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Processor – Market Products Internationally


Maximum of $75,000


Processor – Market Products Internationally supports projects that implement a comprehensive marketing plan to significantly increase product sales internationally.

Eligible Applicants

Be a minimum of one of the following:

  • A processor that manufactures products in a facility with fewer than 200 employees
  • An owner of an established brand or intellectual property that does not meet processor eligibility criteria but is located in Ontario, and has an agreement or arrangement for the transformation of their product(s) in Ontario
  • A new processor business (new entrant) that:
    • Constitutes a legal person
    • Is new to the food and agri-product processing industry and has business projections that demonstrate potential annual gross business income of $30,000 or more within three years of applying
    • Files personal income taxes in Ontario
    • Has not filed taxes of $30,000 or more in annual gross business revenue as a food or agri-product processing business in the two years prior to applying for funding
    • Has a valid Premises Identification (PID) Number (if a processing facility is established)

Have an export marketing plan, based on the specific market development opportunity that will be addressed through the project, that includes:

  • Market research analysis that supports entry into the specific export market
  • Sales targets and an assessment of other potential business impacts
  • Implementation strategy

Eligible Expenses

  • Implementation of a marketing plan for entry into a new export market, or introduction of a new product within an existing export market for an agri-based bio-product, food or beverage, that may include the following activities:
    • Brand development
    • Focus group or consumer studies
    • In-market product demonstrations
    • Promotional material development
    • Product introductory campaigns for international markets
    • Sales, marketing and promotional activities
    • Specially produced product samples (not from normal production) for market research, tradeshow or specific events (e.g., labour pilot plant samples made specifically for marketing purposes)
    • Packaging design
  • Shipping costs for tradeshow product samples that are not intended for re-sale
  • One-time labour costs specifically required for the project, such as third party advisory fees
  • One-time costs for rental of facilities, processing equipment or machinery required specifically for the project
  • Travel and meal costs

Deadline Date

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Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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