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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 health and safety of our community is of paramount importance to us. With concern over the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are postponing all TAP cohorts in Calgary, Lethbridge and Red Deer until further notice. We continue to monitor the situation and are working closely with partners and stakeholders as this situation continues.

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


Upcoming TAP Calgary Workshops

Cohort 8 | *POSTPONED* 
Cohort 9 | *TENTATIVE*   May 11-12, 28 & June 25, 2020
Cohort 10 | *TENTATIVE*   September 2-3, 22 & October 22, 2020 
Cohort 11 | *TENTATIVE*   November 9-10, 24 & December 16, 2020 

Upcoming TAP Lethbridge Workshops

Cohort 1 | *POSTPONED* 

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:

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Upcoming TAP Red Deer Workshops

Cohort 1 | *POSTPONED*  

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:

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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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Program created by

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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.