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Executive Certificates

Take advantage of our upcoming training sessions to strengthen your international trade and growth strategies.

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Each market is unique due to economic, cultural and governmental conditions. It is important to upskill and develop a locally tailored business strategy that fosters regional success while remaining aligned with the overall corporate objectives.

The World Trade Centre Toronto’s Executive Certificates are a series of in-depth and practical one-day sessions covering crucial topics related to global trade and business expansion. It is designed for ambitious Canadian professionals, including entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, directors, executives and individuals seeking to enhance their expertise and acquire new skills to stay ahead in this competitive business environment.

Renowned industry experts lead these certificate programs, ensuring high-quality content that is shaped by insights from more than 2,000 Canadian companies actively navigating a rapidly evolving business landscape.

If you are a Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) alumni, the Executive Certificates Program (also known as TAP Advanced Trade Certificates) offers opportunities for you to refresh your knowledge and dive deeper into specific topics previously covered through TAP.

This program has been funded in part by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Upcoming Sessions

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How Executive Certificates Works

The Executive Certificates program empower Canadian professionals interested in enhancing their expertise or growing their business through half and full-day in-person workshops and mentorship from world-class trade professionals.

Eligibility Requirements

The Executive Certificate session is open to companies that are: 

  • Exporting a product, service, or technologies and want to diversify its export market or are exploring the possibility of expanding their business internationally
  • Generating more than $500,000 in annual revenue
  • Operating for at least 2 years
  • Offering an attractive value proposition


Thanks to our generous partners, this program is being offered free of charge to Ontario businesses.

How to Participate

You can apply to the upcoming Executive Certificates in one of the two ways: Direct application or partner nomination. All applications are reviewed by the WTC-T team to ensure the program is a good match and that participants can fully benefit from the program. 

As part of your initial assessment, you will be asked to answer a few questions about your business' current status and its growth prospects.  


The Executive Certificates program is supported by several partners, including Innovation, Science and Economic Development, in delivering Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy.

Additionally, a series of upcoming sessions, tailored specifically for aerospace and aviation businesses in Ontario, are being offered with the support from FedDev Ontario, as part of the Government of Canada's Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI).

More World Trade Centre Toronto Programs

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Growth Development Program (GDP)

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Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

Get ready to expand into new markets through one-of-a-kind sessions and a creation of your own export business plan vetted by top industry experts.

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Market Activation Program (MAP)

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