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Global Market Development Fund – Book


Book :

Global Market Development Program – Book


May 1, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Book :

Industry Development

Deadline 1

April 4, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

August 8, 2024
5:00 PM EST

The Global Market Development program provides eligible Ontario companies with funding to participate in international activities that support company growth and produce measurable business and market development results. 

Primary activities supported include targeted sales trips and attendance at international market events. 

The 2024-25 Global Market Development program includes program and administrative updates. Please read the program guidelines thoroughly.

Program Deadline

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 5:00 pm ET

Funding Available

Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $15,000 capped at 50% of the total costs for all activities.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in Ontario Creates Global Market Development Fund – Book Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms.

Program Changes for 2024-25 

In an effort to streamline the application and administration of this fund, several changes have been implemented for this year. These changes include:

  • Elimination of funding tiers based on eligible sales revenue
  • A list of pre-approved activities for the program
  • A simplified change of activity process
  • Fixed benchmarks for travel and accommodation costs

Please review the program guidelines carefully before submitting your application.

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Before beginning an application, your company’s corporate information must be registered with the OAP. If you do not have a user account on OAP, please go to and click on “Register”. If your company is registered, the Ontario Creates Global Market Development Fund - Book program deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early to allow ample time to compile and complete the necessary information. There is flexibility for completing the application form – you may begin at any time and save information as it is entered. Once saved, you can go back and edit and/or add information until the time when the application is actually submitted.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.

Information Sessions

Ontario Creates will be hosting two “Office Hours” webinars where applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Global Market Development Program. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines and watch the pre-recorded Information Session in advance. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm ET on the day prior to the webinar.

Webinar #1



Thursday, April 11, 2024


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Webinar #2



Wednesday, April 24, 2024


10:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

Information Session - March, 2024

Attending an Information Session is not a substitute for reading the guidelines. Please read the guidelines.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above.


Program Coordinator, Industry Development
Phone: 416-642-6652

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please register here with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program that you are interested in.