CanExport SMEs: The key to unlocking your businesses’ global market potential

CanExport SMEs

CanExport SMEs provides funding to small and medium sized companies to help with international marketing activities.

Type of Funding Available

The program is funding 50% of eligible costs for $10,000 to $50,000 in funding per project. The remaining 50% of eligible project costs must be covered by the applicant.

Eligible Applicants

  • For- profit small and medium-sized businesses
  • Must be an incorporated legal entity, limited liability partnership (LLP) or cooperative
  • Must have a Canada Revenue Agency business number
  • Must employ fewer than 500 full-time equivalent employees
  • Must have $100,000 to $100 million in declared revenue in Canada during its past fiscal year (or 12 months for quarterly filers)
  • Export brokers in the agriculture and agri-food sector may be eligible to the program, provided they meet Canadian content requirements

Eligible Activities

  • Marketing and Translation
  • Interpretation Services
  • Contractual Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Certification in international markets
  • Consultant services (business, tax, legal advice, market research, feasibility studies)
  • Costs tied to online advertising on social media platforms, online marketplaces, and search engines.
  • Expert advice for digital and e-commerce marketing

Funding applicants for activities that require travelling should ensure that the planned destination travel advisory risk levels allow for travel activities to take place, before applying. CanExport SMEs reserves the right to deny travel funding requests for any reason, at their sole and absolute discretion.

Project Timeline:

Applications accepted year-round as long as funds are available, for projects starting in fiscal years 2022- 2023, i.e. after April 1, 2022.

Contact EVAMAX today to get started on your application!

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