Indigenous Peoples across Canada. There are also over 250 Indigenous economic development corporations, which are community-owned firms designed to generate wealth and jobs for community members. As of 2016, Indigenous Peoples contribute over $30 billion annually to Canada’s GDP.

If you are a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit-owned business, we encourage you to participate in the first-ever Indigenous focused cohort of the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)!

About TAP

World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's TAP, in B.C. since 2017.

New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services.

Just six months after graduating the program:

  • On average, export revenue increased by 28%
  • Participants forecast their export sales to grow 47% over the next 5 years
By enrolling in TAP Canada you can:
  • Navigate complexities of the global trade ecosystem
  • Leverage Canada's deep trade and investment resources
  • Access tailored, face-to-face coaching and advice
  • Learn about international best practices
  • Accelerate export readiness
  • Develop and implement a new market entry plan
  • Expand your global trade footprint and increase revenue 

Graduate Testimony:

A growing number of SMEs have benefitted from the program in B.C.

Listen to what graduates have to say about the program HERE.

What an impressive, effective, well-executed program. Top 3 best I've ever done, and I've done A LOT of courses, workshops and certifications, including my MBA. I'm also formally educated in adult education, train-the-trainer certified and very experienced at facilitation, so I have a deep appreciation for how truly exemplary TAP is."

Monique Hurteau

President and Co-Founder, Through and Thru Films — TAP B.C. Participant

TAP is the rocket fuel that BC companies need to power beyond Canada's borders. The sessions effectively presented export-focused-concepts in the context of how to take action … immediately. Two words: Truly remarkable.

Marla Brock

CEO, Kidcoover Caregivers Inc. — TAP B.C. Graduate

TAP created the environment for us to think harder about decision making and strategic planning. It helped us figure out our priorities, made us focus. It has been a foundational building block for the next 3-5 years on how best to approach export markets.

Oliver Harwood

Owner, Studiostone Creative — TAP B.C. Graduate

Learn more about the program and apply today at

Have questions? Call TAP B.C. Team on 604-640-5491 or email .

Project Funded by:

National Partners:

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Supporting Partners:

Global Affairs Canada
BC Chamber of Commerce

Community Partners:

World Trade Center Vancouver is part of the World Trade Centers Association, a not-for-profit, non-partisan association dedicated to the establishment and effective operation of World Trade Centers as instruments for trade expansion. The World Trade Centers Association is an international ecosystem of global connections and integrated trade services made up of over 324 World Trade Center locations in 89 countries, representing over 750,000 businesses globally.