Trade Accelerator Program


The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative, hands-on, four-day workshop designed to accelerate the strategic development of small to medium-sized businesses. TAP provides the essential knowledge, resources, and coaching to develop and execute an export plan to prepare you for expansion to international markets.


Companies taking part in TAP, must meet the following guidelines:

  • Taking exploratory steps to expand exports into new markets
  • Already exporting a product, service or technology, but wish to diversify export markets
  • Able to dedicate two senior representatives to participate in the program and apply its resources
  • Operating for at least 2 years and receiving revenue for a product, service or technology
  • Have a product, service or technology with a strong competitive advantage as a result of quality or patent protection
  • Identify as a good corporate citizen, devoid of corruption, environmental and human rights violations

If your business does not meet one or some of the above guidelines, please submit your application and then reach out to us at

Winter 2023 Multi-sector Cohort


Program Fee 

The program participation fee is $495.00 + GST per company. 


Applications for the Winter 2023 Cohort are now closed. If you are interested in being a part of a future cohort, apply below!

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To learn more about the Trade Accelerator Program, watch this video or contact


Success Stories — Celebrating achievements both big and small.

“Through the TAP program, we were introduced to programs and services available to us which has been significant for our new business.  Thank you for the work from the STEP team for helping with our business growth.”

Tamara Hildebrant, General Manager
KBI Seed Processing


"As a recent graduate of the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) Canada, the program definitely allowed us to refine our business focus.  A key factor for our organization was the guidance and direction received through the program as well the opportunity to get some crucial questions answered.  Our participation in the program is going to pay dividends as we expand our business reach into European markets.”

Lucas Olenick, Marketing and Product Coordinator
Wilger Industries Ltd.


“Growing a business requires continual refinement. The TAP process has been instrumental in our continual development of items like our value preposition. I anticipate that we will put much of what we learn to work right away, whether it manifests itself in export opportunities or not.”

Shawn Moen, CEO
9 Mile Legacy Brewing Co., Ltd.




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