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Clean Growth Hub

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Help navigating clean tech programs

Get advice from a team of experts from across government that can help you find and understand what programs and services may be right for you.

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Status

Accepting clients

Your project

A clean technology that improves business performance

New, novel or not widely commercially available

Uses resources more responsibly and reduces or eliminates negative environmental impact

How it works

  1. Contact us to get started.
  2. We’ll ask you for some basic details about your company and your project.
  3. We’ll review your information and get back to you, answer any of your questions and connect you with the programs and services that may be right for you.

Government of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Networking and Linkage Service

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Make valuable connections with local businesses

Access our extensive networks and find local sources of financing, expertise, research and development institutions, suppliers, technology, and service providers.

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Status

Accepting new clients

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. This information will help the ITA develop a diagnostic to identify perceived gaps and recommend strategies by which to address these gaps.
  4. Your ITA can help you identify and solve problems and also introduce you to people who can help you achieve your business objectives such as universities and colleges, regional development agencies, other government departments, potential financing groups, service providers, suppliers, lead customers, competitors, and industry associations.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Technical and Business Advisory Services

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Expert business and technical advice

Get expert advice from concept to commercialization in areas like patent searches, strategic intelligence and technology.

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Status

Accepting new clients

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. This information will help the ITA develop a diagnostic to identify perceived gaps and recommend strategies by which to address these gaps.
  4. Your ITA can help you identify and solve problems and will provide professional advice in areas like technology, marketing, finance, competitive and market intelligence, intellectual property strategy. They can also provide linkages to expertise and potential partners through IRAP's extensive national and international networks.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

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.

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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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Futurpreneur Canada Start-Up Program

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Loan for young entrepreneurs

Get a loan of up to $45,000 to get your start-up off the ground.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum amount: $15,000 from Futurpreneur + $30,000 from BDC (if needed)

Application fee: $50

Interest rates

Futurpreneur: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) prime rate + 4%

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC): Floating base rate + 5%

How it works

  1. Register for the Start-up Program.
  2. Share a draft business plan and cash flow (Futurpreneur can help if you don't have one!)
  3. They'll check your credit score and make sure you're eligible.
  4. You'll need to submit supporting documents, including a final, complete business plan and cash flow.
  5. They'll review your application.
  6. If successful, you'll be assigned a mentor and get an orientation.
  7. You get the money.
  8. Provide updates as needed and continue working with your mentor.
  9. Make interest-only payments for the first year and repay the principal in equal monthly instalments together with interest, over the remaining 4 years.

Futurpreneur Canada

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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)

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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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Global Collaborative Opportunities

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Collaborate with global partners
Accelerate the pace of your discovery and commercialization by tapping into international science and technology relationships and partnerships.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Canadian Technology Accelerators

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International acceleration support for small technology firms

Get mentoring, workspace in foreign markets and introductions to potential partners, investors and customers in the clean-tech, information and communications technology (ICT) and life sciences sectors.

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Status

Accepting applications

You

Well-developed product or service with differentiated technology
Traction in the marketplace
Potential to scale
Paying customers
Strong and experienced management team
Strategy for the new market

How it works

  1. Before applying, learn about the Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTAs): Boston/Cambridge (multi-sector), New York City (digital), Philadelphia (life sciences, health IT), and San Francisco and Silicon Valley (ICT). (Tip: Contact your regional trade commissioner for guidance).
  2. Apply online. (Tip: You'll need to include information such as your goals at the CTA, financial information on your series A or greater funding, and references from other Canadian programs and partners.)
  3. Your application will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts in a competitive process.
  4. If successful, a CTA team member will contact you.
  5. Your company will need to commit the time and money needed for your executives to live full time in the target location for several months.

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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Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

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Expert international trade assistance
Help to prepare your business for international markets, assess your organization’s potential, find contacts and resolve problems. 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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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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CanExport

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Funding to develop export markets

Get a contribution of up to $50,000 to reimburse up to 50% of expenses related to developing export opportunities, especially in high-growth emerging markets.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

$10,000 to $50,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of project costs

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

How it works

  1. Read the Applicant’s Guide and make sure that your proposed sector, markets and activities are eligible.
  2. Complete and submit your application, at least 25 business days before your proposed project start date.
  3. CanExport evaluates your application and aims to deliver decisions within 25 business days.
  4. If approved, you sign a contribution agreement, which sets out approved activities, associated costs, and the responsibilities of the Government of Canada and your business.
  5. Submit your reimbursement claim.
  6. Receive your funding. CanExport aims to pay each claim within 20 working days after receiving it.
  7. Provide status reports for 3 years following the end of your project.

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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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

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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National Research Council — Concierge

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Free one-on-one business innovation advice
Connect with an innovation advisor and get customized guidance on the most relevant programs, services, experts and facilities to help your business innovate and grow.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $4,500 toward student's salary

Stacking

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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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

Stacking

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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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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Canada Business Network - Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Cambridge Bay
Access business information on government services, reports and library resources tailored to meet your business needs.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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Canada Business Network — Kivalliq, Nunavut

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Kivalliq
Access business information on government services, reports and library resources tailored to meet your business needs.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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Canada Business Network — Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Iqaluit
Access business information on government services, reports and library resources tailored to meet your business needs.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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Canada Business Network — Newfoundland and Labrador

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get help navigating the worlds of government programs and services, regulations and permits, taxation, importing and exporting, market research and much more.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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Canada Business Network — Prince Edward Island

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island
Bilingual staff to help you navigate government programs and services, regulations and permits, taxation, importing and exporting and financing options and can also put together tailored market research packages.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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Canada Business Network — World Trade Centre Winnipeg Business InfoCentre

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Free advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Manitoba
Talk to a Business Information Officer for help with things like taxes, regulations, permits, and registering your business and access seminars, training workshops and customized research.

World Trade Centre Winnipeg

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Canada Business Network — Small Business BC

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in British Columbia
Get help registering your business and access to experts, seminars on a wide-range of topics and dozens of free resources and tools.

Small Business BC

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(Available in French only)

Canada Business Network — New Brunswick

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Free advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in New Brunswick
Bilingual staff to help you navigate government programs and services, regulations and permits, taxation, importing and exporting and financing options and can also put together tailored market research packages.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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(Available in French only)

Canada Business Network — Nova Scotia

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia
Bilingual staff can help you navigate government programs and services, regulations and permits, taxation, importing and exporting and financing options.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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(Available in French only)

Canada Business Network — Yukon

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Yukon
Access business information on government services, reports and other resources tailored to meet your business needs.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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(Available in French only)

Canada Business Network — Northwest Territories

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in the Northwest Territories
Access services that can help at every stage of your business, including information on government programs and services, reports, and library resources tailored to meet your needs.

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

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(Available in French only)

Ressources Entreprises — Quebec

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Quebec
Find out about government programs and services, reports and information resources that are tailored to meet your business needs.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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(Available in French only)

Canada Business Ontario

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Ontario
Access business information on things like, starting a business, government financing programs, exporting, taxation, how to hire employees and more.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Ontario

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Canada Business Network — Square One

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Advice and expertise for entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan
Get one-on-one appointments for general business start-up assistance, market research, and business registration and access to public workstations and resources.

Government of Canada, Square One

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Canada Small Business Financing Program

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Loan guarantee for capital purchases

Access funds for land, buildings, leasehold improvements and purchases of new or used equipment.

Status is green

Status

Contact your lender

Funding

Maximum amount: $1 million

Registration fee: 2% of the loan (can be rolled into loan)

You

Maximum annual revenues of $10 million

How it works

  1. Find a participating bank or lender
  2. Book an appointment to talk about the Canada Small Business Financing Program
  3. Present your business plan
  4. Your financial institution will decide:
    • if you get the loan
    • repayment terms, including early repayment penalties
    • when you get the money
    • any additional fees
    • the interest rate (variable rate: maximum is prime +3%; fixed rate, maximum is the lender's single family residential mortgage rate +3%.)

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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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
  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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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 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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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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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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Quebec Economic Development Program —Not-for-Profit

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Quebec business development funding

Non-repayable contribution to cover up to 90% of eligible expenses related to developing your not-for-profit organization or the economic potential of your region or community.

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.

Government of Canada, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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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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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.

Status is green

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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FedNor Innovation Fund—Not-for-Profit

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Funding for innovation projects in Northern Ontario

Financial contribution for projects that enable organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises to increase their level of innovation, productivity, quality and competitiveness in key sectors.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Amount is based on the minimum you need

Stacking

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: 90% 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.
  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. If applicable, repay the funding as identified in your contribution agreement.

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

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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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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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Business Opportunities: Development and Humanitarian Aid Markets

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Development and humanitarian aid tenders
Find information about accessing international development or humanitarian aid procurement opportunities.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

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Loans for entrepreneurs with disabilities in Western Canada
Loans for entrepreneurs with disabilities in Western Canada who are unable to obtain funding from traditional sources.

Government of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada

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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.

Status is green

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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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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E-tools for Exporting

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Money to help Atlantic Canadian businesses export via the Internet
Get up to $15,000 to cover 65% of the costs related to the development of an online component to your export strategy, including websites, social media, e-commerce, translation of a website and more.

LearnSphere

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Developmental Licences Playbook

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Access wireless spectrum to test a business idea
Apply for a developmental licence that provides access to wireless spectrum to test and validate innovative solutions in health care, transportation, smart cities, manufacturing, agriculture, public safety and more.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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MASC AgriInsurance

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Agricultural insurance for Manitoba crops
Flexible and affordable insurance that protects producers of all eligible crops against production losses and most producers against crop quality losses.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation

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NWT Business Incentive Program

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Register for Northwest Territories bid advantage
If your business operates in the Northwest Territories, you can register your business to gain a bid advantage for Northwest Territories contracts.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Agricultural Insurance

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Agricultural insurance for New Brunswick crops
Financial protection against losses caused by natural perils, such as drought, excessive humidity, hail, frost, wind and wildlife.

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

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(Available in French only)

Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti procurement

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Bid adjustment on Nunavut contracts
By registering your Nunavut business, you could gain a bid adjustment ranging from 5 to 25% when bidding on Government of Nunavut contracts.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti

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(Available in French only)

National Research Council — Marine — Refrigerated material test laboratory (Cold test labs)

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Cold test lab in St. John's, Newfoundland
Fee-for-service material testing at cold temperatures, with a variety of equipment for ice preparation, video recording and data acquisition.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Algal Biorefinery

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Algal Biorefinery facility in St. Mary's, Ontario
Find out how a broad spectrum of Canadian industries can deploy and adopt algal carbon conversion technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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AgriStability

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Insurance against declining crop margins
Protection against large declines in farm income by providing payments when a producer's margin falls below 70% of their historical reference margin.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

Aboriginal Procurement Program

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Increased contracting opportunities for Indigenous-owned businesses in Ontario
Businesses owned by First Nation, Métis and Inuit people can access contract set-asides and other benefits when bidding on government tenders.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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(Available in French only)

Opportunities in British Columbia

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Considering expanding into British Columbia?
Find investment opportunities in British Columbia, including businesses for sale and commercial real estate.

Government of British Columbia

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(Available in French only)

Price Pooling Program

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Price guarantee for agricultural products
Protection against declines in market prices for agricultural goods.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

Manitoba Industrial Technology Centre

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Manitoba product development testing services
Access facilities for 3D printing and scanning, calibration, custom product testing, noise testing, mechanical testing, vibration testing and more.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Jobs and the Economy

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Agriculture Access Road and Electrical Program

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Road and electricity upgrades for Newfoundland and Labrador farms
This program provides construction, reconstruction and maintenance of off-farm access roads, as well as electrical service upgrades needed to increase production.

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

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Farm Animal Veterinary Service

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Veterinary services for Newfoundland and Labrador farm animals
Routine and 24-hour emergency services for livestock and poultry via regional offices in St. John's, Carbonear, Clarenville and Pynn's Brook.

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

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Aboriginal Procurement Initiative

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Increased contracting opportunities for Indigenous-owned businesses in Manitoba
Businesses owned by First Nation, Métis and Inuit people can access contract set-asides and other benefits when bidding on government tenders.

Government of Manitoba, Infrastructure and Transportation

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(Available in French only)

National Research Council — Printable Electronics – Boucherville research facility

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Printable electronics facility in Boucherville, Quebec
Fee-for-service access to security printing applications that use innovative interactive optical features for next-generation security documents, such as money and ID.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Integrated Circuit Topographies

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Register your integrated circuit topographies
Learn about or apply for registration for your integrated circuit topographies.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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(Available in French only)

Dairy Innovation Program

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Larger milk quota to produce innovative products
Get continued access to the milk you need to produce innovative dairy products without affecting your existing provincial milk supply allotment.

Government of Canada, Canadian Dairy Commission

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Livestock insurance

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Newfoundland and Labrador farm animal death and injury insurance
Compensation for farmers for the death or injury of sheep, goats, dairy cattle or beef cattle caused by dogs or other predators.

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

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(Available in French only)

Northern Business Opportunity Program — New Investment Projects

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Considering expanding a Canadian business into Northern Ontario?
Financial assistance in the form of a conditional grant, term loan or a combination of both for businesses from outside of Ontario that expand into northern Ontario and create jobs.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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(Available in French only)

National Research Council — Canadian Centre for Housing Technology

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Housing technology test facilities in Ottawa
Fee-for-service real-world test environment for manufacturers and product developers to assess innovative technologies prior to full field trials in occupied houses.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Microbial fermentation pilot plant facility

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Microbial fermentation pilot plant facilities in Montreal and Ottawa
Fee-for-service access to broad range of equipment to rapidly convert laboratory results into industrial processes up to the 1,500-litre scale to assist with implementing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Reverberant acoustic chamber

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High intensity noise testing facility in Ottawa
Fee-for-service reverberant acoustic chambers (small and large) can be used to test full-size aerospace components at high levels of sound pressure field.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Milk Access for Growth

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Guaranteed milk supply to expand your product line
Get access to a guaranteed milk supply if you are planning to invest in a new product line, technology, or other innovation in milk processing or other agri-food businesses.

Government of Canada, Canadian Dairy Commission

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Requests for Proposals System — Quebec

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of Quebec
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Gouvernement du Québec, Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Québec

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(Available in French only)

Ontario Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program

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Recover livestock sales losses in Ontario
If your buyer defaults on a purchase, this program reimburses you a portion of that loss.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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(Available in French only)

Innovacorp — Incubation

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Incubation facilities for Nova Scotia innovators
Access facilities focused on entrepreneurship, technology innovation, ocean technology and bioresources.

Innovacorp

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National Research Council — Aquatic and crop resource development industry partnership facility

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Natural health product R&D facilities in Charlottetown, Halifax and Saskatoon
Fee-for-service facilities designed to help companies with potential to develop and commercialize natural health products.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

National Research Council — Plant growth facilities

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Plant growth facilities in Saskatoon
Fee-for-service facility with an array of specialized equipment and controlled environment options for start to finish plant production and testing.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Wind tunnel testing facilities

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Wind tunnels in Ottawa
Fee-for-service aerodynamics testing for clients in the aviation industry, as well as non-aeronautical applications such as bridges, tall buildings and surface vehicles.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — NRC collaborative open space for manufacturing and automotive innovation

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Automotive manufacturing innovation space in London
Fee-for-service research facility helping Canadian automotive manufacturers adopt advanced manufacturing approaches, including mass customization, process industrialization, and data-driven factory automation.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Hygrothermal performance of buildings facilities

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Energy efficient building testing in Ottawa
Fee-for-service testing facilities and settings where users can evaluate energy-efficient and cost-effective building systems and technical solutions in realistic environments.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Preclinical in vivo facility

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Preclinical in vivo facility for biologics and vaccines in Ottawa
Fee-for-service facility that enables clients to validate their biologics and vaccine design approaches and obtain a clear picture of the preclinical safety and efficacy of their products.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Getting the Message Out program

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Inspiration for Newfoundland and Labrador student entrepreneurs
Resources, success stories and engagement opportunities for young people who are considering entrepreneurship.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Office of Public Engagement

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(Available in French only)

National Research Council — Material emissions testing facilities

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Ottawa facility for organic chemical off-gassing testing
Fee-for-service identification and measurement of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) from liquid samples, small pieces of building materials, room-size assemblies, furnishings or complete office workstations.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Zebrafish facility

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Zebrafish research facility in Halifax
Fee-for-service facility offering testing services for the evaluation of toxicological and pharmacological activity in the areas of natural health products and human health therapeutics.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Nanotubes production facility

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Nanotube facility in Ottawa
Fee-for-service facility for the synthesis, manipulation and processing of nanotubes and their integration into composite materials.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Aluminium Technology Centre

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Aluminium transformation testing facility in Saguenay, Quebec
Fee-for-service facilities for businesses in the aluminium transformation industry to improve their manufacturing processes and make lighter, more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly products.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Advanced, non-linear optical imaging and microscopy (CARSLab)

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Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy lab in Ottawa
Fee-for-service facility includes two-photon fluorescence, second harmonic generation and ultra-short pulse CARS microscopy.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Industrial partnership facility: Montréal

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Biotechnology R&D laboratory in Montreal
Biotechnology companies can use this fee-for-service turnkey lab to access world-class expertise and advanced facilities to create, test and market new technologies in collaboration with National Research Council multidisciplinary teams of researchers.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Wheel bearing and brake facility

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Wheel bearing and brake facility testing in Ottawa
Fee-for-service testing that allows you to reduce wear and cut maintenance costs by identifying component concerns, limitations and failure potential.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Marine — Ice tank (St. John's)

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Ice tank facility in St. John's, Newfoundland
Simulate realistic Arctic and northern marine conditions in this fee-for-service ice tank, capable of temperatures as low as -25°C and able to grow ice at a rate of 2.5 mm an hour to a maximum thickness of 200 mm.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre

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Photonics research facility in Ottawa
Fee-for-service photonics facility offering foundry services, design and modelling and test and characterization services.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Medical device facilities

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Medical device testing facilities in Boucherville and Winnipeg
These fee-for-service R&D facilities give healthcare organizations direct access to advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise in medical diagnostic technology development and commercialization.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Heavy structural dynamics lab

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Vibration and shock testing facility for vehicles in Ottawa
Fee-for-service lab for controlled investigations and accelerated test programs of rail and road vehicles and components.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Marine — Large area basin (LAB)

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Large area basin in Ottawa
Use this fee-for-service 50 m × 30 m lab to conduct large, three-dimensional physical model studies of hydrodynamics for marinas, ports, harbours, moored ships, waterfront developments and more.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Marine Research Station

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Marine research facility in Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia
Fee-for-service research solutions in areas such as algal biology, marine biology, aquaculture, analytical chemistry and applied nutrition.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Marine — Coastal wave basin (CWB)

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Coastal wave bin in Ottawa
Fee-for-service 63 m × 14 m coastal wave bin for conducting two-dimensional and three-dimensional physical model studies of wave and current interactions with structures and shorelines at medium to large scales.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Marine — Ice tank (Ottawa)

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Ice tank facility in Ottawa
Fee-for-service 21 m x 7 m x 1.1 m concrete tank equipped with both a towing and service carriage, in which temperatures can reach as low as -20°C to produce ice of up to 0.6 m thick.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Marine — Large wave flume

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Large wave flume facility in Ottawa
Fee-for-service 97 m × 2 m × 2.8 m large wave flume for testing two-dimensional sections of coastal structures and to study coastal processes at a large scale.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Marine — Towing tank

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Towing tank in Ottawa
Use this fee-for-service tank to test underwater vehicles and a range of marine systems.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Compression and tension facility

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Stationary compression and tension test facility in Ottawa
Test rail, subway and intermodal rail/road vehicles car body structural strength and other characteristics at this fee-for-service facility.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Civil infrastructure and related structures testing facilities

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Ottawa testing facility for buried utilities and concrete structures
Facilities, measuring tools and equipment to test life cycle performance of concrete infrastructure systems.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Marine — Steel wave flume

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Steel wave flume in Ottawa
Fee-for-service 64 m × 1.2 m × 1.2 m steel wave flume for economical medium scale two-dimensional studies of coastal processes and wave-structure interactions.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Selling to the Manitoba Government

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of Manitoba
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of Manitoba, Infrastructure and Transportation

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National Research Council — Aerospace manufacturing technologies

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Aerospace manufacturing technologies facilities in Montreal, Mirabel and Ottawa
Fee-for-service R&D support for the design and development of the next generation of cost-effective and environmentally-friendly aircraft. 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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Prince Edward Island Business Women's Association

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Training and events for Prince Edward Island women entrepreneurs
Interactive hands-on training sessions, workshops and professional development events for women entrepreneurs.

Prince Edward Island Business Women's Association

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National Research Council — Structural full-scale testing (SFST)

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Structural full-scale testing facility in Ottawa
Commercial and military clients can use this fee-for-service facility for proof-of-concept demonstration and certification, including static, fatigue, durability and damage tolerance tests ranging from entire airframes down to the subsystem, component and material level.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Rail vehicle impact ramp

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Rail vehicle testing facility in Ottawa
Fee-for-service testing of rail vehicle strength and integrity, as well as load securement devices and lading containment.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Printable Electronics – Ottawa research facility

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Printable electronics facility in Ottawa
Fee-for-service access to large-scale inkjet printing, sheet to sheet gravure, flexographic and screen printing, and organic and inorganic solution processing.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Biorefinery Pilot Plant

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Biorefinery pilot testing facility in Montreal
Fee-for-service facility for testing and validation of the scale-up of bioprocesses, reducing risks and costs associated with full-scale plant construction.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Imaging, fluorescence and microscopy

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Imaging, fluorescence and microscopy facility in Charlottetown
Fee-for-service imaging, fluorescence and microscopy services including flow cytometry, high throughput DNA, and RNA and protein measurements.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Cell Culture Pilot Plant

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Biologics and vaccine production facility in Montreal
Fee-for-service cell culture pilot plant offering development and scale-up for the production of biologics and vaccines using CHO, HEK 293 and other animal cell expression systems.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Climatic testing facility

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Testing in varied weather conditions in Ottawa
Fee-for-service testing of product performance under an exceptionally wide range of climate conditions from -51 to +55 degrees.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Research aircraft

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Specialized and customizable research aircraft in Ottawa
Fee-for-service access to a fleet of research aircraft, as well as research pilots, technical experts and engineers.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Gas turbine research facilities

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Gas turbine research facilities in Ottawa and Thompson, Manitoba
Fee-for-service facility for aircraft and industrial gas turbine engine manufacturers, component suppliers and system integrators to develop and validate technologies.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Mozzarella used in restaurant pizza

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Reduced price for mozzarella
Canadian pizza restaurants can apply to obtain mozzarella for pizzas at a discounted price from distributors.

Government of Canada, Canadian Dairy Commission

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GreenFIT Procurement Strategy

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Test innovative green technology with the Ontario government
Apply to sell your new green technology to the Ontario government or MASH sector (municipal, academic, schools and hospitals) as a pilot project to test its commercial potential.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

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National Research Council — Indoor environment testing facilities

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Indoor environment test facilities in Ottawa
Fee-for-service testing of new technologies in sound transmission, energy use and air quality.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Contract Event Opportunities — Government of the Northwest Territories

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of the Northwest Territories
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Finance

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Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR)

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Cloud-based computing and storage
Tech entrepreneurs can get one year of free cloud-based resources for development, testing and trials.

CANARIE

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National Research Council — Marine — Offshore engineering basin

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Indoor model ocean facility in St. John's, Newfoundland
Fee-for-service 75 m x 32 m offshore engineering basin that can produce multi-directional waves up to 1 m high, representing extreme model sea-state conditions that occur only once in 10,000-years.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Innu Business Directory

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Company listing in the Innu business directory
List your company as an Innu business to find new partners, uncover opportunities to bid on contracts and more.

Innu Business Development Centre

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Agricultural Technology Transfer and Licencing

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Licence government agricultural technologies
Intellectual property in environmental technology, crops, bioproducts and bioprocesses is available to be commercialized.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

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National Research Council — Fire safety testing facility

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Fire safety testing in Ottawa
Fee-for-service testing for a wide range of needs to meet industry and association standards, or for conducting custom tests for research and development purposes.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Canada Brand

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"Product of Canada" branding
Branding, graphics, photos and other content to help you brand your Canadian food and agriculture products as Canadian.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Job Bank

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Post job openings
Post jobs in the Job Bank and find qualified candidates to fill positions.

Government of Canada, Service Canada

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MERX Canadian Public Tenders

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Canadian and U.S. tenders
Find out about public tenders issued by Canadian public sector organizations, agencies, crown corporations and private corporations, as well as U.S. public sector organizations.

MERX

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Special Milk Class Permit Program

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Reduced price for milk
Milk at a discounted price for Canadian food processors who use dairy ingredients in their products.

Government of Canada, Canadian Dairy Commission

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Invest in Ontario

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Thinking about expanding a business into Ontario?
Talk to a business consultant to get information on expanding into Ontario. Learn about advantages, industry conditions, incentives and more.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Industrial designs

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Register your industrial designs
Learn about and search for industrial designs or apply for registration to protect the original visual features of a product.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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Fonds d'aide à l'économie de Lac-Mégantic

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Funding to start or expand a business into Lac Mégantic, Quebec
Quebec companies and organizations, as well as companies from outside of Quebec, can obtain loans, loan guarantees and non-repayable contributions towards investments that contribute to the economy of Lac Mégantic.

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

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EDC Post Bonds and Guarantees

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Guarantees for export sales
Bonds and guarantees that provide protection for your export sales without tying up your working capital.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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Trademarks

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Register a trademark
Learn about, search or apply for registration of a trademark to protect a combination of words, sounds or designs used to distinguish your goods or services from those of others in the marketplace.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business

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Federal procurement opportunities for Indigenous businesses
Register as an Indigenous supplier and get access to procurement opportunities specifically for Indigenous businesses.

Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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Tenders — Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Alberta Innovates — Licensing Opportunities and Technology Transfer

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Alberta technologies available for licensing
Browse technologies developed by Alberta Innovates that are available for licensing and technology transfer by private sector companies.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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National Research Council — Canadian Astronomy Data Centre

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Astronomical data research facility in Victoria
Large-scale scientific computing infrastructure, as well as specialized astronomy and data management expertise to enable new astronomical discoveries.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Marine — Multidirectional wave basin (MWB)

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Multidirectional wave basin in Ottawa
Assess fixed and floating maritime structure performance and marine operations in ocean environments with this fee-for-service 36 m × 30 m × 3 m multidirectional wave basin.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Tender Management System — Yukon Government

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Opportunities to sell to the Yukon Government
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of Yukon, Department of Highways and Public Works

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EDC Credit Insurance

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Insurance on international sales
Coverage of up to 90% of your losses if your international customer can't pay for an order, with options for occasional exporters and regular exporters.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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Tenders — Prince Edward Island Tenders

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of Prince Edward Island
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Finance

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Tenders Online — New Brunswick Opportunities Network

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of New Brunswick
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of New Brunswick, Government Services

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SaskTenders

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of Saskatchewan
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Central Services

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Alberta Purchasing Connection

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of Alberta
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of Alberta, Service Alberta

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Ontario Tenders Portal

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of Ontario
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

BravoSolution

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Copyright

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Apply for copyright protection
Learn about, search or apply for registration for copyright for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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Canadian Signature Experiences

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Promote your tourism product internationally
Your tourism business can apply to have a signature experience package promoted around the world.

Government of Canada, Destination Canada

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Patent

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Apply for a patent
Learn about, search for or apply for registration of a patent, which gives you exclusive rights over products and processes that you invent.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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BizPaL

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Business permit and licence information
Get a customized list of permits and licences your business may require from all three levels of government.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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SME In Action Program — Support for the realization of investment projects

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Money to explore establishing a business presence in Quebec
Non-repayable contribution of up to $100,000 in funding for feasibility studies, market analysis, site selection and other activities related to assessing the opportunity to establish a presence in Quebec.

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

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National Research Council — Marine — High discharge flume

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High-discharge flume in Ottawa
Fee-for-service 10 m × 2.7 m × 1.4 m high-discharge flume to simulate a wide range of open channel flows and study problems in rivers, canals and other inland waterways.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Feed-in Tariff Program

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Guaranteed pricing for Ontario renewable energy suppliers
If you sell or generate renewable energy, you can apply for guaranteed price structures for your project.

Independent Electricity System Operator

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Tenders @ Government of Canada

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Government of Canada tenders
Access information on tenders issued by the Government of Canada.

Government of Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada

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Doing Business with the Government — British Columbia

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of British Columbia
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of British Columbia, British Columbia Procurement Services

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Next Level Program

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Funding for innovative business growth in Northwestern Ontario
Get up to $5000 in assistance for sales and marketing, product development and business enhancement for your innovative technology or manufacturing business growth.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

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Alberta Investor Tax Credit – Job creation

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Tax credit for investment in non-traditional sectors in Alberta
Get a 30% tax credit for providing capital to Alberta small businesses carrying out research, development or commercialization of new technology, new products or new processes in non-traditional sectors that will lead to strong job creation.

Government of Alberta, Business, Industry, Economy and Innovation – Corporate and Business Tax

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Current Tenders — Nova Scotia

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of Nova Scotia
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of Nova Scotia, Procurement Services

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National Research Council — Heavy vehicle tilt facilities

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Heavy vehicle tilt testing in Ottawa
Fee-for-service testing of the static roll threshold of tractor trailers, tankers, straight trucks or military vehicles.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Community Pasture Program

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Rent pastures for grazing and breeding livestock in the Prairies
Livestock producers can apply for fee-based access to grazing space and breeding services for their livestock.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Request for Tenders/Proposals — Nunavut

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Opportunities to sell to the Government of Nunavut
Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

Government of Nunavut

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National Research Council — Laser processing and surface modification facility

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Laser processing and surface modification facility in London
Fee-for-service use of manufacturing processes such as laser consolidation, laser cladding, high-precision (+/-1µm) multi-axis micromachining/texturing (cutting and laser ablation), laser polishing and specialty coatings.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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National Research Council — Data Analytics Centre

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Data analytics facility in Ottawa
Fee-for-service facility offering data cleaning, integration and management, as well as exploratory data analysis, modelling and prediction, and visualization and decision support.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan—Mentoring and Networking

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Networking for Saskatchewan women entrepreneurs
Find group mentoring, networking meetings and peer mentorship programs.

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

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BCIC Industry & Innovation Group

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Innovation collaboration in British Columbia
This group connects technology entrepreneurs, researchers and industry leaders together to address challenges in clean tech related to sectors such as agrifoods, energy, forestry, mining, and oceans.

BC Innovation Council

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bioSuccès Mentorship Network

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Life sciences and health technologies mentor in Quebec
Tap into the insight and know-how of an experienced entrepreneur in the life sciences and health technology space to get the support and encouragement you need to grow your ideas.

Montréal InVivo

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Workforce Planning Boards Network

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Labour marketing information in Ontario
Get detailed information on the local labour force to help you manage your employment needs in Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

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Interconnection Program

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Find qualified immigrants to work for your Montreal business
Employers in Montreal can sign up to be matched with skilled and experienced immigrants looking for work opportunities in their field.

Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

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SSHRC Business Partners

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Partnerships with social science and humanities researchers
Find potential partners in social sciences and humanities research to develop cutting-edge ideas and solutions to enhance your products and services, expand your markets and increase your productivity.

Government of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Ontario Labour Market Partnerships

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Funding for partnerships among Ontario employers, employees and communities
The Labour Market Partnerships program helps fund collaborations between employer, employee and community associations working together to address labour market challenges.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

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CBDC Business Atlantic Forum

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Buy or sell an Atlantic Canadian business
If you are looking to buy or sell a business in Atlantic Canada, you can use this forum to make connections, for free.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Make your business a model of sustainable mobility

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Help implementing sustainable mobility for your employees in Montreal
Get mentoring to help develop sustainable mobility measures and benefit from positive exposure for your business and increased employee productivity.

Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

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CIHR Health Research Collaboration

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Collaborate on health research
Health research funding and health research collaboration in Canada and globally.

Government of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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EUREKA

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Access international expertise, tech and markets
Collaborate with small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), large companies, research centres, universities and other innovators from Europe and 40 other member countries. 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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Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program

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Collaborate on aquaculture R&D
Collaborate with government researchers to improve the competitiveness of the aquaculture sector while advancing research on optimal fish health and environmental performance.

Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Ontario Job Creation Partnerships

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Work experience program for unemployed job seekers in Ontario
This program helps unemployed Ontarians gain work experience and skills needed to secure long-term employment.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

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Agricultural Research Centres

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Access agricultural research and facilities
Collaborate with industry partners, academia and government on research in support of Canada's agricultural sector.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

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Youth Ventures NL

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Help for young entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador
Business planning, marketing, financial advice, human resources information and mentoring for youth aged 12 to 29.

Youth Ventures NL

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CBDC Business counselling

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Business counselling in Atlantic Canada
Get business counselling and advice to help you start or improve your business.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Business and Community Services

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Advice and community planning in the Patricia Region of Northwestern Ontario
Business owners and community groups can access strategic planning, economic development and funding advice.

Patricia Area Community Endeavours

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NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Collaborate on astronomy and astrophysics R&D
Access technical and advisory services and research facilities for astronomy and astrophysics research.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Women in Technology Initiative

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Help in attracting, retaining and advancing women in technology careers
Access events, networking opportunities, projects and tools to increase opportunities for women in technology roles in your business.

Information and Communications Technology Council

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Cleantech Global

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Exporting workshops for cleantech and green infrastructure firms
Attend a workshop to learn about government programs and services that will help you capitalize on growing global market opportunities.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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IP for Business

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Intellectual property training, tools and expertise
Access a selection of free online and in-person seminars, tools and resource materials or speak with an expert to help you protect your intellectual property and use it as a strategic asset for your business.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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NRC Aquatic and Crop Resource Development

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Collaborate on aquatic and crop resource R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for aquatic and crop research. 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)

Ontario Office of the Employer Adviser

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Workplace safety advice in Ontario
Free advice, representation and education on workplace safety and insurance, as well as worker's compensation, for Ontario employers.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Labour

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Wind Prospecting Service

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Generate wind power in Yukon
A wind energy specialist can assess your property's suitability for generating wind energy on a consistent basis.

Government of Yukon, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources

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Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM)

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Training and research for Yukon's mining industry
Access comprehensive trades training via mobile state-of-the-art facilities and high-tech simulators, as well as research services aimed at making mining more sustainable and fostering innovation.

Yukon College

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Energy Conservation Technical Information, Workshops and Toolkits

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Tools for industrial energy management
Technical information, workshops, toolkits and other resources to help improve industrial energy efficiency.

Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

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(Available in French only)

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan—Business Advising

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Business advice for Saskatchewan women entrepreneurs
One-on-one advisory services for starting, buying or growing a business.

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

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(Available in French only)

BDC Technology Consulting

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Advice for your ICT investments

Get fee-based consulting services to help you maximize your information and communication technology (ICT) investments.

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Package options

Technology Investment Plan: purchasing guidance with a vendor list

Technology Action Plan: assessment of your current IT assets and an action plan

System Selection Support: vendor and technology selection tools

Technology Contract Review: an independent review of your system software contract

How it works

  1. Fill out a request online or contact us by phone.
  2. A BDC representative will get in touch with you to evaluate your needs.
  3. They'll refer you to the right person in your area.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Exporter development

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Export help for Manitoba businesses
Different types of assistance and programs including support for new and emerging exporters, and assistance for experienced exporters to enter new international markets.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Jobs and the Economy

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(Available in French only)

Trade Team PEI

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Export assistance for Prince Edward Island (PEI) businesses
Participate in various learning, matchmaking and counselling services to help you take advantage of export market opportunities.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Trade Team PEI

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(Available in French only)

Business Management

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Agricultural business management information for Manitoba farmers
Get information and training for your agricultural business, including business assessment, business structure, farmland ownership and human resources issues.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Self-Employment Program

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Self-employment training for Albertans
Self-employment training that offers unemployed individuals formal instruction, business plan development, one-to-one business counselling, coaching, guidance and follow-up during business plan implementation.

Government of Alberta, Community and Social Services

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(Available in French only)

Tourism industry services

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Advice on tourism product improvement in Yukon
Get help with the creation, diversification and improvement of your tourism product through education and training seminars, networking and project collaboration, and more.

Government of Yukon, Tourism and Culture

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(Available in French only)

Liquor Service Training Program

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Yukon liquor service training
If alcoholic beverages are sold at your business in Yukon, this training will help you and your employees serve drinks responsibly.

Government of Yukon, Yukon Liquor Corporation

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(Available in French only)

YuWIN Yukon Work Information Network

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Yukon job board
Take advantage of this free online job board to post job notices and find new employees.

Government of Yukon, Yukon Work Information Network

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(Available in French only)

STEP Trade Development Services

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International trade assistance for Saskatchewan businesses
Customized advice, market intelligence, and support for trade development, logistics, networking and more.

Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership

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(Available in French only)

PARO Services

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Support and networking services for women entrepreneurs in Northern Ontario
Services and programs for start-up, growth and networking, specializing in northern women in business, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises.

PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

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(Available in French only)

STEP Market Intelligence Services

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International intelligence for Saskatchewan businesses
Get access to foreign market assessments, competitive intelligence, customer and company lists, political risk analysis and more.

Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership

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(Available in French only)

NRC Nanotechnology Research Centre

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Collaborate on nanotechnology R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for nanotechnology research.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

NRC Measurement Science and Standards Research Centre

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Collaborate on measurement R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for measurement research.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

NRC Security and Disruptive Technologies

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Collaborate on security and disruptive technologies R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for security and disruptive technology research.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Operation connect SMEs

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Help setting up websites and online stores in Quebec
Help for you to establish your web store, including search engine optimization, analytics, site design and more.

Branchons les PME

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(Available in French only)

High-growth firms: Business Advisory Services

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Advisory services for high growth Ontario firms
Market intelligence, information on new markets and other guidance to help you reach new customers, improve operations, innovate, and grow in domestic and international markets.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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ventureLAB

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Support for tech entrepreneurs in Ontario
Mentorship and coaching to help your innovative technology company find customers, investment, talent and partnerships.

ventureLAB

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(Available in French only)

BCIC Venture Acceleration Program

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Accelerator program for early-stage British Columbia technology entrepreneurs
Access to a team of Executives in Residence to help you accelerate a proven technology business model for a fee of $200 per month.

BC Innovation Council

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(Available in French only)

Prince Edward Island Rural Action Centres — Business Loans

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Business loans for rural Prince Edward Island (PEI) entrepreneurs
Loans for SMEs in the Montague, Central Bedeque, Alberton, Souris and Wellington areas.

Rural Action Centre

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Manitoba — Business Development and Counselling Services

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Business advice in Manitoba
Counselling and advice on business plan development, marketing, financial analysis, accounting and more (specific services vary by location).

Government of Manitoba, Community Futures Manitoba

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(Available in French only)

Canada-Ontario Export Forum

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Access to export services in Ontario
This forum offers you easy access to more than 24 export agencies with global market expertise, including skills development, market entry support, financing and foreign market assistance.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Prince Edward Island Rural Action Centres — Advisory Services

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Business counselling for rural Prince Edward Island (PEI) entrepreneurs
Business guidance, entrepreneur education, as well as assistance in community development assistance, expansion diversification, tourism product development and marketing.

Rural Action Centre

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(Available in French only)

Export Quebec — Expertise

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Export advice and support for Quebec companies
Information on international markets, export support and advice, and international trade events to help your company to do business internationally.

Gouvernement du Québec, ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation

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(Available in French only)

Canada Business Guest Advisor Program — Prince Edward Island

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Free business advice from professionals in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Consult with experts in accounting, legal, marketing and intellectual property who volunteer their time to provide free advice to entrepreneurs.

Government of Canada, Canada Business — Prince Edward Island

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(Available in French only)

SME 2.0 Program

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Information technology help for Quebec businesses
Get a diagnostic assessment and implementation help to improve your business's use of information technology.

CEFRIO

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(Available in French only)

Innovation Guelph - Fast Lane

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Help identifying and overcoming business challenges in Southern Ontario
Businesses in target sectors and which have more than $1 million in revenues and between 10 and 500 employees may be eligible for up to $4,500 worth of support for business scale-up services.

Innovation Guelph

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(Available in French only)

International Qualifications Assessment Service

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Assess international qualifications against Alberta standards
Determine how your education or your employees' education from outside of Canada compares with Alberta's educational standards.

Government of Alberta, Ministry of Labour

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(Available in French only)

Rural Alberta Business Centres

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Business help in rural Alberta
One stop access to information, advice, research services, seminars, and workshops on starting or growing a business at four walk-in locations in rural Alberta.

Rural Alberta Business Centres

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(Available in French only)

Collaboration Voucher Program

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Voucher for collaboration with research institutes in Ontario
Eligible Ontario companies and industry associations can redeem this credit for expertise in innovation, productivity, e-business and R&D.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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(Available in French only)

New Exporters to Border States

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Seminars on US exporting for Ontario companies
One or two day seminar gives Ontario manufacturers, distributors, agents and other business professionals the tools they need to expand their business in the United States.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of International Trade

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(Available in French only)

ConnectNS Global Advisors Program

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Advice for Nova Scotia exporters
Group of volunteer influencers and industry experts who share their knowledge, experience and connections with exporters.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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(Available in French only)

Revenu Québec : Assistance program for SMEs

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Help understanding business taxes in Quebec
Personalized support to answer your questions about tax returns, source deductions, consumption taxes and income taxes.

Gouvernement du Québec, Revenu Québec

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(Available in French only)

BC Tech Growth Programs

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Accelerator programs for British Columbia growth and scale-stage companies
Results-oriented growth programs including help from experienced coaches, connectivity to the best partners and investors and an emphasis on accountability through intensive cohort programs.

BC Tech Association

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(Available in French only)

IBM Innovation Hubs

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Innovation hubs in Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo
Access four innovation hubs where qualifying businesses can leverage programs and infrastructure including technical, design and business resources to lower the cost of introducing emerging and enabling technologies to the global marketplace.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medecine

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Help to commercialize cell and gene therapies and regenerative medicine technologies
Access business services, regulatory expertise, technical services and a 40,000 square foot custom built facility for cell and gene therapy in Toronto.

Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medecine

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Coaching and strategic advice

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Strategic management advice for your Quebec business
Take advantage of this free program and receive support on management, marketing, finances, human resources, technology, export, production and more.

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

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(Available in French only)

Collective Bargaining Information Services

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Collective bargaining resources in Ontario
Information for employers involved in collective bargaining processes with employee unions, including trends, recent settlements, wage developments, work stoppages and more.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Labour

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(Available in French only)

NRC Aerospace Research Centre

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Collaborate on aerospace R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensingopportunities for aerospace research.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Agri-Food Trade Services for Exporters

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Agri-food international trade assistance
International market intelligence, in-market trade expertise, international trade shows and other assistance to help agrifood exporters.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

YMCA Enterprise Program

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Start-up business planning help in Newfoundland and Labrador
Entrepreneurs receive interactive, personalized business consulting through an established, step-by-step business planning process.

YMCA of Northeast Avalon

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(Available in French only)

NATI SmartForceNL

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Online business training for Newfoundland and Labrador businesses
Access online courses on business succession planning, employee succession planning and diversity in the workforce.

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Treaty Seven — Business Support Services

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Business planning help for Treaty Seven Members (Alberta)
Advice, workshops, counselling and other services to help with the development of business plans.

Community Futures Treaty Seven

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(Available in French only)

Business Link — Business research services

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Business information centre in Edmonton
Access free research services that could help you start or expand your small business, including market research, sample business plans, lists of suppliers and more.

Business Link

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(Available in French only)

Quebec International

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Services for Quebec City technology exporters
Access marketing and export support, fast growth programs, venture capital roundtables, networking, training, international recruitment, eco-efficiency strategies and more.

Quebec International

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(Available in French only)

Funded Networks of Centres of Excellence

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Connect with Canada’s innovation networks
Canada’s brightest research, development and entrepreneurial talent have come together to address industry challenges—and you can leverage the results.

Government of Canada

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(Available in French only)

NRC Medical Devices Research Centre

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Collaborate on medical devices R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for medical device research. 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)

Women's Enterprise Centre — Business Advising and Mentoring

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Business advisors and mentors for British Columbia women entrepreneurs
Advisors and peer mentors to help you start, grow or exit your business.

Women's Enterprise Centre

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(Available in French only)

NRC Construction Research Centre

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Collaborate on construction R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for construction research. 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)

Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) Canada

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Manitoba small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) export support
Access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, as well as the opportunity to work with industry leaders to build and implement a comprehensive export plan.

World Trade Centre Winnipeg

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Export Development

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Export assistance in New Brunswick
One-on-one counselling, training, and information on exporting and transporting your goods and services.

Government of New Brunswick, Opportunities NB

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(Available in French only)

Food Development Centre

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Support for food product development in Manitoba
Access to facilities and consulting services for food product R&D, testing, labelling, packaging, business planning and marketing.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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(Available in French only)

Business Startup 101

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Start-up workshops for women entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Half day workshop held regularly that walks women entrepreneurs through the basics of starting a business, including business planning, marketing, registering your business and more.

Prince Edward Island Business Women's Association

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(Available in French only)

Ontario Export Services

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Expert help to expand an Ontario business into global markets
Training programs, advice, trade missions and other resources for Ontario companies that want to start or grow a business through exporting.

Government of Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Research Facilities Navigator

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Business access to specialized equipment, research services and expertise
Access a directory of research facilities in universities, colleges and hospitals across Canada where businesses can access specialized equipment, research services and expertise.

Canada Foundation for Innovation

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(Available in French only)

College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies

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Research centres and technical experts across Quebec
Access 1,300 experts at around 50 research centres affiliated with CÉGEPs and colleges in Quebec for technical support, technological development, business intelligence and personalized training.

Réseau Trans-tech

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(Available in French only)

Centre for Drug Research and Development

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Life sciences collaboration and facilities
Access commercial expertise, scientific research facilities in Vancouver, and opportunities for collaboration with industry and academia.

Centre for Drug Research and Development

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(Available in French only)

Trail Blazer

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Training for early-stage startups in Northwestern Ontario
A four week program (1.5 hours per week) at a cost of $50 that helps entrepreneurs identify their market and validate their business model.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

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(Available in French only)

NRC Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering

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Collaborate on ocean, coastal and river engineering R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for ocean, coastal and river research. 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)

STEP International Business Trip Support

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Foreign trip support for Saskatchewan businesses
Get help planning a business trip to a foreign market your business is targeting for export.

Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership

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(Available in French only)

ThinkFARM

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Farm business guides for Nova Scotians
Detailed guides on many topics related to starting and operating a farm, as well as marketing your products domestically and around the globe.

Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

Skills Online Nova Scotia

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Online business skills training in Nova Scotia
Get important—and free—skills training for your employees on human resources, social media, customer service, accounting and more.

Government of Nova Scotia, Labour and Advanced Education

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(Available in French only)

Business Navigators

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Help understanding business regulations in Nova Scotia
Get timely information on rules and regulations specific to your business and help understanding how to comply with provincial regulations.

Government of Nova Scotia, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

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(Available in French only)

Farm Debt Mediation Service

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Financial counselling and mediation for farmers in debt
Qualified consultants develop financial recovery plans and meet with creditor(s) and mediators to help farmers out of financial difficulty.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

COREX Program

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Help for Quebec businesses to export to the northeast United States
Get an export diagnostic and business plan, as well as help choosing trade corridors, finding suppliers and trading partners, and establishing your business.

Gouvernement du Québec, Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec

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(Available in French only)

Farm production services

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Farm management advice in Yukon
Get advice on all aspects of farm management, production, marketing, conservation techniques, new technology and financing.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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(Available in French only)

Beyond Your Backyard — Export Readiness Program

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Export readiness assessment for Newfoundland and Labrador companies
Get an assessment of your export readiness and customized recommendations and ongoing support for your export activities.

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

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(Available in French only)

Experience Nova Scotia: A Toolkit

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How to develop new and better Nova Scotia tourism experiences
Tools, worksheets and ideas to help you develop new tourist experiences, tips on promoting them and information on provincial marketing activities.

Government of Nova Scotia, Tourism Nova Scotia

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(Available in French only)

NRC Advanced Electronics and Photonics and Digital Technologies Research Centres

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Collaborate on information and communications technologies R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for research on information and communications technologies.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Innovates — Entrepreneurial Investments

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Innovation support for Alberta small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Find technology development coaching, mentoring and other support through Alberta Innovates’ Regional Innovation Network.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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(Available in French only)

Canada Business Guest Advisor Program — Newfoundland and Labrador

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Free business advice from professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador
Consult with experts in accounting, law, marketing and intellectual property who volunteer their time to provide free advice to entrepreneurs.

Government of Canada, Canada Business — Newfoundland and Labrador

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(Available in French only)

NRC Automotive and Surface Transportation

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Collaborate on automotive and surface transportation R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for automotive research. 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)

NATI Export Program — Training, Speakers and Trade Shows

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Export learning and networking events in Newfoundland and Labrador
These export-focused events for advanced technology companies include training sessions, international speaker presentations, and international tradeshows and conferences.

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries

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(Available in French only)

Centre for Women in Business

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Training and events for Nova Scotia women entrepreneurs
Variety of training programs, events and networking opportunities for women in business who want to launch, grow and thrive.

Centre for Women in Business

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(Available in French only)

Entrepreneurship@UBC Hatch

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Incubator for University of British Columbia (UBC) innovators
Combination of support, space, community and access to investment opportunities to help UBC entrepreneurs succeed.

University of British Columbia

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(Available in French only)

Export Help! Program

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Export consultant for Prince Edward Island companies
Export-ready companies are linked with specialized consultants to help with export market research and planning.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Trade Team PEI

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(Available in French only)

emerit tourism training and certification

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Training for tourism workers
Find online training focused on the best practices and standards in various roles within the tourism industry.

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council

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(Available in French only)

Canada's Smartest Kitchen

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Food product innovation facility
Facility and subject matter expertise to support companies in the food development process.

Holland College

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(Available in French only)

Business Women in International Trade – Missions and Events

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International trade missions and events for women entrepreneurs
Achieve success in international markets by participating in women-focused trade missions and accessing trade commissioner assistance to prepare for and follow up on the mission.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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(Available in French only)

Creation of a human resources department

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Help setting up human resources (HR) departments in Quebec businesses
Advice to help you analyze your current HR situation, identify potential improvements and establish roles and responsibilities.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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(Available in French only)

CRC Office of Business Development

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Collaborate on wireless technologies R&D
Access government wireless technologies, as well as collaborative R&D opportunities.

Government of Canada, Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC)

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(Available in French only)

Launching a business program

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Training and advice to start a business in Quebec
Get up to 22 weeks of training and assistance with business planning, performing market analysis and learning management concepts.

Gouvernement du Québec, Entrepreneuriat Québec

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(Available in French only)

Ask an Expert — Saskatchewan

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Expert advice to help plan your Saskatchewan business
Consult professionals in a one-on-one setting and discuss business plan development, branding, taxes, accounting, human resources, exporting and more.

Square One

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(Available in French only)

Partnerships for jobs and economic growth

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Partner with the Ontario government to grow your sector
Work with the government to develop industry clusters that will help fuel growth and collaboration in your industry.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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(Available in French only)

Economic Development Officers

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Northwest Territories business support services
Get specialized support to help expand and promote the development of your business.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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(Available in French only)

Innovocorps

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Innovation training for SMEs in Northwestern Ontario
Give your business an innovation boost with innovation problem-solving techniques and processes, custom innovation programs to help your business grow and staff development training in creativity development, design thinking, fostering an innovative culture and more.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

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Northern Ontario Angels

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Investment-readiness support in Northern Ontario
Help for entrepreneurs to prepare for angel investors, including coaching, networking opportunities and more.

Northern Ontario Angels

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(Available in French only)

Consulting services — Quebec

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Expert advice to help plan your Quebec business
Benefit from the advice of business plan expert, accountant or lawyer in order to carry out your business project or better manage your business.

Info entrepreneurs

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(Available in French only)

Apparel Innovation Centre

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Testing of apparel and materials
Fee-based access to testing equipment, machinery and product development services for the apparel industry.

Apparel Innovation Centre

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District3 Innovation Center

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Montréal innovation hub
Technical and business services to help innovators launch and grow their business and move from idea to impact with confidence.

District3 Innovation Center

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(Available in French only)

Destination Canada Resources

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International tourism marketing tools
Get valuable insights on Canadian branding, developing content and working with the media to promote your Canadian tourism products.

Government of Canada, Destination Canada

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(Available in French only)

Take your business global

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Help with exporting for Ontario firms
Learn how to sell outside of Canada, grow your business through exports, get financial help and resources, and participate in trade missions and events.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of International Trade

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(Available in French only)

Innovation Guelph — Speedway Startups

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Hands-on support for start-ups in Southern Ontario
Get everything you need to "Gear up" your business, including hands-on mentoring, entrepreneurship education, and networking opportunities.

Innovation Guelph

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Programs and Workshops

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Support for Alberta women entrepreneurs
Workshops, events and other programs for Alberta women entrepreneurs starting, building or growing a business.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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(Available in French only)

BDC Advisory Services

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Expert business advice
Connect with highly experienced specialists who can help your business scale up, be more productive, innovate and globalize.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs

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Help for women entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get advice and assistance for starting a new business, growing an existing business or entering new markets, with expert advice, analysis and peer support groups for women entrepreneurs.

Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs

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(Available in French only)

StartPoint Energy Audit

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Analyze your building's energy usage
Get an audit of your building's energy demand and consumption, including the effects of weather, occupancy and operating schedule, as well as recommendations to improve energy efficiency.

Government of Yukon, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources

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(Available in French only)

CBDC Women in Business New Brunswick

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Advice for women entrepreneurs in New Brunswick
If you are a woman entrepreneur in New Brunswick, you can get one-on-one help with business planning, obtaining financing, innovating, exporting and more.

Community Business Development Corporations

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(Available in French only)

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)

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Expert help for your Ontario business
Connect with an expert for help with start-up, growth, financing, youth entrepreneurship and R&D.

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs

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(Available in French only)

Community Partners — Canada Business Ontario Service Location Finder

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In-person business information across Ontario
Find a location near you to get in-person help with starting or growing a business, including business planning, market research, statistics and more.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Baffin Business Development — Business counseling

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Baffin Island business counselling
Counselling at all levels of the business cycle to maximize growth potential, develop plans and expand.

Baffin Business Development Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Women's Enterprise Centre — Skills Training

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Skills training for British Columbia women entrepreneurs
Workshops on starting a business, marketing, growing and workplace diversity.

Women's Enterprise Centre

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(Available in French only)

Liaison Officer Service

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Get free tax help for your small business
Request in-person support and guidance at key moments in your business’ life cycle to help you understand and meet your tax obligations.

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency

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(Available in French only)

Women's Enterprise Centre (Manitoba)—Training

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Training for Manitoba women entrepreneurs
Seminars and other events to address the needs and learning styles of women at different stages of business development.

Women's Enterprise Centre Manitoba

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(Available in French only)

NRC Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre

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Collaborate on human health therapeutics R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for human health therapeutics research. 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)

Women's Enterprise Centre (Manitoba)—Advice

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Business advice for Manitoba women entrepreneurs
Free, confidential, one-on-one guidance at every business level and stage, as well as help with business plans and loan applications.

Women's Enterprise Centre Manitoba

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(Available in French only)

NRC Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre

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Collaborate on energy, mining and environment R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for energy, mining and environment research. 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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Tech Assessments

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Technology assessments for Northwestern Ontario businesses
For a fee of $50, your business can get a comprehensive and hands-on assessment of your business technology tools and processes, including social media, e-commerce, business intelligence, IT strategy, security, forecasting, teleconferencing and customer relationship management.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

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DRDC Defence Research Partnerships

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Collaborate on defence research
Collaboration opportunities internationally and in Canada, research contracts, facilities and technology licensing for defence research and technology.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan—Learning

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Workshops for Saskatchewan women entrepreneurs
Seminars, webinars and workshops to learn critical business skills like forward planning, financial management, marketing and operations management.

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Quebec—Assistance for Entrepreneurs

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Personalized support for Quebec businesses
Get support and assistance with business start-up, expansion, business transfer, sustainable development, web and e-commerce.

Community Futures Development Corporations (Quebec)

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(Available in French only)

Info entrepreneurs' Strategic Information Centre

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Business information centre in Montreal
Gain access to strategic market information thanks to these business information experts in order to develop your business in a specific market.

Info entrepreneurs

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(Available in French only)

BCIC InnovEX

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Innovation advice for British Columbia companies and organizations
A team of technology and innovation advisors help identify and analyze management or growth problems for companies in all sectors and recommend innovative solutions.

BC Innovation Council

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(Available in French only)

Clean tech scale-up

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Help to scale a British Columbia clean tech company
Mentorship, expert advice and facilitated introductions to help you make a soft landing in 10 major global markets for clean tech.

Alacrity Canada

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(Available in French only)

Energy related training opportunities

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Training on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies
Training opportunities for tradespeople, retailers and consumers on a variety of topics related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Government of Yukon, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources

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(Available in French only)

Wireless Accelerator Programs

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Expertise in wireless commercialization
Access technical resources, business consulting services and co-working space at an accelerator focused on wireless technology commercialization.

Wavefront Accelerator

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(Available in French only)

Accelerated Growth Center

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Consultant to help Quebec businesses with U.S. expansion
Quebec companies with over $25 million in sales may qualify for the assistance of a consultant to help with their growth in the U.S. market.

Gouvernement du Québec

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(Available in French only)

Business Retention and Expansion Program

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Newfoundland and Labrador business check-up
An assessment of your marketing, sales, operations, finances, accounting, human resources, management and goals—then an action plan.

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

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(Available in French only)

Ask an Expert — Alberta

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Expert advice to help plan your Alberta business
Discuss your small business questions and issues with management consultants, lawyers, accountants, and other industry professionals.

Business Link

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(Available in French only)

Export Navigator

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Export specialists for British Columbia companies
Talk to a community-based export specialist who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect your business with the information and services you need.

Small Business BC

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(Available in French only)

Canadian Commercial Corporation

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Help pursuing foreign government procurement
Connect with foreign government buyers and the Canadian government when pursuing government procurement leads in another country.

Government of Canada, Canadian Commercial Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Ontario Food Exports — Services for Exporters

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Food and beverage industry export help in Ontario
Develop sales strategies and discuss export opportunities with expert consultants in specific food and beverage sectors, including primary agriculture and processed goods.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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(Available in French only)

Indigenous Business Develoment Services

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Indigenous business help in Saskatchewan
Access support for Indigenous entrepreneurs from start-up to expansion.

Indigenous Business Development Services

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(Available in French only)

Prince's Operation Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurship workshops for transitioning and serving military personnel
Free one-day Introduction to Entrepreneurship workshops designed to help transitioning military personnel, veterans and their spouses learn about starting a business.

Prince's Charities Canada

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(Available in French only)

Francophone Economic Development Organizations

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Francophone business support in Western Canada
Get business advisory services in areas like training, marketing and networking for your Western Canadian Francophone business.

Government of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Indigenous Services

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Help for Indigenous entrepreneurs in Alberta
Start-up and expansion help, including one-one-one advice, guidebooks, funding information, connections to service providers, workshops and more.

Business Link

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(Available in French only)

Ask the Expert — British Columbia

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Expert advice to help plan your British Columbia business
Consult one-on-one with industry professionals in the fields of law, website creation, social media, accounting and more.

Small Business BC

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(Available in French only)

Accelerate Okanagan

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Training and coaching for entrepreneurs in BC
Get the skills you need to start and grow your company, innovate and secure financing.

Accelerate Okanagan

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(Available in French only)

Secondary market research — Canada Business Ontario

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Business information in Ontario
Take advantage of free research services that could help you find the information needed to start or expand a small business.

Government of Canada, Canada Business Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Business Mapping Program

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Strategic analysis of Northwestern Ontario businesses
For a cost of $199, your business can get 15 to 25 hours of business analysis and advice that takes an in-depth look into your business and provides strategic recommendations and a plan of action to move forward.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

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(Available in French only)

Promoting workplace safety and health

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Workplace safety training in Yukon
Online and in-person courses to help you promote an injury free and safe work environment for your employees.

Government of Yukon, Northern Safety Network Yukon

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(Available in French only)

Regional export promotion organizations (ORPEX)

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Export help in your region in Quebec
Regional organizations provide export coaching, training and assistance.

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

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(Available in French only)

Northwestern Ontario ICT Connection

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Find skilled people and organizations in Northwestern Ontario
Search this database of people and organizations with specific technology and information management skill sets to help get the talent you need to realize innovative business projects.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Integrated Work Experience Strategy (IWES)

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Access screened and trained ICT professionals in Ontario
Access a pool of internationally educated information and communications technology professionals that have been screened and prepared to integrate into the Canadian workforce.

Information and Communications Technology Council

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(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)

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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(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)

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)

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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(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 - CMHC

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(Available in French only)

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)

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)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(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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(Available in French only)

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)

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 Government of Government of Canada, Social Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(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)

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)

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 Advanced Education and Skills Development

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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)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(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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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)

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)

Summer Temporary Employment Program

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Wage subsidy for summer student employment in Alberta
Alberta businesses that provide students meaningful work experience through the Summer Temporary Employment (STEP) program are eligible for a wage subsidy.

Government of Alberta, Ministry of Labour

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(Available in French only)

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 Advanced Education and Skills Development

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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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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)

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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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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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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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)

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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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)

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)

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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(Available in French only)

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.

Status is green

Status

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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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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Small Enterprise Co-op Placement Assistance Program

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Newfoundland and Labrador co-operative student work terms
Access a wage subsidy to hire a co-op student for up to 12 weeks from Memorial University or the College of the North Atlantic to help build your future workforce.

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

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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 Advanced Education and Skills Development

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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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(Available in French only)

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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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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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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Small business deduction

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Small business tax credit
Reduced tax rate for Canadian corporations with revenues of less than $500,000.

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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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 Research, Innovation and Science

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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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Specialized Labour Tax Credit

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Tax credit to attract investors to Prince Edward Island (PEI)companies
Companies in strategic sectors can offer a personal income tax credit of up to 17% to attract highly qualified workers to come to PEI.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Share Purchase Tax Credit

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No corporate tax for bioscience companies in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Companies in strategic sectors in PEI can give their investors a tax rebate of 35% on the value of their investment in the company.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Yukon Manufacturing and Processing Profits Tax Credit

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Tax credit for Yukon manufacturing and processing
Large corporations engaged in manufacturing and processing may claim up to 9.5% on profits earned in Yukon. Small corporations may claim up to 0.5%.

Government of Yukon, Department of Finance

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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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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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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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Tax credits for production of multimedia titles

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Tax credit for the production of multimedia titles in Quebec
Refundable tax credit for multimedia producers may amount to 37.5% of eligible labour expenditures.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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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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Ontario Production Services Tax Credit

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Tax credit for film and television production in Ontario
Refundable tax credit of 21.5% of production expenses for films and television shows produced in Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Town of Conception Bay South Business Incentive Programs

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Business tax reduction in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
Tax reduction of 75% in year one, 50% in year two, and 25% in year three for approved businesses.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Town of Conception Bay South

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Training tax credit for employers

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British Columbia apprentice training tax credit for employers
Organizations that employ apprentices enrolled Industry Training Authority programs get 20% to 50% up to $6,000 in enhanced tax credits.

Government of British Columbia

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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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Saskatchewan Manufacturing and Processing Profits Tax Reduction

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Income tax reduction for manufacturing and processing in Saskatchewan
Corporation income tax is reduced by as much as 2% on Canadian manufacturing and processing profits, as reported on the T2 CIT return.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Finance

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Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program

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Property tax reduction for Ontario farms
Farm properties satisfying the eligibility criteria are taxed at 25% of the municipal residential tax rate.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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Tax credit for multimedia event or environment productions sponsored outside Quebec

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Money to showcase your multimedia project outside Quebec
Tax credit of up to 35% of labour costs and production expenses relating to showcasing your Quebec production outside the province, up to a maximum credit of $350,000 per production.

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

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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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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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Gasoline used in unlicensed business equipment

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Refund for Ontario gasoline tax paid for unlicensed equipment
Get a refund for the tax paid for gasoline used in unlicensed manufacturing, construction or farming equipment.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance

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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 credit for the design of factory-made products (industrial design component)

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Tax credit for industrial design in Quebec
Tax credit of 12% to 24% on the cost of in-house design activities (salary costs up to $60,000 admissible) or on the cost of external design activities by a consultant (65% of contract fees admissible).

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

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Manufacturing & Processing Investment Tax Credit Saskatchewan

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Tax credit for manufacturing and processing in Saskatchewan
For purchases made on or after March 23, 2017, the tax credit is equal to 6% to encourage plant and equipment investment for use in manufacturing and processing in Saskatchewan.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Finance

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Digital Animation Tax Credit

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Tax credit for digital animation in Nova Scotia
Tax credits of 17.5% to 50% on production and labour costs for digital animation companies in the province.

Government of Nova Scotia, Finance and Treasury Board

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Small Business Tax Credit

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Reduced tax rate for Newfoundland and Labrador small business
The general corporate tax rate is 15% but small businesses get a big break: 3% tax rate.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Finance

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Fuel tax exemptions or refunds

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Yukon fuel tax exemptions or refunds
Point of sale tax exemptions on motive fuel and refunds on gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel for authorized activities.

Government of Yukon, Department of Finance

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Ontario Sound Recording Tax Credit

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Tax credit for sound production in Ontario
Refundable tax credit of 20% of production and marketing costs for sound recordings produced in Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Tax refund for power takeoff equipment

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Refund for Ontario gasoline tax paid for auxiliary equipment
Get a refund on tax paid for fuel to operate auxiliary equipment such as cement mixers, aerial buckets, lifts and cranes or refrigeration units, power vacuums, pumps and blowers.

Government of Ontario, Ministry 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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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 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