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CanExport SMETrade Commissioner ServiceUp to $75,000 in fundingSupport for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to assist with international market development activities: Up to 75% of costs for export marketing of products/services in international markets where applicants have little or no sales.Any Sector, Global Market Access, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/tcs-sdc/funding-financement/canexport/sme-pme/index.aspx?lang=engExport Market Development,
CanExport InnovationTrade Commissioner ServiceUp to $75,000 in fundingSupport for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to assist with research and development (R&D) for a single technology: Up to 75% of costs to pursue and sign collaborative R&D agreements with international partners and investors to co-develop, validate or adapt technologies for commercialization.Any Sector, Global Market Access, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/canexport/innovation/index.aspx?lang=engExport Market Development,
Canada Post Large-Volume Business Letter DiscountsCanada PostDiscounts apply on a volume-basisAvailable to businesses shipping more than 1,000 items in Canada or more than 100 internationally: A cost-effective way of sending business correspondence, invoices and billing statements Any Sector, Shipping Support, Any Size, https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/business/postal-services/mailing/letter-discounts.pageExport Market Development,
Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessCanada PostMembership-based savings program to support small businesses with shipping, marketing and e-commerceSmall businesses can gain access to tools and savings to support business growth. Key features include shipping, direct mail and packaging discounts; direct mail marketing tools; and e-commerce partnership tools with Shopify and PayPal.Any Sector, Shipping Support, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/business/small-business.page?Export Market Development, Commercialization & Business Development
Customs Bonded WarehousesCanada Border Services AgencySavings program for qualified companies with storage facilities under the authority of the Canada Border Service AgencyCompanies participating in the Customs Bonded Warehouse Program may qualify for a complete deferral of duty and taxes. Qualified companies pay only the duty and taxes on the portion of goods entering the Canadian market, and do not pay any duty on exported goods. A customs bonded warehouse is a facility operated by the private sector but regulated by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).Any Sector, Shipping Support, Any Size, https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/ddr-red/warehouse-entrepot-eng.htmlExport Market Development,
Drawback ProgramCanada Border Services AgencyQualified companies may be refunded customs duties paid for imported goods Companies may qualify for the Drawback Program to import goods without paying duties if: - The goods are eventually exported; or - The goods are manufactured and eventually exported. Drawbacks can also be given when imported goods go beyond their natural shelf life, become obsolete, or become surplus. In these cases, the goods must be destroyed by order of a Canada Border Services Agency officer. Any Sector, Shipping Support, Any Size, https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/ddr-red/drawback-eng.htmlExport Market Development,
Duties Relief ProgramCanada Border Services AgencyQualified companies import goods without paying dutiesAvailable to companies that import goods that are later exported as-is, or that import goods to produce other goods for export.Any Sector, Shipping Support, Any Size, https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/ddr-red/relief-report-eng.htmlExport Market Development,
Export Development CanadaGovernment of CanadaRange of Financing and Insurance ServicesProvides a range of financing and insurance services (risk management, financing and working capital solutions) to support export market access, including both importing and exporting from Canada. Any Sector, Global Market Access, Any Size, https://www.edc.ca/en/solutions.htmlExport Market Development,
Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) ProgramFedDev Ontario No-interest, repayable contributions from $500,000 up to $10 million per projectFunding to accelerate the growth of firms and assist with the adoption of new, innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity, and the development of and entry into new marketsAny Sector, Global Market Access, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Any Size, https://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/02466.html?OpenDocumentExport Market Development,
Climate FinancingCanadian Trade Commissioner ServiceFunding information and navigation support from regionally focused climate finance trade commissionersAvailable to Canadian firms with services that can help developing countries mitigate the effects of climate change.Cleantech, Global Market Access, Financing & Venture Capital, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Clean Technology and Infrastructure Support, Renewable Energy Generation, Any Size, https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/tcs-sdc/sectors-secteurs/climate_finance-financement_international/index.aspx?lang=engExport Market Development,
Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation AssociationInterest-bearing term loans of $150,000 to $500,000Available to high-growth, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises to support late stage commercialization, new product or service development, new applications or markets, and development or implementation of new processes or technologies.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Global Market Access, Commercialization, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Financing & Venture Capital, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.sofii.ca/en/Export Market Development,
Canadian International Innovation ProgramGlobal Affairs Canada and National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance ProgramFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisSeed funding to support Canadian small or medium-sized enterprises pursuing international research and development collaboration with a foreign partner on projects that have the potential for commercialization. The program can help Canadian businesses find research and development partnerships in: Brazil, China, India, Israel, and South Korea.Any Sector, International Partnerships, Global Market Access, Commercialization, Research & Development SupportSmall & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/ciip-pcii/index.aspx?lang=engExport Market Development,
EurostarsNational Research Council Canada-Industrial Research Assistance ProgramAccess to technology, expertise and markets in Europe and beyondAvailable to small and medium sized enterprises performing research and development with a focus on a technological area with an aim to develop a new product, process or service alongside partners/participants in Eurostars countries (European Union). Any Sector, International Partnerships, Research & Development, Global Market AccessSmall & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/eurostars-programExport Market Development,
GlobalinkMitacsMatching funding starting at $7,500 for a 16 to 24 week projectBilateral research based collaboration between business and Canadian or international researchers. Globalink supports projects that help businesses strengthen networks, develop partnerships, create joint ventures, and stay on top of global sector trends. Any Sector, Research & Development Support, International Partnerships, Any Size, https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalinkExport Market Development,