Financing for innovation

Are you looking to finance your innovation activities? Whether you're working on products or services at the research and development phase, or looking to market your innovation at the commercialization stage, there are a number of government programs available to help you. Find out if you qualify.

  • Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia
    Apply for financing to start or grow your Aboriginal business.
  • Accessible Technology Program
    Is your business developing new assistive devices and technologies? You could get funding of up to $4 million.
  • Agriculture Development Fund
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    Access funding to undertake agriculture or food research and development.
  • Agriculture Direct Loans
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick
    Get a loan for a project of strategic importance to the province's agricultural sector.
  • Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Lending
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Access loans and services to start or grow farm, agribusiness or other small business.
  • AgriInnovate Program
    Get funding to demonstrate, adopt or commercialize your innovative agri-sector projects.
  • ATB BoostR
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    This crowdfunding platform can help your Alberta business raise money through a community of supporters, in exchange for a reward.
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grants
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Learn about grants and resources for artists in Alberta.
  • Alberta Indian Investment Corporation
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    If you are an Indigenous entrepreneur seeking financing and business support, learn about loans, equity investments and services available to you.
  • Industry r&D Associates
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    You could get financial help to hire an r&D Associate to conduct research and related activities for your business.
  • Alberta Investor Tax Credit
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Attract investors to your small business in Alberta by telling them about the 30% tax credit.
  • Alberta Media Fund
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    If you publish books or magazines, or produce films or sound recordings, you could get a grant to fund new projects and cover eligible expenses.
  • Alberta Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit Program
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Your corporation may be able to receive a tax credit for scientific research and experimental development expenditures incurred in Alberta.
  • Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Are you an established or budding entrepreneur seeking financing and business support services? If so, learn about direct business financing, equity investments, and business services.
  • Applied Research and Development Grants
    You could receive funding of up to $150,000 when you partner with an eligible Canadian college to develop clean technologies.
  • Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program
    By collaborating with government researchers, you could increase your business' scientific capacity for projects relating to fish health and environmental performance.
  • Aquaculture Loan Program
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Apply for a loan to establish, maintain or expand your aquaculture business.
  • Atlantic Association of Community Business Development Corporations
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    If you live in a rural region of Atlantic Canada, you can access business counselling, financing and training to help start or grow your business.
  • Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives Funding Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    Working on a water quality project in Atlantic Canada? If you have a business, consider partnering with an eligible applicant who can apply for funding.
  • Atlantic Fisheries Fund
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    You can apply to receive funding for initiatives aimed at increasing the availability of sustainable, high quality and high value fish and seafood.
  • Atlantic Innovation Fund
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    If your business is in the Atlantic provinces, you could get funding to develop new technology.
  • Atuqtuarvik Corporation — Financing
    Only Applies to : Nunavut
    If you are Inuit and live in Nunavut, you can apply for a loan to start or expand your business.
  • AVAC Ltd.
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    If you operate a new Alberta agricultural business, you can apply for money for R&D and to help you market your product or service.
  • BC Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Credit
    Only Applies to : British Columbia
    If you run a Canadian-owned private company in BC that conducts scientific research & experimental development, you may qualify for a tax credit.
  • BC Tech Co-op Grants Program
    Only Applies to : British Columbia
    If your business operates in the technology sector, you may be eligible for a grant to hire a BC co-op student.
  • BDC Capital
    Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of growth of your business.
  • BDC business loans
    You could get money to help you start or grow your business.
  • BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan
    As an Indigenous entrepreneur, you could get money to help start or grow your business.
  • BDC Small Business Loan — for existing business
    Only Applies to : Canada
    Get a loan of up to $100,000 within 5 business days. There are no application fees or hassles and the entire process is online.
  • Bioenterprise Seed Funding Program
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Has your business developed a unique agricultural or agri-food innovation in Southern Ontario? You could access seed financing and business coaching.
  • Business Development Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    Access funds to start, expand or improve your business in Atlantic Canada.
  • Business Investment Fund
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Need financing to grow or expand your business? If it is part of the Province's strategic sector, you could be eligible for funding.
  • Canada Feature Film Fund
    If you are an incorporated Canadian film producer, you could receive money to develop, produce and market your movies in English or French.
  • Canada Media Fund
    If you are involved in the Canadian television or digital media industries, you may be eligible for funding.
  • Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program
    You could get up to $1 million for industry-led projects that help the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector.
  • Canadian Agriculture Partnership — AgriScience Program
    Funding may be available for your not-for-profit corporation for pre-commercial science activities or research in the agriculture and agri-food sectors.
  • Capital Intelligent Mtl
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If your business provides innovative urban solutions, you could benefit from up to $5 million in capital funding.
  • CBDC Innovation Loan
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    If you're an entrepreneur living in rural Atlantic Canada, you could get help to support your innovative projects.
  • Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN)
    Is your next-generation communication solutions project ready for commercialization? You could qualify for support valued up to $100,000.
  • Clean Growth Program
    If you operate a clean technology or natural resources business you may eligible for funding for your cleantech project.
  • Collaboration Voucher Program
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You may be able to cut the cost of innovation technical expertise needed to keep your Ontario business competitive.
  • Collaborative Research and Development Grants
    You could get a university to help you with your research project in natural sciences or engineering if you contribute half the costs of the project.
  • Commercialization Officer Internship and Directed Research Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    You could get funding to hire an intern to help commercialize your advanced technologies.
  • Commercialization Support for Business Program
    Only Applies to : Manitoba
    Apply for financial help to commercialize innovative products that aren't yet being manufactured in the province.
  • Community Futures Alberta — Small business loans
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    You could get a loan to start or grow a business if you live in rural Alberta.
  • Community Futures British Columbia — Financing programs for entrepreneurs
    Only Applies to : British Columbia
    You could get a loan to start or grow a business if you live in a rural area of British Columbia.
  • Community Futures Manitoba
    Only Applies to : Manitoba
    Find out about loans to start or grow a business if you live in rural and northern Manitoba.
  • Community Futures Program (NWT)
    Only Applies to : Northwest Territories
    If you are starting a new business or looking to grow your existing business in the NWT, you could be eligible for business assistance, funding or counselling.
  • Community Futures Program (Quebec)
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Get funding for starting or growing a business in a designated rural or suburban area of the province of Quebec.
  • Community Futures Program (Ontario)
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You could receive funding to start or grow your business in rural Ontario.
  • Community Futures Saskatchewan — Loan products for small businesses
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    You could get a loan to start or grow a business if you live in rural or northern Saskatchewan.
  • Community Futures Treaty Seven — Business development
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Are you an Aboriginal entrepreneur wishing to start or grow your business? You may be eligible for a business loan.
  • Community Investment Program
    Your not-for-profit organization can apply for a grant of up to $100,000 to help enhance the Internet for Canadians.
  • Connect to Innovate
    If your business operates in a rural or remote community, you can apply for financing to obtain a high-speed Internet connection.
  • Conservation Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You could receive funding for new energy conservation programs and technology for your business.
  • Consultant Advisory Services Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    You can access up to $5,000 to hire a consultant to help with an issue or a challenge faced by your SME or non-profit organization.
  • Cultural industries — Financial assistance
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick
    Find out how you could get money to help cover costs related to your film, television, new media, music or publishing business.
  • Development and Commercialization Competition
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You could receive financial support for the discovery and development project phases of your innovative PEI business.
  • Development of Québec Intellectual Property in the Video Game Industry
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    You could receive an equity investment of up to $5 million for your video game development or commercialization projects.
  • Digital media tax credit
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Your media business may be eligible for a refundable tax credit of up to 50% on the cost of developing interactive digital products.
  • Direct Equity Tax Credit Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Invest in a new or expanding small business in Newfoundland and Labrador and receive a provincial income tax credit.
  • Eastern Ontario Development Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If you run an incorporated business, you could receive project funding that supports business expansion and innovation in your region.
  • Eastern Ontario Development Program
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If you are located in a rural area of Eastern Ontario, you could get financing to start or grow your business.
  • EcoAction Community Funding Program
    Are you working on projects that contribute to water quality or climate change? If you have a business, consider partnering with an eligible applicant who can apply for funding.
  • Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities: Financing
    Only Applies to : Manitoba
    If you are a Francophone living in Manitoba, you may be able to get financing to start or grow a business.
  • Economic Development Initiative (Southern Ontario)
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Funding may be available for your organization if you provide business support services in French to a Francophone community in southern Ontario.
  • Emerging Renewable Power Program
    You could be eligible for funding if your business conducts a utility-led project designed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Engage Grants
    If your business operates in Canada, you could receive up to $25,000 when you partner with a college or university to develop valuable technology.
  • Enterprise Trade Fund (film and sound industries)
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    If your business is involved in the sound or film industry, you can apply for funding of up to $50,000.
  • Enterprise Trade Fund (Small Business)
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    You could be eligible for funding to open, develop or expand markets or to stimulate Yukon business activities.
  • ESSOR Program — Funding support for development projects
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    You could get funding to create a new business, or to upgrade your processes or facilities.
  • Experience Awards
    If your research company operates in Canada, you could get up to $4,500 when you hire a natural sciences or engineering student for a 12-16 week term.
  • Farm Credit Canada — loans and lending options
    You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation.
  • FedNor Innovation Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If your business is based in Northern Ontario, you could receive funding towards the adoption and commercialization of new technologies.
  • Femmessor — Réussir en affaires
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    You could obtain funding, training or mentoring for a project relating to the acquisition, start-up, expansion or consolidation of a business.
  • Film and video tax credit
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Apply for a refundable provincial corporate income tax credit for your Newfoundland and Labrador film project.
  • Yukon Film Development Fund
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    Your Yukon film business may be eligible for up to $35,000 in non-repayable grants to cover expenses associated with the development of film projects in Yukon.
  • Financial programs
    Only Applies to : Northwest Territories
    Are you looking to obtain financing for your business? This program offers term loans, equity, contributions and letters of credit.
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program
    You could be eligible for funding if you implement clean technologies in your fish or seafood sector activities such as harvesting, aquaculture and processing.
  • Seafood Innovation and Transition Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    If your fisheries-related business or organization is transitioning from shellfish to groundfish, you could be eligible for funding.
  • Fonds de développement économique de la région de la Capitale-Nationale
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    You could get financial assistance if your project has a structuring effect on the economic development of the Capitale-Nationale region.
  • Fonds de diversification économique de la MRC des Appalaches
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Are you starting or growing a business in the Des Appalaches MRC? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance.
  • Fonds de diversification économique du Centre-du-Québec et de la Mauricie
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Are you looking to start or expand your business development project in the Centre-du-Québec and Mauricie regions? You could get financial support.
  • Fonds de diversification économique — MRC des Sources
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Are you looking to start or expand your business development project in the Regional County Municipality of Des Sources? You could get financial assistance.
  • Fonds Innovexport
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Do you have an innovative project that offers products or services that meet a market need? If so, you could benefit from an investment of up to $3 million.
  • Funding programs for Nunavut filmmakers
    Only Applies to : Nunavut
    If you are a filmmaker, producer or owner of a production company based in Nunavut, you may get money to create films, television shows and digital media.
  • Going Global Innovation
    If you are looking to commercialize your technology abroad, you could get money to develop the international partnerships needed for success.
  • Saskatchewan art and creative grants
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    Are you a Saskatchewan resident looking for funding or professional development in the arts? Learn about the various programs available to entrepreneurs.
  • Green Freight Assessment Program
    You could receive funding to review the state of your fleets to help optimize your business operations.
  • Green infrastructure programs
    If your business is undertaking clean energy infrastructure projects, you may be eligible for funding to help with deployment and market entry.
  • Growing Forward 2: Growing Innovation
    Only Applies to : Manitoba
    As an agriproducer or agriprocessor, you could take advantage of financial assistance programs designed to help you with research and adoption of new technologies.
  • Growing Forward 2: Growing Value — Commercialization
    Only Applies to : Manitoba
    If you are an agriproducer or agriprocessor, you could receive financing for pre-commercialization, commercialization and market development activities.
  • Industrial agreement programs
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If your Quebec SME is seeking European industrial or technological partners, these programs could make the process easier for you.
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program
    Your small or medium-sized business may qualify for financial assistance to develop, adopt, adapt and/or commercialize new or improved technologies.
  • Industry-Academic Collaboration Programs
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Learn about financing and support that may help you develop and commercialize innovative techniques, products and services in Ontario.
  • Innovacorp
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Get the capital and guidance you need to take your emerging technology business to the next level.
  • Innovate to Opportunity hiring incentive
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring a recent Masters or PhD graduate to help your business innovate and export.
  • Innovation and Development Labour Rebate Program
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    If your business develops or commercializes new products, processes and services, you may be eligible for a tax credit.
  • Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)
    If you are an innovator with ideas about solving defence and security challenges, you could get funding of up to $200,000 to develop your proposal.
  • Innovation Rebate Program
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Apply for a 25% rebate on projects valued up to $15 million that will increase the global competitiveness of your business.
  • Innovative Manufacturer Financing
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Small and medium manufacturers in Quebec can get financing to help create new processes, integrate new technologies, and increase productivity.
  • Innovative Solutions Canada
    Want to develop an innovative product for a department or agency of the Government of Canada? Apply for funding to help solve GOC challenges.
  • Interactive Digital Media Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You may be eligible for funding to help you cover some the costs of commercializing your interactive digital media content.
  • Canadian International Innovation Program
    If you are a Canadian company with R&D projects in science and technology, you could get funding to work with a foreign partner to commercialize your technology.
  • Investing in Business Growth and Productivity
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Your established Ontario business or not-for-profit organization may be eligible for funding to grow and be more productive.
  • Investing in Business Innovation
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You could get financing to help commercialize the innovations of your Southern Ontario early-stage business if you've secured private investments.
  • Investment Accelerator Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    This fund helps build and strengthen Ontario-based businesses in the cleantech, information/communications technology, life sciences and healthcare sectors.
  • Creative Saskatchewan Investment Programs
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    If you are an artist or creative producer in Saskatchewan with a product ready to sell, you can apply to receive a grant to support your efforts.
  • Investments in Forest Industry Transformation
    You could get funding to help commercialize first-in-kind technologies for the forest product industry.
  • Jobs and Prosperity Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You may be eligible for funding to help with business projects that will enhance productivity and help you compete in the global marketplace.
  • Lake Winnipeg Basin Program
    You could receive funding to carry out a nutrient reduction project in the Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta portions of the Lake Winnipeg Basin.
  • Makigiaqvik Loans
    Only Applies to : Nunavut
    If you have an Inuit-owned business and are living in the Qikiqtani region, you may be eligible for a loan of up to $50,000.
  • Manufacturing and Processing Exporter Hiring Tax Incentive
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    Your Saskatchewan business may be eligible for a tax credit if your number of employees has increased since 2014.
  • Matching Investment Fund (dairy)
    If you produce milk products or manufacture processed goods made with milk, you could get funding to create new or improved products.
  • Métis Voyageur Development Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If you are Métis, your Ontario-based business may be eligible for loans up to $1M with better rates and fewer restrictions than with commercial lenders.
  • Micro-Loan Program
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You may be eligible to receive financing to help start or expand your PEI-based business.
  • Micro-Voucher, Voucher and Product Demonstration Programs
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Apply for financial assistance to bring new technologies or knowledge-based products and services to market.
  • Mitacs Accelerate
    Learn how you can expand your R&D potential by recruiting a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to research your technology project.
  • Mitacs Elevate
    You could obtain research assistance from a PhD fellow at a reduced cost to your business for projects lasting up to two years.
  • Mitacs Accelerate International
    You could get funding for research projects that help you strengthen your networks, by partnering with an international graduate student.
  • MUSICACTION
    You may be eligible for financing if you are a French-language songwriter, composer, artist, or recording business owner.
  • N1M — Startup technology support for the Northumberland region and Southern Ontario
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You could get funding if your technology start-up or innovative SME in Southern Ontario is at the idea or validation stage.
  • Networks of Centres of Excellence
    Explore various funds available for your R&D activities that respond to current research and innovation needs.
  • Northern community capacity building program (Northern Ontario)
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to a maximum of $100,000 to support certain types of business-related activities in Northern Ontario.
  • Northern Innovation Programs (Northern Ontario)
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Your Northern Ontario business may be eligible for funding from $15,000 up to $500,000 towards research and commercialization of new technologies.
  • Northern Ontario Development Program
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Apply for financing to grow your business in Northern Ontario.
  • Nova Scotia farm loans
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Apply for a variety of lending products to help start or grow your agricultural business.
  • Nutressor
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If you are planning growth projects for your agri-food business, you could be eligible for adapted funding and support services.
  • Ontario business research institute tax credit
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You could be eligible for a refundable tax credit for scientific research and experimental development in Ontario.
  • Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund for Social Enterprises
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You may be eligible for a loan of $5,000 to $25,000 for your innovative Ontario-based social enterprise.
  • Ontario film and television funding
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You could be eligible for funding to help your Canadian corporation develop, produce and export Ontario films and television shows.
  • Ontario Innovation Tax Credit
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    As an owner of an Ontario-based corporation, you may be eligible for a tax credit of 8% to 12% for scientific research and experimental development.
  • Ontario Media Development Corporation tax credits
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Your Ontario-based, cultural media production corporation could be eligible to receive refundable tax credits for some of your production expenses.
  • Ontario Music Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If you run a business, a consortium, an industry association or a not-for-profit organization active in the Ontario music sector you may be eligible to apply for funding.
  • Ontario Research and Development Tax Credit
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Find out if you qualify for a tax credit for your research and development expenditures.
  • Ontario Tax Exemption for Commercialization
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Your corporation may be eligible for a tax exemption if you sell new products developed by Canadian colleges or universities.
  • PADAT: A Program Supporting the Development of Tourist Attractions
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    You could get a loan or a loan guarantee of up to $2 million to help promote the growth and regional development of your tourism business.
  • PEI Product Development Assistance
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You could receive financing to help you generate new products, add value to existing products, and create new markets through BIO|FOOD|TECH.
  • Pilot and Discovery Competition
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You could obtain up to $25,000 to test an innovation-based idea.
  • Premier emploi en recherche
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If you have an R&D project, you could receive financial assistance to hire new college or university graduates.
  • Prêt à entreprendre
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Are you starting a business or thinking of buying an existing one in Quebec? If so, you could get a loan on trust and support services.
  • Programme BioMed Propulsion
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Your Quebec business with high growth potential in the life sciences sector could get financial assistance to commercialize its research results.
  • Programme Technoclimat
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Do you want to market a new technology or test an innovative procedure related to energy efficiency? You could get funding to help you do this.
  • Quantum Leap
    If you have a business in the biopharmaceutical industry, you may be eligible for funding to advance the discovery of preventative or remedial drugs.
  • Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP)
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.
  • R&D Proof of Concept
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Apply for a grant to reduce the technical and financial risk of your innovative, pre-commercial research and development project.
  • R&D Vouchers
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Access funding for technical expertise and facilities that will support your research and development activities within your innovative business.
  • Reconnaissance des consortiums de recherche admissibles
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Do you do pre-competitive research and want to create research consortia? If so, this tax credit can help you.
  • Research and Development Tax Credit (Nova Scotia)
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    You can apply for a 15% tax credit for costs incurred from qualified scientific research and experimental development.
  • Research and Development Tax Credit (New Brunswick)
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick
    Obtain a fully refundable tax credit for research and development activities carried out by your business.
  • Saskatchewan Mineral Exploration Tax Credit
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    Your mineral exploration company may be able to offer tax credits to your investors.
  • Saskatchewan Petroleum Research Incentive
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    If your organization conducts research, development and demonstration of new technologies for the oil and gas sector, you could receive an incentive.
  • SaskWorks Venture Fund
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    You may be able to attract an equity investment from potential investors by offering them a tax credit equal to 35% of their investment.
  • Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program (SR&ED)
    You can get a tax credit if you spend money on industrial R&D in Canada.
  • impact: more than a start up loan
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    If you live in one of 6 major Atlantic cities, you could obtain a loan to start, grow or improve a small business.
  • Self Employment Option
    Only Applies to : Northwest Territories
    Interested in starting your own business in the NWT? If you are unemployed, you could continue to receive benefits and get help to start your business.
  • Sivummut Grants to Small Businesses
    Only Applies to : Nunavut
    If you live in the Baffin (Qikiqtaaluk) region of Nunavut, you could get up to $25,000 to start or grow a business.
  • Social Enterprise Ontario
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Your social enterprise with an environmental or social goal for Francophones may be eligible for grants of up to $16,000 or loans of up to $40,000.
  • Solunov
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If you would like to implement an innovative solution into your business, you could benefit from coaching assistance as well as funding.
  • Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Apply for funding to help your innovative small business develop and commercialize new processes or technologies.
  • Southwestern Ontario Development Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    As an incorporated business or not-for-profit organization, you could receive funding to support business expansion and innovation in your region.
  • Space Technology Development Program
    Your organization (industry or academia) could receive financial and technical support to perform R&D on space technologies.
  • Strategic Industries Development Fund
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    If your business undertakes a strategic industry-related project, you may be eligible for funding if the project provides positive economic outcomes.
  • Strategic Innovation Fund — Streams 1, 2 and 3
    You may be eligible for a financial contribution to enhance productivity and support R&D, investment, and growth.
  • Strategic Innovation Fund — Stream 4
    Planning a large-scale project in the health and biosciences sector? Your network or consortium could be eligible for a financial contribution.
  • Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development
    Only Applies to : Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut
    Find out how your northern business could get up to $99,999 for a project that creates jobs and helps develop the North.
  • Strategic Investments Program
    Only Applies to : Nunavut
    You could get funding to start or grow a business, or to help build Nunavut's economy if you run a not-for-profit corporation or society.
  • Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development
    Only Applies to : Northwest Territories
    You may be eligible to receive financial support to start a new business or improve your business' capacity.
  • Sustainable Development Technology Fund
    Need money to develop and test a new energy technology? You could qualify for funding to create clean technology products that fight climate change.
  • Tax credit for pre-competitive private partnership research
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Put this tax measure to work for your (SR&ED) projects carried out in Quebec, in partnership with another private company.
  • Tax Credit for Salaries and Wages (R&D)
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If you carry out scientific research and experimental development work, your business could benefit from this tax measure.
  • Tax credit for the development of e-business
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Your corporation could benefit from this refundable tax credit if its activities are in IT and are carried out in an establishment located in Quebec.
  • Tax holiday for foreign experts
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If you recruit foreign experts for your Quebec innovation project, you could obtain a tax holiday.
  • Tax holiday for foreign researchers
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If your business does scientific research and experimental development, you could obtain financial assistance to recruit foreign researchers.
  • TECTERRA Geomatics Technology Programs
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    If you are an entrepreneur in the geomatics industry, you could access funding and resources that can help you develop and commercialize your business.
  • Tourism Development Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Your tourism business may qualify for financial support for innovation, training, and improving investment readiness.
  • Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program
    Only Applies to : Northwest Territories
    Access funding to develop your tourism business in the Northwest Territories.
  • SMBs and Large Corporations — Project Financing
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    You could get a loan, a loan guarantee or financing in "quasi-equity" for up to 100% of project costs related to the growth of your business.
  • Western Diversification Program
    Only Applies to : Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia
    If your not-for-profit organization is looking to strengthen the economy of Western Canada, you can apply for funding for various initiatives.
  • Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative
    Only Applies to : Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia
    Your Western business could get financial assistance to bring innovative products, processes and services to market.
  • Women in Cleantech Challenge
    Are you a female entrepreneur looking to put your cleantech idea into action? You could get funding and support, while competing for $1 million.
  • Youth Employment Programs
    You could get financial assistance to hire a skilled post-secondary graduate to work on an innovative project, or a youth to work on a green project.
  • Yukon Advanced Artist Award
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    If you are a professional artist, you could be eligible for funding to help with your career development.
  • Yukon Agriculture Training Program
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    Get funding to strengthen your agriculture and agri-food business through training and skills development.
  • Yukon Research and Development Tax Credit
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    Receive a tax credit of 15% or 20% for eligible research and development costs.
  • Yukon Venture Loan Guarantee Program
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    Get help securing financing from commercial lenders by lowering the risk associated with the loan.
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