Trade Accelerator Program 2022

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Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative and dynamic program aimed at helping Manitoba’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) overcome barriers to exporting. The WTC Winnipeg is pleased to offer  TAP  in Manitoba, a program that has rapidly gaining momentum across Canada, and a reputation of achieving real results, fast.

Now is the time for Canadian companies to export globally. A lower Canadian dollar, limited domestic growth, and uncertainty in the U.S. have established the right conditions for Canadian firms to diversify and go global. At the same time, uncertainty in the trade relationship with our largest trading partner means that it is even more important for Canadian companies to diversify and prepare their companies for long-term success in new export markets.

Through its Partners, TAP Canada gives companies access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts. Companies will have the opportunity to work with industry leaders to build a comprehensive Export Plan, and then begin its implementation.

As one of TAP's partners, TDS lawyers participating in the program include:

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Silvia de Sousa

(Intellectual Property)
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Doug Forbes

(Business Law)
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Leilani Kagan, K.C.

(Tax Law and Panel Moderator)
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Jen McRae

(Business Immigration)

Rob Olson

(Labour & Employment)


WTC Winnipeg encourages companies to take advantage of this unique opportunity to accelerate their firm’s growth and export capacity. The services and visibility offered through TAP Canada are valued at approximately $25,000. 

How much is it to participate? 

995$ + taxes. Early bird price with conditions. Please check your eligibility with the WTCW team.

1995$ + taxes. Regular price. 

When is TAP? 

The next session begins on October 19th, 2022 as per the schedule below:

  • October 19 & 20: learn and connect with industry experts
  • October 28: develop a personalized export plan
  • December 2: 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with export experts

For more information, visit their website: Trade Accelerator Program | WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg (

Who is this targeted towards? 

The TAP program is targeted towards small to medium sized businesses looking to expand operations and export into new markets whether that be nationally, or internationally. 

How is TDS involved? 

A group of TDS lawyers will coach, review and assess companies final export plans to provide legal information, insight, and recommendations on any potential legal implications or conflicts that may arise as a result of their final export plan during their one-on-one meetings after the training sessions have concluded. 

Who should I contact? 

For further information, contact:
Camille Bardy,
Trade Advisor for the
World Trade Centre Winnipeg.
P: (204) 202-1539 

For additional details regarding this program, visit the World Trade Centre Winnipeg's website:
Trade Accelerator Program | WORLD TRADE CENTRE Winnipeg ( 

Testimonials and success stories

View testimonials and success stories in this "What Manitoba Companies Say About TAP" PDF from WTC Winnipeg.