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Quebec Economic Development Program —Private Sector

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Quebec business development funding

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

From $15,000 to $10 million

Stacking

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

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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WES Ecosystem Fund

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Money for non-profits to support women-led businesses
Do you have a proposal that could help close the gaps in service for women entrepreneurs? Now's your chance to put forward a regional or multi-regional project that strengthens the capacity within the entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Financial Assistance

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Financial support for technology innovations

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting new clients

Money

Typical Contribution: $50,000

Maximum per year: $1 million

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

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

How it works

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

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Going Global Innovation

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Money for international commercialization

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $75,000

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Maximum investment by this program: 75% of project costs

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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CanExport

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Funding to develop export markets

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

$10,000 to $50,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of project costs

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Mitacs Accelerate

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Get top-ranked research talent

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications.

Money

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

Your contribution: $7,500

Research grant: $15,000

How it works

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

Mitacs

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 3

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Funding to establish new facilities and attract investment

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Minimum: $10 million

Stacking

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

Your project

Will be carried out in Canada

Minimum technology readiness level 2

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

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

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Experience Awards

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Share of the cost of hiring an Engineering intern

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $4,500 toward student's salary

Stacking

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

How it works

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

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

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

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 4

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Financial support to advance industrial R&D and demonstration

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

Status is red

Status

Not Accepting Statements of Interest

Money

Minimum: $10 million

Maximum: $50 million

Stacking

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

Your project

Will be carried out in Canada

Technology readiness level 1 to 7

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

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

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Quebec Economic Development Program —Not-for-Profit

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Quebec business development funding

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

From $15,000 to $10 million

Stacking

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

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 1

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Financial backing for R&D and commercialization

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting Statements of Interest

Money

Minimum: $10 million

Stacking

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

Your project

Will be carried out in Canada

Technology readiness level 1 to 9

Supports the development of a technology to a higher readiness level

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

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 2

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Financial support for growth and expansion

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting Statements of Interest

Money

Minimum: $10 million

Stacking

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

Your project

Will be carried out in Canada

Technology readiness level 8 to 9

Should result in growth, increased efficiency or output capacity

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

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Canadian International Innovation Program

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Seed funding for international industrial R&D

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $600,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of project costs

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

Your project

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

Is not for military use

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development—Entrepreneurs

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

Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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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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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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Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development—Community Owned Businesses

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

Government of Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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Aboriginal Business Development Program

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Funds for First Nations entrepreneurs in Quebec
Get a non-refundable contribution of up to $99,999 for business start-up or expansion, marketing, project management, professional advisory services, and development of a business plan, marketing plan or feasibility studies.

Native Commercial Credit Corporation

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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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Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund

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

Government of Canada, Public Safety Canada

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Canada Feature Film Fund

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

Telefilm Canada

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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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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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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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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 Financière agricole

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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 Financière agricole

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Financial Assistance Program for the Promotion of French, 2017-2021

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Money to promote French in Quebec
Get funding of up to $675,000 for projects that focus on valuing French fluency and promoting the use of French in business.

Gouvernement du Québec, Office québécois de la langue française

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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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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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Export Quebec — Export Program — Not-for-Profit Stream

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Funding to support Quebec exporters
Funding of up to $400,000 for industry associations, economic development organizations and other groups to cover up to 40% of the costs of activities that support Quebec exporters.

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

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Grand Challenges Canada

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

Grand Challenges Canada

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AgriMarketing Program — National Industry Association Component

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Funding to increase international agrimarket opportunities
Contributions for national industry associations to break down trade barriers, build market success, and develop markets for agricultural and agri-food products.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Creative Export Canada

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Funding for Canadian creative industry exports
Funding to increase Canadian exports in audiovisual, design, interactive digital media, music, performing arts, publishing and visual arts projects, with an emphasis on innovative high-potential projects and partnerships.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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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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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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(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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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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(Available in French only)

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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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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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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Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program

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

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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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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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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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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AgriMarketing Program — Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Component

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Funding for agriculture and agri-food SME export activities
Get up to $100,000 in financial support over two years to pursue new markets abroad.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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AgriDiversity Program

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Funding to improve diversity in the agriculture and agri-food sector
Not-for-profit organizations can get up to $1 million in funding over 5 years for projects that help under-represented groups (youth, women, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities) to pursue entrepreneurship, leadership and careers in agriculture and agri-food.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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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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AgriAssurance Program — National Industry Association

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Funding for agriculture and agri-food health and safety systems
Up to $5 million over five years for not-for-profit organizations to help industry develop and adopt systems, standards and tools to support health and safety claims about Canadian agricultural and agri-food products.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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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 Québec

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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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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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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Youth Employment Programs

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Funding to hire a student

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting new clients

Money

Maximum: $30,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 100% of salary costs

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Sustainable Development Technology Fund (SDTC)

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Funding for pre-commercial clean technology

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $5 million

Average contribution: $2 million to $4 million

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 33% of project costs

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

Your project

Pre-commercial, technology readiness levels 3 to 7

Quantifiable environmental and economic benefits

Strong value proposition and validated market and commercialization potential

Includes at least one partner

Will be completed within 5 years

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada

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Financial support for new businesses in the fishery sector

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Financial assistance to buy your first 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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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)—Youth Green

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Funding to hire a student for green projects

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting new clients

Money

Maximum: $10,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 100% of salary costs

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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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.

Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery

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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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Global Opportunities for Associations

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Funding for international business development by national associations
Get a non-repayable contribution of $20,000 to $250,000 to undertake new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets or sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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

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

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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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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(Available in French only)

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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AgriCompetitiveness Program

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Funding to build capacity in the agricultural sector
National associations and Indigenous groups can apply for up to $5 million over 5 years to cover 50% of the costs of activities that help the agricultural sector to leverage, coordinate and build on existing capacity; enhance safety; adapt to changing commercial and regulatory environments; seize new opportunities; share best practices; and provide mentorship opportunities.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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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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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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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 Québec

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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

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Collaborative Research and Development Grants—Industrial Partner

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Funded researcher for collaboration on industry-driven priority

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

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

How it works

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

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

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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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Indigenous Forestry Initiative

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

Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada

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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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Export Quebec — Export Program — Business Stream

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Financial assistance for Quebec exporters
Up to $100,000 to cover 40% of eligible expenses related to export activities, such as hiring an export specialist, recruiting an agent or distributor, participating in trade shows, opening a foreign office and travel to export markets.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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(Available in French only)

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