Global Opportunities for Associations (formerly PEMD-A)

Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA), formerly the Program for Export Market Development - Associations (PEMD-A), provides contribution funding to support national associations undertaking new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets and sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry (member and non-member firms).

Annual non-repayable contributions range from a minimum of $20,000 to a maximum of $250,000 and the funding approvals are made for a one-year period for activities and related expenditures taking place between April 1 and March 31 of the following year. GOA provides matching funds of up to 50% of eligible expenses.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 GOA application round.

The submission deadline for complete applications is January 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. EST.

For details, go to Updates.

How to Apply

If your association wishes to apply in 2017-18 or if you have any questions, please contact the Trade Sectors Bureau by email at: GOA/OMA@international.gc.ca.