Type of Program:
CanExport SMEs provides up to $50,000 to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) registered in Canada for international business development activities. The program helps develop export opportunities for products and services in new international markets.
Comments on Funding:
CanExport SMEs has changed its cost-sharing formula to 50:50. The program now funds up to 50% of eligible costs for $10,000 to $50,000 in funding per project. The applicant is responsible for the remaining 50% of eligible project costs (in-kind contributions are not permitted).
Canadian government assistance must not exceed 75%.
When It Ends:
Intake reopens on January 10, 2022
Next deadlines to be announced.
CanExport SMEs is open to all industry sectors.
create an account on the online portal;
complete the Application Basic Eligibility section. Once completed, the applicants will receive a confirmation of their Basic Eligibility by email.
complete and submit the rest of their applications, if eligible. Completed applications must be submitted at least 60 days before the start date of the first proposed activity. Upon submitting their application, applicants will receive an email confirmation of receipt. The online system will automatically assign each application a unique submission identifier (such as A-4145075999). Please include this submission identifier in the subject line of all future correspondence with CanExport SMEs and NRC IRAP.
Applicants might be asked to provide:
- 1copies of their company’s financial statements, or
- 2any other supporting document in order to validate the information provided in the application.
Other Things to Note:
These applications can be submitted when the program reopens at 08:00 AM EST on January 10, 2022, for projects that will begin after April 1st, 2022.