The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Application Form

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Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals and safeguarding the personal information under its control.

“Personal information” is defined as any information, in any form, about an identifiable individual; refer to section 3 of the Privacy Act for further details regarding personal information. 

Personal information collected by DFATD is protected from disclosure to unauthorized persons and/or agencies subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act. Individuals have the right to the protection of and access to their personal information and to request corrections where the individual believes there is an error or omission. For corrections the Department’s Access to Information and Privacy Protection Division can be contacted. 

The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program, managed by the Canadian Trade Commissioners Service (TCS), provides Canadian high-growth market-ready companies support to access global markets and entrepreneurship services within the Information and Communication Technologies, (ICT), Life Sciences, and Sustainable Technologies industries.

The ideal CTA candidate has a product ready for market, differentiated technology, traction in the marketplace, has potential to scale and can demonstrate the qualifications of their management team. Companies are selected using a competitive application process. 

Information is being collected under the authority of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, Section 10(2)(e).

A completed application form is required by the Department for the purpose of assessing company eligibility for participation in the CTA program. Completion of all fields is required.  

Personal information may be shared with Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) staff members, other Government of Canada contacts such as Business Development Canada (BDC) and NRC-IRAP, industry experts, local in-market contacts and in-market accelerators. Personal information may also be used for contact purposes for CTA Alumni activities.

Your personal information will be retained until we are advised of a change in company contact or you ask us to remove your name from our database.

Personal information will be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act and will be described in a DFATD Personal Information Bank (PIB) currently under development. When completed, the PIB can be viewed at Info Source. 

Individuals have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the Department’s handling of their personal information. 

By providing your personal information, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this statement and consent to the Department’s collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of your personal information. If personal information of another management team member has been included in the CTA application form, you confirm it has been added with their knowledge and consent.