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IDM Fund: Global Market Development


Interactive :

IDM Fund: Industry Development

Deadline 1

March 4, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

July 8, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 3

November 4, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Discoverability and Commercialization Program


January 31, 2022
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Global Market Development


April 26, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Interactive :

IDM Fund: Production and Concept Definition

Deadline 1

April 12, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Deadline 2

August 30, 2021
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.

Program Deadline

April 26, 2021 by 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.

Ontario Creates understands that COVID-19 has created many challenges across the creative industries. Company activities that facilitate international business and audience development are eligible provided they align with the objectives of the Global Market Development program. Travel and participation in industry events organized by third parties is not required.

Eligible activities/costs may include but are not limited to:

  • design and production of marketing materials including equipment, staff and operations costs
  • participation in virtual events and meetings including equipment, staff and operations costs
  • market and business consultants to facilitate connections with audience and other partners
  • As the COVID-19 situation evolves, successful applicants will be permitted to make activity changes as necessary. As always, activity changes must be approved in advance.

Note: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in the Global Market Development Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely prior to commencing your application. Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms. Please ensure that you have the current versions before preparing your documentation.

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.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to start the application process well in advance of the deadline in case technical support is required.
  • Prior to starting 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 Global Market Development 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.
  • 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 Session

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Global Market Development program Information Session. Please complete the registration form by 5:00 pm on the day prior to the Information Session.

Online Information Session



Thursday, April 8, 2021


3:00 – 4:00 pm

Participants will receive an invitation via email with a link to join the session.

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 Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6697

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.