The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Any questions? Contact us:

Jérémie Bourque

Advisor, Export Acceleration Programs
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal


514 871-4002 #6217

TAP: Develop your international business plan in just six weeks

Be one of the participating companies

  • The purpose of this national program is to support Canadian SMEs that are in the process of international export planning.
  • With over 500 alumni already, TAP holds events in Canada’s major cities.
  • Six-week program (four meetings of which two are workshops)
  • The cost of participation is $495 per company for a program whose value is estimated at $5,000.
  • Group workshops with 15 companies (two participants per company)
  • As part of the mentorship program, your business plan will be assessed by experts in your target markets.

Promising results

  • 18% annual growth on average per alumnus
  • 85% of alumni develop a new market (after 1 year)
  • x 1.8 revenue (in 3 years)
  • x 2.8 international revenue (in 3 years)


Why create an international business plan?

International development: Figures that speak for themselves

  • Only 10% of Quebec SMEs have an international presence, compared to 13% in Ontario, 12% in Manitoba and 11% in British Columbia.
  • 32% of French SMEs and 36% of German SMEs export.
  • 89% of Canadian exports go to the United States.
  • There is a real need for diversification. 

TAP in four points:

établir une feuille de route à l’interneTo establish an internal roadmap

Pour structurer une approche d’opportunitéTo develop a trade strategy

Pour anticiper les risquesTo anticipate risks (financial, customs...)

Pour demander du financementTo ask for financing

When to create an international business plan?

Upcoming dates

Cohorts in Montréal:

  • Cohort 1 (in French): September 25 and 26 and October 3 and 30, 2019
  • Cohort 3 (in English): February 3, 4 and 12 and March 17, 2020
  • Cohort 5 in Montréal (bilingual) – Special manufacturing sector 4.0 – Europe-oriented: March 10, 11 and 19 and April 14, 2020
  • Cohort 6 (in French): April 28 and 29, May 6 and June 2, 2020

Cohorts outside Montréal:

  • Cohort 2 in Québec City (in French): October 9, 10 and 16 and November 13, 2019
  • Cohort 4 in Lévis (in French): February 5, 6 and 13 and March 24, 2020

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


Criteria for admission*

  • Generate a minimum of $500K
  • Be in business for at least two years
  • Dedicate at least one high-ranking representative to the program for four days

*The WTCM reserves the right to accept or reject any and all companies, whether or not they respect the criteria above.

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

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