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Grow your export sales outside Nova Scotia

We are currently accepting applications for the Export Growth Program 2016-2017 fiscal year. 

The Export Growth Program supports businesses that want to increase their export sales outside of Nova Scotia. The program provides financial incentives for projects that assist a business' ability to overcome barriers to export growth. This includes:

  • Supporting travel to market associated with visiting a client, potential buyer, or investor in another market, or for a foreign client and/or potential partner to visit the Nova Scotia operation; and
  • Mitigating trade show/conference costs by funding floor space, conference fees, travel and accommodation costs.

The Export Growth Program contributes up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $15,000 for a company to:

  • Travel to a new market outside of Nova Scotia (or up to two return visits within 24 months of the initial visit) to attend a trade show, conference or to visit clients, potential partners or investors;
  • Have foreign clients, potential partners or investors visit the organization's Nova Scotia facilities for the first time.

Application Deadlines

There are four application intake periods for the Export Growth Program. The deadlines for application submission are:

  • Intake 1: April 15, 2016
  • Intake 2: July 1, 2016
  • Intake 3: October 1, 2016
  • Intake 4: January 15, 2017

How to Apply

1. Complete the Application Form (pdf).

The application form is a fillable PDF* which means you can conveniently complete it on your computer. You must, however, open it in Adobe® Acrobat Reader and save it to your computer before completing the fields. 

2. Once complete, please email your copy of the PDF application form to egp@nsbi.ca.

3. For more program details, please refer to the following:

Project funding is discretionary and will be awarded on a competitive basis.  

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