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Clean Growth Hub

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Help navigating clean tech programs

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting clients

Your project

A clean technology that improves business performance

New, novel or not widely commercially available

Uses resources more responsibly and reduces or eliminates negative environmental impact

How it works

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

Government of Canada

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(Available in French only)

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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Business Development Program

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

Government of Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative

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

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

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Status

Not accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $3.5 million

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of project costs

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

Your project

Introduces a new product, process or service to market

Technologically improves an existing product, process or service

Product certifications, including Controlled Goods Registration

Pilot projects (first user) and technology demonstration projects

Technology development/acceleration

Validation of market potential and end-user acceptance

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada

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AgriInnovate Program

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

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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

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Expert business and technical advice

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

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Status

Accepting new clients

How it works

  1. Call 1-877-994-4727 to speak with an NRC IRAP Advisor.
  2. They'll ask you some questions about your firm such as your business objectives, your capacity and willingness to grow through innovation to determine if you're eligible for NRC IRAP support. If the advisor determines that your development and growth strategies could benefit from NRC IRAP support, they will refer you to an NRC IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).
  3. The ITA may also meet with you in person to understand your business in more detail such as your business strategy and the issues you are facing, the opportunities you see for growth and your plans for the future. This information will help the ITA develop a diagnostic to identify perceived gaps and recommend strategies by which to address these gaps.
  4. Your ITA can help you identify and solve problems and will provide professional advice in areas like technology, marketing, finance, competitive and market intelligence, intellectual property strategy. They can also provide linkages to expertise and potential partners through IRAP's extensive national and international networks.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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

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Make valuable connections with local businesses

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

Feu vert

Status

Accepting new clients

How it works

  1. Call 1-877-994-4727 to speak with an NRC IRAP Advisor.
  2. They'll ask you some questions about your firm such as your business objectives, your capacity and willingness to grow through innovation to determine if you're eligible for NRC IRAP support. If the advisor determines that your development and growth strategies could benefit from NRC IRAP support, they will refer you to an NRC IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA).
  3. The ITA may also meet with you in person to understand your business in more detail such as your business strategy and the issues you are facing, the opportunities you see for growth and your plans for the future. This information will help the ITA develop a diagnostic to identify perceived gaps and recommend strategies by which to address these gaps.
  4. Your ITA can help you identify and solve problems and also introduce you to people who can help you achieve your business objectives such as universities and colleges, regional development agencies, other government departments, potential financing groups, service providers, suppliers, lead customers, competitors, and industry associations.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Futurpreneur Canada Start-Up Program

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Loan for young entrepreneurs

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

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

Application fee: $50

Interest rates

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

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

How it works

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

Futurpreneur Canada

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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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Investing in Business Growth and Productivity—SMEs

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Financial support to expand an established business

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $20 million

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

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Investing in Business Innovation—For-Profit Early Stage Companies

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Funding to leverage angel and capital investments

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $1 Million

Stacking

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

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

You

Have funding commitments covering two-thirds of the project

Employ fewer than 50 full-time equivalent staff

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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

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Tax credit for R&D

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

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Status

File with your taxes

Your project

Deals with a scientific or a technological uncertainty

Involves formulating hypotheses specifically aimed at reducing or eliminating that uncertainty

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

Has the purpose of achieving a scientific or a technological advancement

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

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

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Expert international trade assistance
Help to prepare your business for international markets, assess your organization’s potential, find contacts and resolve problems. Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Global Collaborative Opportunities

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

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Canadian Technology Accelerators

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International acceleration support for small technology firms

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

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Status

Accepting applications

You

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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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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Innovation Canada — Innovation Advisors

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

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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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.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $31,500
Amount must be matched

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of eligible costs
Maximum total investment by all government programs: 75% of eligible costs

How it works

  1. Read the program guidelines and make sure your project fits the program's priorities. (Tip: Discuss your proposal with a FedNor officer before completing an application.)
  2. Fill out an application for financial assistance. It will include things such as a work plan for your intern and a post-internship retention plan.
  3. FedNor will evaluate your application and will aim to have results within 80 working days.
  4. If successful, you will sign an agreement with FedNor and hire your intern. (Tip: Your advertisement process must be transparent and fair. You will need to use templates to advertise the position.) 
  5. Start your project.
  6. Submit eligible expenses for reimbursement.

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

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BDC Xpansion Loan

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Business expansion loan

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum amount: $750,000

Use this loan to

Expand your market (domestically or abroad)

Invest in technology

Launch a new marketing campaign

Develop new products

Protect or license intellectual property

Hire and train additional employees

Obtain a certification and more

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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FedNor Innovation Fund—Private Sector

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Funding for applied R&D activities in Northern Ontario

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Amount is based on the minimum you need

Stacking

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

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 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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Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development—For-Profit

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

Government of Canada, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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Entrepreneurship and Business Development Fund

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

Government of Canada, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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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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Atlantic Innovation Fund—Private Sector Businesses

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Financial backing for technology R&D in Atlantic Canada

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

$500,000 to $3 million

Stacking

Max contribution: 75% of eligible project costs

Max total funding by all government programs: 75%

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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Canada Business Network — Prince Edward Island

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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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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Canada Business Ontario

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Ontario

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Canada Business Network — Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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(Available in French only)

Ressources Entreprises — Quebec

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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(Available in French only)

Canada Business Network — Square One

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

Government of Canada, Square One

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(Available in French only)

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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Canada Business Network — Kivalliq, Nunavut

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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Canada Business Network — New Brunswick

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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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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Canada Business Network — Nova Scotia

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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Canada Business Network — Small Business BC

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

Small Business BC

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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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Canada Small Business Financing Program

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Loan guarantee for capital purchases

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

Status is green

Status

Contact your lender

Funding

Maximum amount: $1 million

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

You

Maximum annual revenues of $10 million

How it works

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

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)—Stream 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 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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Investing in Business Innovation—Not-For-Profit Organizations

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Funding to support new entrepreneurs

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $20 million

Stacking

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

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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

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Funding to support SME expansion

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $20 million

Stacking

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

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Canada Business Network — Yukon

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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Canada Business Network — Northwest Territories

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

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

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Investing in Business Innovation—Angel Networks

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Money for angel investor networks

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $500,000

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 100% of project costs

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

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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Canada Business Network — World Trade Centre Winnipeg Business InfoCentre

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

World Trade Centre Winnipeg

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Canada Business Network — Iqaluit, Nunavut

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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Trademarks

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

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

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Canada Business Network - Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Network

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

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

Government of Canada, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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Engage Grants—Industrial Partner

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Researcher for short-term R&D challenge

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

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Status

Accepting applications

Funding

Maximum: $25,000

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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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FedNor Innovation Fund—Not-for-Profit

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Funding for innovation projects in Northern Ontario

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Amount is based on the minimum you need

Stacking

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

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 90% of project costs

How it works

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

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

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IP for Business

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

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

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Business Opportunities: Development and Humanitarian Aid Markets

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

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

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

Government of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Atlantic Innovation Fund—Universities, Colleges and Research Institutions

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Funding for R&D in Atlantic Canada

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

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Max. $3 million

Stacking

Max contribution : 80% of eligible project costs

Max total funding by all government programs: 100%

How it works

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

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

Government of Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation

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

Community Futures Development Corporation

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Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program

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Loan guarantee for farmers
Get a loan of up to $500,000 to establish, improve and develop your farm—or up to $3 million for your co-operative to process, distribute and market agricultural goods.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit

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Manitoba tax credit for installing green energy equipment
Property owners can get a tax credit of 7.5 to 15% for installation of geothermal heat pump systems, solar thermal energy systems and biomass fuel energy equipment.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Tax Assistance Office

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(Available in French only)

Aboriginal Business & Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST)

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Skills training for Indigenous entrepreneurs in British Columbia
Free business and entrepreneurial training series for Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit who want to start their own business.

Aboriginal Business & Entrepreneurship Skills Training (BEST)

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Agri-Industry Development & Advancement — Business Development (Agricultural Organizations and Associations)

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Development funds for New Brunswick agri-industry groups
Agricultural industry groups can get up to $20,000 to cover between 50 and 100% of industry planning, knowledge, training and skills development, benchmarking and agricultural mentorship activities.

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

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

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) — Dugout, Pipeline and Well Rebate

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Rebate for dugout, pipeline and well projects in Saskatchewan
Funding of up to $50,000 to cover 50% of the costs of dugouts, pipelines and wells for agricultural crop spraying, livestock watering or greenhouse production.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

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

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Finance

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Financial Support for Fishing Enterprises

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Loan guarantee for Quebec fishing enterprises
Get a loan guarantee to help cover the costs of commercial fishing boats, commercial fishing quotas and licences, boat components (electronic, mechanical and hydraulic) or debt consolidation.

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

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Irrigation Program — Irrigation Development Program

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Funding for farms in Saskatchewan to increase irrigation capacity
Get up to $1,320 per irrigable acre to cover 67% of the costs of creating a secure water supply to the edge of irrigable land parcels, to a maximum of $300,000 per applicant.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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Eligible Business Corporation

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Tax credit for investment in BC small business
Individuals and corporate investors can get a tax refund of 30 % when they invest in a British Columbia small business that has registered as an Eligible Business Corporation.

Government of British Columbia, Employment, Business & Economic Development

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Baffin Business Development — Business counseling

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

Baffin Business Development Corporation

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Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program

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Productivity and innovation expertise in Nova Scotia
Get a voucher of up to $25,000 to access expertise within post-secondary institutions to help your business innovate or improve productivity.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc.

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Kakivak Association — Makigiaqvik Loans

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Loans for Inuit business in Nunavut’s Qikiqtani Region
Up to $50,000 in secured term loans to establish or expand a business, which can be combined with a grant.

Kakivak Association

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Mitigation, Prevention, Occupational Health and Safety

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Funds for New Brunswick farm safety and risk management
Get up to $30,000 to implement measures that protect animals and crops from wildlife, up to $5,000 for extreme weather emergency preparedness and up to $5,000 for occupational health and safety on farms.

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

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Child Care Centre Development Tax Credit

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Tax credit for creating on-site child care in Manitoba
Businesses that create licensed child care centres in workplaces can get a tax credit of $10,000 per new infant or preschool space created, over a period of five years.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Families

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DRDC Defence Research Partnerships

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

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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FinDev Canada Financing and Investment

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

Government of Canada, FinDev Canada

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Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit

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Manitoba tax credit for equity investment in businesses
Tax credit of 45% (up to a maximum of $202,500) for investments made by Manitoba residents and companies in emerging enterprises, with up to 100 employees, that require significant amounts of capital.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade

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Atlantic Fisheries Fund – Atlantic innovation, infrastructure or science partnerships funding

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Funding for innovation, infrastructure and science projects in the Atlantic
Funding for projects in the Atlantic fisheries sector, including R&D, pilots and testing, commercialization, partnerships and network creation, adoption of more effective technologies and processes, and scientific research on sustainable harvesting and ecosystem shifts.

Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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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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Strategic Industry Growth Initiative

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Youth Ventures NL

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

Youth Ventures NL

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Agriculture Stewardship Program — Beneficial Management Practices

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Funding for beneficial agriculture management practices in Prince Edward Island
Cost-shared financial support, in varying amounts, for implementation of beneficial management practices related to soil, water, energy and integrated pest management, as well as related education, awareness, promotion and development activities.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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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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takeCHARGE Business Efficiency Program

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Money for energy efficiency improvements in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get up to $50,000 to make your organization more energy efficient.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

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Assurance System Programs — Abattoir Assurance Rebate

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Funding for biosecurity and animal welfare in Saskatchewan abattoirs
Get up to $1,500 to cover 75% of the costs of a humane handling and stunning or biosecurity assessment, and up to $15,000 to cover 50% of the costs of equipment identified in the assessment.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

Agri-Industry Development & Advancement — Advancing Crop and Livestock Sectors

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Funds for to improve farm product quality in New Brunswick
Get up to $100,000 for crop and livestock development opportunities, including health and quality initiatives, improved machinery or infrastructure, breeding stock, genetic testing, industry-specific needs and more.

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

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Next Level Program

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

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

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(Available in French only)

Commemorate Canada

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Funding to commemorate and celebrate Canada
Get funding for non-commercial initiatives that commemorate and celebrate historical figures, places, events and accomplishments of national significance.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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(Available in French only)

Organic Industry Development — Certified Organic  Land Conversion

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Funding to convert agricultural land in Prince Edward Island to certified organic farmland
Get up to $10,000 to help mitigate risks associated with converting conventional farmland to certified organic farmland.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Western Livestock Price Insurance Program

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Protection against decreases in livestock prices in western Canada
Protection for farmers against decreases in cattle and hog prices in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Western Livestock Price Insurance Program

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(Available in French only)

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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(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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(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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(Available in French only)

Alberta Self-Employment Program

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

Government of Alberta, Community and Social Services

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(Available in French only)

Wildfire — Farm Business Recovery Advisory Services Program

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Wildfire impact assessment funding for British Columbia farms
Get up to $5,000 for basic financial analysis, specialized business planning and coaching services to implement an immediate and long-term wildfire recovery plan.

Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

Co-operative Education Tax Credit

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance

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(Available in French only)

Technology Access Centres (TAC)

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Access technology, equipment and expertise

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

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How it works

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

Tech-Access Canada

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(Available in French only)

Regional export promotion organizations (ORPEX)

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

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

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(Available in French only)

Workplace Training

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

Government of Alberta, Community and Social Services

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(Available in French only)

Community Partners — Canada Business Ontario Service Location Finder

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Food and Beverage Growth Fund

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

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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(Available in French only)

BDC Working Capital Custom Financing

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

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Self Employment Program (Manitoba)

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Support to start a business in Manitoba
If you are unemployed and eligible for EI benefits on an active or reachback basis, you can 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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(Available in French only)

Environmental Farm Plan Program

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Agri-environmental risk assessment in British Columbia
A qualified planning advisor can work with your business to complete an environmental farm plan that will help you improve sustainability, efficiency and environmental risk management on your farm.

Government of British Columbia, Agricultural Research & Development Corporation (ARDCorp)

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(Available in French only)

Farm Transfer Transition Loans

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Farm transfer loan
Access loans to help the transition of a farm from seller to buyer, including for intergenerational farm transfers.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

SSHRC Business Partners

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

Government of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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(Available in French only)

Ask an Expert — Alberta

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

Business Link

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(Available in French only)

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)

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

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

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(Available in French only)

emerit tourism training and certification

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

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council

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(Available in French only)

Alternative Land Use Services Program

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Funding for agricultural land sustainability in Prince Edward Island
Agricultural landowners can get funding to establish or maintain beneficial management practices on agricultural land, or to remove targeted environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

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

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

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

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(Available in French only)

BDC Commercial Real Estate Financing

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Loan to purchase real estate or expand facilities
Get a long-term loan with terms of up to 25 years to purchase land or buildings, construct or expand premises, or replenish working capital depleted by real estate costs.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

JobsNL Wage Subsidy

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

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

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(Available in French only)

Economic Diversification and Growth Enterprises

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Incentives to grow new business in Newfoundland and Labrador
Tax rebates of 100% on provincial income tax, 50% on federal corporate income tax, and 100% on municipal property or business tax for 10 or 15 years.

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

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(Available in French only)

NRC Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre

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Collaborate on energy, mining and environment R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for energy, mining and environment research. Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Accelerate Okanagan

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

Accelerate Okanagan

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit Program

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

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(Available in French only)

Women's Enterprise Centre (Manitoba)—Advice

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

Women's Enterprise Centre Manitoba

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Women's Enterprise Centre (Manitoba)—Training

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

Women's Enterprise Centre Manitoba

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Employment Integration Program for Immigrants and Visible Minorities (PRIIME)

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Emploi Québec

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(Available in French only)

Apparel Innovation Centre

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

Apparel Innovation Centre

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Business Link — Business research services

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

Business Link

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(Available in French only)

StartPoint Energy Audit

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

Government of Yukon, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources

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(Available in French only)

Make your business a model of sustainable mobility

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

Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

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(Available in French only)

CBDC Women in Business New Brunswick

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

Community Business Development Corporations

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(Available in French only)

First Nations Training to Employment Program

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

Government of Alberta, Community and Social Services

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(Available in French only)

Accel-rx

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

Accel-rx

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(Available in French only)

Assurance Systems Program — On-Farm Assurance

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Funds for risk management on Prince Edward Island farms
Cost-shared funding for implementation of assurance systems on farms that help improve anticipation of, mitigation of and response to risks.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan—Financing

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Loans for Saskatchewan women entrepreneurs
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to help finance up to 80% of your business project.

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

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(Available in French only)

CBDC Business Atlantic Forum

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

Community Business Development Corporations

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(Available in French only)

CBDC Innovation Loan

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

Community Business Development Corporations

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(Available in French only)

MASC Lending Programs and Loan Guarantees – Rural Entrepreneur

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Loans for Manitoba rural entrepreneurship
Get guarantees on 80% of a loan to a maximum of $200,000.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation

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(Available in French only)

CIHR Health Research Collaboration

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

Government of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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(Available in French only)

NRC Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre

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Collaborate on human health therapeutics R&D
Access technical and advisory services, research facilities and licensing opportunities for human health therapeutics research. Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Women's Enterprise Centre — Skills Training

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

Women's Enterprise Centre

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(Available in French only)

National Research Council — Nanotubes production facility

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

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Treaty Seven — Business Support Services

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

Community Futures Treaty Seven

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(Available in French only)

Hometown Manitoba

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Improvement of rural and northern communities
Financial support for projects that improve the quality and appearance of rural and northern communities, including main street enhancements, meeting places and tree planting.

Government of Manitoba, Entrepreneurship Manitoba

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(Available in French only)

Direct Equity Tax Credit

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

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Finance

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(Available in French only)

TalentEdge Program — Fellowships

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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(Available in French only)

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan—Learning

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

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Alberta Indian Investment Corporation

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Alberta First Nations entrepreneurs loans
Loans to start or expand a business or to increase working capital.

Alberta Indian Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Agriculture Research and Innovation — Applied Research (Agricultural Producers)

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Loan Programs

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Loans for companies owned or controlled by Métis in Saskatchewan
Get a variety of loans, up to $500,000, starting at an interest rate of 7.5%, for projects owned or controlled by Métis.

SaskMétis Economic Development Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Performance Security Insurance

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Protection against performance guarantee losses
Insurance for up to 95% of your losses if a foreign customer wrongfully calls a letter of guarantee or if a call is triggered by you not being able to meet your obligations due to specific political risks.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

Ag Action Manitoba Program for Farmers — Assurance

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Funding for farm growth and sustainability in Manitoba
Apply for funding for up to 50% of the costs of equipment, services and other resources that increase the adoption of production, food safety, biosecurity, traceability, plant and animal health, animal welfare, farm safety and risk-management practices in agriculture.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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(Available in French only)

Liaison Officer Service

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

Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency

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(Available in French only)

Cultural Industries Printing Tax Credit

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Manitoba tax credit for book printing
Refundable tax credit of 35% for salaries and wages of Manitoba employees (up to a maximum of $200,000 per book title) working in a printer's book-printing division.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Department of Finance

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(Available in French only)

Business Mapping Program

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

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

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

Government of Canada, Department of National Defence

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Toronto Enterprise Fund - Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund

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Grant/loan hybrid for social enterprises
Get up to $30,000 in financial assistance (part grant, part loan) for early-stage, high-growth social enterprises in Toronto.

Toronto Enterprise Fund

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(Available in French only)

Opportunities in British Columbia

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

Government of British Columbia

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Consulting Advisory Services

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Funds for business advisory services in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get up to 75% of professional fees and costs reimbursed (maximum $5,000) for SMEs and non-profits.

Metro Business Opportunities

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(Available in French only)

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

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

Centre for Social Innovation

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(Available in French only)

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program

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

Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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(Available in French only)

Digital Link Ontario

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

Information and Communications Technology Council

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(Available in French only)

Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Forestry Growth Fund

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

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Jobs for Youth Program

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

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

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

National Research Council — Marine — High discharge flume

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

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

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

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN)

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

Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks

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(Available in French only)

Product and Market Development Program — Agri-Businesses

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Export Help! Program

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Trade Team PEI

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(Available in French only)

Agriculture Research and Innovation — Innovative Technologies

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Agricultural Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Program

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Money for agricultural management skills training in Saskatchewan
Get up to $10,000 per person to cover 50% of the costs of management courses or training activities to help farmers gain the knowledge needed to increase profitability and minimize risks.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan

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

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Venture Capital Corporation

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Tax credit for investment in BC venture capital
Individuals and corporate investors can get a tax refund of 30 % when they invest in a registered British Columbia Venture Capital Corporation.

Government of British Columbia, Employment, Business & Economic Development

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Ag Action Manitoba Program — Research and Innovation

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

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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(Available in French only)

Accessible Technology Program

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

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

NORTHSTAR Trade Finance Canada

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Loans for foreign customers
Fixed rate, medium-term loans of up to $5 million (USD) for foreign customers of Canadian small and medium-sizes enterprises (SMEs).

NORTHSTAR Trade Finance Canada

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(Available in French only)

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)

Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario

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Funding to improve productivity in Northern Ontario
Repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) manufacturers in Northern Ontario to increase efficiency, modernize facilities and increase export sales. Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

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

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Business Women in International Trade – Missions and Events

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

Government of Canada, Global Affairs Canada

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Innovates — Licensing Opportunities and Technology Transfer

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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(Available in French only)

Community Food Security and Agriculture Awareness Program — Agriculture Awareness

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Funding to promote agriculture in Prince Edward Island
Up to $5,000 to cover 50% of the costs of projects that raise the profile of Prince Edward Island agriculture among youth and the general public through promotional activities and events.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Export Development Canada (EDC) - Buyer financing

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Flexible financing for your international buyers
This loan guarantee could help you win more contracts by providing flexible financing to your international customers for transactions under $10 million.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Métis Assistance Program (MAP)

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Grants for Saskatchewan Métis businesses
Get a grant of up to $99,999 for Métis entrepreneurs or up to $250,000 for Métis community business enterprises to help with business start-up and expansion.

SaskMétis Economic Development Corporation

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(Available in French only)

CBDC Social Enterprise Loan

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Loans for social enterprises in Atlantic Canada
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to start or improve a social enterprise in rural Atlantic Canada.

Community Business Development Corporations

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(Available in French only)

Beyond Your Backyard — Export Readiness Program

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

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

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(Available in French only)

Science Horizons Youth Internship

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

BioTalent Canada

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

E-tools for Exporting

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

LearnSphere

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(Available in French only)

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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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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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Info entrepreneurs' Strategic Information Centre

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

Info entrepreneurs

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Quebec—Assistance for Entrepreneurs

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

Community Futures Development Corporations (Quebec)

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(Available in French only)

AgriScience Program — Projects (for-profit organizations)

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

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

Innovative Communities Fund

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Funding for economic growth projects in rural Atlantic Canadian communities
Get a non-repayable financial contribution for strategic projects that build on the existing strengths of your community, leading to long-term employment and enhanced economic capacity.

Government of Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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(Available in French only)

MERX Canadian Public Tenders

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

MERX

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Innovexport Fund

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

Le Fonds Innovexport

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Starter Company Plus

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Money and advice for Ontario small businesses

Advice and funding of up to $5,000 to help new or existing businesses hire, grow, plan, export and more.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $5,000

Stacking

Not permitted

You

Eighteen years of age or older
Ontario resident, Canadian citizen (or permanent resident)
Not attending school full time or returning to school
In-kind or cash contribution for at least 25% of the grant amount

How it works

  1. Locate your nearest Small Business Enterprise Centre.
  2. Attend an information session.
  3. Complete and submit a program application.
  4. Attend an interview with a Small Business Centre Advisor.
  5. If successful, you'll attend business workshops, connect with advisors that can help you get your business up and running, and have a chance to pitch your idea and receive up to $5,000 in seed funding.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth

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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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Farm Safety Program

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Funding to promote farm safety in Saskatchewan
Funding of up to $25,000 per project (maximum $50,000 per applicant per year) to cover 50%  of the costs of farm safety education and training on mental health issues affecting farm safety.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

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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Business energy rebates

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Rebates on energy efficiency equipment in Nova Scotia
Get up to $15,000 to help cover the costs of buying energy efficient business equipment.

Government of Nova Scotia, Efficiency Nova Scotia

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(Available in French only)

Microlending for Women in Ontario Program

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Microloans for low-income women in Ontario
Microloans and supporting literacy training, entrepreneurial mentoring and skills development and life skills support.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Women's Directorate

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Northern Industries Innovation Fund

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

Northern Development Initiative Trust

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(Available in French only)

Work Ability

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

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

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Funded Networks of Centres of Excellence

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

Government of Canada

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Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

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Financing for Nova Scotia small business
Get loans, capital, or lines of credit of up to $500,000.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Cooperative Council

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures British Columbia NextGen

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Start-up loan for young BC entrepreneurs
If you want to start a new business in rural British Columbia and you're a young entrepreneur aged 18 to 39, you can get a loan of up to $150,000.

Community Futures British Columbia

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Enabling Agricultural Research and Innovation

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

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

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(Available in French only)

CBDC General Business Loan

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Rural Atlantic Canada business loan
Get a business loan of up to $150,000 to buy or expand a business, develop new markets or purchase equipment in rural Atlantic Canada.

Community Business Development Corporations

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(Available in French only)

Tax credit for an on-the-job training period

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Revenu Québec

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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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(Available in French only)

CRC Office of Business Development

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

Government of Canada, Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC)

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(Available in French only)

Assurance System Programs — Producer Rebate

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Rebate for plant biosecurity and farm animal welfare in Saskatchewan
Get up to $15,000 for livestock biosecurity and animal welfare or $5,000 for plant biosecurity to cover up to 50% of the costs of implementing improved practices and complying with standards.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Programs and Workshops

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

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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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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Economic Opportunity Fund

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

Kakivak Association

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(Available in French only)

Tenders @ Government of Canada

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

Government of Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada

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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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(Available in French only)

Small Business Investor Tax Credit Program

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Tax credit to drive New Brunswick business investment
As a New Brunswick investor, you may qualify for a 50% tax credit up to $250,000.

Government of New Brunswick, Finance

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(Available in French only)

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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Equity Tax Credit

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Nova Scotia equity tax credit
A personal income tax credit designed to enable people to invest in small businesses, cooperatives and other eligible organizations.

Government of Nova Scotia, Finance and Treasury Board

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(Available in French only)

Indigenous Business Develoment Services

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

Indigenous Business Development Services

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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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(Available in French only)

Canadian Commercial Corporation

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

Government of Canada, Canadian Commercial Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Research Facilities Navigator

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

Canada Foundation for Innovation

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(Available in French only)

Créativité Québec

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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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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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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(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, or to focus on trade opportunities.

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

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(Available in French only)

Irrigation Program — Irrigation Environmental Efficiency Program

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Funding for farms in Saskatchewan to improve irrigation efficiency
Get up to $50,000 to cover up to 30% of the costs of converting low-efficiency or high-pressure irrigation systems to high- efficiency, low-pressure irrigation systems that result in improved energy and water efficiencies.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

Environmental Farm Plans

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Online tool to develop environmental farm plans in Saskatchewan
Use this free, online, self-assessment tool to identify environmental risks and create an action plan to address them and have your plan reviewed by a specialist.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

Production Insurance

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Insurance for agricultural crops in British Columbia
Farmers can purchase crop insurance to protect against the risk of crop losses caused by adverse weather conditions, including insurance for berries, flower bulbs, forage, grain, grapes, tree fruits and vegetables.

Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

Agri-Food Trade Services for Exporters

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

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

ATB Financial

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Business borrowing in Alberta
Loans, credit cards and other types of financing for Alberta businesses for a variety of business needs.

Government of Alberta, ATB Financial

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(Available in French only)

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)

Economic Development Officers

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

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures British Columbia BizBuyout

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Loan to buy a business in rural BC
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to buy a business in rural British Columbia.

Community Futures British Columbia

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(Available in French only)

First Citizens Fund — Business Loan Program

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Business loans for Indigenous entrepreneurs in British Columbia
Partnership loan program with four Aboriginal Capital Corporations located throughout British Columbia.

Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

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(Available in French only)

BDC Wholesale Financing

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Capital to fund your customers
Indirect and syndicated financing to allow you to provide loans, leases and other financing to your customers.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Organic Industry Development — Increasing Market Competitiveness

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Funding to help Prince Edward Island organic businesses increase market share
Up to $30,000 to cover 50% of the costs related to implementing technologies to meet organic market requirements, improve efficiency or modify a facility to meet certified organic requirements.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Export Navigator

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

Small Business BC

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(Available in French only)

Ag Action Manitoba Program for Farmers — Training and Consulting

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Money to develop farm management skills and business plans in Manitoba
Get up to $2,500 for training, $500 for initial professional consulting and $2,500 for in-depth consulting to cover 50% of the costs of developing skills relating to farm transition, farm risk management, financial management and human resource management.

Government of Manitoba, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

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(Available in French only)

Ontario Renovates

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Funds to repair rental properties
If you run a business that provides affordable rental properties, you may be eligible for financial assistance to repair deficiencies and increase accessibility.

Government of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

BDC Buying a Business Loan

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Loan to buy an existing business
Get an asset-based loan to acquire an existing business or a competitor or supplier's business.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Loans

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

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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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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(Available in French only)

Soil and Water Sustainability

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Funds for environmental risk mitigation in Nova Scotia
Funding of up to $15,000 (amount varies based on farm revenue) to cover 25% of the costs of projects that mitigate environmental risks on Nova Scotia farms, such as sustainable agriculture water supply, water well management, improved water practices and efficiencies, fuel and chemical storage, improved manure management, winter pasturing management, field water management, erosion control structures, and enhancing riparian and agro-ecosystem health.

Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Agriculture

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Current Tenders — Nova Scotia

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

Government of Nova Scotia, Procurement Services

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(Available in French only)

Cooperative Education Incentive

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

Government of Nova Scotia, Labour and Advanced Education

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(Available in French only)

SaskTenders

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

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Central Services

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(Available in French only)

Advance Payments Program

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Cash advance for farmers
Get a cash advance of up to $400,000 (based on the value of your agricultural product) to purchase inputs, do product marketing or otherwise meet your immediate financial obligations.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Purchasing Connection

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

Government of Alberta, Service Alberta

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(Available in French only)

National Research Council — Laser processing and surface modification facility

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

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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(Available in French only)

Canada Business Guest Advisor Program — Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business — Newfoundland and Labrador

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(Available in French only)

Clean tech scale-up

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

Alacrity Canada

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(Available in French only)

GreenFIT Procurement Strategy

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

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(Available in French only)

Promoting workplace safety and health

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

Government of Yukon, Northern Safety Network Yukon

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(Available in French only)

Eastern Ontario Investing in Regional Diversification Pool (RDP)

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

Community Futures Ontario East

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(Available in French only)

Doing Business with the Government — British Columbia

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

Government of British Columbia, British Columbia Procurement Services

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(Available in French only)

Agricultural Research Centres

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

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

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(Available in French only)

Interconnection Program

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

Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

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(Available in French only)

Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change — Producer

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Funds to reduce environmental risks on farms in Alberta
Up to $100,000 for farm projects that reduce risks of agricultural contaminants entering water, enhance sustainable production, mitigate carbon emissions and help the farm adapt to climate change.

Government of Alberta, Agriculture and Forestry

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(Available in French only)

BDC Advisory Services

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

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

BC book publishing tax credit

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Tax credit for British Columbia book publishers
Companies get a credit equal to 90% of the base amount of Support for Publishers contributions they receive in the tax year.

Government of British Columbia

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(Available in French only)

Secondary market research — Canada Business Ontario

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

Government of Canada, Canada Business Ontario

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(Available in French only)

BDC Business Transition Loan

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Business transition loan
Financing for the buyers of your business, so that you can get your equity out when selling or retiring.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

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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(Available in French only)

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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Request for Tenders/Proposals — Nunavut

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

Government of Nunavut

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Tax credit for the design of factory-made products (fashion design section)

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

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

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Development Capital —Debt financing

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Loans for large-scale projects in Quebec
Debt financing up to $100 million to acquire a company in Quebec or abroad, for growth and productivity enhancements, and more.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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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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(Available in French only)

Community Pasture Program

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

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Community Food Security and Agriculture Awareness Program — Community Food Security

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Funds for food literacy and security projects in Prince Edward Island
Funding of up to $10,000 to cover 100% of the costs of projects that support Prince Edward Island residents in obtaining safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diets through a sustainable, local food system that maximizes community self-reliance.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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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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Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

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Manitoba tax credit for digital media production
Refundable corporate income tax credit of 40% of wages paid to Manitobans working on interactive digital media projects in Manitoba, up to a maximum of $500,000 per project.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade

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Ask the Expert — British Columbia

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

Small Business BC

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Livestock Financing

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Financing to purchase livestock
Get credit at a livestock supplier to purchase cattle.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

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

Government of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada

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Community Futures British Columbia NewBiz

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Rural BC start-up loan
Loans of up to $150,000 to start a new business in rural British Columbia.

Community Futures British Columbia

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AgriAssurance Program — Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

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Funding to address agribusiness market and regulatory requirements
Get up to $50,000 to implement third-party assurance certification projects that will help your company address international market requirements.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) — Well Decommissioning and Special Projects Pre-Approval

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Funding for decommissioning wells on Saskatchewan farms
Up to $10,000 to cover 90% of the costs of well decommissioning or up to $150,000 to cover 50% of the costs of special projects that develop secure and sustainable water supplies.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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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 Procurement Program

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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Solidarity Fund FTQ

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Investment backing in Quebec
Get equity or unsecured loans for business ventures over $2 million or regional projects of up to $3 million.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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Investment Accelerator Fund

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

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

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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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Creative Industries Fund (businesses and social enterprises)

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Creative industry global growth funding in Nova Scotia
Receive funding of up to 50% of costs for projects focused on global competitiveness and sustained export activity in industries in design, art, music and other creative industries in Nova Scotia.

Government of Nova Scotia, Communities, Culture and Heritage

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Agriculture Research and Innovation — Technology and Science Adoption

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

Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Market Readiness

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

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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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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Tax credit for the Integration of IT into SMBs

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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CBDC First-time Entrepreneur Loan

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Atlantic Canada start-up loan
Loans of up to $150,000 for first-time entrepreneurs in rural Atlantic Canada to start or buy a business.

Community Business Development Corporations

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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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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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PME MTL Fund – Young Entrepreneurs

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Funding for Quebec entrepreneurs
Get a 30% subsidy on a loan if you are under 35 starting a business in Montreal.

PME MTL

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Community Futures British Columbia GlobalReach

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Loan to start exporting from rural BC
Loans of up to $150,000 for rural British Columbia businesses to expand into global markets.

Community Futures British Columbia

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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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Ontario Food Exports — Services for Exporters

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

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

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Women's Enterprise Centre — Business Advising and Mentoring

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

Women's Enterprise Centre

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Alberta Small Brewers Development Program

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

Government of Alberta, Agriculture and Forestry

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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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Food Safety for Processors Program

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Funding to improve food safety in Saskatchewan food processors
Up to $10,000 to cover 50% of the costs of food safety training and up to $60,000 to cover 50% of the costs of food processor facility upgrades.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture

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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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Ontario Innovation Tax Credit

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance

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Small Business Assistance

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Loan for Prince Edward Island (PEI) businesses to acquire, expand, manage debt or build retail malls
Use this term loan to finance the acquisition of a business, expand, consolidate debt or construct a new mall.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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Take your business global

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of International Trade

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General Business Loans

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Financing business development in Two Rivers, Ontario
Loans provided by the Two Rivers Community Development Centre can be used to purchase businesses, buildings and equipment.

Two Rivers Community Development Centre

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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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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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Training and Employment Services — Wage Subsidy

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

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Jobs and the Economy

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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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Requests for Proposals System — Quebec

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

Gouvernement du Québec, Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Québec

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Alberta Innovates — Entrepreneurial Investments

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

Government of Alberta, Alberta Innovates

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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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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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Canadian Signature Experiences

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

Government of Canada, Destination Canada

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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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Mozzarella used in restaurant pizza

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

Government of Canada, Canadian Dairy Commission

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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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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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Accelerated Growth Center

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

Gouvernement du Québec

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Community Futures Manitoba — Churchill Region Economic Development Fund

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Funding for Churchill economic development
Contributions for projects that focus on long-term, sustainable economic development and diversification of the economy in the Churchill region.

Government of Manitoba, Community Futures Manitoba

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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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Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

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Funding to create or upgrade cultural spaces
Get funding for up to 50% of the costs of construction or renovation of physical spaces used for arts and heritage related creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition.

Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage

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EUREKA

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Access international expertise, tech and markets
Collaborate with small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), large companies, research centres, universities and other innovators from Europe and 40 other member countries. Note: The proposed federal program changes from Budget 2018 will be reflected here as they take effect.

Government of Canada, National Research Council Canada

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Solunov

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

Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit

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Manitoba tax credit for manufacturing plant and equipment
Partially refundable tax credit of 9% for manufacturing plant and equipment purchased for first-time use.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Department of Finance

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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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Capital équitable

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Loans for importing fair trade products into Quebec
 Short-term loans of $5,000 to $25,000 for businesses importing fair trade products, in a start-up or growth phase, throughout the province.

Filaction

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GradWorks: Employer Incentive Program

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

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

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ECO Canada Internship

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

Eco Canada

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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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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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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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Ontario Music Fund

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

Government of Ontario, Ontario Media Development Corporation

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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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Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee

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Protection against foreign exchange risk
With this foreign exchange facility guarantee you can avoid posting collateral as payment assurance for your foreign exchange contract provider and keep your cash free for doing business.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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Partnerships for jobs and economic growth

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

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Econo