Canadian Market Entry Program

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Welcome to the Alberta IoT Canadian Market Entry Program, a comprehensive 4-week virtual course designed for scaleup companies seeking to establish themselves in the Canadian market. This program is tailored to innovative, tech-based companies with a proven revenue stream who are interested in expanding their business to Alberta.   

Led by a team of experienced experts in each field, the program covers all aspects of Canadian business operations to help you build a strong foundation for a successful launch in Alberta.   

This program is part of our Start Up Visa Program or can also be taken as a stand-alone course for international companies looking to expand into the Alberta market.

Fall 2023 Program: October 4, 2023

Course Details

Week 1

Begin with essential business practices in Canada/Alberta, including Canadian business culture and customs, finding product-market fit, understanding customers, and networking strategies. We will also dive into effective market research, social media marketing, negotiation techniques, and designing emails for client communication.  

Week 2

We will cover everything finance, including detailed instruction on how to register a business in Canada, an overview of tax laws in Canada and Alberta, bookkeeping/accounting requirements, and shareholder agreements. 

Week 3

We will focus on the fine print, including understanding tax credits (SHRED), IP and patents from a legal perspective, immigration compliance, data tracking, and Canadian permanent residence/citizenship for long term retention.  

Week 4

This week will wrap up with hiring in Canada, including human resources and labor laws in Canada, legal frameworks for employees (minimum wage, termination, harassment), health & employee benefit standards in Alberta, review of your options as a founder when it comes to deciding on independent contractors versus employees, and compensation items like equity versus cash compensation.

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By the end of the program, you will have all the information required to build your Canadian expansion business plan and forecast modeling for a successful launch in Canada. Once the program is completed you will get 4 hours of 1:1 with the facilitators for 6 months after completion. Join us today and take the first step towards achieving your business goals in Canada!  

Fall 2023 Program Start Date: October 4, 2023

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