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
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).
For Canadian communities aiming at attracting, retaining and expanding foreign direct investment.
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
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.
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.
Some provinces and territories also offer grants, loans or other financial assistance to Canadian businesses looking to grow their business and expand internationally.
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