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TAP – Trade Accelerator Program

The World Trade Centre in partnership with Edmonton Economic Development Corp. and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce presents TAP - Canada's Trade Accelerator Program. TAP is a dynamic, hands-on six-week workshop for small to medium-sized enterprises, providing essential knowledge, resources and coaching to scale up, develop and execute an export plan.

TAP - Edmonton will provide essential insights, resources, and training to help ambitious companies develop and deliver a plan to export.

With the help of some of Canada's most experienced exporting experts, you can:

  • Navigate the complex global trade ecosystem
  • Leverage Canada's resources on trade and investment
  • Access tailored face-to-face coaching and advice
  • Learn about international best practices
  • Accelerate your export readiness
  • Develop and implement a new market entry plan

When is it?

TAP is a 6-week program with four mandatory attendance days.

Our next workshop dates are:

Cohort 201
Workshop Days: February 12-13, 2020
Export Plan Writing Day: February 25, 2020
Mentoring Day: April 7, 2020

Cohort 202
Workshop Days: April 15-16, 2020
Export Plan Writing Day: April 28, 2020
Mentoring Day: June 2, 2020

Cohort 203
Workshop Days: September 15-16, 2020
Export Plan Writing Day: September 29, 2020
Mentoring Day: November 5, 2020

Cohort 204
Workshop Days: October 28-29, 2020
Export Plan Writing Day: November 10, 2020
Mentoring Day: December 15, 2020

How to Participate: Apply or be Nominated

Companies can participate in TAP via partner nomination or direct application. There is a fee of $500 to register or companies can seek a nomination from a TAP sponsor to participate at no cost. All applications are reviewed by our TAP team to ensure the program is a good fit and to allow participants to maximize its benefits.

All applications will be considered on program criteria and assessed on their merits.


Apply Now

Click here to apply online!


Questions? Reach out!

Maximize your export opportunities. Contact our TAP representative today, or read our privacy policy.

Additional information can also be found here.


The Mobilizing SMEs to Export initiative provides funding to the existing Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) created by the Toronto Region Board of Trade in order to continue and expand TAP programming.

Innovation Canada web portal can be found here.

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) can be found here.

The Export Development Canada (EDC) can be found here.

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