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CanExport Community Investments (CECI) │ Trade Commissioner Service:


Non-repayable contributions between $3,000 and $500,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses.


The CanExport Community Investments program provides financial support to communities and non-profit organizations to help them attract, retain and expand their foreign direct investment (FDI) activities. It supports communities’ capacity to create jobs for Canadians, support innovation and increase exports.


The program provides non-repayable grants between $3,000 and $500,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses. Agreements are made for a one-year period, from April 1 to March 31.

Eligible Applicants

  • communities seeking to improve their capacity to attract, retain and expand FDI
  • non-profit partnerships at the local community level

Eligible Expenses

  • The program supports activities that will help you attract, expand, or retain greenfield foreign direct investment, such as:
    • developing marketing tools aimed at foreign investors
    • getting specific foreign direct investment training
    • identifying or coordinating with potential investors
      • developing and putting in place multi-year strategies to attract and retain international investment

    We do not fund initiatives related to mergers and acquisitions, investments from other parts of Canada, trade or export.

Deadline Date

  Accepting proposals for the 2024-25 year from September 5 to 29th, 2023.
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