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AgriInnovation—Enabling Commercialization and Adoption

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Funding to commercialize late-stage agri-based tech
Repayable contribution of up to $10 million to get your late stage agri-based products, technologies, processes or services to market.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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AgriInnovation—Industry-led Research and Development (Private Sector)

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Funding for pre-commercial agri-based R&D
Repayable contribution of up to $5 million for your pre-commercial agri-based product, technology, process or service.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Financial Assistance

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Financial support for technology innovations

Non-repayable contribution of up to $150,000 to develop, adopt, adapt and/or commercialize new or improved technologies.

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Accepting applications

Money

Average contribution: $112,000

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Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

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

How it works

  1. Call 1-877-994-4727 to speak with an IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).
  2. They'll assess your project.
  3. If you're eligible, your ITA will meet with you to understand your business.
  4. The ITA will invite you to develop a proposal and will work closely with you on it.
  5. Your proposal will be processed within three months and technically evaluated on:
    • technical aspects and potential impacts on your business
    • business, management, financial capabilities
    • your potential to achieve expected results
    • your commercialization plan
    • the overall market and commercialization opportunity
  6. 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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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.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP)—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.

Government of Canada, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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Investing in Business Innovation—For-Profit Early Stage Companies

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Funding to leverage angel and capital investments
Repayable contribution for late-stage development or early-stage commercialization of innovative, unique products and processes.

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.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Mitacs Accelerate

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Share the cost of hiring expert interns

Double your investment of $7,500 and expand your R&D potential by sharing the cost of hiring a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to research your technology project.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

For each 4-6 month internship:

Your contribution: $7500

Research grant: $15,000

How it works

  1. Contact Mitacs 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 and get feedback from all participants, and your Mitacs representative.
  4. Collect all signatures and required documents and submit your proposal to your Mitacs representative. Peer review takes 6 – 8 weeks.
  5. If approved, send your portion of the contribution to Mitacs. They will pay the university and it pays the intern.
  6. Work on your project.
  7. Complete an exit survey.

Mitacs

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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.

Status is green

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 Works and Government Services Canada

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CanExport

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Funding to develop export markets

Get a contribution of up to $99,999 to reimburse up to 50% of expenses related to developing export opportunities, especially in high-growth emerging markets.

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

$10,000 to $99,999

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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.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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FedNor Innovation Fund—Private Sector

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Funding for applied R&D activities in Northern Ontario

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Amount is based on the minimum you need

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

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

How it works

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

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

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FedNor Youth Internships—Private Sector

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

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

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Atlantic Innovation Fund—Private Sector Businesses

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Financial backing for technology R&D in Atlantic Canada

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

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

$500,000 to $3 million

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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. 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.
  4. Then you can submit the Application for Financial Assistance.
  5. ACOA evaluates your application, and aims to let you know within 75 business days.
  6. If successful, you'll sign a contribution agreement and start your project.
  7. Submit eligible expenses and get reimbursed within 25 days.
  8. Pay back your contribution as outlined in your contribution agreement.

Government of Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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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

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

How it works

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

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

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Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development—For-Profit

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Funding for innovative projects in Northern Canada
Get up to $99,000 for projects that contribute to diversifying Canada's northern economy and promoting clean economic growth.

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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AgriInnovation—Industry-led Research and Development (Not-for-profit)

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Funding for pre-commercial agri-based R&D
Non-repayable contribution of up to $5 million for your pre-commercial agriculture, agri-food and agri-based practices, processes and products.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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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

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

Your project

Will be carried out in Canada

Technology readiness level 1 to 9

Supports the development of a technology to a higher readiness level

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

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 2

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Financial support for growth and expansion

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting Statements of Interest

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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 diligence.
  6. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will decide which projects to fund.
  7. If successful, you will negotiate a contribution agreement, which lays out details such as whether the contribution is repayable, non-repayable or a combination, and obligations such as reporting requirements.
  8. Move forward with your project and submit eligible expenses for reimbursement.
  9. Repay the contribution, if applicable.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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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.

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Status

Accepting applications

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

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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, or environmental benefits) and will undergo due diligence.
  6. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will decide which projects to fund.
  7. If successful, you will negotiate a contribution agreement, which lays out details such as whether the contribution is repayable, non-repayable or a combination, and obligations such as reporting requirements.
  8. Move forward with your project and submit eligible expenses for reimbursement.
  9. Repay the contribution, if applicable.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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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 science and technology project expenses working with a foreign partner in either Brazil, China, India, Israel, or South Korea.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP)—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.

Government of Canada, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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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 angel investor network can invest in more innovative, high-growth potential start-up businesses.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Investing in Business Innovation—Not-For-Profit Organizations

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Funding to support new entrepreneurs
Non-repayable contribution to provide skills development, education and seed financing to new entrepreneurs.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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

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

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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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

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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: 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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FedNor Youth Internships—Not-for-Profit

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

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

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Engage Grants—Industrial Partner

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Researcher for short-term R&D challenge

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Funding

Maximum: $25,000

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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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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.

Government of Canada, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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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

Maximum: $3 million

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Maximum investment by this program: 80% of eligible project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 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 outlined in your contribution agreement.

Government of Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Youth Employment Programs

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Funding to hire a student

Financial assistance to offset the cost of hiring young talent (a post-secondary graduate 15 to 30 years old) to work on technical or technology-related projects.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $30,000

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Maximum investment by this program: 100% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 100% of project costs

How it works

  1. Define your project. It could be in R&D, engineering, multimedia, market analysis or the development of a new product or process, but it must be technology-related.
  2. Call 1-877-994-4727 to speak with an IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).
  3. The ITA will assess your project for eligibility and provide you with an application.
  4. You'll find out if your project is approved.
  5. Find and hire your student. Internships are available anywhere in Canada and must last a minimum of 6 months, and a maximum of 12 months. Your ITA can connect you with colleges and universities that have the right candidates.
  6. You'll receive a portion of that student's salary before the student starts, during the employment term, in regular installments, and after the student's term has ended.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Sustainable Development Technology Fund (SDTC)

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Funding for pre-commercial clean technology

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $5 million

Average contribution: $2 million to $4 million

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Maximum investment by this program: 33% of project costs

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

Your project

Pre-commercial, technology readiness levels 3 to 7

Quantifiable environmental and economic benefits

Strong value proposition and validated market and commercialization potential

Includes at least one partner

Will be completed within 5 years

How it works

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

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

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Matching Investment Fund

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

Government of Canada, Canadian Dairy Commission

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Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development—Entrepreneurs

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Financial support for Aboriginal entrepreneurs
Non-repayable contribution of up to $99,999 to support a wide variety of business development activities.

Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development—Community Owned Businesses

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Funding for community-owned Aboriginal businesses
Non-repayable contribution of up to $1 million to support a wide variety of business development activities.

Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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Applied Research and Development Grants—Industrial Partner

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

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

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Collaborative Research and Development Grants—Industrial Partner

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Funded researcher for collaboration on industry-driven priority
Collaborate with a university researcher on R&D projects of up to 5 years.

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

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Canada Job Grant

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Financial support for training
Share the cost of training new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled, with up to $10,000 in funding.

Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada

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Genome Canada

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

Genome Canada

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Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities—Training

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Training for staff with disabilities
Short-duration training and skills development for persons with disabilities to prepare for a specific employment opportunity.

Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada

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Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities—Self-Employment

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Start-up funds for entrepreneurs with disabilities
Funding for persons with disabilities to start a business, including income support and other costs.

Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada

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OCE Funding Programs

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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CME Smart Green

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Funding to reduce GHG emissions
Get up to $500,000 to invest in green technology and process improvements for your manufacturing facility.

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

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Quantum Leap

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

CQDM — Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery

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Growing Forward 2—For-Profit

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Funding for agriculture and agri-food in Newfoundland and Labrador
Non-repayable contributions of up to $400,000 to cover up to 75% of costs relating to innovation, sustainability and agricultural opportunities.

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

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Growing Forward 2—Not-For-Profit

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Funding for agriculture and agri-food in Newfoundland and Labrador
Non-repayable contributions of up to $400,000 for innovation, sustainability and agricultural opportunities.

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

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(Available in french only)

Seafood Innovation and Transition Program—For-Profit

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

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

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Seafood Innovation and Transition Program—Not-For-Profit

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

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

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(Available in french only)

Business Development Support Program

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

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

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Regional Development Fund—Regional Development Program

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

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

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Regional Development Fund—Community Capacity Building

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

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

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PEI Product Development Assistance

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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(Available in french only)

Nova Scotia Farm Loans

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Loans for Nova Scotia farm operations
A variety of lending products are available to help farmers start a business, purchase equipment, consolidate debt and meet other cash flow needs.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board

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(Available in french only)

Economic Development Initiative (Southern Ontario)—For-Profit

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

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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(Available in french only)

Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario

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Funding to improve productivity in Nothern Ontario
Repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) manufacturers in Northern Ontario to increase efficiency, modernize facilities and increase export sales.

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

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(Available in french only)

MUSICACTION

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

MUSICACTION

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(Available in french only)

Community Futures Self Employment Program

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Self-employment support in BC
If you are currently on employment insurance, you can get financial assistance and business support if you want to start or purchase a business.

Community Futures British Columbia

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Community Economic Development

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Funding for Northern Ontario community economic development
Contribution fund intended to support economic growth and development in Northern Ontario communities.

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

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BCIC Ignite

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

BC Innovation Council

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AgriInvest

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Matching funding to mitigate on-farm risks
If you set aside savings to recover from small income shortfalls, or to make investments to reduce on-farm risks, you can get a matching contribution of up to $15,000 per year.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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AgriMarketing Market Development SME Component

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AgriMarketing Market Development Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) Component
Get up to $50k in financial support to pursue new markets at home and abroad.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Dairy Processing Investment Fund - Capital Investment (For-Profit)

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Funding to improve dairy processing productivity
Contributions of up to $10 million per year for capital investments to improve productivity and competitiveness of dairy processors.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Alianco Translation Assistance Program

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Funding for translation in Atlantic Canada
Get $1,000 to $4,000 to cover up to 50% of the cost of translating promotional material for your Atlantic Canada small or medium-sized enterprise.

Alianco

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Canada Council for the Arts Grants and Prizes

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Grants and prizes for artists
Variety of funding available to artists and art-focused organizations in Canada.

Canada Council for the Arts

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Canada Book Fund Support for Organizations (Not-for-Profit)

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Funding for projects in the book industry
Contributions of up to $2 million for marketing, technology and professional development projects in the book publishing, distribution, marketing, wholesale or retail sectors representing Canadian authors.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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Canada Music Fund: Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms

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Financial support for sound recording
Contributions to support the ongoing production and promotion of Canadian sound recordings.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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Canada Periodical: Aid to Publishers

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Funding for periodical publishers
Financial assistance of up to $1.5 million for Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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SMART Operational Assessments Program

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Funding for manufacturing operational assessments in Northern Ontario
Contributions of up to $15,000 to cover 50% of the cost of an operational assessment for Northern Ontario manufacturers to identify product and process improvements.

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

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Connecting America co-op marketing program

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Funding to market Canada as a destination for American tourists
Get a matching investment of 50 cents for each $1 you invest (to a maximum of $500,000) for projects marketing Canada as a tourist destination for U.S. travellers.

Government of Canada, Destination Canada

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FACTOR funding for the sound recording industry

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Financial support for the sound-recording industry
Get a grant, loan (or hybrid) of up to $200,000 for a variety of business activities in the Canadian sound-recording industry.

Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings

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Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation

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Financial support for industrial energy conservation
Contributions of up to $40,000 to cover 50% of the costs of energy management projects or process integration, and computational fluid dynamics studies.

Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

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Canada Feature Film Fund

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

Telefilm Canada

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Business Assistance — Immigrant Investor Program

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Economic Diversification Fund — Les Sources RCM

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

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

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Economic Diversification Fund — Central Quebec and La Mauricie

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

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

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Industrial Agreement Programs

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

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

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Innovation Passport

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

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

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Social Economy Support Program — Innovation Stream

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

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

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Proximité Program

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Financial assistance for agrifood market research in Quebec
Contribution of up to $50,000 for agrifood companies to research local-food marketing methods, consumer needs, and consumer education and outreach.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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National Capital Region Economic Development Fund

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Secrétariat à  la Capitale-Nationale

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Technoclimat Program — R&D

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Alberta Innovates — Energy and Environment Solutions

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Health Solutions

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Bio Solutions

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Support for Translation and Interpretation Program

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Financial assistance for translation in New Brunswick
Not-for-profit organizations requiring interpretation or translation services may apply for this non-repayable assistance.

Government of New Brunswick, Executive Council Office

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Cultural industries — Financial assistance

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Financial assistance for cultural industries in New Brunswick
Grants and contributions of varying amounts for arts organizations, arts businesses (fine craft, music, film and television, new media, writing and publishing) and artists.

Government of New Brunswick, Tourism, Heritage and Culture

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Conservation Fund

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

Independent Electricity System Operator

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Southwestern Ontario Development Fund — Business Stream Grants

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Tourism Development Fund —Tourism Product Development Stream

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

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Northern Community Capacity Building Program — Community Capacity Building Initiatives

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Funding for economic capacity building in northern Ontario
Contributions of up to $50,000 for community-based projects or up to $100,000 for regional projects that help northern Ontario communities’ economic growth in priority sectors.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Northern Innovation Program — Applied Research & Technology Development Projects

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

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Interactive Digital Media Fund

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

Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Strategic Partnerships Stream

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

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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Low Carbon Innovation Fund — Technology Validation Stream (Ontario Companies)

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Money for low-carbon technology validation in Ontario
Contributions of $250,000 to $5 million for up to 75% of the costs of proof-of-concept and prototyping projects for low-carbon technologies that will help Ontario reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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Growing Innovation — Capacity and Knowledge Development

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Money for agrifood capacity and knowledge development in Manitoba
Finances to help establish innovation centres, expand information gathering and interpretation capacity, and invest in innovation infrastructure in the agrifood sector.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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Community Futures Manitoba — Indigenous Business Development Services

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Advice and awards for Indigenous businesses in Manitoba
Business advisory services for Indigenous businesses in Manitoba, as well as some financial award programs.

Government of Manitoba, Community Futures Manitoba

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Commercialization Support for Business Program — Stream 1

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

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade

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Creative Saskatchewan Investment Programs

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

Creative Saskatchewan

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Agriculture Development Fund

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

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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Farm Business Development Initiative

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Saskatchewan farm business skills training fund
Get up to $10,000 for training in business strategy, marketing, production economics, financial management, human resources, succession planning and more.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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Saskatchewan Agri-Value Initiative (SAVI)

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Funding for Saskatchewan agribusiness growth and development
Funding for prototype and product development (max $60,000), marketing (max $40,000), skills training (max $5,000) and enhanced labour training (max $100,000) up to a total maximum of $100,000 per company.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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Saskatchewan Petroleum Research Incentive

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

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of the Economy

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Saskatchewan Arts Board Grants

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

Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Arts Board

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Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grants

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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Alberta Innovates — Industry r&D Associates

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

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $74,500

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

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

How it works

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Product Demonstration Program

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Voucher for advanced stage development in Alberta

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

$100,001 to $300,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of project costs

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

Your project

TRLs 7-8

Technology optimization critical for market acceptance

Manufacturing of a prototype for demonstration project

Applications for regulatory approval and certifications critical for market acceptance

Testing of a prototype in an operational environment

Results assessment/verification of technical data

How it works

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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TECTERRA Geospatial Technology — Build

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

TECTERRA

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Enterprise Trade Fund — Business

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Funds for market expansion of Yukon companies
Get up to 75% of eligible costs for marketing and business development activities to a maximum of $50,000 and up to 50% of eligible costs for business plans and up to 75% of business skills training projects to a maximum of $10,000.

Government of Yukon, Department of Economic Development

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Yukon Agriculture Development —Community Activities (Farm Groups or Cooperatives)

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Money for commercial agriculture infrastructure in Yukon
Financial support up to $100,000 to cover 75% of the cost of shared agricultural infrastructure, commercialization opportunities and market development.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Yukon Agriculture Training Program — Individual Farm

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Financial assistance for agricultural skills training in Yukon
Get up to $6,000 per year (max three years) to pay for 60% of the cost of agricultural courses, seminars, workshops and conferences.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Yukon Advanced Artist Award

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

Government of Yukon, Tourism and Culture

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Yukon Film Development Fund

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

Government of Yukon, Yukon Film & Sound Commission

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Business Development Project Fund (BDPF) — Core BDPF

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

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

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Self Employment Option

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Money and training for self-employment in NWT
Up to 52 weeks of financial support, business information and orientation sessions and business planning assistance to start your own business.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Education, Culture and Employment

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

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

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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

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

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Kakivak Association — Sivummut Grants to Small Businesses

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Grants for Inuit business in Nunavut’s Qikiqtani Region
Up to $25,000 in grants for pre-start-up, start-up, and business expansion, which can be combined with a business loan.

Kakivak Association

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Creative Content Development Fund

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

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Job Skills Essential Workplace Skills Development Program

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Money to train existing and new employees in Newfoundland and Labrador
Funding of up to $15,000 per year to increase labour force participation in the province.

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

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Grants for registered family child care homes

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Grant for childcare services in Newfoundland and Labrador
Various amounts for care centres to help families with young children.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Junior Exploration Assistance Program

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Money for the discovery of new mineral districts in Newfoundland and Labrador
Financial support of up to $225,000 per project for mineral exploration and/or mining.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources

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Market Readiness Subsidy Program

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Money for Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism service industry
Grants of up to $2,500 per event to help grow the province’s tourism sector.

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

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Self-Employment Assistance

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Assistance for Newfoundland and Labrador employment insurance (EI)-eligible individuals to start a business
Funding of up to $40,872 to support self-employment job creation.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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NATI Export Program — Cost-Shared Translation Services

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Translation of marketing materials for Newfoundland and Labrador exporters
Cost-shared program for the translation of marketing materials into the language of your target market.

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries

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New Business Growth Program

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Money for Music Prince Edward Island (PEI) members
Financial support of $2,200 to help members of this non-profit music-career-development organization advance their careers and create revenue streams.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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Community Capacity Fund

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Money for Prince Edward Island (PEI) not-for-profit organizations to advance rural development initiatives
This program offers up to $10,000 to advance planning and/or strategic capabilities related to rural initiatives.

Central Development Corporation

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Future Fisher Program

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Support for current lobster fishers in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Mentoring, training, and financial assistance in lobster fishery.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Music PEI Funding Program

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Money for Prince Edward Island (PEI) music industry
Funding to help develop artists and infrastructure.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Tourism and Culture

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Business Website Assistance

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Capital Acquisition Support

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Financial help for Prince Edward Island (PEI) businesses
Infrastructure support of up to 25% for businesses at all levels, from local start-ups to international exporters.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Craft Development Program

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Financial help for Prince Edward Island (PEI) craftspeople
Up to $1,000 to expand production of quality crafts for local and export markets.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Human Resources Implementation Assistance

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Money for Prince Edward Island (PEI) human resources
Up to $5,000 for new, existing and growing businesses to train, optimize and add to their workforces.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Information Technology Implementation Assistance

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Grant to implement information technology (IT) strategy in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Non-IT businesses with an export-focus can get a grant of up to $40,000 to cover 40% of the costs of implementing new IT strategies that will make the company more productive, profitable and competitive.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Information Technology Planning Assistance

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Grant for information technology (IT) planning assistance in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Non-IT businesses with an export-focus can get a grant to hire a PEI IT expert to find opportunities to leverage technology to improve business.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Marketing Support Program

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Marketing support for Prince Edward Island (PEI) businesses
Funding of up to $16,000 for business marketing costs.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Productivity Improvement Assistance

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Support for Prince Edward Island businesses growth
Your business may be eligible for up to $16,000 to pursue trade and export opportunities.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Professional Service Assistance Program

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Money for Prince Edward Island business development
This program provides businesses $1,500 to hire a professional business development service provider.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Quality Improvement Assistance

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Money for Prince Edward Island (PEI) company quality improvement
Funding of up to $16,000 or 40% of costs of quality improvement.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Rental Cost Assistance

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Contribution to cover Prince Edward Island (PEI) business rental costs
The Rental Incentive Assistance program contributes up to $6 per square foot per month for one year of rental space to help businesses get started or expand.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Innovation PEI

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Employ PEI

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

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

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Self-Employ PEI

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Support for Prince Edward Island (PEI) entrepreneurs
Job seekers who want to launch their own businesses may apply to receive a weekly allowance or employment insurance (EI) benefits, or combination of both.

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

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Cluster Development Program

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Partnerships between Prince Edward Island (PEI) businesses
Firms can receive up to $7,500 to hire a business cluster facilitator, who can help local businesses work together in pursuit of global opportunities.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Trade Team PEI

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Grow Export Program

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Assistance for Prince Edward Island exporters
Connect with specialized consultants who can help your business with market research and planning for export related activities.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Trade Team PEI

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Incoming Buyers Program

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Assistance for Prince Edward Island (PEI) enterprises
Funding of up to $2,250 to bring qualified buyers to PEI to help businesses meet their international business goals.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Trade Team PEI

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Graduate to Opportunity program

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

Government of Nova Scotia, Labour and Advanced Education

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Workplace Education Initiative

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Support for Nova Scotia skills development
Resources and funding for employers to create workplace education programs and help employees develop specific skills.

Government of Nova Scotia, Labour and Advanced Education

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Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive

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

Government of Nova Scotia, Labour and Advanced Education

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Craft Business Development

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Resources for Cape Breton Island and Mulgrave, Nova Scotia entrepreneurs
Assistance for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to develop skills and grow their craft business.

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

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Continuing Education Program

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Financial support for continuing education for Nova Scotia childcare providers
The Continuing Education Program is intended to enhance the ability of licensed childcare centres and family home day care agencies to recruit and retain staff.

Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Job Creation Partnerships

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

Government of Nova Scotia, Employment Nova Scotia

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Self-Employment Program (Nova Scotia)

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Money and training for unemployed workers to start a business in Nova Scotia
If you are receiving employment insurance benefits, you may be eligible for financial and business assistance to develop a business plan and start your own business or create your own job.

Government of Nova Scotia, Employment Nova Scotia

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Export Growth Program

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Money for Nova Scotia export growth
Funding of up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $15,000 for businesses looking to increase sales outside of the province.

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund

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Funding for film and television production in Nova Scotia
Get a financial incentive of 25% to 32% of eligible costs for films or television series produced in Nova Scotia by Nova Scotian companies or out-of-province companies.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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Small Business Development Program

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Money for Nova Scotia small-business export growth
Your small business may be eligible for funding to cover up to 50% of the cost (to a maximum of $15,000) to hire an export consultant and expand your reach.

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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FarmNEXT

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Funding for new commercial farming in Nova Scotia
This program reduces your loan principal and helps you establish a stronger equity position in your first year of operation.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board

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Access-Ability Program

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

Saint Mary's University

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Tour Operator Partnership Program

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Money for packaged travel operators in Nova Scotia
Funding of up to 50% for travel trade operators to complement Nova Scotia’s tourism priorities.

Government of Nova Scotia, Tourism Nova Scotia

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Employment Incentives Program

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

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

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Market Development, Product Enhancement and Diversification Program

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

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

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Wildlife Damage Compensation Program

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Compensation for New Brunswick crop or livestock loss
Farmers may be eligible to get up to $50,000 for loss of livestock or crop due to wildlife.

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

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Self-Employment Benefit – Workforce Expansion

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Money and coaching for New Brunswick business start-ups
Various financial aids, business coaching and technical advice to support self-employment in New Brunswick.

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

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Student Entrepreneurship

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Interest-free loans to New Brunswick student operated businesses
Loans of up to $3,000 to help students start a business, with the option to be reimbursed a portion of the loan under certain conditions.

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

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Child Care – Quality Improvement Funding Support

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Funding for New Brunswick childcare facilities
Wage enhancements at various rates to increase the availability and quality of child daycare services.

Government of New Brunswick, Education and Early Childhood Development

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JEDI Aboriginal Development Fund

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Money for New Brunswick First Nation entrepreneurs
Cover up to 50% of your business planning costs to a maximum of $5,000.

Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI)

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Energy Smart Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program

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Financial incentives for energy efficiency in New Brunswick
Receive up to $75,000 to retrofit your commercial building.

NB Power

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Vehicle Retrofit Program (persons with disabilities)

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Funds to make vehicle accessible
If you offer transportation to people with disabilities, you can get up to $8,000 to cover 80% of the costs of vehicle retrofitting requirements.

Government of New Brunswick, Transportation and Infrastructure

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Exportateurs de classe mondiale Program

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Export market funding for Quebec agrifood enterprises
Get up to $100,000 of financial assistance, including a 30% reimbursement of marketing studies and materials and lump sum amounts for travel-related activities.

Agri-Food Export Group Québec-Canada

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Programme d'aide à l'accessibilité des commerces (PAAC)

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Funding for accessibility improvements in Montréal
Montréal merchants can apply for up to $10,000 to cover 75% of the cost of making their business accessible to ensure access for all customers.

City of Montreal

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Support for hiring workers who have suffered employment injuries

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

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

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Alternate work arrangements and work hour reduction

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Funding and advice to create alternate work arrangements in Quebec
Get expert advice and a contribution of up to 50% of expenses relating to creating an alternate work arrangement and work hour reduction plan for your business.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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Employment stabilization

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Funding to create stable sustainable jobs in Quebec
Employers in cyclical or seasonal sectors can get up to $5,000 per position when they find ways to extend the working season.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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Human resources management support

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Human resource management assistance for Quebec companies
Get funding and expertise on human resources management, including an assessment, coaching, consultation, and management support.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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Job integration contract

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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Support for Self-Employment

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Money for unemployed workers to start a business in Quebec
If you are receiving employment insurance benefits, you may be eligible for financial assistance to develop a business plan and start your own business or create your own job.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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Workforce training measures

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Funding for workforce training in Quebec
Get a contribution of up to 50% of the costs of professional customer service training and other types of professional development for your employees.

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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Industrial Systems Program — Electricity Consumption Analysis

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Funding for energy efficiency analysis in Quebec
Up to $25,000 in financial assistance to cover 50% of the costs of an analysis of ways to reduce electricity consumption or increase the efficient use of electricity.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Sustainable Urban Development Project Support Program

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Financial assistance for eco-friendly residential projects in Quebec
Get up to 45 cents per kWh in electricity savings for eco-friendly residential building projects of at least 50 homes.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Financial support for aspiring farmers

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Money for aspiring farmers in Quebec
Get up to $50,000 to work an existing farm or start a new business.

Gouvernement du Québec, La Financiere agricole

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Support for Quebec Farm Business Development

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Money to develop Quebec farms
Get up to $20,000 on a loan of more than $150,000.

Gouvernement du Québec, La Financiere agricole

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First Patent program

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

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

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SME In Action Program — Support for SME productivity

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Funds to improve productivity in Quebec
Non-repayable contribution of up to $50,000 for supply chain optimization, implementation of management systems or customer relationship management systems, applying production standards or implementing a cost accounting system.

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

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Exportation Program — Business Stream

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Funding for export plans for Quebec businesses
Get up to $100,000 for expenses relating to hiring an export specialist, developing an international business plan and exhibiting at a trade show.

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

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Connected at Work

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Money to install electric charging stations at your Quebec business
Financial assistance of up to $25,000 to buy and install charging stations for electric vehicles at your workplace for employee use.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles

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Financial support in the harvesting sector

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Financial assistance to buy fishing business in Quebec
Get up to $25,000 to cover 20% of the cost of purchasing your first commercial fishing business in Quebec.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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Organic Farming Conversion Support Program

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Funding to convert Quebec farm to organic
This program offers up to $20,000 to convert your livestock, crop, honey or maple farming operation to organic standards, including $10,000 for pre-certification and $10,000 for certification.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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Prime-Vert Program — Tier 4 Support in developing and transferring agri-environmental knowledge

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Funding for Quebec agroenvironment knowledge transfer
Respond to requests for proposals for research projects on themes related to agriculture and the environment.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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Programme Levier for the food processing industry — Quality systems (Businesses)

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Funds to implement food processing quality systems in Quebec
Your food processing, water-bottling, farm or aquaculture production business could get up to $100,000 to implement quality control systems or establish a hazard analysis and critical control point system.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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Programme Levier for the food processing industry — Strategic development

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Funds to implement strategic planning in Quebec food processors
Food processing or water-bottling businesses may be eligible for a non-repayable contribution of up to $25,000 for management and productivity improvements, succession planning and sustainable development.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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Programme Levier for the food processing industry — Sustainable business partnerships

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Money for food processing sustainable business partnerships in Quebec
Your food processing association, business combination or non-profit organization could get a non-repayable financial contribution of up to $50,000 for sector initiatives that improve industry sustainability or growth.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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Advisory Services Program

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Funds for consulting services for Quebec agricultural companies
Contribution of 50% to 90% of the costs of agroenvironmental, management and technical consulting services including diagnostic, action and transfer plans, and support and follow-up.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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Valorisation Jeunesse — Making room

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

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

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Export and cultural visibility support program

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Financing for Quebec cultural exports
Funding in varying amounts for activities relating to the export of Quebec cultural products, in the form of non-repayable or partially repayable grants.

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

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ÉcoPerformance Program — Analysis stream (process integration preliminary study)

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Preliminary analysis of greenhouse gas reduction options for Quebec companies
Up to $5,000 to cover 75% of the costs of conducting a preliminary analysis of opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your business.

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Biomasse Énergie Fund

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Money to convert to forest biomass energy in Quebec
Financial assistance of up to $2 million per project to convert a fossil fuel heating system to one that uses residual forest biomass.

Fondaction

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Financial Assistance Program for the Development of Private Woodlots

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Financial and technical assistance for logging on private land in Quebec
Existing forestry companies in Quebec can get assistance in varying amounts for technical and silvicultural work and certification activities on private woodlots.

Gouvernement du Québec, Forêts, Faune et Parcs Quebec

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Support program for positioning Quebec alcohol in the SAQ network

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Rebate for the sale of artisanal alcohol in Quebec
Producers of unique alcoholic beverages in Quebec could receive a rebate of 4% to 18% of sales at the SAQ, up to an annual maximum of $400,000.

Gouvernement du Québec, Finances Quebec

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Power Savings Blitz program

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Free lighting upgrades for your Ontario business
Your company could be eligible for a series of lighting upgrades worth $300 to $1,000.

Independent Electricity System Operator

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Business Growth and Competitiveness

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Funding for Northern Ontario business growth and competitiveness
This contribution fund is intended to create economic conditions favourable to growth and improved competitiveness for Northern Ontario small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

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

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Ontario Disability Support Program: Employment Supports

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Help for Ontario job seekers with disabilities
Different kinds of supports to help you find a job, keep a job, or start a business.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Community and Social Services

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Starter Company Plus

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Money and resources for Ontario small businesses
Advice and funding of up to $5,000 to help new or existing businesses hire, grow, plan and more.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Summer Company

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Money and advice for Ontario student summer businesses
Up to $3,000 and mentorship to help start your business.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Aboriginal Economic Development Fund — Regional Partnership Grants Program

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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Indigenous Economic Development Fund – Regional Partnership Grant

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Money for Ontario Aboriginal and Indigenous businesses
Funds to help Aboriginal and Indigenous enterprises improve access to financing, jobs, and training.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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Northern Business Opportunity Program — Business Expansion Projects

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Grants and loans for Northern Ontario business expansion
Existing businesses in Ontario can get up to $1 million in grants (up to 20% of project costs) and/or loans (up to 50% of project costs) to expand or improve their operations in Northern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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

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

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program

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Funding for northern Ontario infrastructure projects
Contributions or loans of up to $1 million to cover 50% of the costs of infrastructure projects in northern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Export Market Access – A global expansion program

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Money for export sales development in Ontario
Grants to cover up to 50% of eligible costs for Ontario companies with more than $500,000 in sales.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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Industry Development Program

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Funding for the Ontario cultural media industry
Support for the book, film, interactive media, magazine and TV industries.

Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Ontario Media Development Corporation Export Fund

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Money for Ontario cultural industry exports
Grants of up to $15,000 for book, film, or interactive digital media export development.

Ontario Media Development Corporation

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Electric Vehicle Incentive and Charging Incentive Programs

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Money for electric vehicle use in Ontario
Incentives of up to $10,000 for early adopters.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

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Tourism Industry Partners Program

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Money to promote Ontario tourism
Receive up to $125,000 for marketing campaigns to promote Ontario tourism.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

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York Entrepreneurship Development Institute programs

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16-week entrepreneurship program in Toronto
Program graduates are eligible for up to $500,000 in seed funding.

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute

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Growing Forward 2: Growing Assurance – Farmland Beaver Damage Control

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Money to control beaver nuisance on Manitoba farms
Get funding to remove beavers and dams, and to level ponds.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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Growing Forward 2: Growing Competitiveness

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Money for Manitoba farmer business skills
Receive up to $5,625 for skill development and consulting services.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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Young Entrepreneurs Program

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Grants for young Manitoba entrepreneurs
Receive up to $4,000 to defray start-up costs and capital expenditures.

Government of Manitoba, Infrastructure and Transportation

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Self Employment Program (Manitoba)

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Support for Manitoba unemployed
Get income support and training so you can learn to create your own job, plan your own business and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Jobs and the Economy

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Clarence Campeau Development Fund

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Financing for Saskatchewan Métis entrepreneurs
Grants, loans and equity investments for Métis people, from $10,000 to $1,000,000, to stimulate entrepreneurship and economic development activities.

Clarence Campeau Development Fund

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Saskatchewan Child Care Inclusion Program

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Funding for childcare services in Saskatchewan
Funding of up to $24,000 to assist with the cost of accommodating children with diverse needs in a childcare setting.

Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Ministry of Education

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STEP Market Access Program

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Funding to help Saskatchewan businesses market domestically and internationally
Contributions of up to $5,000 per year to offset expenses incurred to exhibit in a trade show, trade event, or trade mission in a new export market outside of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership

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Alberta Innovates — Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program

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Voucher for export market readiness assessment in Alberta
Get up to $10,000, paid directly to a service provider to conduct an export market readiness assessment for entry into a specific country.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Export Support Fund

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Reimbursement of export-related costs for Alberta businesses
Reimbursements from $1,000 to $20,000 per year for 50% of eligible expenses such as airfare, accommodation and other goods and services related to export activities.

Government of Alberta

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Workplace Training

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

Government of Alberta, Human Services

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Métis Employment Services

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

Rupertsland Institute

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Disaster Financial Assistance Program

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Disaster financial assistance in British Columbia
Receive financial assistance for each accepted claim at 80% of the amount of total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000, to a maximum claim of $300,000 to replace or restore essential items and property that have been destroyed or damaged.

Government of British Columbia, Emergency Management BC

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Coast Opportunity Funds Economic Development Fund

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Fund for environmental and sustainable economic development activities in British Columbia
Economic development fund for participating First Nations for projects that have positive direct or indirect environmental or social impacts.

Government of British Columbia

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Yukon Business Incentive Program

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

Government of Yukon, Department of Economic Development

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Heritage Training Fund

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Yukon heritage worker training fund
Receive up to 90% of costs for heritage training, including courses, workshops and internships.

Yukon Historical & Museums Association

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Biosecurity Risk Prevention and Mitigation Initiative

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Funding to support Yukon plant and animal health
Receive up to 100% of project costs to identify, monitor and prevent diseases and invasive species.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Reclamation of Yukon Land

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Funding to support Yukon Land Reclamation
Receive up to 100% of project costs to reclaim lands impacted by agricultural activity.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Yukon Mineral Exploration Program

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Money for mineral exploration in Yukon
Receive up to $40,000 to support exploration for mineral and placer occurrences.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Yukon Underutilized Land Program

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Yukon fallow farm land redevelopment fund
Receive up to $250 per hectare to restore unused agricultural lands through tree and stump removal, discing, and seedbed preparation.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Yukon Wildlife Damage Prevention and Compensation

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Financial assistance for Yukon crop protection and wildlife damage
Receive up to $15,000 for eligible activities to prevent crop damage by wildlife, or receive compensation for crop or fence damage by wildlife.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Direct Operating Grant (child care)

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Funding for licensed childcare operators in Yukon
Quarterly funding is available to help with operating and maintenance costs for licensed childcare facilities.

Government of Yukon, Health and Social Services

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Touring Artist Fund

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Financial assistance for touring Yukon artists
Up to $10,000 for literary, visual and performing artists to present their works out of Yukon.

Government of Yukon, Tourism and Culture

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Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund

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Funding for Yukon tourism marketing and promotional opportunities
Market-ready and export-ready tourism businesses can receive up to $105,000 in this cost-sharing program.

Government of Yukon, Tourism and Culture

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Yukon Arts Fund

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Yukon arts community funding
Arts collectives and other eligible groups can receive up to 70% of project costs to plan an activity related to literary, visual or performing arts.

Government of Yukon, Tourism and Culture

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Yukon Cultural Industries Training Fund

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Training grant for employees in Yukon cultural industries sector
Receive up to $8,000 for training or career enhancement opportunities to advance the creative sector as an economic force.

Government of Yukon, Tourism and Culture

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Yukon Tourism Training Fund

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Funding to train Yukon employees in the tourism industry
Contributions of up to $5,000 a year to fund short-term training, to help develop a more qualified tourism labour market.

Government of Yukon, Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon

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Yukon Film Production Fund

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Yukon film production fund
Non-repayable contributions of up to $500,000 to assist with the costs of producing a film.

Government of Yukon, Yukon Film & Sound Commission

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Yukon Film Training

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Financial support for Yukon film production training
Yukon residents may apply to receive up to $3,000 in matching funds to attend a film production or post-production technical training course or program.

Government of Yukon, Yukon Film & Sound Commission

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Yukon Filmmakers Fund

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Money for Yukon film industry training and development
Receive up to $8,000 to enhance filmmakers' skills through training, development and hands-on experience, and offset expenses incurred during these activities.

Government of Yukon, Yukon Film & Sound Commission

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Yukon Sound Recording Program

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Funding to support Yukon sound recording professionals
Non-repayable contributions of up to $5,000 to support sound recording professionals in making recordings for broadcast and commercial release.

Government of Yukon, Yukon Film & Sound Commission

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CHOICES workplace safety incentive program

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Rebates for employee training in occupational health and safety in Yukon
A voluntary employer incentive program that rewards up to $25,000 in rebates for training investments in occupational health and safety (OH&S), and return to work (RTW).

Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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Apprenticeship Training Assistance

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Financial support for employers of Northwest Territories apprentices
If you hire an apprentice for a permanent position, you could obtain a subsidy to help cover a portion of their wages.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Education, Culture and Employment

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Northwest Territories Arts Council Funding

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Financial support for Northwest Territory artists
Receive up to $15,000 to support the creative growth of Northwest Territories artists, the creation of artistic projects and the presentation of NWT artists' works to the public.

NWT Arts Council

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Nunavut Prospector's Program

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

Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development and Transportation

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Small Business Support Program

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Money for small businesses in Nunavut
Get up to $50,000 for small business, entrepreneurship, and sustainable livelihood.

Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development and Transportation

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Fisheries and fur programs

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

Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment

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Economic Opportunity Fund

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

Kakivak Association

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Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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Business incubation funding and technology support in Quebec
A six to 18 month incubation period including a contribution of up to $200,000, technology development support, facilities, research and marketing-related support.

National Optics Institute

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Genome Funding Opportunities

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

Genome British Columbia

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Interactive Fund

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Grant for British Columbia digital media or software productions
Grant of $50,000 to support the production of high quality, original, interactive digital media content and software applications owned and controlled by British Columbia companies or individuals.

Creative BC

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NBIF Innovation Voucher

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

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

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Economic Development Initiative (Southern Ontario)—Not-For-Profit

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Financial support for Francophone businesses in Southern Ontario
Non-repayable contribution of up to $1 million for business development, if you provide programs or services in French to a Francophone community in southern Ontario.

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Economic Development Initiative (Southern Ontario)—Internships, For-Profit

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Funding for Francophone internships in Southern Ontario
If you create opportunities for youth and workers in transition in a Francophone work environment, you could get a contribution of up to $15,000 (per intern).

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Economic Development Initiative (Southern Ontario)—Internships, Not-For-Profit

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Funding for Francophone internships in Southern Ontario
If you create opportunities for youth and workers in transition in a Francophone work environment, you could get a contribution of up to $20,000 (per intern).

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Dairy Processing Investment Fund - Capital Investment (Not-For-Profit)

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Funding to improve dairy processing productivity
Contributions of up to $10 million per year for capital investments to improve productivity and competitiveness of dairy processors.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Dairy Processing Investment Fund - Access to Expertise (Not-for-profit)

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Funding to improve dairy processing productivity
Contributions of up to $250,000 per year to access expertise to improve productivity and competitiveness of dairy processors.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Dairy Processing Investment Fund - Access to Expertise (For-profit)

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Funding to improve dairy processing productivity
Contributions of up to $250,000 per year to access expertise to improve productivity and competitiveness of dairy processors.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Canada Book Fund Support for Organizations (For-Profit)

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Funding for projects in the book industry
Contributions of up to $1.5 million for marketing, technology and professional development projects in the book publishing, distribution, marketing, wholesale or retail sectors representing Canadian authors.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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Canada Book Fund Support for Organizations (Internships)

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Financial support for internships in the book industry
Contributions of up to $22,500 (typically $15,000) for internships in the book publishing, distribution, marketing, wholesale or retail sectors representing Canadian authors.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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Canada Periodical Fund: Business Innovation

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

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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Canada Periodical Fund: Collective Initiatives

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Funding for collective initiatives by periodical publishers
Financial assistance to increase the sustainability of the Canadian print magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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CBDC Chaleur Future Enterpeneur Loan

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Loan for young entrepreneurs in New Brunswick
If you are a prospective entrepreneur (19 years old or younger) in the Chaleur region of New Brunswick, you can get a loan of up to $1,500, with a possibility of being reimbursed 30% of the loan value.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Eastern Ontario Development Fund — Regional Stream Grants

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Grants for economic development in eastern Ontario
Grants of up to $1.5 million for projects that help eastern Ontario job creation, and economic and business development.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Southwestern Ontario Development Fund — Regional Stream Grants

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Grants for economic development in southwestern Ontario
Grants of up to $1.5 million for projects that focus on job creation, and economic and business development in southwestern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Tourism Development Fund — Tourism Investment Attraction Stream

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Financial assistance for tourism investment attraction in Ontario
Non-repayable contribution of up to 50% of costs relating to tourism sector development, tourism organization capacity building and other Ontario tourism activity.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

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Technoclimat Program — Demonstration

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Eastern Ontario Development Fund — Business Stream Grants

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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Technoclimat Program — Measuring

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Technoclimat Program — Pre-commercialization

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Technoclimat Program — Distribution

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Tourism Development Fund —Tourism Industry Capacity Building Stream

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Financial assistance for tourism industry capacity in Ontario
Non-repayable contribution of up to 50% of costs for projects that ensure the Ontario tourism industry is strategically positioned.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

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Jobs and Prosperity Fund — New Economy Stream

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

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Food and Beverage Growth Fund

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Funding for food and beverage sector growth in Ontario
Grants and loans for strategic investments in the food and beverage processing, and bioproduct sectors.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Forestry Growth Fund

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Funding for Ontario forestry sector growth
Grants and loans for strategic investments by manufacturers and processors of wood products across Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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Northern Business Opportunity Program — Small Business Start-up Projects

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Funding for northern Ontario start-ups
Contribution of up to $200,000 to cover as much as 50% of the costs to establish a new business in a priority sector in Northern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Northern Event Partnership Program

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Financial assistance for events in northern Ontario
Get up to $15,000 (to a maximum of 30% of total costs) for staging events in northern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Northern Innovation Program — Industrial Research Chairs

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

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Northern Innovation Program — Opportunity Assessment Projects

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

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Northern Innovation Program — Pilot Demonstration & Commercialization Projects

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

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Northern Ontario Internship Program (Private Sector)

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

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Alberta Innovates — Industry Commercialization Associates Program

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Stipend for commercialization associate's salary and expenses in Alberta

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $112,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

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

How it works

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta-Jalisco Innovation & Commercialization Program

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta -Zhejiang Global Partnership Program

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program (Seed Voucher)

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program (Bridge Voucher)

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program (Growth Voucher)

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Aboriginal Economic Development Fund — Business and Community Fund

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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Aboriginal Economic Development Fund — Economic Diversification Grants Program

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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Alberta Innovates — Micro-Voucher Program

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Voucher for early-stage development in Alberta

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $10,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

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

Your project

TRLs 2-4

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

How it works

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates — Voucher Program

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Voucher for mid-to-late stage development in Alberta

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

$10,001 to $100,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

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

Your project

TRLs 3-6

New product research and development

Leading-edge design, engineering and prototype development

Advanced product testing and refinement

Patent development

Advanced market assessments and/or

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

How it works

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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Innovacorp — Acceleration

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

Innovacorp

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Commercialization Support for Business Program — Stream 2

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Funding for commercialization in Manitoba
Get up to $250,000 to scale-up and move from prototype to market-ready product.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade

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Commercialization Support for Business Program — Stream 3

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Funding for export development in Manitoba
Up to $30,000 to prepare for entering new markets in the rest of Canada and the world through trade show assistance and marketing materials design.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade

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TECTERRA Geospatial Technology — Hire

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

TECTERRA

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TECTERRA Geospatial Technology — Show

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

TECTERRA

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TECTERRA Geospatial Technology — Grow

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

TECTERRA

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Enterprise Trade Fund — Film and Sound Industries

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Funds for market expansion of Yukon sound and film companies
Get up to 75% of eligible costs for marketing activities to a maximum of $50,000, 75% of eligible costs for event attendance, website or business skills development to a maximum of $10,000 and $2,000 per showcase.

Government of Yukon, Department of Economic Development

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Alberta Media Fund — Interactive Digital Media Grant

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Grant for Alberta digital media labour costs
Get up to $200,000 to hire staff for the creation and development of interactive digital media and gaming products.

Government of Alberta, Alberta Culture

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

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Culture

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Alberta Media Fund — Project Script Development Grant

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Culture

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Entry-Level Film Experience Program

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Grants to grow new film talent in Nunavut
Get up to $5,000 to create film camps, lecture series or other experiences to introduce Nunavummiut to film industry career opportunities.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Short Film Fund

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

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Market Endowment Program

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Grants to bring Nunavut films to international markets
Get up to $5,000 to attend international markets, co-production conferences or forums, as well as to attend ceremonies or film festivals where your film has been nominated or selected for screening.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Nunavut Spend Incentive Program

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

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Industry Development and Training Program (Industry Association)

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Grant for film industry professional development in Nunavut
Industry associations can get up to $10,000 to cover up to 65% of the costs of improving the professional development and training of their members.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Industry Development and Training Program (Production Company)

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Grant for film industry professional development in Nunavut
Film production companies can get up to $10,000 to cover up to 50% of the costs of improving the professional development and training of their staff.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Nunavut Filmmakers Funding — Inuktut Versioning Fund for Existing Programs

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

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

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Business Development Project Fund (BDPF) — BDPF Aftercare

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Funding for business improvement in the Northwest Territories
Get up to $3,000 in Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith and Inuvik or up to $5,000 in other parts of the territory to pay for accounting software or services, succession planning and business training programs.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Business Development and Investment Corporation

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Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) — Sector Support Capital Expansion Incentive

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Money for capital purchases in the Northwest Territories
Get up to $15,000 per year for up to two years for new capital purchases that will allow you to expand your business.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) — Sector Research Support

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Funding for strategic sector research in the Northwest Territories
Industry associations can get up to $25,000 to conduct research on investment attraction, product development and packaging, or other topics that will benefit their industries.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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

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Funding for economic initiatives in the Northwest Territories
Associations, band and community councils can apply for up to $25,000 in financial assistance for feasibility plans, infrastructure development, industry strategic plans, events and more.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) —Micro-business

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Money for micro-businesses in the Northwest Territories
Micro businesses can get financial assistance for the purchase of tools, equipment and raw materials, as well as other self-employment activities.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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

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

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) — Strategic Investments

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Money for strategic projects in Northwest Territories
Get up to $75,000 for projects that increase business and economic activity or employment in Northwest territories communities.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program — Product Development and Enhancement

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

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program — Marketing Assistance for Tourism Businesses

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Funding for tourism product marketing in the Northwest Territories
Up to $10,000 in financial assistance for marketing materials, travel to tradeshows, campaign launches and more.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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Kakivak Association — Small Tool Grants

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Money to buy tools for Inuit craftspeople in Nunavut’s Qikiqtani Region
Up to $1,000 for carving tools or $2,500 for sewing machines that are needed by artists or craftspeople to create their products.

Kakivak Association

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Yukon Agriculture Development —Community Activities (Not-for-Profit Organizations)

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Money for commercial agriculture infrastructure in Yukon
Financial support up to $100,000 to cover 100% of the cost of shared agricultural infrastructure, commercialization opportunities and market development.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Yukon Agriculture Training Program — Farm Groups or Cooperatives

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Financial assistance for agricultural skills training in Yukon
Get up to $30,000 to pay for 60% of the cost of agricultural courses, seminars, workshops and conferences.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Yukon Agriculture Training Program — Not-for-Profit Organizations

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Financial assistance for agricultural skills training in Yukon
Get up to $30,000 to pay for 100% of the cost of agricultural courses, seminars, workshops and conferences.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Social Enterprise Ontario — Grants

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

Social Enterprise Ontario

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Yukon Agriculture Development — Farm and Processor

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Funding for farm and food processing innovation in Yukon
Financial support up to $50,000 to diversify an agribusiness, develop new products, purchase equipment, introduce new technologies and processes, and more.

Government of Yukon, Energy, Mines and Resources

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Industrial Systems Program — Electricity Management Systems

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Money for energy management systems in Quebec
Up to $75,000 to purchase and install continuous measuring equipment and up to $75,000 for development and implementation of an energy management system.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Industrial Systems Program — Prescriptive Measures

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Funding to implement energy efficiency measures in Quebec
Financial assistance to implement energy efficiency measures involving lighting, variable-frequency drives, compressed air, water chilling and industrial refrigeration.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Industrial Systems Program — Catered Projects Component: Retrofit

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Financial assistance to retrofit industrial systems for energy efficiency in Quebec
Up to $2 million in financial assistance to carry out a project aimed at reducing specific electricity consumption when retrofitting your plant and equipment, while maintaining or increasing production volume.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Industrial Systems Program — Catered Projects Component: New Plant, Expansion or Addition of Production LInes

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Funding to build an energy efficient manufacturing plant in Quebec
Up to $2 million in financial assistance for measures that reduce electricity consumption when expanding a plant, adding production lines or building a new plant.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Technology and Business Demonstration

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Buildings Program — Catered Component

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Funding for tailored energy efficiency solutions in Quebec
Customized financial assistance and technical support provided to your project with the goal of improving your building’s overall energy efficiency.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Buildings Program — Prescriptive Component

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Money for simple energy efficiency solutions in Quebec
Financial assistance for simple solutions tailored to buildings under 10,000 m2 to assist in implementing predefined energy efficiency measures.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Efficient Farming Products

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Money to improve farm energy efficiency in Quebec
Get a rebate on the purchase and installation of lighting products and more efficient farm equipment, such as piglet warmers, heat pads, fans and milking equipment.

Gouvernement du Québec, Hydro-Québec

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Baffin Business Development — Financial Assistance

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Loans for Baffin Island businesses
Loans for commercially viable business start-up, expansion and acquisition.

Baffin Business Development Corporation

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Entrepreneurship@UBC Concept Fund

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

University of British Columbia

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Programme Levier for the food processing industry — Quality systems (Associations and Business Groups)

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Funds to implement food processing quality systems in Quebec
Your food processing related industry association or business group could get up to $200,000 for quality control systems or hazard analysis and critical control point systems.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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ÉcoPerformance Program — Analysis stream (overall analysis and other specific analyses)

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Complete analysis of greenhouse gas reduction options for Quebec companies
Up to $300,000 to cover 50% of the costs of conducting a complete analysis of opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in your business.

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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ÉcoPerformance Program — Energy management stream

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Money for energy management systems in Quebec
Up to $275,000 to cover 50% of the costs of implementing an energy management system in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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ÉcoPerformance Program — Implementation stream

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Funds for greenhouse gas reduction in Quebec
Up to $5 million per project and maximum of $10 million per year per site for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Gouvernement du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec

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Growing Forward 2: Growing Assurance – Environment

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Money for Manitoba environmental sustainability
Financial assistance to agriculture producers to improve environmental sustainability.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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Growing Forward 2: Growing Assurance – Ecological Good and Services

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Money for Manitoba Conservation Districts
This program supports water quality and well-managed stocks of natural capital.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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Growing Forward 2: Growing Assurance – Food Safety initiatives

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Money for Manitoba environmental sustainability
Funds of up to $10,000 for farmers to improve operations.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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PME MTL Fund – Young Business

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Subsidy for young businesses in Quebec
Get up to $15,000 to help with your start-up and growth.

PME MTL

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TACC Business Equity Program

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Funding for Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Coast Salish
Contribution of up to $100,000 for individual business owners and $250,000 for community owned business.

Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation

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TACC New Relationship Trust (NRT) Community Equity Match Grant

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Grants for TACC community business loan clients
Get an equity match of up to $25,000 to establish, modernize or expand a business.

Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation

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TACC New Relationship Trust (NRT) Entrepreneur Equity Match Grant

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Grants for TACC entrepreneur loan clients
Get an equity match of up to $5,000 to establish a business as a British Columbia First Nations entrepreneur.

Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation

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BC Agri-food Futures Fund

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

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

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BC Agri-food Environment Initiative

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

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

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BC Food & Beverage Processing Initiative

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Money for British Columbia food and beverage initiatives
Industry associations and business partnerships may be eligible for funding for marketing, feasibility planning and other activities to help the sector stay competitive.

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

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BC Agricultural Area Planning Program

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Money for British Columbia agriculture development
Get up to $45,000 for an agriculture area plan project.

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Youth Green

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Funding to hire a student for green projects

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $30,000

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Maximum investment by this program: 100% of project costs

Maximum total investment by all government(s): 100% of project costs

How it works

  1. Define your project. It could be in R&D, engineering, multimedia, market analysis or development of a new product or process, but it must be technology-related, aligned with green economy sectors or industries and expected to produce an environmental benefit. 
  2. Call 1-877-994-4727 to speak with an IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).
  3. The ITA will assess your project for eligibility and provide you with an application.
  4. You'll find out if your project is approved.
  5. Find and hire your student. Internships are available anywhere in Canada and must last a minimum of 3 months, and a maximum of 12 months. Your ITA can connect you with networks that have the right candidates.
  6. You'll receive a portion of that student's salary before the student starts, during the employment term, in regular installments, and after the student's term has ended.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Autonomous Vehicle R&D Partnership — Fund Stream 1

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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TalentEdge Program — Fellowships

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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TalentEdge Program — Internships

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Funding for Ontario R&D intern

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

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

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

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

Stacking

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

How it works

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Voucher for Innovation and Productivity I (VIP I)

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II (VIP II)

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Autonomous Vehicle R&D Partnership — Fund Stream 2

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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Canada-Alberta Job Grant

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Grant for cost-shared employee training in Alberta
Get up to $15,000 to cover 100% of training costs for hiring unemployed individuals or up to $10,000 to cover 2/3 of the training costs for other new or existing employees.

Government of Alberta

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Mitacs Converge

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Connect with multinationals and talented researchers
Fuel your small and medium-sized enterprise (SME's) growth by connecting with multinational sponsor companies and talented researchers at Canadian universities to collaborate on industrial research challenges of mutual interest.

Mitacs

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Mitacs Accelerate International

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

Mitacs

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Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Tech Adoption Program

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Funding to implement clean technologies in aquaculture and fisheries
Get up to 90% of the funds required to implement market-ready clean processes, clean technologies or sustainable practices, such as protocols and harvesting techniques.

Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Smart Grid Program

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Funding for utility-led smart grid technology projects
Access funding for projects that reduce GHG emissions, better utilize existing electricity and create clean jobs by demonstrating or deploying smart grid technologies and systems.

Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

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Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative

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Financial support to build a network of alternative fuel stations
Repayable contribution of up to $5 million to install alternative refuelling stations—including electric, natural gas and hydrogen— across Canada.

Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

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