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Applications for Cohort #6 of the Atlantic Trade Accelerator program are NOW OPEN! 


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 Trade Accelerator Program is now open to all Atlantic Provinces!

Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative and dynamic program aimed at helping Halifax's enterprises overcome barriers to exporting. The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer TAP Canada in Halifax, a program that is quickly gaining momentum across Canada, and a reputation of achieving real results, fast.

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

The uniqueness and success of TAP Canada reside in its dynamic hands-on approach to training companies, the direct involvement of top experts from the private and public sectors, the aggressive efforts to avoid the traditional academic classroom style of teaching business development and the practical and highly personalized coaching provided to each participating company.



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.