Funding Programs

Global Affairs Canada, along with the Government of Canada, provide funding programs to help take your business to the next level. Find out which funding programs are right for you, the type of financial assistance they provide and how to apply.

Global Markets Support Program

Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA)

For Canadian national associations seeking to undertake new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets and sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry (member and non-member firms).

Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI)

For Canadian communities aiming at attracting, retaining and expanding foreign direct investment.

Foreign Trade Zones - Marketing Program (FTZ-MP)

Funding program for Canadian regional organizations and non-profit organizations seeking to promote local Foreign Trade Zone-type benefits linked to strategic locations across Canada.


CanExport is a new program that increases the competitiveness of Canadian companies. It will provide up to $50 million over five years in direct financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada seeking to develop new export opportunities, particularly in high-growth priority markets and sectors.

Other Funding Opportunities

Financing Solutions for Canadian Companies

Export Development Canada (EDC) offers several financing products for Canadian companies to support their international transactions: to pay for the up-front costs associated with the production of a large export order, to expand into new markets or to respond to a buyer's request for financing.

Market Expansion Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)’s Market Xpansion Loan helps Canadian companies finance the expansion of their domestic market or explore new and larger foreign markets.

Funding from Provinces and Territories

Some provinces and territories also offer grants, loans or other financial assistance to Canadian businesses looking to grow their business and expand internationally.