The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

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TAP: Create your international strategy in just a few weeks

Make the most of expert advice for faster and cheaper international development

  • This national program aims to support Canadian SMEs currently planning or relaunching their international activities.
  • TAP already has over 800 alumni and is offered in Canada’s major cities.
  • Workshops for groups of around 15 companies
  • This program will give you the opportunity to have your plan assessed by experts on the target market.

Two possible formats for the program*:

In-person format Virtual format

*The program is offered virtually for all 2020 cohorts unless otherwise indicated. The format for the 2021 cohorts will be decided based on government health recommendations.

Develop your business internationally with TAP: Compelling results

Explorez de nouveaux marchés

Explore new markets

More than 71% of participants have penetrated new markets such as China, India, Mexico, Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden and the United States.

Développez votre entreprise

Develop your business

Average growth of 21% in total sales revenue and 33% of export sales revenue one year after the program.

Renforcez la confiance

Boost your confidence

Almost 90% of participants said they were better prepared to do business abroad after finishing the program.

Accelerate your international development in 4 phases

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TAP: Find out why and when to establish an international strategy

Why to create an international business plan?

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 Greater Montréal:

  • Cohort 5 – Montréal – Starting September 14 – Multisector SOLD OUT
  • Cohort 7 – Montréal West – Starting October 15 – Manufacturing SOLD OUT
  • Cohort 8 – Laval – Starting October 13 – Multisector SOLD OUT
  • Cohort 9 – Montréal – Starting October 19 – Creative and cultural industries SOLD OUT
  • Cohort 10 – Montréal – Starting October 26 – Multisector SOLD OUT
  • Cohort 13 – Montérégie – Starting February 9 – Multisector
  • Cohort 14 – Eastern Montréal – Starting February 9 – Multisector
  • Cohort 15 – Montréal – Starting January 19 – Technologies SOLD OUT

Cohorts outside Montréal:

  • Cohort 6 – Montréal – Starting October 7 – Multisector  SOLD OUT
  • Cohort 11 – Chaudière-Appalache – Starting January 27 – Multisector
  • Cohort 12 – Lanaudière – Starting February 15 – Multisector

* 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 for participation in the program.

*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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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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Développement économique Canada   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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