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You can benefit from the adoption and use of information communications technologies (
ICTs) to help your business become more competitive through growth, innovation and improved productivity.
The following federal, provincial and territorial programs and resources can provide you with information and support to help you succeed, whether you currently use
ICT in your daily business operations, or if you wish to learn more about how you can integrate ICT into your business practices.
Find out how BDC Consulting BDC's customized consulting services can help your business at all stages of development. Maximize your technology investments with BDC technology consulting services BDC’s consulting services. Concierge serviceFind information and guidance to access programs and other resources to help with your business innovation. Digital Adoption CompassGain the necessary knowledge to adopt digital technologies. Expand your scale and scope by finding new partnerships and exploring new approaches. Free-to-low-cost technology applicationsDiscover how using information and communications technology products can increase your sales and productivity. Find free and low-cost options. Industrial Research Assistance ProgramYour small or medium-sized business may qualify for financial assistance to develop, adopt, adapt and/or commercialize new or improved technologies. Mitacs AccelerateLearn how you can expand your R&D potential by recruiting a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to research your technology project. Profiting from technology: a guide for entrepreneursLearn how investing in information and communications technology can help you increase sales, improve your marketing strategy and be more productive.
Smart TechLearn about Internet and technology consulting services that can help you develop an online strategy and increase your productivity. Connectica
Only Applies to : Use this self-service tool to find funding, programs, services and more to help with your business innovation.
Alberta GO Productivity
Only Applies to : Find out about the latest in productivity improvement tools, benchmarking, resources, events and services.
Alberta Micro-Voucher, Voucher and Product Demonstration Program
Only Applies to : Apply for financial assistance to bring new technologies or knowledge-based products and services to market.
Alberta Manitoba Industrial Technology Centre
Only Applies to : Implement new technologies into your business and become more efficient and productive.
Manitoba Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive
Only Applies to : You can apply for funding to train your employees and help boost productivity.
Nova Scotia Atuqtuarvik Corporation — Financing
Only Applies to : If you are Inuit and live in Nunavut, you can apply for a loan to start or expand your business.
Nunavut Business Development Centres of Nunavut
Only Applies to : If you are a Canadian living in Nunavut, you can apply for help to start or grow a business in your community.
Nunavut Business growth and competitiveness — Youth internships
Only Applies to : If your business is in Northern Ontario, you could get help to hire a recent graduate to work on your information and communications technology project.
Ontario Collaboration Voucher Program
Only Applies to : You may be able to cut the cost of innovation technical expertise needed to keep your Ontario business competitive.
Ontario Eastern Ontario Development Fund
Only Applies to : If you run a business or an incorporated, not-for-profit organization you could receive funding to support business expansion and innovation in your region.
Ontario Eastern Ontario Development Program
Only Applies to : If you are located in a rural area of Eastern Ontario, you could get financing to start or grow your business.
Ontario FedNor Innovation Fund
Only Applies to : If your business is based in Northern Ontario, you could receive funding towards the adoption and commercialization of new technologies.
Ontario Capital Acquisition Program
Only Applies to : You may be eligible for financing to build your infrastructure and move from start-up through to international exporting.
Prince Edward Island Information Technology Implementation Program
Only Applies to : You may be eligible to receive financing to implement information technology solutions and strategies for your export-oriented business.
Prince Edward Island Information Technology Planning
Only Applies to : You could receive up to $5,000 to cover a maximum of 50% of the cost of acquiring technical support for your
Prince Edward Island PEI business. Marketing Support Program
Only Applies to : You could obtain financial assistance for marketing costs from start-up through to international exporting.
Prince Edward Island Productivity Improvement Program
Only Applies to : You could get money to hire experts to show you how to make your manufacturing, processing or export business more productive.
Prince Edward Island Professional Service Assistance Program
Only Applies to : You could get a non-repayable contribution of up to $1,000 to pay for professional advisory support.
Prince Edward Island Electronic data interchange
Only Applies to : Find out how electronic data interchange can facilitate your business' operations and current transactions when dealing with major chains.
Québec (in french only) Local investment fund
Only Applies to : Apply for financing to start or expand a business in Quebec.
Québec Enterprise Trade Fund (Small Business)
Only Applies to : You could be eligible for funding to open, develop or expand markets or to stimulate Yukon business activities.
Yukon Programme PME 2.0
Only Applies to : Do you want to accelerate the integration and use of
Québec ICT in your Quebec business? Benefit from tailored paths and advisory services to help you do so. Opération branchons les PME
Only Applies to : If you would like to sell your products online, you could obtain the free services of a subsidized intern to create your transaction site.