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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.

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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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Economic Opportunity Fund

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Money for tourism-based businesses the Qikiqtani Region
Get up to $10,000 in grant funding for new equipment, safety gear, and marketing.

Kakivak Association

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(Available in French only)

Cooperative Education Incentive

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Wage assistance for university and college co-operative students in Nova Scotia
Employers that pay a minimum of $15 per hour plus 4% vacation pay can be reimbursed $7.50 per hour to a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Government of Nova Scotia, Labour and Advanced Education

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(Available in French only)

Workplace Training

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Workplace training fund in Alberta
Get reimbursed up to 70% of training costs for a new employee, for up to 30 weeks, but not more than $390/week.

Government of Alberta, Community and Social Services

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(Available in French only)

Digital Link Ontario

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Wage subsidy for hiring Ontario technology grads
Get up to $3,000 when you hire a recent graduate for a job in information and communication technologies (ICT) and digital sectors, including cyber security, cloud computing, connected transportation, fintech, blockchain, advanced manfacturing and more.

Information and Communications Technology Council

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(Available in French only)

BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative

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Wage subsidy to hire innovative student talent in British Columbia
Get up to $7,500 to pay half of the wages of a student you hire to work on a specific technology project in your company.

BC Innovation Council

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(Available in French only)

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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JobsNL Wage Subsidy

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Funding for Newfoundland and Labrador employers to create employment
Get a 50% subsidy to a maximum of $8 per hour towards hourly wage with a flexible duration of 10 to 26 weeks, to a maximum of $7,280.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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(Available in French only)

Youth Job Connection

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Financial assistance for hiring Ontario youth
Hiring and training-cost incentives for organizations that hire people aged 15 to 29.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

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(Available in French only)

Work Ability

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Hiring wage subsidies for New Brunswick businesses
Employers could be eligible for wage subsidies when they hire unemployed New Brunswickers and provide work experience opportunities.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

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(Available in French only)

First Nations Training to Employment Program

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Find First Nations workers in Alberta
Fill your need for new workers while helping unemployed or marginally employed First Nations people find meaningful employment.

Government of Alberta, Community and Social Services

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(Available in French only)

Wage Incentive – One-job Pledge

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Wage incentive for New Brunswick employers who hire recent graduates
Funding designed to help keep young trained professionals in the province and working in their field of study.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

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(Available in French only)

Student Work-Integrated Learning Program

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Wage subsidy for post-secondary science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) intern
Subsidy of $5,000 to $7,000 to hire post-secondary students studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) for a placement.

Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

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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Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

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Grants for self-employed reservists and businesses that employ reservists
Financial support to civilian employers of reservists and/or self-employed reservists, to offset operational costs they incur when reservist employees deploy on full-time operational duty, both domestically and abroad.

Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

Graduate to Opportunity program

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Subsidy for Nova Scotia graduate salaries
This funding covers up to 35% of the annual salaries for new graduate hires.

Government of Nova Scotia, Labour and Advanced Education

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(Available in French only)

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.

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Accepting applications

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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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Co-operative Education Tax Credit

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Ontario co-op student tax credit
If your business hires co-op students, you may be eligible for a refundable tax credit of 25% to a maximum of $3,000 per placement.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance

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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.

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Money

Maximum: $10,000

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-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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Payroll rebate

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Payroll rebate for creating new jobs in Nova Scotia
If you create more than 20 new jobs in Nova Scotia, you may be able to negotiate a rebate on your gross payroll based on meeting certain performance targets for positions created and salary paid.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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(Available in French only)

careerlauncher 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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(Available in French only)

Skills Link

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Wage subsidy for skills development
Wage subsidies in various amounts for projects that help reduce barriers to employment.

Government of Canada, Service Canada

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Employment Integration Program for Immigrants and Visible Minorities (PRIIME)

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Subsidy to hire immigrants and visible minorities in Quebec
Wage subsidy for 30 weeks (or 52 weeks in exceptional circumstances) for employers who create lasting employment for immigrants or members of visible minority groups.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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(Available in French only)

Northern Ontario Internship Program (Private Sector)

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Wage subsidy for hiring new a new college or university graduate in northern Ontario
Get a wage subsidy of up to 50% of a recent graduate's salary to a maximum of $31,500 for the year when they are employed in a strategic sector in Northern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Access-Ability Program

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Money for jobs for persons with disabilities in Atlantic Canada
A wage subsidy of up to $15 per hour for eligible employers hiring persons with disabilities across the Atlantic provinces.

Saint Mary's University

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(Available in French only)

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit

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Tax credit for hiring apprentices
Non-refundable tax credit of 10% of the salaries and wages paid to apprentices, up to a maximum of $2,000 per year for each apprentice.

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency

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Employment Incentives Program

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Wage assistance for Nova Scotians
A forgivable loan for employers to cover a worker's salary and benefits for the first period of a work term to train a worker.

Government of Nova Scotia, Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

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(Available in French only)

Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth

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Training subsidy for Indigenous youth
Wage subsidy for Indigenous businesses and other Indigenous organizations that give First Nations and Inuit youth work experience or on-the-job training in the housing sector.

Government of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Employer Wage Incentive – Workforce Expansion

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Wage incentive to bring together New Brunswick unemployed and employers
If your business needs permanent employees or workers for annually recurring seasonal jobs, this temporary wage reimbursement program may help cover your costs.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

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(Available in French only)

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit

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Tax credit for Ontario employers
Refundable tax credit of 25% for employers who hire and train apprentices, up to $5,000 per year for up to 36 months.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance

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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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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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Tax credit for an on-the-job training period

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Quebec tax credit for trainees
Get a tax credit of 12% to 25% of the eligible trainee wages and other costs of on-the-job training up to a maximum of 32 weeks.

Gouvernement du Québec, Revenu Québec

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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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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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Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus

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Apprenticeship signing bonus for Ontario employers
Organizations that hire and train apprentices may be eligible for this $2,000 signing bonus, part of the Ontario Employment Service program.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

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Job integration contract

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Subsidy to hire people with disabilities in Quebec
Get salary support and reimbursement of expenses for necessary equipment changes to help hire a person with a disability and integrate them into your workplace.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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Jobs for Youth Program

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Wage support to create employment for Prince Edward Island (PEI) students
Full or partial wage subsidy to offset the costs of hiring employees.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning

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Small Business Digitization Initiative (SBDI)

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Enhance your Ontario small business' technological capabilities
Access the digital talent your small business needs to innovate, compete and respond to evolving market and consumer needs.

Information and Communications Technology Council

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(Available in French only)

careerlauncher Clean Tech 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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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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Training and Employment Services — Self Employment

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Assistance for new Manitoba entrepreneurs
This self-employment program connects qualified local service providers with individuals who want to start their own business.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Jobs and the Economy

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Paid Work Experience Tax Credits

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Wage subsidy for trainees working in Manitoba
Get a wage subsidy of 15 to 25% (maximum $5,000 per trainee) for providing paid work and on-the-job training opportunities for high school and post-secondary co-op students, graduates and apprentices.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Tax Assistance Office

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Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit

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Labour tax credit for film or video production in Canada
Tax credit of 16% on salaries and wages paid to Canadian residents working on a film or video production in Canada.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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Northern Ontario Internship Program (Not-for-Profit and Public Sector)

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Wage subsidy for hiring new a new college or university graduate in northern Ontario
Get a wage subsidy of up to 90% of a recent graduate's salary to a maximum of $31,500 for the year when they are employed in a strategic sector in northern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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(Available in French only)

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 — Wage Subsidy

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Money for Manitoba organizations to hire the unemployed
Financial support to help hire and train eligible workers to gain full time employment.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Jobs and the Economy

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(Available in French only)

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

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Labour tax credit for producing Canadian films or videos
Refundable tax credit of 25% of qualified Canadian labour expenses on Canadian film and video production.

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency

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(Available in French only)

Training and Employment Services — Employment Assistance Services

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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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Film and Video Tax Credit

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Tax credit for film production in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get a refundable tax credit of 40% when you hire local labour or 25% of total production costs for films produced in the province.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Finance

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(Available in French only)

Valorisation Jeunesse — Making room

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Youth intern and grant in Montreal
Access a pool of young dynamic Montrealers between 16 and 18 years of age for summer placements of at least seven weeks, as well as possibly qualifying for a $2,500 grant.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion

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Job Creation Partnerships

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Support for Nova Scotia workers’ skills development
This program helps employment insurance (EI) recipients develop the skills they need to find full-time work.

Government of Nova Scotia, Employment Nova Scotia

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Employ PEI

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Wage subsidies for Prince Edward Island (PEI) employers to hire job seekers
Temporary wage subsidy for long-term employment opportunities to help job seekers develop new skills and gain work experience.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning

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(Available in French only)

Training and Employment Services — Employment Partnerships

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Financial support for labour force development 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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(Available in French only)

Ontario Career Connect

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Wage subsidy for hiring young information, communication and technology (ICT) professionals in Ottawa
This program offers up to $12,000 for businesses in high-demand sectors to hire youth under 30 with or without post-secondary degrees.

Information and Communications Technology Council

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(Available in French only)

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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Employment integration — Wage subsidies

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Subsidy to hire people having trouble finding work in Quebec
Hire someone on income security or employment insurance to qualify for a wage subsidy of up to 30 weeks for private sector businesses and longer periods for social enterprises.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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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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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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Support for hiring workers who have suffered employment injuries

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Grant to hire injured worker in Quebec
Grant covering 80% of the employee's salary as well as costs relating to creating the new position, when you hire an employee who has suffered employment-related injuries.

Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail

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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, Innovate BC

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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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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Work Smarts Wage subsidy program

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Wage subsidy for recent graduates
Employers in Atlantic Canada can access a subsidy to cover up to 50% of the wages of a recent Sobey School of Business graduate.

Saint Mary's University

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Agricultural Youth — Green Internships Stream

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Money to hire an intern for environmental projects in the agriculture sector
Get up to $16,000 to hire a post-secondary graduate intern for environmental activities, services or research that will benefit the agricultural sector.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

Training-on-the-job program

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Financial support to help workers injured on the job return to work
This program helps pay the employee’s salary while the worker learns a new position.

Government of Alberta, Workers' Compensation Board

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(Available in French only)

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French

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Wage subsidy for interns
Wage subsidy of up to $13,000 for international internships of 4 to 12 months (30 to 40 hours per week).

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy

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Wage subsidy for Newfoundland and Labrador apprentices to gain work experience
Get a 75% wage subsidy to a maximum of $14 per hour to help apprentices gain work experience in their skilled trade.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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(Available in French only)

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

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Train youth apprentices in Ontario
If your business has qualified journeypersons in place to help train students, you could begin building a pool of young, motivated workers to fill current and future vacancies.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

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Nunavut Prospector's Program

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Money for mineral exploration in Nunavut
Get up to $8,000 per year to cover basic expenses while exploring for new mineral occurrences.

Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development and Transportation

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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, Revenu Québec

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Training and Employment Services — Labour Market Partnerships

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Financial support for labour market development 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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(Available in French only)

GO Talent program

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Connect with international IT professionals immigrating to Canada
Use the e-Talent Canada platform to recruit qualified internationally educated IT professionals who are within days, weeks or months of arriving in Canada as permanent residents.

Information and Communications Technology Council

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START Program

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Financial incentives for Nova Scotia employers with a labour need
Financing focused on small to medium sized enterprises to help employ ready-to-work Nova Scotians.

Government of Nova Scotia, Employment Nova Scotia

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Energy Training Program for Students

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Funding for Nova Scotia co-op students in the energy sector
Access a wage subsidy that covers up to 50% and a maximum of $7.50 per hour for 12 weeks to 17 weeks.

Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Energy and Mines

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Tax credit for Gaspésie and selected maritime regions of Quebec

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Tax credit for creating employment in Gaspésie and Maritime Regions
Tax credit on total eligible payroll of 30% for marine biotechnology, mariculture and recreational and tourism activities and 15% for all other eligible activities.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Fisheries and fur programs

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Money and resources for fishing, sealing, and fur businesses in Nunavut
Businesses in these sectors may be eligible for subsidized marketing and training, and to have up to 50% of their freight costs covered.

Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment

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Métis Employment Services

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Wage subsidies for young Métis workers in Alberta
Receive wage subsidies of up to 50% for six months or less, or between May and August for Métis youth summer employment.  

Rupertsland Institute

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Nova Scotia Business Inc. Payroll Rebate

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Payroll rebate for Nova Scotia companies
If your knowledge-based business generates an economic benefit for Nova Scotia, you may be eligible for a 5% to 10% rebate on your gross payroll.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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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.

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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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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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Black Business Initiative Financial support -Youth Entrepreneurship Program

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Summer business fund
Financial assistance of up to $5000 for black youth to start a summer business.

Black Business Initiative

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Training on the Job

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Subsidies for Northwest Territories skills development
Wage and training subsidies for employers who hire people who were receiving Employment Insurance support.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Education, Culture and Employment

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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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Finding tomorrow's workers

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Hire youth interns in Quebec
Access a large bank of applicants and receive technical support to provide internships for youth up to 25 years of age.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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Unlocking Global Talent Initiative

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Hire skilled IT professional refugees
Provide an offer of employment for an IT job to a skilled refugee who is eligible for immigration to Canada.

Information and Communications Technology Council

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Yukon Business Incentive Program

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Rebates for hiring Yukon labour and using Yukon goods
Rebates for businesses that employ Yukon labour, including youth and apprentices, and for producers of Yukon-made goods and services.

Government of Yukon, Department of Economic Development

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Film Incentive BC Tax Credit

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Tax credit for BC film, television, animation and visual effects production
Canadian-controlled production companies can get a tax credit, starting at 35%, for labour costs incurred in British Columbia during film, television, digital animation and visual effects production.

Government of British Columbia, Creative BC

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Agricultural Youth — Green Farms Stream

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Money to hire a farm intern for green projects
Get up to $10,000 to hire a youth intern (30 years old or younger), including high school students, to implement environmentally friendly projects.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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GradWorks: Employer Incentive Program

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Connect with skilled graduates in Nova Scotia
Get up to 66% (maximum $25,000) when you hire a qualified NSCC graduate for up to one year.

Nova Scotia Community College

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