CANExport is a program administered by Global Affairs Canada in partnership with the National Research Council. It provides funding for companies seeking to enter a new market (defined as a country to which the company has not exported in the past two years) in the form of reimbursement of travel costs, costs of attending trade shows, and certain consulting fees.

Eligible companies must be corporations or limited liability partnerships with between 1 and 250 employees and between $200,000 and $50,000,000 in annual revenue. Eligible projects must involve market entry into a country to which the company has not exported in the past 24 months.

Financing Offered
CANExport reimburses eligible costs (which include travel, trade show attendance, consulting fees related to market entry, and other market entry costs) to an amount between $10,000 and $100,000, up to 50% of eligible costs.

Applications are are carried out and assessed on a rolling basis. Applications must be submitted through the online portal.

More Information
More information is available at the program page here

The program administrators can be contacted at or at 1-866-203-2454.

Wilson Cook Associates can assist with applications for this program. If interested please contact us at Wilson Cook Associates.