Creative Export Canada


Creative Export Canada offers funding for projects that generate export revenues and help Canadian creative industries reach more people around the world.

Ultimately, the program aims to increase export profitability for Canada’s creative industries.


The application deadline is March 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Project expenses must start between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.


To be eligible for funding, a company/organization must:

  • be incorporated under the laws of Canada, a province or a territory;

  • be a for-profit company or not-for-profit organization;

  • be Canadian-owned and -controlled;

  • have a maximum of $500M in annual revenues; and

  • have a minimum of one full-time employee.

Ineligible entities include:

  • individuals;

  • other financial support programs or funds, either public or private;

  • entities or subsidiaries of a parent company with more than $500 million in annual revenues in their most recent fiscal year.

Eligible Projects

To be eligible for funding, your project must:

-be export-ready (content* is ready to be marketed, export research/plan is fully developed);

-expect to generate new export revenues;

-support one or more of the following creative industries:

  • audiovisual;

  • design (limited to exhibit design, fashion design, artistic product design, public art design, urban design);

  • music;

  • performing arts;

  • publishing;

  • visual art;

  • interactive digital media (in combination with one of the industries listed above).

-have a minimum total cost of $300,000;

-be funded at a minimum of 25% by private sources (which can include applicant’s own contribution).

How to Apply

Please read the Application Guidelines in their entirety before completing your application.

You must meet all eligibility requirements and submit a complete application package to be considered for funding. Failure to do so will result in an automatic rejection (in order to be fair and equitable to all applicants).

A complete application package includes:

  • completed, dated and signed Application Form;

  • project budget;

  • export plan (per the requirements outlined in the Application Form);

  • incorporation documents;

  • most recent financial statements (unless justified);

  • proof of intellectual property rights;

  • written confirmation of other sources of funding and/or partnerships, if applicable.

Submit your application package electronically to the following email address: pch.ecc-cec.pch@canada.ca.



All information sourced from the Government of Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/creative-export-canada/application-guidelines.html#a1

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