Ontario Exporters Fund - A Component of the Global Growth Fund

Monday, March 31, 2014

Source: Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund via iMiN

The Ontario Exporters Fund has been established to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to become export ready and help them gain/increase access to international export markets. The fund will be administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) with the support and funding from the Ontario government. The Ontario Exporters

The Fund is intended to:
1. Help SMEs better understand their export capacity and thereby improve their ability to access foreign markets
2. Encourage SMEs to develop focused export market access strategies
3. Assist businesses realize their export sales objectives

Eligible applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
1. SMEs with a minimum of 5 employees to a maximum of 500 employees
2. Have between $1 million and $20 million in sales and have export sales between 10% to 50% of annual sales
3. Currently established and operating in Ontario
4. Registered company (federally or provincially) for a minimum of two years
5. Able to provide a reference from the International Trade Branch of the Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Employment
6. Be in one of the following priority sectors of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Building Products and Construction
  • Clean Technology (including renewable energy, smart grid and environmental technologies)
  • Exportable Professional Services (e.g., Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning)
  • ICT including Digital Media
  • Life Sciences

For more information visit http://www.ontarioexporters.ca/home/