Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program - essential knowledge, resources and coaching to scale up, develop and execute an export plan.

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is a one-stop shop for export expertise. TAP gives companies access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts.


Through TAP you can:

  • Navigate the complex global trade ecosystem

  • Leverage Canada's resources on trade and investment

  • Benefit from customized, face-to-face coaching and advice

  • Become familiar with international best practices

  • Develop and implement a new-market entry plan

  • Achieve export readiness

  • Expand your global trade footprint to grow revenue

Step One

The program begins with an intensive two-day training session in Calgary to orient participating companies on the program, the exporting resources available to them, and how they can build and implement a new Market Entry Plan.

The instruction will be delivered by leading Canadian export advisors through dynamic interactive workshops.

Step Two

A few days following the two-day workshop, participant companies will come back to follow an intensive day of mentoring to start elaborating their export strategy and write their export plan.

Experts in international business development will provide individual coaching to each participant to guide them through the Export Assessment Tool, which will then be analyzed by leading Canadian export advisors.

Each participating company will receive a short report outlining the strengths and gaps related to their company's Market Entry Plan.

Through this process, participating companies will be matched with the TAP-Calgary's lead and supporting partners to fill in the gaps.

Step 3

TAP-Calgary's lead & supporting partners and the export specialists of Calgary Economic Development will spend individual time with each participant to help them finalize their new Market Entry Plan.

By the end of the process participating firms can expect to have a new Market Entry Plan, which they are beginning to activate with assistance from TAP-Calgary's lead & supporting partners.

These organizations are resolved to help participating companies take the first step into a new market by assisting them with the resources, information and contacts they need to go global.


TAP Workshops

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

Upcoming TAP workshops:

  • 2019 Cohort 1 dates: February 19-20, February 25 & April 3 - APPLY NOW

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"Attending the TAP program has fast tracked Tansley Associate's Export plan. The program was exhilarating and incredibly insightful. Many of our fellow exporters attending had various levels of export experience to share. The trade accelerator program guided Tansley Associates to explored the dynamic process of leveraging Canada's many available export resources to compete and win in a global business environment."

-Mark Tansley, President, Tansley Associates Environmental Services 



TAP sponsors


Katie Findlay

Katie Findlay

Manager, Ecosystem Development and Trade

Office Phone: (403) 221-7885

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