Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) Alberta

Trade Accelerator Program

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The World Needs a Little More Canada

Are you ready to go global or explore new markets? The Trade Accelerator Program is your ticket to take your business to the next level.

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative 4-session initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets. With TAP, you’ll get the tools, connections and knowledge you need to take your business into new markets. Our team understands the challenges you’re facing and is here to support and prepare you.

TAP is designed to provide entrepreneurs with:

  • Customized, face-to-face coaching and advice
  • Navigation of the complexities of the global trade ecosystem
  • Access to a network of experts and thought leaders
  • Familiarity with international best practices
  • Assistance in developing and executing an export plan

How TAP Works

Get the knowledge needed to support global growth.

The program begins with an intensive two-day workshop that familiarizes participants with the available exporting resources, introduces high-level experts in key functions of international trade, stimulates peer-to-peer exchange of ideas & experiences, and provides guidance in recognizing and handling business challenges.

Approximately one week later, participants return for the Export Plan Day where they will receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors. Participants will initiate the key sections of their export plan, detailing strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan, as well as supply chain and operational resources.

Over the following three weeks, participants will develop their trade plan. They will have the full support of export advisors to guide and assist them in developing an export plan that is realistic, high quality, and fully integrated with their overall business strategy. All export plans receive a written assessment from our expert team.

The final day of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback, solutions, and reinforcing business relationships. After reviewing the export plan, participants will receive individual mentoring sessions from our expert partners where potential solutions and ways forward are explored.

Be part of the next Edmonton region cohort

If you’re looking to go global, TAP is your key to exploring new markets.

2024 Edmonton region cohort start dates:

  • March 26th
  • September 24th

Don’t miss this opportunity to accelerate your business to new heights!

Apply today

Hear from previous participants

We collected feedback from some of the TAP alumna who were part of the 2023 Edmonton region cohort and all of them reported having a unanimously positive experience. They also unanimously recommended other businesses interested in trade to participate in TAP!

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Manisha Arora
Sector Contact
Manisha Arora - Director of Trade

Federal funding

The Trade Accelerator Program has been supported by Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

National and local partners

The TAP Alberta Cohorts of TAP Canada was created by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and is supported by the Mobilizing SMEs to Export initiative to assist in delivering Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy. The program is also supported by partners including Calgary Economic Development, the TAP Alberts stewards.