The Export Support Fund eases the cost of exporting for Alberta’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by reimbursing up to 50% for a select range of approved export activities, such as:
The Export Support Fund supports companies as they look to enter a new international market or a country that currently represents up to 10% of their sales from the previous year. For China and the United States of America, the threshold is 15% of total annual sales. It is open to activities in all countries, provided Canada has not imposed trade or economic sanctions that apply to the proposed activities in a given country.
Companies may also be eligible for funding under the Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program to assist with the development of a targeted international market strategy focused on one country.