Increasingly, environmental and sustainability considerations are rising to the forefront of buyers’ and suppliers’ minds — Saskatchewan exporters are no exception. STEP aims to provide supports and resources to help members tell their own sustainability story.
Trade Development Services
STEP works in partnership with Saskatchewan businesses to maximize commercial success in global ventures. Our team of professionals delivers custom export solutions to member companies across the province.
Market Access Program (MAP)
Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership’s Market Access Program (MAP) is a program designed to support the domestic and international marketing efforts of STEP members.
Market Intelligence Services
STEP’s focus on market intelligence and custom market research recognizes what members continue to tell us. Mobilizing a number of information sources, the MI Team will develop and deliver the intelligence exporters need to be successful.
International Business Trip Support Service
STEP International Business Trip Support Service is available to Regular members who are looking to plan and execute market development missions and trips on their own.
Outgoing Trade Missions & Incoming Buyers Events
Success in international markets requires customized approaches and marketing savvy. Different countries require different approaches to conclude sales, contracts, and projects.
Advice, Guidance, & Counseling
Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) understands your requirements for success in export markets and provides the tools you need to get there.
Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)
The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative, hands-on, four-day workshop designed to accelerate the strategic development of small to medium-sized businesses.
Pre Market Services
Pre Market Funding Program
Pre Market Funding is available to members in the Pre Market membership category to offset the costs of initial market exploration or market development. Applicants must demonstrate how this activity is related to relevant market research and qualified opportunities that have been identified as part of their business strategy or expansion plans.
Premium Member Incoming Buyer Funding Service
As a Premium Membership benefit, STEP members who are able to demonstrate new business opportunities by inviting a buyer to Saskatchewan, will be eligible to apply under the Premium Member Incoming Buyer Program.
Premium STEP Members also gain enhanced benefits from the following services:
- Market Access Program (MAP)
STEP Premium Members, who qualify under the STEP Market Access Program (MAP) program eligibility and funding criteria, may submit up to four (4) funding applications to a maximum reimbursement of $8,000 per year.
- Market Intelligence Services
Premium Members, beyond regular services, get customized market research reports for up to 100 hours/year, further qualification of top 5-10 prospect leads by directly contacting them, and enhanced strategy assessments in which the Director of Market Intelligence and relevant trade staff offer strategic market advice based on the gathered data.