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  • Making the Connection: Helping Atlantic Canadian Companies Diversify Export Sales



    The Europe Market Development Program (EMDP) will help Atlantic Canada-exporting companies expand their presence and grow sales in new industry sectors and countries in Europe.

    EMDP leverages new opportunities offered under Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which provides preferential access to export opportunities and economic growth.

    Made possible by funding from the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces’, the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce coordinates access to Europe-based professional market development and sales support.




  • What does the EMDP Offer?

  • The EMDP offers eligible Atlantic Canada companies access to resources that support the development and execution of a tailor-made market entry strategy.

    The program expedites and supports scaling export sales of participating companies by helping them integrate more efficiently and deeply into the marketplace.

    Enrollment in the program will provide individualized access to:

    • Up to a maximum of 20 days of individualized professional business development and in-market services within a 12-month period.
    • Development of a Strategic Export Market Workplan including identification of pre-qualified contacts to executive level decision-makers.
    • Dedicated services of an in-market business development professional to help drive sales generation and market development activities (virtually and/or in-person, depending on existing travel restrictions).
    • Coordinated access to existing federal and provincial export development resources, and a network of export development officials.
    • Short-term access to free shared office space in locations across Europe - there spaces may also be made available to Atlantic Canadian companies not accessing the services of the in-market consultant.




  • Qualifying for the EMDP

  • Successful applicants should be experienced exporter companies currently selling outside of Atlantic Canada. Companies should be prepared to demonstrate  an organizational commitment to executing a Europe-focused export growth strategy.

    Applications are being accepted on a  continuous basis until the EMDP reaches the annual program capacity limit. 

    Applicants will be interviewed by export development officers and upon acceptance into the program will be required to pay a non-refundable participation fee of $4,750.00 CAD plus HST.

    The EMDP is designed to enhance existing federal and provincial export-support resources and programs. In some cases applicants may be advised to explore complementary services or funding programs.


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  • For More Program Details:


    Please refer to the Program Guidelines or to explore additional resources and funding options available to your business, please contact your respective provincial lead listed below:


  • Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Inc.

    Glenn Davis

    Europe Market Development Program Manager



  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Khizer Abbasi

    Provincial Trade Commissioner


  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

    Alan Kinnie

    Manager International Business Development



  • Nova Scotia

    Pamela Rudolph

    Manager, Market Development


  • New Brunswick

    Kristen Olson

    Export Development Executive



  • Prince Edward Island

    Bonnie MacDonald

    Trade Development Officer