Nov. 24, 2021

Atlantic Trade Accelerator Program

Article by Trade Accelerator Program Atlantic

TAP has helped over 1,500 companies across Canada realize their export goals with strategic planning and mentorship.

Through intensive workshops, peer-to-peer exchange, hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors, and individual mentoring, you will be able to develop an export plan that is realistic, high-quality and fully integrated with your overall business strategy, equipping you with the tools and resources to find success as your grow your business. 


The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for expansion into international markets. In addition to our in-class program, virtual formats are now available, depending on the region. ​

No other program offers a comprehensive program like the Trade Accelerator Program. TAP is a one-stop-shop that will get businesses ready to go global in just a few sessions, culminating with a customized strategic export business plan carefully vetted by top industry experts!


phase 1:

The program comprises intensive workshops 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.

phase 2:

Participants will receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors in the development of their Export Plan. Participants will initiate tackle key sections of their export plan, detailing strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan, as well as supply chain and operational resources.

phase 3:

Over the course of the program, 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.

phase 4:

The final phase 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. Participants will walk away with a complete Strategic Export Plan!


Apply today for the Atlantic Trade Accelerator Program!



Day 1 (February 14) – Market Identification and Entry & Financial Support

Day 2 (February 15) – Legal, Taxation, Logistics & Marketing

Day 3 (February 22)  Building your Export Plan

February 23 - March 11: Participants write export plans

March 15 - 25: Mentors review export plans

March 28 - 30: Virtual one-on-one mentor sessions



The program fee for TAP is $5000 plus HST per company. However, through the generous support of our sponsors, a bursary will be provided to you to lower the cost to $499 plus HST per company. 

Please note: Nominated companies who do not attend all four (3) TAP sessions and/or complete an export plan prior to the One-on-One Mentoring Day will be charged the full program fee. 



  • Dedicate two senior representatives to participate in the program.
  • Commit to attend all 4 full-day sessions. (3 in-person sessions, 1 virtual mentoring day)
  • Commit to attend Mentor Days at the end of the program.
  • Complete an export plan prior to the one-on-one mentoring day.
  • Bi-annually share information about your company's exporting activity after completing the program through an online survey link you will receive.