Funding for the Creative Export Canada (CEC) Program Renewed for 3 Years!

Date: 15th March 2023

The Export-Ready Stream (ERS), formerly known as Creative Export Canada, will continue to support export-ready projects that generate export revenues and help Canadian creative industries reach more people around the world.

The ERS funding application package is now available.  The application deadline for submitting a funding application is April 26, 2023, for projects with expenses starting between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024.

Before submitting your application:
Please read the Application Guidelines – Export-Ready Stream, and to help you assess your eligibility, we invite you to complete the attached questionnaire.

How to submit your application:

  • Download the application form in PDF format before completing it (see attached).
  • Provide all the information requested. Incomplete or late requests will be automatically refused.
  • Email your complete application to before the deadline of April 26, 2023.

Ensure that application packages larger than 16 MB are submitted through multiple emails identified accordingly (e.g. 1 of X)

Important: If you have not received an acknowledgment receipt two days following the submission of your application, it is your responsibility to contact the program to ensure that your funding application has been received.

The program will host webinars to provide tips on submitting your application to the Export-Ready Stream.

Webinars will take place:

  • In English: March 28, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and April 6,2023 at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • In French: March 23, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) and April 4,2023 at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

To register, please send an email to

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Create Export Canada:
Creative Export Canada
Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada
Telephone: 1-866-811-0055
TTY: 1-888-997-3123

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