Got 2 minutes? Get your personalized list of government programs

May 10, 2018 - Tags: Innovation Startup

Ever wonder if your business is missing out on a juicy tax credit or money you could use to hire summer staff?

Well, wonder no more. Introducing: Innovation Canada. It's your new one-stop-shop to find everything that governments across Canada can do to help you take your business or non-profit to the next level.

In about two minutes, the Innovation Canada platform will whittle down the nearly 1000 programs and services into a list of your top matches. And we're not just talking about innovation programs. You'll find it all: funding, loans, wage subsidies, expert advice — if government offers it, you'll find it here.

It's so simple to use, so you can just head on over. But if you want the inside scoop to help you get the best results, stay with me.

  • No time? Get specific. Be precise about what you need and you'll get fewer — but far more relevant — matches.
  • Don't want to miss out? Select everything in the "what I really need" section and leave the amounts blank in the money section.
  • Under 40? Select "youth" when that question pops up. You're younger than you think.
  • Run out of time? Use the email link on the top right of your results page to get a personalized link to your results. And we'll keep the results current for you, too.

Go ahead, check it out.  And come back every now and again to see what's new; we're always adding new stuff, so take advantage of everything we can do for you.


Comments

Posted by Canada.ca on May 28, 2018
Hello Rose,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

You can generate a list of your top government program matches directly from Innovation Canada’s app at https//www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/innovation.

Once you use the Innovation Canada platform, you may wish to investigate other sources of financing such as private sector financing, financing from non-government organizations and crowdfunding. From our Grants and financing page, you can browse relevant information based on your location, industry and audience by clicking the “Filters” icon at the top of the page.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you.
Posted by Rose on May 25, 2018
I would love to have access to this information.

Thank you in advance
Posted by Canada.ca on May 22, 2018
Hello Nooruddin,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

Once you use the Innovation Canada platform to search for government grants and loans, you may wish to investigate other sources of financing as well. Our government grants and financing page allows you to browse financing by type, such as equity investments, grants, contributions, loans, cash advances, and more. You can customize your view by clicking "Filters" at the top of the page, and choosing your location, your industry, and more.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you.
Posted by Nooruddin on May 21, 2018
Please send me available Govt grants and forgivable loans
Posted by Canada.ca on May 18, 2018
Hello Adan,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

You will find a wealth of information on starting, managing and growing a business on our website. You can customize the information provided by clicking on "Filters" at the top of any page, and choosing your location, your industry, and more.

Our "Grants and financing" page offers a variety of programs and services available to entrepreneurs like yourselves, including government grants and financing. You can browse the financing by type, such as equity investments, grants, contributions, loans, wage subsidies, and more.

To help you plan for a successful start to your venture, check out our Starting a business page for some of the things you'll need to take care of. Our Restaurant and catering start-up checklist can help you with the basics like planning, organizing, registering, and hiring.

You may be interested in browsing more of our blog articles to find additional information on topics such as startup, financing, entrepreneurship, and market research.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you and good luck with your venture!
Posted by ADAN on May 17, 2018
hello my wife and I we are trying to open a small restaurant, we would like to know if there is some help from the Government like a grant, loan or subsidy.
thanks
Posted by Canada.ca on May 17, 2018
Hello Allan,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your small business in Canada.

The funding programs are available to everyone, unless targeted exclusively at underrepresented groups like persons with disabilities, immigrants, rural and northern residents, indigeneous peoples, women, and youth. Whether or not you fall into one or more of these audience categories, you can take advantage of the specific programs and services that apply to you by providing a bit of information about your business (for example, what type of assistance you're looking for, what your main goal is, and how your business is structured).

You will find a wealth of information on starting, managing and growing a business on our website.

To help you plan for a successful start to your venture, check out our Starting a business page for some of the things you'll need to take care of. Our Business start-up checklist page can help you with the basics like planning, organizing, registering, and hiring.

You may also be interested in our blog article, "Starting up instead of slowing down: Starting a business later in life" which includes helpful links for information on topics such as research and business planning.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you, and good luck with your venture.
Posted by Allan on May 17, 2018
Are there any age restrictions to the programs available for aspiring entrepreneurs? For example, the Futurepreneurs program is available to 18 - 39 year olds and women. I am 62 and after being in the corporate world my entire career, I have a start-up concept I want to pursue. Look forward to your reply. Thank you.
Posted by Canada.ca on May 15, 2018
Hello John,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

In response to your question, the data set used for the Innovation Canada platform is not available on open.canada.ca at this point.

If you have further questions about starting or growing a business in Canada, please contact us.

Thank you.
Posted by Canada.ca on May 14, 2018
Hello Mohammed,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

You will find a wealth of information on starting, managing and growing a business on our website. For example, our Retail business start-up checklist offers information on the industry and some resources also pertain to wholesale.

You can use the search tool to find financing and other programs in the province or territory where your business is located. You can narrow your results by criteria like the type of program you are looking for and for what purpose.

To help manage your expansion you plan for business growth, check out our information at http://ow.ly/UBsN30jZk46.

If you have further questions about starting or growing a business in Canada, please contact us contact us.

Thank you.
Posted by John on May 14, 2018
Hi, Is this powered by a data set (sets) from open.canada.ca? If so, can you share which ones?
Posted by Canada.ca on May 14, 2018
Hello Deari,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

You will find a wealth of information on starting, managing and growing a business on our website.

For government programs relating to import and export, you can use the program search tool. You can narrow your search by province or territory where your business is located or where you plan to register it. You can also specify criteria like the type of program you are looking for and for what purpose.

You may also find programs and information to help with importing and exporting activities on our website at http://ow.ly/pI5a30jZgJJ.

If you have further questions about starting or growing a business in Canada, please contact us.

Thank you.
Posted by MOHAMMED on May 13, 2018
im on odsp and have small business of fashion jewelry retail business and want to extand as wholesale jewelry for this i m looking some govt. grand or loan
pllease send me info regarding this
tnx
Posted by Deari on May 12, 2018
dear need more information about government programs export import thanks

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