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Trade Accelerator Program

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Applications for the next cohort are now open!
Cohort begins January 2024.


TAP has helped over 1,500 companies across Canada realize their export goals with strategic planning and mentorship.

Through intensive workshops, peer-to-peer exchange, hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors, and individual mentoring, you will be able to develop an export plan that is realistic, high-quality and fully integrated with your overall business strategy, equipping you with the tools and resources to find success as you grow your business. 



The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for expansion into international markets. In addition to our in-class program, virtual formats are now available, depending on the region. 

No other program offers a comprehensive program like the Trade Accelerator Program. TAP is a one-stop-shop that will get businesses ready to go global in just a few sessions, culminating with a customized strategic export business plan carefully vetted by top industry experts!

What is TAP?
Program Outline


The program comprises intensive workshops that familiarize participants with the available exporting resources, introduces high-level experts in key functions of international trade, stimulates peer-to-peer exchange of ideas & experiences, and provides guidance in recognizing and handling business challenges.

phase 1:

phase 2:

Participants will receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors in the development of their Export Plan. Participants will tackle key sections of their export plan, detailing strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan, as well as supply chain and operational resources.

phase 3:

Over the course of the program, participants will develop their trade plan. They will have the full support of export advisors to guide and assist them in developing an export plan that is realistic, high quality, and fully integrated with their overall business strategy. All export plans receive a written assessment from our expert team.

phase 4:

The final phase of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback, solutions, and reinforcing business relationships. After reviewing the export plan, participants will receive individual mentoring sessions from our expert partners where potential solutions and ways forward are explored. Participants will walk away with a complete Strategic Export Plan!

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