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Samira Hanouche, Patricia Randrianantenaina, Alice Jouannet

Advisors, Export Acceleration Programs
Accelerate your international growth

What is the TAP?

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is designed to support Québec start-ups and SMEs in developing a solid export strategy.

Each TAP cohort is made up of around 15 companies. Some cohorts are multisectoral, while others focus on a specific sector. Sectors represented include cultural and creative industries, technology, manufacturing, agri-food and aerospace.

We offer the free services of an experienced team of consultants specialized in marketing, sales, finance, logistics, customs and intellectual property to help you develop your international business plan.

TAP objectives:


Quickly elaborate your business plan to implement your export strategy in just a few weeks.


Develop your internal roadmap to better anticipate risks (customs, financial).


Structure your business strategy, seek funding and integrate your new resources.


Join a cohort of about 15 companies with which you can share your issues, challenges and experiences.

Dates of the next cohorts

Cohorts in Greater Montréal
Cohort 50 Montréal Starting October 9, 2024 Manufacturing IN-PERSON
Cohort 51 Montréal Starting November 5, 2024 Agrifood IN-PERSON
Cohort 52 Montréal Starting January 22, 2025 Multisector IN-PERSON
Cohort 53 Starting January 28, 2025 Technologies IN VIRTUAL
Cohort 54 Montréal Starting February 4, 2025 Aerospace/Aeronautics IN-PERSON
Cohorts outside Montréal
Cohort 48 Lanaudière Starting September 25, 2024 Multisector IN-PERSON
Cohort 49 Québec Starting October 23, 2024 Multisector IN-PERSON

Format du PAC

The TAP’s positive impact

Key figures*

Croissance moyenne de 31 % du chiffre d’affaires à l’exportation 1 an après le programme
31 %
Average growth in export sales one year after the program
Close to 98% of participants have increased confidence because they were better prepared
Close to
98 %
of participants have increased confidence because they were better prepared

* Data collected from 104 companies participating in the 2022–2023 TAP program across Quebec.

Testimonials from participating companies

How to take part in the TAP

Eligibility criteria*

Generate sales of at least $500k

Be incorporated in Quebec 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.

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Learn more about the TAP

As of 2019, the TAP is:

  • Deployed throughout Quebec thanks to some fifty multisector and specialized cohorts.
  • More than 600 companies trained and having submitted a draft export plan.

A program developed by the World Trade Centre Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Free program

Find out more about the TAP by watching this short video.

Enjoy access to training to equip your company, support in developing your international strategy, and expert mentoring to test your strategy.

Dodji Koffi, VP, MTL B-Board
Gilles Hafiz, Business Development, RAMO

Kim B. Deland, Co-founder and designer, Lithologie Inc.
Benoit Martin, VP, Business Development, Ver-Mac

Alexandre Bérard, President, UGroupMedia
Nicolas Roy, President and Creative Director, DPT

Our experts

Ophélie Pavoine

Ophélie is an all-round expert, with significant experience in various sectors such as retail and agri-food.

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Samira Hanouche

With a wealth of experience in business support and customer service, Samira is your trusted partner for meeting your international business objectives.

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Alice is an upbeat, energetic professional who capitalizes on her cultural experiences and passions in her role as TAP Advisor for the Acclr Business Services

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Patricia Randrianantenaina

Patricia is an experienced and dedicated advisor at the Acclr Business Services, where she puts her skills to use supporting companies in their internationalization projects.

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National founding partners:

National advisory partner:

Provincial partner:

Delivery partner:

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

Développement économique Canada

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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