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Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program (SR&ED)

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Tax credit for R&D

Get a tax credit of 15% or a refundable tax credit of 35% on the first $3 million of qualified expenditures if you are a small Canadian-controlled private corporation.

Status is green

Status

File with your taxes

Your project

Deals with a scientific or a technological uncertainty

Involves formulating hypotheses specifically aimed at reducing or eliminating that uncertainty

Adopts an overall systematic investigative approach (e.g. testing the hypotheses by experiment or analysis)

Has the purpose of achieving a scientific or a technological advancement

Diligently logged, and has records of the hypotheses tested and results achieved

How it works

  1. Determine if your project meets the basic eligibility criteria, using the self-assessment tool. (Tip: if you've never applied before, you can get free in-person advice.)
  2. Calculate your tax credit.
  3. Complete and file the right forms with your income taxes.
  4. The tax centre will determine if further technical or financial review is required. If yes, your file will be sent to a coordinating tax services office.
  5. Your claim will be assessed and a Notice of Assessment will be sent to you.
  6. If you are owed a refund, you will receive it by cheque or direct deposit.

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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(Available in French only)

Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative

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Money to take a Western Canadian technology-based project to market

Repayable contribution of up to $3.5 million to move your innovative technology-based product, process or service from a later stage of research and development to the marketplace.

Status is red

Status

Not accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $3.5 million

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Maximum investment by this program: 50% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all governments: 50% of project costs, including tax credits such as SR&ED

Your project

Introduces a new product, process or service to market

Technologically improves an existing product, process or service

Product certifications, including Controlled Goods Registration

Pilot projects (first user) and technology demonstration projects

Technology development/acceleration

Validation of market potential and end-user acceptance

Marketing, human resources development, productivity, and process or quality improvement directly related to the commercialization of new opportunities

How it works

  1. Read the applicant guide.
  2. Pull together all required project and business information including things like a plan to commercialize the new product, process or service, an analysis of the marketplace, a detailed sales strategy and proof of funding from all sources.
  3. Complete and submit part one of the application form.
  4. The program will assess your application against other proposals received.
  5. Only the strongest applications will be invited to complete part two of the application form. If invited, you will have 10 business days to complete up to 20 additional questions with more detailed information on the proposed project and technology
  6. If successful, you'll enter into a contribution agreement.
  7. Start your project.
  8. Submit funding claims and progress reports and get reimbursed periodically for project costs.
  9. Repay your contribution. There is typically a 1-year grace-period after project completion, then 60 monthly payments. You must commercialize the technology within 3 years of project start.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada

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(Available in French only)

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Financial Assistance

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Financial support for technology innovations

Non-repayable contribution to develop, adopt or adapt innovative or improved technologies.

Status is green

Status

Accepting new clients

Money

Typical Contribution: $50,000

Maximum per year: $1 million

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Maximum investment by this program: 75% of eligible salary costs and 50% of subcontractor costs

Maximum total investment by all governments: 75% of eligible project costs

How it works

  1. Call 1-877-994-4727 to speak with an NRC IRAP Advisor.
  2. They'll ask you some questions about your firm such as your business objectives, your capacity and willingness to grow through innovation to determine if you're eligible for NRC IRAP support. If the advisor determines that your development and growth strategies could benefit from NRC IRAP support, they will refer you to an NRC IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).
  3. Your ITA may also meet with you in person to understand your business in more detail such as your business strategy and the issues you are facing, the opportunities you see for growth and your plans for the future. This information will help the ITA develop a diagnostic to identify perceived gaps and recommend strategies by which to address these gaps.
  4. Your proposal will be assessed within 3 months (usually less) based on:
    • Technical aspects and potential impacts on your business
    • Business, management, financial capabilities
    • Your assessed potential to achieve expected results
    • Your commercialization plan
    • The overall market and commercialization opportunity
    • Benefits to Canada
  5. If successful, you'll receive the contribution and work with your ITA throughout your project.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Going Global Innovation

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Money for international commercialization

Get up to $75,000 to cover up to 75% of eligible expenses associated with commercializing your technology abroad.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $75,000

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Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 75% of project costs

How it works

  1. Read the program overview and frequently asked questions.
  2. Find a potential foreign collaborator and get a letter or email confirming that they know about your technology and want to meet with you. (Tip: Use the Trade Commissioner Service to find a partner if you don't already have one.)
  3. Request your application form.
  4. Prepare and submit your application. (Tip: The application must be submitted no later than eight weeks before your expected travel date.)
  5. If your application is approved, sign a contribution agreement with Global Affairs Canada.
  6. Travel and meet with your potential partners.
  7. Submit a final report and claim your eligible expenses no later than 10 days following completion of your travel.
  8. Keep your receipts for five years for auditing purposes.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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(Available in French only)

Quebec Economic Development Program —Private Sector

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Quebec business development funding

Repayable contribution to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses related to starting a business, succession planning, productivity, innovation, technology, marketing, exporting and/or structuring a network.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

From $15,000 to $10 million

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of eligible costs for capital projects, 75% for other projects
Maximum total investment by all government programs: 90% of eligible project costs

How it works

  1. Read the project submission guide.
  2. Contact your local Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions business office. They'll appraise your project, answer your questions and assess your eligibility.
  3. If eligible, you'll be assigned an advisor and receive an application form.
  4. Prepare and submit your application to your advisor.
  5. Your application will be evaluated on things such as anticipated results and level of risk, and you'll find out the results in 35 to 65 days.
  6. If successful, you'll receive a letter of offer within five business days, which will become your funding agreement and will contain all of the rules and regulations you'll need to follow.
  7. Start your economic development project.
  8. Submit quarterly claims to get money reimbursed. Your final payment will come when the project is finished.
  9. Pay the money back according to the schedule in your funding agreement.

Government of Canada, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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(Available in French only)

Investing in Business Innovation—For-Profit Early Stage Companies

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Funding to leverage angel and capital investments

Get a repayable contribution for late-stage development or early-stage commercialization of innovative, unique products and processes.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $1 Million

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Maximum investment by this program: 33% of eligible project costs

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 75% of eligible non-capital costs and 50% of eligible capital costs

You

Have funding commitments covering two-thirds of the project

Employ fewer than 50 full-time equivalent staff

How it works

  1. Read the program guidelines.
  2. Contact FedDev Ontario to discuss how well your project fits with program criteria and objectives.
  3. Prepare and submit your application.
  4. FedDev Ontario will evaluate your application and will let you know if you've been successful.
  5. Negotiate a contribution agreement.
  6. Start your project.
  7. Submit eligible expenses for reimbursement, no more than once a month and no less than twice a year.
  8. Keep up with the reporting requirements outlined in your contribution agreement.
  9. Finish your project by December 31, 2018.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Investing in Business Growth and Productivity—SMEs

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Financial support to expand an established business

Repayable contribution to grow your established business through market diversification, expanding facilities and integrating into global value chains.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $20 million

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Maximum investment by this program: 25% of eligible project costs

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 75% of eligible non-capital costs and 50% of eligible capital costs

How it works

  1. Read the program guidelines.
  2. Contact FedDev Ontario to discuss how well your project fits with program criteria and objectives.
  3. Prepare and submit a Statement of Intent.
  4. FedDev Ontario will evaluate your Statement of Intent and will let you know if you've been selected to compile a full application.
  5. Complete a full application.
  6. FedDev Ontario will evaluate your full application against the objectives of the program and will let you know within if you've been successful.
  7. Negotiate a contribution agreement.
  8. Start your project.
  9. Submit eligible expenses for reimbursement, no more than once a month and no less than twice a year.
  10. Keep up with the reporting requirements outlined in your contribution agreement.
  11. Finish your project by December 31, 2018.
  12. Repay the contribution according to the terms of your contribution agreement.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Business Development Program

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Money for start-up and expansion in Atlantic Canada
Get an interest-free repayable contribution of up to 75% of eligible costs to start-up, expand, commercialize a new product or service or improve competitiveness. Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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AgriInnovate Program

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Repayable contributions for agri-sector innovation projects
Get up to $10 million in repayable contributions to cover 50% of the cost of projects that aim to accelerate demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

Mitacs Accelerate

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Get top-ranked research talent

Stretch your $7,500 investment and expand your R&D potential by collaborating with faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows on your company's complex research challenges.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications.

Money

For each 4-month internship (scalable, with no upper limit):

Your contribution: $7,500

Research grant: $15,000

How it works

  1. Contact a Mitacs representative in your province. They'll help you identify an intern and refine your goals.
  2. Read the How to Write Your Proposal guide.
  3. Write your proposal with the project participants, and get feedback your Mitacs representative.
  4. Collect all signatures and required documents and submit the final proposal to your Mitacs representative. Peer review takes approximately 6–8 weeks.
  5. If the proposal is approved, Mitacs will get in touch with more details about how to make your financial contribution. When they receive it, Mitacs will release the Accelerate award to the university and it will pay the intern.
  6. Begin your project.

Mitacs

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BDC Xpansion Loan

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Business expansion loan

Loans of over $100,000 to help you realize projects that are key to your growth and success, without putting your cash flow at risk.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum amount: $750,000

Use this loan to

Expand your market (domestically or abroad)

Invest in technology

Launch a new marketing campaign

Develop new products

Protect or license intellectual property

Hire and train additional employees

Obtain a certification and more

How it works

  1. Contact BDC online or by phone.
  2. A BDC representative will get in touch with you to set up a meeting and review your project.
  3. Depending on the project, documents will have to be provided to BDC to process your application.
  4. Your application will be processed. The loan will be approved or denied.
  5. Your repayment period could be up to 6 years.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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FedNor Innovation Fund—Private Sector

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Funding for applied R&D activities in Northern Ontario

Repayable contribution to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses related to the adoption and commercialization of new technologies.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Amount is based on the minimum you need

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Maximum investment by this program: Up to 33% of eligible capital costs or up to 50% of eligible non-capital costs

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 75% of project costs

How it works

  1. Read the program guidelines and make sure your proposal fits in with the innovation priority. (Tip: Discuss your proposal with a FedNor officer before completing an application.)
  2. Fill out an application for financial assistance. It will include key contact and project information, along with a short summary of how your project fits in with the innovation priority and its anticipated measurable economic benefits.
  3. FedNor will evaluate your initial application to determine if your project is eligible to move on to the next phase.
  4. If successful, you will be invited to submit a detailed application.
  5. FedNor will evaluate your full proposal on factors such as project outcomes, competitiveness and benefits to Northern Ontario's economy, and aims to have results within 80 working days.
  6. If successful, you will negotiate a contribution agreement, which lays out repayment details and obligations such as reporting requirements.
  7. Start your project.
  8. Submit eligible expenses for reimbursement.
  9. Report to FedNor on project progress, spending and other activities as identified in your contribution agreement.
  10. Repay the funding according to the terms negotiated in your contribution agreement.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — FedNor

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FedNor Youth Internships—Private Sector

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Share the cost of hiring recent graduates
Get up to $31,500 to cover up to 50% of the eligible costs of hiring a recent graduate for a period of 12 months in a full-time position.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — FedNor

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Atlantic Innovation Fund—Private Sector Businesses

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Financial backing for technology R&D in Atlantic Canada

Conditionally repayable contribution of up to $3 million to develop or adapt a technology-based product, process or service with strong potential for commercialization.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

$500,000 to $3 million

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Max contribution: 75% of eligible project costs

Max total funding by all government programs: 75%

How it works

  1. Fill out the Project Concept Template. (Tip: you'll need to estimate project costs, describe the market potential and include your latest annual financial statements).
  2. Submit it to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) office nearest you.
  3. An ACOA representative will contact you to discuss the project and guide you in the preparation of your proposal.
  4. Then you can submit the Application for Financial Assistance and project proposal.
  5. ACOA evaluates your application.
  6. If successful, you'll negotiate and sign a contribution agreement.
  7. Submit eligible expenses and get reimbursed within 25 days. (Tip: Eligible project costs can be claimed from the application date.)
  8. Fulfill any reporting and repayment obligations and conditionally repay ACOA's contribution, as per the terms outlined in your contribution agreement.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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(Available in French only)

Experience Awards

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Share of the cost of hiring an Engineering intern

Access up to $4,500 toward the cost of having an undergraduate science or engineering student address R&D challenges in your business for up to 16 weeks.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $4,500 toward student's salary

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Maximum total investment by all government(s): Varies by province

How it works

  1. Select an R&D challenge within the fields of natural sciences and engineering.
  2. Choose your student (Tip: Contact the NSERC Regional Offices for help and advice to find a researcher.)
  3. Read the guidelines.
  4. Register for an e-services account with NSERC.
  5. Complete the application. There are two parts. Part I is filled out by your chosen student. NSERC will provide you with a reference number. Once you have it, log into your NSERC account. Select form 202, Part II, and enter the student's reference number. Follow the rest of the steps.
  6. NSERC assesses your application on the student's eligibility, the project's eligibility, and other criteria, usually within a month.
  7. If approved, you'll typically get your funding within 30 days. You pay the student and NSERC reimburses you at the end of the student's term.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development—For-Profit

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Funding for innovative projects in Northern Canada
Get up to $99,000 for projects that contribute to diversifying Canada's northern economy and promoting clean economic growth. Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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Entrepreneurship and Business Development Fund

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Financial support for Aboriginal businesses in the territories
Financial contributions for Aboriginal entrepreneurs or Aboriginal-controlled organizations that support entrepreneurship in Canada's three territories.

Government of Canada, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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(Available in French only)

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 1

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Financial backing for R&D and commercialization

Get a contribution of up to 50% of eligible expenses to conduct R&D that will accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes and services.

Status is green

Status

Accepting Statements of Interest

Money

Minimum: $10 million

Stacking

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 75% of eligible project costs

Your project

Will be carried out in Canada

Technology readiness level 1 to 9

Supports the development of a technology to a higher readiness level

Must have clear economic, innovation and/or public benefits for Canada (e.g., create jobs, develop a new technology, support local communities, etc.)

How it works

  1. Read the Program and Statement of Interest guides.
  2. Write and submit your Statement of Interest.
  3. The Strategic Innovation Fund will confirm whether your Statement of Interest has potential and if completing a full application is advisable.
  4. Develop and submit your full application.
  5. Your application will be assessed against the anticipated benefits of the project (e.g., potential spillover benefits, number of jobs created and environmental benefits) and will undergo due
  6. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will decide which projects to fund.
  7. If successful, you will negotiate a contribution agreement, which lays out details such as whether the contribution is repayable, non-repayable or a combination, and obligations such as reporting requirements.
  8. Move forward with your project and submit eligible expenses for reimbursement.
  9. Repay the contribution, if applicable.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 2

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Financial support for growth and expansion

Get a contribution of up to 50% of eligible expenses to support the expansion or material improvement of existing industrial or technological facilities, or projects.

Status is green

Status

Accepting Statements of Interest

Money

Minimum: $10 million

Stacking

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 75% of eligible project costs

Your project

Will be carried out in Canada

Technology readiness level 8 to 9

Should result in growth, increased efficiency or output capacity

Must have clear economic, innovation and/or public benefits for Canada (e.g., create jobs, develop a new technology, support local communities, etc.)

How it works

  1. Read the Program and Statement of Interest guides.
  2. Write and submit your Statement of Interest.
  3. The Strategic Innovation Fund will confirm whether your Statement of Interest has potential and if completing a full application is advisable.
  4. Develop and submit your full application.
  5. Your application will be assessed against the anticipated benefits of the project (e.g., potential spillover benefits, number of jobs created and environmental benefits) and will undergo due
  6. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will decide which projects to fund.
  7. If successful, you will negotiate a contribution agreement, which lays out details such as whether the contribution is repayable, non-repayable or a combination, and obligations such as reporting requirements.
  8. Move forward with your project and submit eligible expenses for reimbursement.
  9. Repay the contribution, if applicable.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 3

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Funding to establish new facilities and attract investment

Get a contribution of up to 50% of eligible expenses for projects that support, attract and retain new investment in industrial or technological facilities in Canada.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Minimum: $10 million

Stacking

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 75% of eligible project costs

Your project

Will be carried out in Canada

Minimum technology readiness level 2

Should support the establishment of new facilities or bring new mandates to Canada

Must have clear economic, innovation and/or public benefits for Canada (e.g., create jobs, develop a new technology, support local communities, etc.)

How it works

  1. Read the Program and Statement of Interest guides.
  2. Write and submit your Statement of Interest.
  3. The Strategic Innovation Fund will confirm whether your Statement of Interest has potential and if completing a full application is advisable.
  4. Develop and submit your full application.
  5. Your application will be assessed against the anticipated benefits of the project (e.g., potential spillover benefits, number of jobs created and environmental benefits) and will undergo due diligence.
  6. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will decide which projects to fund.
  7. If successful, you will negotiate a contribution agreement, which lays out details such as whether the contribution is repayable, non-repayable or a combination, and obligations such as reporting requirements.
  8. Move forward with your project and submit eligible expenses for reimbursement.
  9. Repay the contribution, if applicable.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

Canadian International Innovation Program

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Seed funding for international industrial R&D

Get up to $600,000 in funding to cover up to 50% of research and development project expenses while working with a foreign partner in Brazil, China, India, Israel or South Korea.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $600,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 75% of project costs

Your project

Should have high potential for commercialization and address technology adaptation, validation or development

Is not for military use

Will need to meet different requirements set by Canada and your partner country

How it works

  1. Read the program overview.
  2. Check out the country-specific Requests for Proposals.
  3. If there is a project of interest, contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in that country to help you find a partner (if you don't already have one) or apply to participate in a country specific partnership development activity.
  4. Submit a Company Profile form to indicate your interest.
  5. Prepare and submit a joint proposal with your international partner. All contact information and necessary forms will be available in the country-specific Request for Proposal document.
  6. Your proposal will be evaluated and a decision will be communicated in five to seven months from the closing of the application process.
  7. If your project is selected, both Canada and your partner country will conduct further due diligence to make sure all elements of the project are in order.
  8. Sign a funding agreement outlining specific milestone and reporting requirements.
  9. Get your money as your project meets the milestones and reporting obligations set out in the funding agreement.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Investing in Business Innovation—Angel Networks

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Money for angel investor networks

Get a non-repayable contribution so your not-for-profit angel investor network can invest in more innovative, high-growth potential start-up businesses.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $500,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 100% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 100% of project costs

How it works

  1. Read the program guidelines.
  2. Contact FedDev Ontario to discuss how well your project fits with program criteria and objectives.
  3. Prepare and submit your application.
  4. FedDev Ontario will evaluate your application and will let you know if you've been successful.
  5. Negotiate a contribution agreement.
  6. Start your project.
  7. Submit eligible expenses for reimbursement, no more than once a month and no less than twice a year.
  8. Keep up with the reporting requirements outlined in your contribution agreement.
  9. Finish your project by December 31, 2018.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Investing in Business Innovation—Not-For-Profit Organizations

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Funding to support new entrepreneurs

Get a non-repayable contribution to provide skills development, education and seed financing to new entrepreneurs.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $20 million

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 100% of eligible project costs

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 100% of eligible project costs

How it works

  1. Read the program guidelines.
  2. Contact FedDev Ontario to discuss how well your project fits with program criteria and objectives.
  3. Prepare and submit your application.
  4. FedDev Ontario will evaluate your application and will let you know if you've been successful.
  5. Negotiate a contribution agreement.
  6. Start your project. (Tip: There are guidelines you need to follow. For example, you can use this money to provide up to $10,000 for business training for new entrepreneurs, or up to $30,000 in matching funding to new start-up entrepreneurs.)
  7. Submit eligible expenses for reimbursement, no more than once a month and no less than twice a year.
  8. Keep up with the reporting requirements outlined in your contribution agreement.
  9. Finish your project by December 31, 2018.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Investing in Business Growth and Productivity—Not-For-Profit

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Funding to support SME expansion

Non-repayable contribution to fund or collaborate with SMEs on improving productivity, diversifying markets and integrating into global value chains.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $20 million

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 100% of eligible project costs

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 100% of eligible project costs

How it works

  1. Read the program guidelines.
  2. Contact FedDev Ontario to discuss how well your project fits with program criteria and objectives.
  3. Prepare and submit an application.
  4. FedDev Ontario will evaluate your application and will let you know within if you've been successful.
  5. Negotiate a contribution agreement.
  6. Start your project.
  7. Submit eligible expenses for reimbursement, no more than once a month and no less than twice a year.
  8. Keep up with the reporting requirements outlined in your contribution agreement.
  9. Finish your project by December 31, 2018.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 4

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Financial support to advance industrial R&D and demonstration

Get a non-repayable contribution of up to 100% of eligible expenses for your network or consortium proposal to advance data and digital innovations in the health and biosciences sector.

Status is green

Status

Accepting Statements of Interest

Money

Minimum: $10 million

Maximum: $50 million

Stacking

Maximum total investment by all government programs: up to 100% of eligible costs

Your project

Will be carried out in Canada

Technology readiness level 1 to 7

Should accelerate adoption and development of emerging platform technologies and scaling of high-potential health and biosciences companies with a high degree of collaboration between the private sector, researchers and non-profit organizations.

Must have clear economic, innovation and public benefits for Canada (e.g., create jobs, develop a new technology, support local communities, etc.)

How it works

  1. Read the Program and Statement of Interest guidelines.
  2. Write and submit your Statement of Interest.
  3. Your Statement of Interest will be assessed and a select number of applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
  4. Develop and submit your full application.
  5. Your application will be assessed against the anticipated benefits of the project (e.g., potential spillover benefits, number of jobs created and environmental benefits) and will undergo due diligence.
  6. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will decide which projects to fund.
  7. If successful, you will negotiate a contribution agreement, which lays out details such as conditions of the contribution, obligations of the parties and reporting requirements.
  8. Move forward with your project and submit eligible expenses for reimbursement.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

FedNor Youth Internships—Not-for-Profit

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Share the cost of hiring recent graduates
Get up to $31,500 to cover up to 90% of the eligible costs of salary and employee benefits to hire a recent graduate.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — FedNor

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Engage Grants—Industrial Partner

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Researcher for short-term R&D challenge

Address a challenge specific to your company with an academic researcher funded by this program.

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Status

Accepting applications

Funding

Maximum: $25,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 100% of direct project costs up to $25,000

Maximum total investment by all government(s): varies by province

How it works

  1. Define your specific R&D challenge within the fields of natural sciences and engineering.
  2. Identify a university professor or college researcher that can help, and get them on board. (Tip: contact the NSERC Regional Offices for help and advice to find a researcher.)
  3. Read the guidelines.
  4. Feed into the application process. (Tip: the application is mainly completed by the university or college researcher. As a business, you contribute to the development of the proposal, create a letter of support responding to particular questions and provide a profile of your company to the researcher or to NSERC directly.)
  5. NSERC assesses the application on technical merit, industrial relevance and other criteria, usually within six weeks.
  6. If approved, funding is typically provided to the university or college within 30 days.

Government of Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development—Not-For-Profit

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Funding for economic development in Northern Canada
Get up to $2 million for innovation and clean-tech, economic growth and diversification, and capacity development projects. Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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(Available in French only)

Atlantic Innovation Fund—Universities, Colleges and Research Institutions

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Funding for R&D in Atlantic Canada

Non-repayable contribution of up to $3 million to develop a new technology-based product, process or service with strong potential for commercialization.

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

Max. $3 million

Stacking

Max contribution : 80% of eligible project costs

Max total funding by all government programs: 100%

How it works

  1. Fill out the Project Concept Template. (Tip: your project description will need to include estimated project costs and a description of the market potential).
  2. Submit it to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) office nearest you.
  3. An ACOA representative will contact you to discuss the project and guide you in the preparation of your proposal.
  4. Then you can submit the Application for Financial Assistance and project proposal.
  5. ACOA evaluates your application.
  6. If successful, you'll negotiate and sign a contribution agreement.
  7. Submit eligible expenses and get reimbursed within 25 days. (Tip: Eligible project costs can be claimed from the application date.)
  8. Fulfill any reporting obligations, as per the outlined in your contribution agreement.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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(Available in French only)

Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation

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Loan for innovation
Interest-bearing loans of $150,000 to $500,000 for late-stage commercialization, new product or service development, new applications or markets, development or implementation of new processes or technologies.

Community Futures Development Corporation

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Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN)

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Accelerate your path to commercialization
Access skills and infrastructure worth $50,000 to $100,000 to commercialize your innovative technology, products, application or services.

Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks

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BC Tech Co-op Grants Program

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Funding for a tech co-op student in BC
Get almost 25% ($2,700) of a co-op student's salary when you hire them for a tech-role.

Government of British Columbia, BC Innovation Council

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Technology Access Centres (TAC)

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Access technology, equipment and expertise

Gain access to specialized technology, equipment and expertise at 30 centres across Canada to help with your productivity and innovation projects.

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Accepting clients

How it works

  1. Check out the capabilities of each of the 30 Technology Access Centres. (Tip: Each centre focuses on particular sectors, so the one that is geographically closest to you might not have the right equipment or expertise.)
  2. Get in touch with Tech-Access Canada to discuss your project. Tip: Email is best. Include as much detail as you are able to share, including:
    • A description of the problem/innovation challenge
    • What has been attempted to solve the problem
    • Your own deadlines
    • Contact information
  3. You'll hear back from a member of the Tech-Access team within two days.
  4. They'll survey the members and build a list of centres that are able to assist.
  5. They'll connect you with the right point of contact at each centre and you'll work with staff there to come up with a work plan based upon your needs.

Tech-Access Canada

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Career-Launcher Cleantech Internships

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Subsidized clean tech intern
Get an intern for 6 to 12 months for a clean-tech job and receive a wage subsidy of up to 70% of their salary (maximum $15,000).

Colleges and Institutes Canada

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Career-Launcher Natural Resources Internships

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Subsidized natural resources intern
Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for a green job and receive a wage subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000).

Colleges and Institutes Canada

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ECO Canada Internship

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Subsidized environmental intern
Get an intern for 12 months for an environmental job and receive a wage subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000).

Eco Canada

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MiHR Green Internship

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Subsidized mining intern
Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months to focus on clean technology, innovation and the environment and receive a subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $12,000).

Mining Industry Human Resources Council

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Science Horizons Youth Internship

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Subsidized environmental STEM intern
Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for an environmental STEM job and receive a subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000).

BioTalent Canada

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Clean Leadership Full-Time Internship

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Subsidized environmental STEM intern
Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for an environmental STEM job and receive a subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000).

Clean Foundation

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Training and Employment Services — R&D

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Financial support to address labour market needs in Manitoba
A range of services and programs that help employers and job seekers find each other, learn together and succeed together.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Jobs and the Economy

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NATI Commercialization Officer Internship and Directed Research Program

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Interns for advanced technology commercialization in Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador companies that demonstrate a focus on commercialization and directed research may be able to access an intern to assist with commercialization efforts.

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries

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Innovate to Opportunity

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Wage subsidy for innovation jobs in Nova Scotia
Get a wage subsidy starting at 35% when you hire recent maste’rs and PhD grads for jobs paying at least $60,000 per year that are focused on research and innovation and will help your business begin, prepare for or expand exporting.

Government of Nova Scotia, Labour and Advanced Education

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Ontario business research institute tax credit

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Ontario business research tax credit
Your Ontario corporation could qualify for a tax credit of 20% of the costs of scientific research and experimental development, up to a maximum of $4 million per tax year.

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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Direct Equity Tax Credit

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Tax credit for Newfoundland and Labrador investors
Tax credit of 20% (North East Avalon region) or 35% (other regions) for individuals and corporations who invest in Newfoundland and Labrador small businesses for start-up, modernization and growth.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Finance

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Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

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Tax credit for interactive digital media production in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get a refundable tax credit of 40% for costs of labour related to producing interactive digital media in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Finance

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Innovation and Development Labour Rebate Program

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Tax credit for development and commercialization in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
25% tax credit for eligible labour costs on projects to develop and commercialize new products, processes and services in PEI.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Digital Media Tax Credit

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Tax credit for interactive digital media production in Nova Scotia
Refundable tax credit of 50% for local labour costs or 25% of total funds spent in Nova Scotia in the development of an interactive digital media product.

Government of Nova Scotia, Finance and Treasury Board

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Nova Scotia Research and Development Tax Credit

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Tax credit for R&D in Nova Scotia
Tax credit of 15% for qualified scientific research and experimental development expenditures in Nova Scotia.

Government of Nova Scotia, Finance and Treasury Board

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New Brunswick Research and Development Tax Credit

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Tax credit for R&D in New Brunswick
Refundable tax credit of 15% for qualified scientific research and experimental development expenditures in New Brunswick.

Government of New Brunswick, Finance

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Tax Credit for Salaries and Wages R&D

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Tax credit for R&D in Quebec
Tax credit of 14 to 37.5% of labour costs for scientific research and experimental development expenditures in Quebec.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Research Consortium Tax Credit

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Tax credit for cooperative pre-competitive research in Quebec
Private-sector partners creating a non-profit consortium for cooperative, pre-competitive research can get a tax credit of up to 80% of costs.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Tax Credit for Pre-Competitive Private Partnership Research

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Tax credit for pre-competitive partnership research in Quebec
Refundable tax credit of 30% for R&D work conducted in partnership with another private company.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Tax Holiday for Foreign Experts

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Tax holiday for foreign expert salaries in Quebec
Get a tax holiday—ranging from 100% of taxable earnings in the first year to 25% in the fifth year—when you hire a foreign expert to work on R&D in Quebec.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Tax Holiday for Foreign Researchers

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Tax holiday for foreign researcher salaries in Quebec
Get a tax holiday—ranging from 100% of taxable earnings in the first year to 25% in the fifth year—when you hire a foreign researcher to work on R&D in Quebec.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Ontario Innovation Tax Credit

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Refundable tax credit for R&D in Ontario
Refundable tax credit of 8% for innovative scientific research and experimental development expenditures in Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance

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Ontario Tax Exemption for Commercialization

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Tax exemption for commercializing Canadian intellectual property (IP)
Refund of corporate tax paid by Canadian universities within the first 10 taxation years for commercializing intellectual property (IP) in advanced health, bioeconomy (including clean energy technologies) and telecommunications, computer or digital technologies.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

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Alberta Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit Program

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Tax credit for R&D in Alberta
Refundable tax credit of 10% for scientific research and experimental development expenditures in Alberta.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

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BC Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Credit

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Tax credit for R&D in British Columbia
Refundable tax credit of 10% for scientific research and experimental development expenditures in British Columbia.

Government of British Columbia

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Yukon Research and Development Tax Credit

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Tax credit for R&D in Yukon
Tax credit of 15 to 20% for scientific research and experimental development expenditures in Yukon.

Government of Yukon, Department of Finance

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Development of E-Business Tax Credit

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Tax credit for development of a Quebec e-business
Tax credit of 30% (24% refundable and 6% non-refundable) for information technology (IT) sector salaries up to a maximum of $25,000 per employee working on e-business activities.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Ontario research and development tax credit

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Non-refundable tax credit for R&D in Ontario
Reduce your corporate income tax with a credit of 3.5% for scientific research and experimental development expenditures in Ontario.

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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Tax holiday for a new business created to commercialize intellectual property

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Tax credit for commercialization of intellectual property (IP) in Quebec
If you create a new business by commercializing intellectual property stemming from a university or public research centre, you could be eligible for a tax holiday for up to 10 years.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Tax credit for technological adaptation services

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Tax credit for technology transfer in Quebec
Tax credit of 50% of the costs of transferring technology from a college technology transfer centre or liaison and transfer centre.

Gouvernement du Québec, Revenu Québec

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Tax credit for film production services

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Quebec film, animation and special effects tax credit
Refundable tax credit of 20% to 36% of the cost of labour and goods relating to film production, computer-aided animation and special effects.

Gouvernement du Québec, Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)

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City of Saskatoon Business Development Incentives Program

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Tax abatement incentive to encourage business in Saskatoon
Exemptions and reductions of any city tax or fee, waiving of utility deposits and down payments on land, and exemptions or reductions of prepaid servicing levies.

Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority

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Tax Credit Rate Increase for Biopharmaceutical Corporations

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Tax credit for biopharmaceutical R&D in Quebec
Preferential tax credit rate of 22% for labour costs relating to biopharmaceutical R&D in Quebec.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit

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Tax credit for animation and special effects work in Ontario
Refundable tax credit of 18% on local Ontario labour costs related to the creation of computer animation and special effects for use in film and television.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

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Tax credit for interactive digital media creation in Ontario
Refundable tax credit of 35 to 40% of eligible labour, marketing and distribution expenditures related to the creation of interactive digital media products in Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Manitoba Research and Development Tax Credit

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Tax credit for R&D in Manitoba
Tax credit of 15% for research and experimental development projects in Manitoba.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Department of Finance

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CBDC Innovation Loan

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Loan for technology improvements
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to increase your business productivity with the introduction of new technology.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Accel-rx

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Support for medical innovators
Get capital and other support through the seed stage of development to prepare for successfully raising venture capital funding.

Accel-rx

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BDC - Equipment Purchase financing

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Loans to purchase equipment

Get a loan to cover up to 125% of the purchase cost of new or used equipment for your business.

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: No limit

Use this loan to

Buy production line machinery and equipment

Purchase specialized technology, such as lab equipment

Buy commercial vehicles and more

How it works

  1. Contact BDC online or by phone.
  2. A BDC representative will get in touch with you to set up a meeting and review your project.
  3. Depending on the project, documents will have to be provided to BDC to process your application.
  4. Your application will be processed. The loan will be approved or denied.
  5. Your repayment period could be up to 12 years.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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BDC Small Business Loan

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Borrow up to $100K fast

Apply online for a business loan of up to $100,000 within two to five business days**.

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

$10,000 to $100,000

Use this loan to

Buy equipment

Attend a tradeshow

Purchase extra software or hardware

Apply for intellectual property protection

How it works

  1. Apply online
  2. Provide all required information and get approved within 5 days.
  3. Your funds will be deposited into your account within 2 to 5 business days after approval**
  4. Repay your loan over 5 years.

**From the time all required information has been submitted

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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BDC Technology Financing Information and Communications Technology Loan

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Loan to purchase or upgrade technology

Loans of over $100,000 to invest in information and communications technology such as hardware, software and related consulting services.

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum amount: No limit

Use this loan for

Hardware: servers, networks, telephone equipment, computers and accessories

Software: enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), human resources, supply chain, finance and accounting applications

Consulting services: IT planning, strategy, security, online sales, Internet marketing and social media

How it works

  1. Contact BDC online or by phone.
  2. A BDC representative will get in touch with you to set up a meeting and review your project.
  3. Depending on the project, documents will have to be provided to BDC to process your application.
  4. Your application will be processed. The loan will be approved or denied.
  5. Your repayment period could be up to 4 years.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan

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Loan for Indigenous entrepreneurs
Purchase assets, start exporting, pay start-up or franchise fees and replenish working capital with a $250,000 loan for existing businesses or $150,000 for start-ups.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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BDC Working Capital Custom Financing

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Customized working capital financing
Get mezzanine, cash-flow financing or quasi-equity financing to inject working capital into your growth projects.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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Anges Québec Capital fund

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Angel investment for innovative Quebec companies
Investments of $5 million to $25 million for 2 to 6 years for innovative companies with high growth potential and a competitive advantage.

Anges Québec

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Canada Media Fund

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Funding for Canadian TV and digital media
Financial support for the development of innovative and new Canadian content, including digital content, content representing minority groups and content destined for export markets.

Canada Media Fund

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Business Investment Program—Term Loan

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Loan for business improvement in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get a term loan of up to $500,000 per fiscal year, at a 3% interest rate, for increasing productivity, taking advantage of export potential and improving your competitiveness.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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Business Investment Program—Equity Investment

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Equity funding for business improvement in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get equity funding of up to $1 million to increase your productivity, take advantage of export potential and improve your competitiveness.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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Entrepreneur Loan Program

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Loan for PEI entrepreneurs
Get a loan of up to $100,000 with a maximum 7 year term for starting, improving or expanding a business.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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Community Futures Program (Ontario)

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Loan to start or expand a business in rural Ontario
Loans of up to $150,000 to finance new or existing small businesses and social enterprises in rural Ontario.

Community Futures Ontario

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Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Loans

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Loans for Alberta women entrepreneurs
Loans of $30,000 to $150,000 for market-ready start-ups, business expansion and business purchases.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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CDEM Investment Fund

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Loans for Manitoba Francophone entrepreneurs
Loans of $5,000 to $75,000 for Francophones to finance start-up, expansion and creation of an export division.

Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM)

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Femmessor — Conventional loan

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Loans for women-owned Quebec businesses
Loans from $20,000 to $150,000 to start or grow a Quebec business with a least one woman shareholder owning 25% and occupying a strategic leadership role.

Femmessor

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Nutressor

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Loans for Quebec agribusiness growth and innovation
Loans and support growth, innovation and development projects in Quebec agribusinesses.

Fondaction

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Project Financing

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Project financing for Quebec entrepreneurs
Loans, loan guarantees or capital investments of $50,000 and up for projects involving expansion, exporting, modernization, innovation, buildings and equipment, marketing and more.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Créativité Québec

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Loans for innovation projects in Quebec
Flexible term loans or loan guarantees from $50,000 to $5 million for technological innovation with commercial potential in manufacturing or high-value added services (for example, information technology (IT), communications, environmental services, creative and industrial design services and more).

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Development of Québec Intellectual Property in the Video Game Industry

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Venture capital for Quebec video game projects
Equity investment in Quebec multimedia companies developing new video games that have playable prototypes.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Innovative Manufacturer Financing

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Innovation and commercialization loan for Quebec manufacturers
Loans from $50,000 to $250,000 for Quebec manufacturers to start an innovation project or commercialize an innovative product.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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PADAT: A Program Supporting the Development of Tourist Attractions

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Loans to develop Quebec tourist attractions
Loans or loan guarantees from $150,000 to $5 million covering up to 60% of project costs related to boosting the region's potential to attract tourists from other parts of Canada and abroad.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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BioMed Propulsion Program

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Equity loan for biotechnology and medical technology in Quebec
Financial assistance of $500,000 to $10 million for research and development (R&D), product development and commercialization in human or animal health biotechnology and medical technology.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Innovexport Fund

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Seed funding for innovative Quebec start-ups
Equity investments of $50,000 to $1 million per round of funding for export-destined innovative products and services.

Le Fonds Innovexport

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ESSOR

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Loans for fast growing Quebec companies
Loans of $100,000 or more for manufacturing innovation projects and $250,000 or more for creation of a new business or expansion/modernization of an existing business.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Capital Intelligent Mtl

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Capital for Montréal innovators
Venture capital investment for Montréal start-ups or rapidly growing firms with innovative solutions to urban challenges.

PME MTL

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Agriculture Direct Loans

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Loans for strategic agriculture projects in New Brunswick
Loans for projects that fit within the province's agricultural strategies with respect to land, jobs, export sales, markets and more.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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Social Enterprise Ontario — Loans

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Loans for francophone social enterprises in Ontario
Get a loan of up to $40,000 to start or expand a business with social or environmental objectives.

Social Enterprise Ontario

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Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund for Social Enterprises (revenue-generating)

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Loans for social enterprise growth in Ontario
Help your social enterprise innovate and grow with loans of $5,000 to $25,000.

Centre for Social Innovation

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(Available in French only)

Ontario film and television funding

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Financial assistance for film and television in Ontario
Funds and grants for film and TV producers to research, develop product and export to new markets.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Ag-West Bio Commercialization Fund

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Loans or equity for Saskatchewan bio product commercialization
Injection of $30,000 to $300,000 into early stage companies in the agricultural biotechnology, bioproducts, bioprocesses, natural health products and functional foods sectors.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ag-West Bio Inc.

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Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Lending (AFSC)

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Loans for Alberta farmers and other agribusinesses
Agricultural producers and food processors can get loans of up to $5 million to start, develop and grow their farming operations, develop products, cover working capital requirements and other needs.

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)

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(Available in French only)

ATB BoostR

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Crowd sourcing for Alberta entrepreneurs
Raise money for your business on this crowd-sourcing platform and offer your investors rewards for investing in your idea.

Government of Alberta, ATB Financial

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Culture and Communications Investment Fund

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Support for cultural enterprises in Quebec
Quasi-equity loans for performing arts, publishing, audiovisual, recording, radio, television, multimedia and digital companies.

Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications

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Financing of Refundable Tax Credits

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Tax credit advance loan in Quebec
If you're eligible for a refundable tax credit and need the funds to carry out your project right away, you can get a loan of up to 100% of the anticipated amount, starting at $50,000 for scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credits and at $20,000 for other tax credits.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Entrepreneurship@UBC Seed Fund

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Early stage risk capital for University of British Columbia (UBC) connected innovators
Risk capital for new and innovative start-ups founded by UBC students, alumni, faculty and staff.

University of British Columbia

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Alberta TechBlazer

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Loan to invest in technology in rural Alberta
Invest in technology or develop new products and markets in rural Alberta with a loan of up to $150,000.

Community Futures Alberta

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Community Futures British Columbia TechBlazer

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Technology loan for rural BC businesses
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to invest in technology or develop new products and markets for your rural British Columbia business.

Community Futures British Columbia

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Aboriginal Business Loans - General

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Loans for Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada
Get a loan of up to $250,000 to start, expand or improve an Aboriginal-owned business in Atlantic Canada.

Ulnooweg

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CBDC Clean Technology Initiative

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Loan for clean tech in rural Atlantic Canada
If you are a rural Atlantic Canadian entrepreneur with a clean-tech idea or want to implement clean technology or processes in your business, you can get a loan of up to $150,000.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Femmessor — Share capital

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Equity investment in women-owned Quebec businesses
Capital investment of $50,000 to $250,000 for growth or acquisition of a Quebec business when women entrepreneurs own at least 25% of the shares and occupy a leadership position in the firm.

Femmessor

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Investment Accelerator Fund

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Seed funding for early-stage tech in Ontario
If your company is close to commercialization in information technology (IT), health or clean tech—and your addressable market size is $100 million—this capital investment of $500,000 may be for you.

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

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(Available in French only)

Eastern Ontario Development Fund — Business Stream Loans

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Loans to grow or expand in eastern Ontario
Loans of up to $5 million for large investments that create more than 50 jobs in eastern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Southwestern Ontario Development Fund — Business Stream Loans

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Loans to grow or expand in southwestern Ontario
Access loans of up to $5 million for large investments that create more than 50 jobs in southwestern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Innovacorp — Investment

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Early stage investment for Nova Scotia innovators
Venture capital fund targeting emerging venture-grade technology companies with high growth potential and attractive risk-return prospects in Nova Scotia.

Innovacorp

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Term Loans — General Term Loans

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Term loans for Northwest Territories businesses
Variety of fixed and variable interest rate term loans available to businesses that are unable to secure financing elsewhere.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Business Development and Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Venture Investments

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Venture capital for Northwest Territories entrepreneurs
Find out about venture capital investment options for your business.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Business Development and Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

NBIF Startup Investment Fund

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Seed capital for new products, services and technologies in New Brunswick
Existing companies may access up to $100,000 in funding for a new or improved product, service or technology that meets an unmet market need.

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

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NBIF Venture Capital Fund

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Venture capital for high-risk, growth oriented New Brunswick companies
If you're on the verge of taking your product to market, you may be able to access $50,000 to $1,000,000 in venture capital (pre-revenue investments are capped at $250,000).

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

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(Available in French only)

Market Readiness

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Equity for early-stage commercialization in Ontario
Capital investments of up to $125,000 at the customer-creation stage and up to $250,000 at the company-building stage to support the development of innovations that give companies a competitive advantage.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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BDC Women in Technology Fund

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Venture capital for early stage technology companies with women executives
Venture capital funding technology companies with women executives raising a minimum of $1 million in equity at the seed stage and up to $10 million at the growth stage.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Eastern Ontario Investing in Regional Diversification Pool (RDP)

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Loans for Eastern Ontario business start-up and expansion
Eastern Ontario entrepreneurs can apply for loans of up to $350,000 for new ventures, expansion and additional capital needs, in particular for innovation, green tech, clean tech, women entrepreneurs, and succession planning and ownership transition.

Community Futures Ontario East

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FinDev Canada Financing and Investment

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Loans and investments for Canadian innovations that benefit developing countries
Direct loans, loan guarantees, structured project financing and investments are available for Canadian companies operating in developing countries that bring sustainable social and economic benefits to local communities.

Government of Canada, FinDev Canada

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(Available in French only)

Solunov

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Financing and coaching for innovative projects in Quebec
Get loans or equity investments, as well as business coaching, for innovative business projects of $1 million or more that involve improving a product or business process, adopting a new marketing strategy or implementing a new technology.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Youth Employment Programs

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Funding to hire a student

Financial assistance to offset the cost of hiring young talent (a post-secondary graduate 15 to 30 years old) to work on projects with R&D, engineering, multimedia or market analysis components or the development of a new product or process.

Status is green

Status

Accepting new clients

Money

Maximum: $30,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 100% of salary costs

Maximum total investment by all governments: 100% of salary costs

How it works

  1. Call 1-877-994-4727 to speak with an NRC IRAP Advisor.
  2. They'll ask you some questions about your firm such as your business objectives, your capacity and willingness to grow through innovation to determine if you're eligible for NRC IRAP support. If the advisor determines that your development and growth strategies could benefit from NRC IRAP support, they will refer you to an NRC IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).
  3. The ITA may also meet with you in person to understand your business in more detail such as your business strategy and the issues you are facing, the opportunities you see for growth and your plans for the future to determine if the Youth program is right for you.
  4. If yes, your ITA will work with you to develop a project proposal.
  5. Find and hire your graduate. Internships are available anywhere in Canada and the projects must last a minimum of six months, and a maximum of twelve months. Your candidate will need to be unemployed or underemployed and a Canadian or permanent resident. Your ITA can connect you with colleges and universities that have the right candidates.
  6. Within two weeks, you'll know if your project is approved.
  7. Submit monthly reimbursement claims.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Sustainable Development Technology Fund (SDTC)

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Funding for pre-commercial clean technology

Non-repayable contribution of up to $5 million for your pre-commercial technology that helps flight climate change, or deals with clean air, clean water and clean soil.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $5 million

Average contribution: $2 million to $4 million

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 33% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 75% of project costs

Your project

Pre-commercial, technology readiness levels 3 to 7

Quantifiable environmental and economic benefits

Strong value proposition and validated market and commercialization potential

Includes at least one partner

Will be completed within 5 years

How it works

  1. Read SDTC's eligibility and evaluation criteria.
  2. Submit a short introduction. You may be invited to present your project via video conference. SDTC will let you know if your project will proceed with further evaluation.
  3. Submit your proposal.
  4. SDTC conducts a multi-step evaluation of your application on things like how your technology compares to competing solutions and the strength of your business plan. They may also conduct a site visit. The application process usually takes six months from start to finish.
  5. Find out if your project is approved. If no, you'll get feedback on why. If yes, you'll be assigned a project manager and sign a contribution agreement. It takes anywhere from 3 to 11 months to finalize the agreement.
  6. Start your project.
  7. Get your money based upon a schedule of milestones outlined in your agreement.
  8. Fulfill your reporting obligations.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

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Matching Investment Fund

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Money for dairy product development
Non-repayable contribution of up to $150,000 to develop or improve food products using Canadian milk.

Government of Canada, Canadian Dairy Commission

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Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development—Entrepreneurs

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Financial support for Aboriginal entrepreneurs
Non-repayable contribution of up to $99,999 for business planning, acquisitions, expansion, domestic or export marketing, new product or process development, introducing new technologies and more.

Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development—Community Owned Businesses

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Funding for community-owned Aboriginal businesses
Non-repayable contribution of up to $1 million for business planning, acquisitions, expansion, domestic or export marketing, new product or process development, introducing new technologies and more.

Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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Applied Research and Development Grants—Industrial Partner

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Funded researcher for academic/business collaboration
Collaborate with a college researcher on R&D projects of up to 3 years.

Government of Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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Collaborative Research and Development Grants—Industrial Partner

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Funded researcher for collaboration on industry-driven priority

Collaborate with a university researcher on R&D projects of up to five years.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum per year: $1 million
Amount must be matched (cash and in-kind)

How it works

  1. Define your specific R&D challenge within the fields of natural sciences and engineering.
  2. Identify a university professor or college researcher that can help and get them on board. (Tip: Contact the NSERC Regional Offices for help and advice to find a researcher.)
  3. Read the Collaborative Research and Development Grants guidelines.
  4. Feed into the application process. (Tip: The application is mainly completed by the university researcher. As a business, you contribute to the development of the proposal, create a letter of support responding to particular questions and provide a profile of your company to the researcher or to NSERC directly by registering for eServices.)
  5. NSERC assesses the application on technical merit, industrial relevance and other criteria, usually within three months after receiving the completed application.
  6. If approved, funding is provided directly to the university typically within 30 days.

Government of Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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Build in Canada Innovation Program

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Sell your innovation to government

Land a major sale, keep your IP and equity and get input from testers to help you get to market faster.

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Status

Not accepting proposals

Money

$500,000 (non-military innovations)

$1 million (military innovations)

Your innovation

An advancement on what is commercially available or incorporates major changes that make a product or service useful in new settings

Hasn't been sold commercially

Technology readiness levels 7 to 9

Includes a minimum of 80% Canadian content

Has never received a contract through this program for the same innovative product or service

How it works

  1. Read the call for proposal guides.
  2. Prepare and submit your proposal (results in 2-3 months).
  3. If successful, your innovation is considered pre-qualified.
  4. Work with an innovation advisor to find your ideal testing partner.
  5. Develop a statement of work with your testing partner.
  6. Negotiate your contract (typically takes 2-3 months).
  7. Test your innovation as agreed on in your statement of work.
  8. Send the BCIP program an invoice (approximately once-a-month) to get paid.
  9. Get feedback from the testing department on your innovation.
  10. Improve, iterate and commercialize!

Government of Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada

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Genome Canada

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Funding for large-scale genomics projects
Not-for-profit/academic institutions can find funding for R&D projects in genomics related to agriculture, energy, environment, fisheries, forestry, health and mining.

Genome Canada

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OCE Funding Programs

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Funding to commercialize innovation from Ontario research
Dozens of programs are available to help commercialize innovation originating in Ontario’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Quantum Leap

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Funding for biopharmaceutical R&D
Grants from $500,000 to $2 million for R&D related to innovative technologies, tools and platforms that facilitate the drug discovery/development process.

CQDM — Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery

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Seafood Innovation and Transition Program—For-Profit

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Money for seafood sector innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get up to $100,000 for advancements in harvesting, processing, research and development, and strategic marketing opportunities.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Fisheries and Land Resources

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Seafood Innovation and Transition Program—Not-For-Profit

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Money for seafood sector innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get up to $100,000 for advancements in harvesting, processing, research and development, and strategic marketing opportunities.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Fisheries and Land Resources

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Business Development Support Program

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Money for business improvement in Newfoundland and Labrador
Non-repayable contribution of up to $100,000 to cover up to 50% of costs relating to improvements in your productivity and competitiveness, or to focus on trade opportunities.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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Regional Development Fund—Regional Development Program

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Funding for regional development in Newfoundland and Labrador
Non-repayable contributions for economic initiatives focused on regional and sectoral development, diversification, innovation, and key emerging sectors.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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Regional Development Fund—Community Capacity Building

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Financial support for training in Newfoundland and Labrador
Non-repayable contributions up to $10,000 for training support relating to economic and business development.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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PEI Product Development Assistance

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Funding for professional help to improve a food product or process in PEI
Get a contribution of up to $50,000 to cover up to 50% of the costs of professional and technical help when creating a new food product or process.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Economic Development Initiative (Southern Ontario)—For-Profit

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Funding for Francophone or bilingual businesses in Southern Ontario
Contributions of up to $100,000 for business expansion and exporting, innovation, R&D and other activities.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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(Available in French only)

MUSICACTION

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Funding for the French-language music industry
Get funding to produce and promote French-Canadian music, do national and international marketing, and more.

MUSICACTION

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BCIC Ignite

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Money to accelerate British Columbia innovation in natural resources and applied science
Awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research projects to address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within three years.

BC Innovation Council

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Canada Feature Film Fund

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Funding for the film industry
Financing for Canadian film producers to develop, produce and market movies in English or French in Canada and internationally.

Telefilm Canada

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Business Assistance — Immigrant Investor Program

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Grants for growth and innovation in Quebec
Non-repayable contributions of $40,000 to $250,000 covering up to 10% of project costs for existing businesses and 15% for start-ups.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Economic Diversification Fund — Les Sources RCM

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Financing for business development in MRC des Sources
Contributions or loans for business development projects in the MRC des Sources region of Quebec.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Economic Diversification Fund — Central Quebec and La Mauricie

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Financing for central Quebec business development
Contributions or loans for business development projects in central Quebec or the Mauricie.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Industrial Agreement Programs

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Financial assistance for Quebec business R&D trips to Europe
Get a fixed sum of $1,200 or $1,500 for a trip to France and certain other European regions to acquire knowledge or intellectual property or to collaborate on R&D.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Innovation Passport

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Financial assistance for innovation projects in Quebec
Non-repayable contribution of up to $50,000 for technological, organizational and social innovation projects.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Social Economy Support Program — Innovation Stream

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Financial assistance for social enterprise innovation in Quebec
Contribution of up to $50,000 for innovation projects related to social enterprises.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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National Capital Region Economic Development Fund

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Financial assistance for economic development in Quebec
Start-ups and other organizations can take advantage of non-repayable contributions for research studies, product development, marketing, infrastructure improvement and more.

Gouvernement du Québec, Secrétariat à  la Capitale-Nationale

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Technoclimat Program — R&D

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Financial assistance for energy efficiency R&D in Quebec
Contribution for R&D related to technologies and processes that improve energy efficiency or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Alberta Innovates — Energy and Environment Solutions

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Funding for energy and environment solutions in Alberta
Learn about funding opportunities or propose an idea that aligns with the Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions Business Plan.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Health Solutions

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Funding for health solutions in Alberta
Check current health research, training and early career development funding opportunities from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Bio Solutions

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Funding for Alberta bio solutions
Discover funding opportunities for bio solutions in the agriculture, food and forestry sectors.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Conservation Fund

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Financial support for electricity conservation innovation in Ontario
Financial contributions of $100,000 to $1 million for projects to develop or pilot innovative conservation technologies, practices and research.

Independent Electricity System Operator

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Southwestern Ontario Development Fund — Business Stream Grants

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Grants to grow or expand in southwestern Ontario
Grants of up to $1.5 million for projects that encourage innovation, collaboration, cluster development, job creation and private sector investment in southwestern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Tourism Development Fund —Tourism Product Development Stream

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Financial assistance for tourism product development in Ontario
Non-repayable contribution of up to 50% of project costs for development of research-based innovative and emerging tourism sector projects focused on Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

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Northern Innovation Program — Applied Research & Technology Development Projects

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Funding for development and commercialization in northern Ontario
Conditional contribution of up to $250,000 (maximum 50% of eligible costs) for projects involving research and development or commercialization activities in targeted sectors.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Interactive Digital Media Fund

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Financial assistance for digital media companies in Ontario
Funding for research, production and concept definition, global market development, marketing and industry development.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Ontario Music Fund

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Financial assistance for the music industry in Ontario
Funding for music research, entrepreneurship, industry development, and business development in Canada and around the world, as well as live music initiatives.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Strategic Partnerships Stream

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Funding to develop enabling technologies in Ontario
Industry partners can get funding to develop enabling technologies that can transform multiple industries across Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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Commercialization Support for Business Program — Stream 1

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Funding for product development in Manitoba
Up to $50,000 for market validation studies that include third party verification of the core results, registration of intellectual property, construction of a working prototype or finished good, and obtaining product certification.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade

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Creative Saskatchewan Investment Programs

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Money for Saskatchewan creative industries
Grants for book publishing, craft and visual art, interactive digital projects, live performing arts, music- and screen-based media for new product development, research, marketing, export development and more.

Creative Saskatchewan

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Agriculture Development Fund

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Money for agricultural industry research in Saskatchewan
Funding for projects that explore ideas that could be of value to the agriculture and food industry by developing solutions to emerging production-constraint problems.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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Saskatchewan Petroleum Research Incentive

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Money for oil and natural gas innovation research in Saskatchewan
Funding for research, development, and demonstration of new technologies that can contribute to growth of oil and natural gas production.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of the Economy

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Saskatchewan Arts Board Grants

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Grants for arts sector projects in Saskatchewan
Various grants for artists, critics and curators, editors, organizations, communities and more.

Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Arts Board

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Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grants

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Grants for arts sector projects in Alberta
Access calls for proposals for a variety of funding programs in dance, film and video, Indigenous arts, literary arts, music, theatre, visual arts and new media.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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Alberta Innovates — Industry R&D Associates

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Stipend for R&D associate's salary and expenses in Alberta

Get up to $67,500 to cover up to 75% of the salary of a professional to work on proof of concepts, prototyping, feasibility assessments and more over a one- or two-year project, as well as up to $7,000 for their expenses.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $74,500

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 75% of project costs

How it works

  1. Read the program guide.
  2. Decide how to apply: First, find a professional to hire, or apply without. (If you apply before finding a professional, you'll have nine months to find someone if your application is approved).
  3. Complete the online application form.
  4. Industry experts will review your application and evaluate it on things like expected outcomes and market needs.
  5. You'll find out if you will receive funding and, if successful, enter into a project agreement with Alberta Innovates.
  6. Get your money. You'll receive it in 12 equal instalments at the end of each month. You'll get the expense allowance after the project start date.
  7. Do your R&D project and report back to Alberta Innovates.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Product Demonstration Program

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Voucher for advanced stage development in Alberta

Get up to $300,000 to work collaboratively with partners to showcase a prototype in the marketplace or a complete technology to a strategic customer.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

$100,001 to $300,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 50% of project costs

Your project

TRLs 7-8

Technology optimization critical for market acceptance

Manufacturing of a prototype for demonstration project

Applications for regulatory approval and certifications critical for market acceptance

Testing of a prototype in an operational environment

Results assessment/verification of technical data

How it works

  1. Read the program guide.
  2. Find your project partners and have them sign a letter signifying their interest and detailing your collective in-kind and cash contribution to the project, which must constitute 50% of the total project costs.
  3. Complete the online application form.
  4. Experts will review your application and evaluate it on things like your capabilities, the market and the project's potential impact.
  5. Sign an agreement governing the project with your partners.
  6. Start your product demonstration project.
  7. Get your money. You'll be paid back for eligible expenses in instalments according to approved milestones.
  8. Report back to Alberta Innovates.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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TECTERRA Geospatial Technology — Build

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Funds for geospatial technology development and commercialization in Alberta
Get a repayable contribution of $150,000 to $500,000 to cover up to 50% of the development of new geospatial solutions with application to resource sectors and emerging markets.

TECTERRA

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Yukon Advanced Artist Award

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Funding for Yukon artists
Visual, literary and performing artists practising at a senior level can get grants of up to $10,000 for innovative projects, travel or educational pursuits.

Government of Yukon, Tourism and Culture

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Yukon Film Development Fund

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Funding for Yukon film development
Get a non-repayable contribution of up to 50% of Yukon expenditures to a maximum of $35,000 or 33% of total project expenses (whichever is less), as well as up to $10,000 to bring more senior personnel to Yukon.

Government of Yukon, Yukon Film & Sound Commission

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Business Development Project Fund (BDPF) — Core BDPF

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Funding for start-up and expansion projects in the Northwest Territories
Get up to $10,000 in Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith and Inuvik or up to $20,000 in other parts of the territory to help fund start-up expenses, expansion, raw materials, and short term projects that create employment.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Government of Business Development and Investment Corporation

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Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) — Entrepreneur Support

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Funding for entrepreneurs in the Northwest Territories
Financial assistance of up to $25,000 for start-up, asset acquisition, market and product development and operational support.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program — Business Planning and Transition Assistance

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Funding for tourism product business planning in the Northwest Territories
Get up to $25,000 towards the development of business plans to enhance an existing tourism product or develop a new one.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Creative Content Development Fund

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Grants to develop creative content for screen in Nunavut
Get up to $7,500 per project to develop creative content for film, television and/or digital media.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive

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Supplement for Nova Scotia employer training
Funding up to 100% to increase productivity, innovation, diversity, technology use, and competitiveness.

Government of Nova Scotia, Labour and Advanced Education

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Market Development, Product Enhancement and Diversification Program

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Money for the New Brunswick agriculture export industry
Funding to help agriculture producers cover costs related to capturing and/or expanding markets at home and abroad.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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First Patent program

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Funding for intellectual property (IP) application for Quebec innovators
Non-repayable contribution of up to 50% of the costs of patent application, industrial design registration or integrated circuit topography.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Aboriginal Economic Development Fund — Regional Partnership Grants Program

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Financial support for regional Indigenous projects in Ontario
Grants of up to $250,000 to support projects that provide jobs, training and/or business opportunities to Indigenous people.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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Genome Funding Opportunities

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Genomics research funding competitions
Access current research funding competitions for genomics research addressing health, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, energy, mining and environment industry needs.

Genome British Columbia

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NBIF Innovation Voucher

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Funding for R&D at a New Brunswick research institution
Get a grant of up to $80,000, paid directly to the research institute, to cover 80% of the costs of R&D services such as applied research, proof of concept and prototyping, product testing and demos, and more.

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

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Canada Periodical Fund: Business Innovation

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Funding for innovation in periodical publishing
Financial assistance of up to $75,000 for business innovation projects with existing Canadian periodicals or up to $5,000 for digital periodical start-ups.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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Technoclimat Program — Demonstration

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Financial assistance for energy efficiency demonstration in Quebec
Contribution for demonstration projects related to technologies and processes that improve energy efficiency or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Eastern Ontario Development Fund — Business Stream Grants

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Grants to grow or expand in eastern Ontario
Grants of up to $1.5 million for projects that encourage innovation, collaboration, cluster development, job creation and private sector investment in eastern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Technoclimat Program — Measuring

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Financial assistance for energy efficiency measurement in Quebec
Contribution for measurement projects related to technologies and processes that improve energy efficiency or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Technoclimat Program — Pre-commercialization

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Financial assistance for energy efficiency pre-commercialization in Quebec
Contribution for pre-commercialization of technologies and processes that improve energy efficiency or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Technoclimat Program — Distribution

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Financial assistance for energy efficient product or process distribution in Quebec
Get funding for distribution of technologies and processes that improve energy efficiency or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Jobs and Prosperity Fund — New Economy Stream

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Funding for innovation, growth and productivity in Ontario
Grants and loans that can help you build research and development capacity, improve productivity, boost competitiveness and gain access to global markets.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Food and Beverage Growth Fund

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Funding for food and beverage sector growth in Ontario
Grants and loans for strategic investments in the food and beverage processing, and bioproduct sectors, including creating and retaining jobs, strengthening supply chains, enhancing innovation and productivity, and increasing access to domestic and foreign markets.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Forestry Growth Fund

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Funding for forestry sector growth in Ontario
Grants and loans for strategic investments by manufacturers and processors of wood products across Ontario, including improving productivity and innovation, enhancing competitiveness, supporting new market access, and strengthening supply chains and regional economies.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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Northern Innovation Program — Industrial Research Chairs

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Funded industrial research chair in northern Ontario
Northern Ontario universities, colleges, and research institutes can apply for up to $1 million in funding for a five-year industrial research chair.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Northern Innovation Program — Opportunity Assessment Projects

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Funding for technology opportunity assessment in northern Ontario
Financial assistance of up to $15,000 to cover 50% of the costs to develop an opportunity assessment report for a proposed technology commercialization project.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Northern Innovation Program — Pilot Demonstration & Commercialization Projects

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Funding for pilots and commercialization in northern Ontario
Apply for a contribution up to $500,000 to cover 50% of the costs to demonstrate and commercialize new and innovative technologies in northern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Alberta Innovates — Industry Commercialization Associates Program

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Stipend for commercialization associate's salary and expenses in Alberta

Get up to $105,000 to cover up to 75% of the salary of a professional to conduct commercialization activities over a one- or two-year project, as well as up to $7,000 for their expenses.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $112,000

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Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 75% of project costs

How it works

  1. Read the program guide.
  2. Decide how to apply: First, find a professional to hire, or apply without. (If you apply before finding a professional, you'll have nine months to find someone if your application is approved).
  3. Complete the online application form.
  4. Industry experts will review your application and evaluate it on things like expected outcomes and market needs.
  5. You'll find out if you will receive funding and, if successful, enter into a project agreement with Alberta Innovates.
  6. Get your money. You'll receive it in 12 equal instalments at the end of each month. You'll get the expense allowance after the project start date.
  7. Do your commercialization project and report back to Alberta Innovates.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta-Jalisco Innovation & Commercialization Program

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Funding to help Alberta businesses partner with Mexican companies
Get up to $250,000 to cover half of the costs of a strategic innovation partnership with a company in Jalisco, Mexico. Mexican partners are also eligible for funding.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta -Zhejiang Global Partnership Program

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Funding to help Alberta businesses partner with Chinese companies
Contribution of up to $250,000 to cover half of the costs of a strategic innovation partnership with a company in Zhejiang, China. Chinese partners are also eligible for funding.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program (Seed Voucher)

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Voucher for early-stage support for Alberta businesses
Get up to $10,000 paid directly to a service provider for early stage market research, feasibility assessments, legal assistance, strategy development and more.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program (Bridge Voucher)

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Voucher for innovation enhancement support in Alberta
Get up to $25,000 paid directly to service providers for activities to enhance an innovation.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program (Growth Voucher)

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Voucher for growth support in Alberta
Get up to $20,000 paid directly to a consultant for coaching and advice to address business growth challenges.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Aboriginal Economic Development Fund — Business and Community Fund

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Grants for Ontario Aboriginal businesses, Indigenous communities and organizations
Financial backing for economic capacity-building projects, community projects, and business support services.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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Aboriginal Economic Development Fund — Economic Diversification Grants Program

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Financial support for Ontario Aboriginal business and Indigenous communities and organizations
Grants of up to $250,000 for projects that contribute to economic diversification, employment, training and business opportunities.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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Alberta Innovates — Micro-Voucher Program

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Voucher for early-stage development in Alberta

Get up to $10,000 paid directly to a service provider to support technologies in the early development stages.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $10,000

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Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 75% of project costs

Your project

TRLs 2-4

Market assessments, business plan development, intellectual property assessments and /or acquisition of materials or equipment critical to your operations

How it works

  1. Read the program guide.
  2. Get a quote from your selected service provider.
  3. Complete the online application form.
  4. Experts will review your application on things like your capabilities, the market and the project's potential impact and let you know if you've been successful.
  5. Sign an agreement with your product or service provider. You'll need to pay them a deposit of at least 25% of the project costs.
  6. Start your project.
  7. Report back on your project.
  8. Alberta Innovates pays your product or service provider directly after approving your final report and the product or service provider's invoice.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Voucher Program

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Voucher for mid-to-late stage development in Alberta

Get up to $100,000 to work in collaboration with project partners to advance technology that is in the mid-to-late developmental stages.

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

$10,001 to $100,000

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Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 75% of project costs

Your project

TRLs 3-6

New product research and development

Leading-edge design, engineering and prototype development

Advanced product testing and refinement

Patent development

Advanced market assessments and/or

Other technology development activities (on a case-by-case basis)

How it works

  1. Read the program guide.
  2. Find your project partners and have them sign a letter signifying their interest.
  3. Complete the online application form.
  4. Experts will review your application and evaluate it on things like your capabilities, the market and the project's potential impact.
  5. Sign an agreement with your product or service provider. You must pay at least 25% of the project costs as a deposit.
  6. Start your mid-to-late-developmental-stage project.
  7. Get your money. You'll be paid back for eligible expenses in instalments according to approved milestones.
  8. Report back to Alberta Innovates.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Innovacorp — Acceleration

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Money and advice for Nova Scotia innovators
Funding competitions and access to business advisory and market intelligence services for innovators.

Innovacorp

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TECTERRA Geospatial Technology — Hire

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Grant for geospatial personnel hire in Alberta
Get a non-repayable grant of up to $50,000 to cover 50% of the salary of a highly qualified business or technical expert.

TECTERRA

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TECTERRA Geospatial Technology — Show

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Money to showcase Alberta geospatial technologies at events
Get a non-repayable grant of up to $20,000 to cover the costs of attending and exhibiting two separate events within one calendar year.

TECTERRA

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TECTERRA Geospatial Technology — Grow

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Funds for business skills training for Alberta geospatial technology entrepreneurs
Get a non-repayable grant of up to $50,000 to cover 75% of the costs of business skills training from approved service providers.

TECTERRA

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Alberta Media Fund — Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant

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Grant for Alberta post-production labour costs
Get up to $200,000 to hire staff for post-production, visual effects and digital animation projects.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Culture

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Alberta Media Fund — Project Script Development Grant

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Grant for Alberta film script development
Companies with multiple film or television projects of 30 minutes or more may be eligible for up to $55,000 per project or $70,000 total.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Culture

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Short Film Fund

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Grants to create Nunavut short films
Emerging filmmakers can participate in a mentoring program that provides professional support and funds up to $25,000 to develop and produce a short film in their own community.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Nunavut Spend Incentive Program

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Rebate on costs of developing films in Nunavut
Get a rebate of up to 17% or 27% (depending on ownership) on the costs of producing a film in Nunavut, plus possible additional rebate bonuses for training creative personnel and creating Inuit language versions.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Inuktut Versioning Fund for Existing Programs

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Grant for Inuktitut versioning for existing programs
Get up to $10,000 to cover one third of the cost of creating Inuktitut or Inuinnaqtun versions of existing film, television and digital media that is of relevance to Nunavut.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) —Business Intelligence and Networking

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Funding for Northwest Territories business people to attend seminars and tradeshows
Get up to $4,000 to attend seminars and tradeshows to access information on new technologies or business opportunities.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program — Product Development and Enhancement

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Funding for tourism product development in the Northwest Territories
Financial assistance of up to $250,000 towards the development of a new tourism product or enhancement of an existing product.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Social Enterprise Ontario — Grants

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Grants for francophone social enterprises in Ontario
Get a grant of up to $16,000 to start or expand a business with social or environmental objectives.

Social Enterprise Ontario

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Technology and Business Demonstration

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Financial support to demonstrate electricity saving technology in Quebec
Get financial assistance of up to $300,000 to cover 50% of the costs of testing the technical and commercial viability of innovative energy-saving or power-demand optimization measures.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Entrepreneurship@UBC Concept Fund

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Grant for University of British Columbia (UBC) product prototyping
Get a grant to develop a product prototype, conduct market research, participate in a business model competition and hire students for your venture.

University of British Columbia

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BC Agri-food Futures Fund

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Money for British Columbia emerging agrifood sectors
Get funding for emerging agrifood projects such as small lot agriculture, agritourism and Aboriginal agriculture.

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

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BC Agri-food Environment Initiative

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Money for British Columbia agriculture and food processing
Get up to 85% cost coverage for environmental protection in the agriculture and agrifood business.

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Youth Green

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Funding to hire a student for green projects

Financial assistance to offset the cost of hiring young talent (15 to 30 years old) to work on business, technical or technology-related projects with environmental benefits.

Status is green

Status

Accepting new clients

Money

Maximum: $10,000

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Maximum investment by this program: 100% of salary costs

Maximum total investment by all governments: 100% of salary costs

How it works

  1. Call 1-877-994-4727 to speak with an NRC IRAP Advisor.
  2. They'll ask you some questions about your firm such as your business objectives, your capacity and willingness to grow through innovation to determine if you're eligible for NRC IRAP support. If the advisor determines that your development and growth strategies could benefit from NRC IRAP support, they will refer you to an NRC IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).
  3. The ITA may also meet with you in person to understand your business in more detail such as your business strategy and the issues you are facing, the opportunities you see for growth and your plans for the future to determine if the Youth-Green program is right for you.
  4. If yes, your ITA will work with you to develop a project proposal. It could be in R&D, engineering, multimedia, market analysis or development of a new product or process, align with green economy sectors or industries and expected to produce an environmental benefit.
  5. Find and hire your student. Internships are available anywhere in Canada and must last a minimum of three months, and a maximum of six months. Your candidate must Canadian or permanent resident. Your ITA can connect you with networks that have the right candidates.
  6. Within two weeks, you'll know if your project is approved.
  7. Submit monthly reimbursement claims.

Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Autonomous Vehicle R&D Partnership — Fund Stream 1

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Autonomous vehicle small project R&D funding in Ontario
Funding of up to $100,000 for industry-led projects under 12 months related to the development and demonstration of technologies in the connected and autonomous vehicle sector.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund — College Voucher for Innovation and Productivity I

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Funding for small technical innovation projects in Ontario
Up to $20,000 paid directly to a post-secondary institution for companies to develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations in partnership with research institutions and their students for a maximum of 12 months.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund — College Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II

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Funding for large technical innovation projects in Ontario
Between $50,000 and $150,000 paid directly to a post-secondary institution for companies to develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations in partnership with research institutions and their students for one to two years.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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TalentEdge Program — Fellowships

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Funding for Ontario R&D fellow
Get a contribution of $35,000 for an Ontario-based PhD graduate or post-doctoral fellow to work on your industry-driven R&D projects for 12 months.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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TalentEdge Program — Internships

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Funding for Ontario R&D intern

Double your investment of $10,000 and expand your research and development potential by hiring a student or recent graduate to help develop new products, processes or services.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

For each 4-month internship, you contribute $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in-kind and the program contributes $10,000

Usual maximum of $60,000 per application per company in a year

Stacking

If your project is already funded through another government program, contact a program manager before submitting an application

How it works

  1. Find a student to work on your project. The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) can help match companies with students, but a good starting point is to post the job and reach out to colleges and universities to let them know.
  2. Complete an eligibility questionnaire.
  3. OCE will review it within 1–2 business days.
  4. If you're eligible, OCE will set up an online application for you.
  5. Complete the application. You'll need:
    • The intern's official transcript(s) and curriculum vitae/resume
    • Information about your company, such as your business number, incorporation date and number of employees (globally and in Ontario)
  6. OCE will review and assess your application (in 4–6 weeks).
  7. If your application is approved, OCE will release the payment directly to you, minus a $1,500 holdback (per internship). The holdback will be released when the project ends and OCE receives progress and final reports and proof of payment to the intern.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Voucher for Innovation and Productivity I (VIP I)

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Funding for small innovation projects in partnership with Ontario post-secondary institutions
Up to $20,000 to develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations in partnership with post-secondary institutions on projects of up to 12 months.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II (VIP II)

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Funding for large innovation projects in partnership with Ontario post-secondary institutions
Between $50,000 to $150,000 to develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations in partnership with post-secondary institutions on projects of 12 to 24 months.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Autonomous Vehicle R&D Partnership — Fund Stream 2

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Autonomous vehicle large project R&D funding in Ontario
Funding of up to $1 million for industry-led projects up to 24 months related to the development and demonstration of technologies in the connected and autonomous vehicle sector.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Mitacs Accelerate International

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Funding to collaborate with international grad students
Research grant of $15,000 (paid to a Canadian university) to allow international researchers to collaborate with Canadian companies and faculty members.

Mitacs

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Innovation Rebate Program

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Rebate to increase global competitiveness in Nova Scotia
Between $500,000 and $3,750,000 to cover 25% of the costs of projects that enable a company to increase innovation capacity through private-sector capital investments or adoption of new technologies and business processes.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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Northern Industries Innovation Fund

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Innovation funding for northern British Columbia small and medium-sized enterprises
Up to $50,000 to cover 50% of the costs of applied research and development, new or improved products and services, and testing of innovative equipment or technologies to support capital investment decisions.

Northern Development Initiative Trust

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Indigenous Forestry Initiative

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Funding for natural resource development projects for Indigenous peoples
Funding of up to $1 million per year for clean technology, forest bioeconomy, environmental stewardship and forest resource management projects in the forestry industry that create economic development opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

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Product Development Partnership Program

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Funding for tourism projects in Yukon
Get up to $25,000 to implement a project that will benefit Yukon's tourism industry.

Government of Yukon, Department of Tourism and Culture

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Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund

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Funding for search and rescue initiatives
Search and rescue organizations can apply for funding for projects that improve search and rescue response or prevention and align with national priorities, such as training programs, equipment purchases, R&D projects, prevention or awareness campaigns, or multijurisdictional exercises.

Government of Canada, Public Safety Canada

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Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities — Stream 1

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Funding for clean energy bioheat, demonstration and deployment projects
Funding for projects that reduce reliance on diesel fuel for heat and power in rural and remote communities, including bioheat, innovative demonstrations of new clean energy technologies and deployment of renewable energy technologies.

Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

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New Ventures BC

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Compete for start-up cash and prizes in British Columbia
Compete for cash prizes ranging from $8,000 to $110,000, as well as education, mentorship and networking opportunities to help launch your new venture.

Government of British Columbia, BC Innovation Council

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AgriScience Program — Projects (for-profit organizations)

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Funding for pre-commercial agriculture and agri-food science
For-profit businesses can get up to $5 million over 5 years to fund 50% of the cost of pre-commercial scientific research in priority areas.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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AgriScience Program — Projects (not-for-profit organizations)

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Funding for pre-commercial agriculture and agri-food science
Not-for-profit organizations can get up to $5 million over 5 years to fund 70% of the cost of pre-commercial scientific research in priority areas.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program

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Money to address agri-sector issues and opportunities
Funding of up to $1 million to help the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector seize opportunities, respond to emerging issues, and pathfind or pilot solutions.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Accessible Technology Program

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Funding to develop new assistive and adaptive technologies
Get up to $4 million to develop affordable and commercially viable new technologies that will improve access to the digital economy for persons with disabilities.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Tourism Growth Innovation Fund

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Funding for tourism innovation in Alberta
Get up to $75,000 to cover 75% of the costs for innovative tourism destination development or product development projects.

Government of Alberta, Business, Industry, Economy and Innovation

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Alberta Small Brewers Development Program

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Flexibility for Alberta’s small brewers to invest in their businesses
Grant funding, calculated on a per litre basis, for small Alberta brewers to increase production capacity, launch new products, develop new markets and make important capital improvements.

Government of Alberta, Agriculture and Forestry

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Grand Challenges Canada

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Funding challenges for innovations that save lives
Submit your bold idea for an innovation that will save lives by applying to the challenges that are posted and get funding to bring your idea to the global health market.

Grand Challenges Canada

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Ag Action Manitoba Program — Research and Innovation

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Funding for agriculture and agri-food R&D and innovation in Manitoba
Apply for funding for up to 50% of the costs of researcher and industry-led projects relating to grain innovation, livestock production, agri-resource management, processing and value added, economic and market analysis, and more.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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Ag Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) — Producers

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Funding to demonstrate and evaluate new agricultural practices in Saskatchewan
Funding of up to $100,000 for producer groups to demonstrate and evaluate new agricultural practices and technologies at the local level.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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Product 2 Market: Value Added

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Funding for agri-business prototype, product and market development in Saskatchewan
Up to $100,000 to cover 50% of the costs of new product development, commercialization, market readiness, promotional activities, and expansion to domestic and international markets.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

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Funding contests for innovative defence and security solutions
Check out current and future challenges and submit your ideas for a chance to get money to pursue your ideas and help the Canadian government solve defence and security issues.

Government of Canada, Department of National Defence

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Agriculture Research and Innovation — Applied Research (Agriculture Industry Associations)

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Funding for short-term applied research in Prince Edward Island agriculture
Get 75 to 100% assistance, up to $80,000, for applied agricultural research projects related to yield evaluations, climate issues, pest management, improvements in pollination, on-farm diversification, new agri-based products, clean technology, addressing gaps in scientific knowledge or information sharing/knowledge transfer.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Agriculture Research and Innovation — Applied Research (Agricultural Producers)

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Funding for short-term applied research in Prince Edward Island agriculture
Get 50% assistance, up to $40,000, for applied agricultural research projects related to yield evaluations, climate issues, pest management, improvements in pollination, on-farm diversification, new agri-based products, clean technology, addressing gaps in scientific knowledge or information sharing/knowledge transfer.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Agriculture Research and Innovation — Applied Research (Agribusiness and Academic Institutions)

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Funding for short-term applied research in Prince Edward Island agriculture
Get 25% assistance, up to $40,000, for applied agricultural research projects related to yield evaluations, climate issues, pest management, improvements in pollination, on-farm diversification, new agri-based products, clean technology, addressing gaps in scientific knowledge or information sharing/knowledge transfer.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Agriculture Research and Innovation — Innovative Technologies

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Funding to implement innovative technologies in Prince Edward Island agriculture and agri-food
Funding to support implementation of technologies that are leading edge, potentially high-risk and first of their kind to the province or region, including 50% of costs, up to $20,000, for innovative on-farm diversification and 35% of costs, up to $30,000, for demonstration and evaluation of innovative technologies.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Agriculture Research and Innovation — Industry Research Coordination

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Financial support for coordinated research in Prince Edward Island’s agriculture industry
Funding covering 85% of costs, up to $65,000, for emerging and developing sectors or 50% of costs, up to $40,000, for mature and established sectors to prioritize, coordinate, implement and share research at an industry level.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Agriculture Research and Innovation — Technology and Science Adoption

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Funding to implement new technologies and processes in Prince Edward Island’s agri-industry
Funding up to $15,000 to cover 35 to 70% of consultancy fees, process improvements, and eligible sensors and monitoring tools.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Product and Market Development Program — Agri-Businesses

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Money to help agri-businesses in Prince Edward Island grow
Small and medium-sized agricultural producers, agri-businesses and agri-processors can apply for up to $35,000 to cover 50% of the costs of expanding their product base or target markets.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Product and Market Development Program — Agricultural Industry Associations

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Money to help agri-businesses in Prince Edward Island grow
Provincial agriculture industry associations can apply for funding of up to $40,000 to cover 75% of the costs to support growth and expansion of Prince Edward Island agriculture and agri-food businesses.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Advancing Agri-Food Processing

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New Brunswick agri-food product development funding
Financial assistance of up to $100,000 to cover 50% of the costs of conception and development of new agri-food products or making the production of existing products more efficient and competitive.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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Enabling Agricultural Research and Innovation

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Agri-innovation funding in New Brunswick
Up to $60,000 for research and development, $60,000 for accelerating agricultural innovation and $75,000 for technology development and demonstration in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-product and agri-science sectors.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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Canada-B.C. Agri-Innovation

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Money for R&D and new agri-food innovations in British Columbia
Cost-shared funding for research and development, pilot and demonstration, and commercialization and adoption projects that bring “new to B.C.” agriculture and agri-food products, processes or technologies into the sector.

Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Agriculture

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Drug Checking Technology Challenge

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Funding for drug checking technology development
Funding of $25,000 for 10 semi-finalists and an additional $100,000 for five finalists to create a rapid, easy-to-use and low-cost testing device or instrument that can be used with minimal training and preparation.

Government of Canada, Health Canada

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Tax credit for the Integration of IT into SMBs

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Tax credit for the integration of IT in Quebec small and medium-sized enterprises
Credit of 20% of eligible expenditures to a total of $50,000 for the duration of the credit.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Business Website Assistance

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Money for a Prince Edward Island (PEI) business or association website
Get up to $500 for your business or association website .

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Strategic Industry Growth Initiative

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Funding for Prince Edward Island to commercialize new food products products
Funding to cover up to 85% of the costs of projects that accelerate the development and successful commercialization of food products.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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