Export Market Access Program (EMAP) and E-tools for Exporting Program (E for E)

By mmuise

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:

1. Funding is a contribution of up to 45% of eligible costs, to a maximum contribution of $15,000.
2. Total project costs must be more than $5,000 to apply for assistance.
3. For the minimum project size of $5,000, the reimbursement would equal $2,250; for a project of $33,334 or greater, the maximum reimbursement would be $15,000.
4. At least 25% of the total project costs must be provided by the Applicant.

Deadline: Currently accepting applications

Applicants must:

  • be SMEs with a Canada Revenue Agency Business Number, operating in Prince Edward Island and currently exporting or planning to start exporting.
  • be industry sectors, except retail/wholesale, real estate, government services, personal or social services and softwood lumber.
  • Professional services such as marketing firms, creative agencies, business or fitness coaches are generally not considered eligible applicants; however, they may be considered if the project represents a unique and/or strategic opportunity with potential economic benefit to Atlantic Canada.
  • Consultant travel and trade show attendance fees are not eligible.
Application Steps:

Applicants must submit one application that covers several eligible activities. They may use more than one consultant to complete each of these activities.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. the completed application form;
2. consultant proposal(s).

Other Things to Note:

The program covers specific activities provided by consultants or agencies such as:
1. Market research;
2. Strategy development;
3. Lead generation and sales activities;
4. Export-focused website additions;
5. SEO;
6. Digital ads;
7. Social media strategy;
8. Coaching on any of the above;
9. and more.

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