Trade Accelerator Program: Vancouver Island and Coast Region

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
9:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration:  8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Workshop Days:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mentorship Days:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This program requires you to attend all five sessions.

Workshop Days

  1. Nov 7
  2. Nov 8
  3. Nov 15 - virtual

Mentorship Days – virtual

  1. Dec 7
  2. Dec 8

Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2023

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TAP Vancouver Island and Coast Region

We are bringing the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) to Vancouver Island!

TAP is a 5-day program designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results.

With new trade agreements, a competitive Canadian dollar, and new business opportunities, now is the ideal time to extend your company's reach through international expansion of goods and services.

Since 2017, World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered 32 TAP cohorts in B.C.


Just six months after graduating the program:

  • On average, export revenue increased by 23%
  • Participants forecast their export sales to grow 47% over the next 5 years

By enrolling in TAP 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 


Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the Trade Accelerator Program, your business should:

  • Be incorporated and operating in British Columbia for at least 2 years
  • Generate more than $300K in revenue
  • Designate one or two senior representatives to participate in the program
  • Comply with the program deliverables

Graduate Testimonials:

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

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

I learned a lot and am extremely glad we took part. I don't think we would have had the confidence to expand our business internationally without it.

Tamara Brooks
Eco Living Club

The TAP program was an incredible experience - I made some fantastic connections, learned other perspectives on various subjects, and thoroughly enjoyed all the presentations. I left the cohort feeling much more confident in the ability to expand my business, and know how to access the help I need, when I need it. Thank you so much for making this program available to growing businesses!

Loralei Snider
Soulstice Herbals

The TAP program is an amazing opportunity for small business to learn about exporting and to prepare a solid export/market entry plan with detailed expert feedback, while connecting to a network of governmental and non-governmental export related facilitators and partners.

Ryan Tierney
Little Mountain Education Publishing Ltd.

Learn more about the program and apply today at

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

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World Trade Centre 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.