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What is the TAP?

The International Trade Accelerator Program (ITAP) is designed for startups and SMEs in Québec. It will help you develop your international strategy in just a few weeks!

Each cohort is made up of about 15 companies with which you can share your issues, challenges and experiences.

In these sessions, a team of seasoned advisers with expertise in marketing, finance, logistics, border regulations and intellectual property will help you think things through and set up an international business plan.

The TAP also helps you:

  • Create your internal roadmap
  • Anticipate risks (customs, financial...)
  • Structure your commercial strategy
  • Apply for financing

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Why should I participate in the TAP?

Convincing results*

  • Average growth of 21% in total sales one year after the program (33% average growth in export sales)
  • More than 71% of participants have entered new markets
  • Close to 90% of participants had increased confidence because they were better prepared

*Data collected from 150 TAP participating companies across Québec in 2019-2020.

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How to take part in the TAP?

Eligibility criteria*

  • Generate a minimum of $500K
  • Be incorporated in Québec and in business for two years
  • Designate one or two senior representatives to participate in the program

* The WTCM reserves its right to accept or reject any company, whether it meets the above criteria or not.

Program created by the World Trade Centre Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

The TAP Format

The program is being offered virtually for the 2021 cohorts.

Note: Attendance at each half-day session is mandatory.

Dates of the next cohorts and registration

Cohorts in Greater Montréal:

  • Cohort 25 – Laval – starting October 26 – Multisector
  • Cohort 24 – Montréal – Starting January 17, 2022 – Technologies 
  • Cohort 26 – Longueuil – Starting February 8, 2022 – Multisector

Cohorts outside Montréal:

  • Cohort 23 – Chaudière-Appalache – Bas-Saint-Laurent – Starting February 2, 2022 – Multisector

* The Acclr experts reserve the right to modify or cancel the dates above.


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The Trade Accelerator Program is supported by the Mobilizing SMEs to Export initiative to assist in delivering Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy

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