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Are you thinking of expanding outside your local market?

Get the tools, connections and knowledge you need to take your business into new markets. Our team understands the challenges you’re facing and is here to support and prepare you.


See what some of our graduates have said about our export program:

The next TAP Calgary cohort will begin in September. We are still trying to determine the exact dates, as well as if the cohort will be in-person or done virtually. We are also in the process of relaunching the Lethbridge and Red Deer cohorts. Applications for all TAP cohorts are now open. 

Please contact Katie Findlay or Shona Reilly with TAP Calgary for any questions or concerns regarding the program. 


Upcoming TAP Calgary Workshops

Cohort 8 | SEPTEMBER *Exact dates TBD*
Upcoming TAP Lethbridge Workshops
Cohort 1 | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER *Exact dates TBD* 

If you are a Calgary or Lethbridge company interested in TAP, more information on the program and eligibility requirements are available in the application package.


Calgary & Lethbridge:

Apply Now


Upcoming TAP Red Deer Workshops

Cohort 1 | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER *Exact dates TBD*

If you are a Red Deer company interested in TAP, more information on the program and eligibility requirements are available in the application package


Red Deer:

Apply Now


The Trade Accelerator Program will help:

  • Give you customized, face-to-face coaching and advice
  • Help you navigate the complex global trade ecosystem
  • Give you access to a network of experts and thought leaders
  • Get you familiar with international best practices
  • Help you develop and set up an export plan



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Step One

The program starts with an intensive two-day training session to introduce your company to the program and the resources available. Over these two days, you’ll also learn how to build and put a new Market Entry Plan in place.

 Leading Canadian export advisors take you through the steps during interactive workshops.

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Step Two

A few days after the two-day workshop, you’ll spend the day with a mentor who will help you expand your export strategy and write your export plan.

You’ll get one-on-one coaching from experts in international business development. They’ll guide you through the Export Assessment Tool, which will then be reviewed by leading Canadian export advisors.

The advisors will give you a short report outlining the strengths and gaps related to your company's Market Entry Plan. Then you’llbe matched with the TAP Calgary's lead and supporting partners to fill in those gaps.

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Step 3

For the rest of the program, you’ll work with TAP Calgary's lead & supporting partners and Calgary Economic Development export specialists to finalize your new Market Entry Plan.

By the end of the six weeks, you’ll be activating your new Market Entry Plan with help from the experts you’re working with.

Why choose TAP Canada for your export plans?


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The Trade Accelerator Program is supported by the Mobilizing SMEs to Export initiative to assist in delivering Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy.