Improving your productivity with technology

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.

Canada

  • Mitacs Accelerate
    Learn 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 entrepreneurs
    Learn how investing in information and communications technology can help you increase sales, improve your marketing strategy and be more productive.
  • BDC Advisory services
    Find out how BDC's customized advisory services can help your business.
  • 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.
  • GO Productivity
    Find out about the latest in productivity improvement tools, benchmarking, resources, events and services.
  • Concierge service
    Find information and guidance to access programs and other resources to help with your business innovation.
  • BDC technology advisory services
    Maximize your technology investments with BDC's advisory services.
  • Free or low-cost technology applications
    Discover how using information and communications technology products can increase your sales and productivity. Find free and low-cost options.
  • Digital Adoption Compass
    Gain the necessary knowledge to adopt digital technologies. Expand your scale and scope by finding new partnerships and exploring new approaches.

Alberta

  • 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.
  • Connectica
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Use this self-service tool to find funding, programs, services and more to help with your business innovation.

Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario

  • 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.
  • Business growth and competitiveness — Youth internships
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If your business is in Northern Ontario, you could get help to hire a recent graduate to work on your projects.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Prince Edward Island

  • Information Technology Planning Assistance
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You could receive a non-repayable grant to cover the cost of acquiring technical support for your PEI business.
  • Marketing Support Assistance
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You could obtain financial assistance for marketing costs from start-up through to international exporting.
  • Information Technology Implementation Program
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You may be eligible to receive financing to implement information technology solutions and strategies for your export-oriented business.
  • Capital Acquisition Support
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You may be eligible for financing to build your infrastructure and move from start-up through to international exporting.
  • Professional Service Assistance Program
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You could get a non-repayable contribution of up to $1,000 to pay for professional advisory support.
  • Productivity Improvement Assistance
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You could get money to hire experts to show you how to make your manufacturing, processing or export business more productive.

Quebec

  • Electronic data interchange
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Find out how electronic data interchange can facilitate your business' operations and current transactions when dealing with major chains.(in French only)
  • Local investment fund
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Apply for financing to start or expand a business in Quebec.
  • Opération branchons les PME
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If you would like to sell your products online, you could obtain the free services of a subsidized intern to create your transaction site.
  • Business Assistance — Immigrant Investor Program
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    You could get up to $250,000 in financing for your growth project from interest earned on investments from immigrant investors.
  • 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.

Yukon

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