Businesses in Atlantic Canada are known for their seafood exports...
But did you know there are grant programs for other industries in Atlantic Canada?
Check out this list of Atlantic Canada export grants below - you might find a program that allows you to easily enter new markets and grow your business!
Some grant programs support many types of business activities (including exporting) so make sure you check out our big grants lists for each province:
Atlantic Canada Grants for Exporting
Amount:$1,000,000.00 Type of Program:Loan & Investment Description:The Business Investment Program provides term loans and equity investments to Newfoundland and Labrador SMEs in strategic growth sectors as identified by Industry, Energy and Technology (IET). The fund is also available to businesses which have export potential and require assistance to enter or expand in external markets. Funds
Amount:$30.000 Type of Program:Grants Description:The Export Development Program (the “Program”) supports businesses looking to increase their sales outside of Nova Scotia, improve their competitiveness and positively impact the Nova Scotia economy.EDP offers three streams to support the applicant’s business growth: 1Travel and Virtual Trade Missions stream;2Hire a Consultant or Service Provider stream;3Digital Adoption stream. Comments on
Amount:$15,000 Type of Program:Grants Description:Export Funding NB provides financial assistance to help New Brunswick SMEs increase sales outside the province. Comments on Funding:1Funding is a contribution of up to 65% of eligible costs, to a maximum contribution of $15,000.2Total project costs must be more than $5,000 to apply for assistance.3For the minimum project size of
Amount:$15,000 Type of Program:Grants Description:The Export Market Access Program (EMAP) and the E-tools for Exporting Program (E for E) provide financial assistance to help SMEs market their products more effectively in international markets. Comments on Funding:1Funding is a contribution of up to 45% of eligible costs, to a maximum contribution of $15,000.2Total project costs must
Amount:$3,000.00 Type of Program:Grants Description:The Export Trade Assistance provides a grant to active exporters and export ready companies on Prince Edward Island. Support may be available for Innovation PEI’s Global Trade coordinated trade activities, including virtual trade initiatives, focused on international and domestic exporting; and bringing buyers and business partners to Prince Edward Island to
Amount:No Fixed Amount Type of Program:Subsidy Description:Innovate to Opportunity (ITO) is providing Nova Scotia SMEs an incentive to hire recent masters and PhD grads for jobs that are focused on research and innovation that will help businesses begin, prepare for, or expand exports. Employers can receive salary incentives in one of two streams: Innovation Stream,
Amount: $ 16,000.00 Type of Program:Grants Description:The Marketing Assistance helps Prince Edward Island businesses with marketing costs to execute exporting plans and activities. The fund enables businesses to accelerate sales and increase their market reach. Comments on Funding:Funding is 40% of the eligible costs, up to a maximum of $16,000.Each business will be allowed up to
Amount:$7,500 Type of Program:Grants Description:The Live Performance Component provides investment for domestic and international live performance activity by New Brunswick artists to increase their presence in markets outside the province. Comments on Funding:Funding is up to:1$2,000 per application for one (1) live performance;2$5,000 per application for domestic tours;3$7,500 per application for international tours and live
Amount:$15,000 Type of Program:Grants Description:The Market Access Food Safety Program assists companies to overcome a specific food safety requirement or obstacle that is preventing them from entering a new market, or in keeping markets open when requirements change. Specifically, this program will support a limited number of companies with: obtaining Global Food Safety Initiative (GSFI)
Amount:No Fixed Amount Type of Program:Grants Description:The Sponsorship Program is designed to foster and promote the development and growth of the local film and video industry participants. It provides funding to individuals, corporations, cooperatives and not-for-profit organizations (including sectoral and service organizations) whose principle activity is in the film and video industry through three distinct
Amount:$25.000 Type of Program:Grants Description:The Strategic Initiatives Fund – Export Component aims to assist arts organizations and cultural businesses or entrepreneurs who wish to enhance their exposure outside New Brunswick, undertake artistic exploration or exchanges with international partners, and nurture new and existing art markets in a global context. Comments on Funding:Funding is in the
Amount:No Fixed Amount Type of Program:Grants Description:Technology leadership projects (TL Projects) are collaborative projects where OSC Members and the OSC coinvest to perform research, development, demonstration, commercialization, and capability-building activities that deliver business value and benefits to participating organizations, the innovation ecosystem, and Canada’s ocean economy. Comments on Funding:Funding from OSC matches up to 1:1