Canada's Trade Accelerator Program
Essential strategy, resources, and mentorship to help SMEs scale up, develop, and activate an export plan designed to help you tap into your full export potential. The program has a reputation of achieving real results, fast.
New trade agreements, a competitive Canadian dollar, limited domestic growth make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services.
TAP provides companies with access to Canada's top exporting advisors, resources, and contacts, giving them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector. TAP is a four-day program held over a six week period.
Through the Trade Accelerator Program you can:
- Navigate the complex global trade ecosystem
- Leverage Canada's resources on trade and investment
- Benefit from customized, face-to-face mentorship and advice
- Become familiar with international best practices
- Develop and implement a new-market entry plan
- Achieve export readiness
- Expand your global trade footprint to grow revenue
The program has been successfully operated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade since 2015 and has expanded across the country. World Trade Centre Vancouver has been delivering TAP across B.C. since 2017.
Ready to apply? Then complete our short application form.
The program begins with an intensive two-day training and orientation session.
Participants will learn about the program, the exporting resources available to them throughout B.C. and Canada, and the fundamentals of exporting and international trade.
Hosted by World Trade Centre Vancouver, this session will be delivered by leading Canadian industry practitioners and export advisors through dynamic interactive workshops.
Participating companies complete an intensive workshop to begin elaborating their export strategy and writing their export plan.
Experts in international business development will provide individual one-on-one coaching to program participants to help guide them through the process.
Each company receives a report outlining the strengths and gaps related to their Export Plan and are matched with Expert Partners to fill in the gaps.
Partners and export specialists from World Trade Centre Vancouver will spend individual time with each participant to help them finalize their export plan.
By the end of the process, participating firms have a new Export Plan and begin to implement it with assistance from Partners and World Trade Centre Vancouver.
These organizations are resolved to help participating companies take the first step into a new marketplace.
TAP supports participants through four in-person days comprising of a two-day workshop, export planning day and mentorship as shown below