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  • Aboriginal Business Financing Program - Private Project 

    Native Commercial Credit Corporation
    Get a non-refundable contribution of up to $99,999 for business start-up or expansion, marketing, project management, professional advisory services, and development of a business plan, marketing plan or feasibility studies.

  • Aboriginal Business Financing Program — Community project 

    Native Commercial Credit Corporation
    Get a non-refundable contribution of up to $1 million for businesses owned by a First Nation, the Native Alliance of Quebec, or by one of their members. Funds can be used for business start-up or expansion, marketing, project management, professional advisory services, and development of a business plan, marketing plan or feasibility studies.

  • Accélérateur d'opportunités - Soutien à la productivité (in French only)

    ​Ville de Laval
    Get support and a grant of up to $125,000 for your Laval company's digital transformation project.

  • Advisory Services Program – stream 2 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
    You could get 75% of expenses up to $3000 (per project) to partner with other local agri-businesses to market and find co-development opportunities.

  • Aide au fonctionnement pour les radios autochtones locales (in French only)

    ​Ministère de la culture
    Receive up to $10,000 in financial assistance to help you carry out your mission and activities.

  • Arts Abroad - Co-Production 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts Get a grant to cover up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $50,000, for an artistic or financial co-production with a foreign arts organization, combining creative, financial and/or human resources.

  • Arts Abroad — Circulation and Touring 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $200,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible costs related to touring and exhibition activities of Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations which build international exposure and increase the visibility of Canadian artists and their works abroad.

  • Arts Abroad — Representation and Promotion 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $30,000 for travel linked to the international promotion of Canadian artists and artistic works internationally, establishing a place for Canadian arts practice in the global arts market.

  • Arts Abroad — Residencies 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get up to $20,000 to cover eligible costs when you are invited to participate in an artistic or cultural exchange involving creative research, creation or networking activities within the context of an international residency.

  • Arts Abroad — Translation 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $20,000 to cover costs associated with the translation of Canadian literary works or dramatic works for international presentation or publication.

  • Arts Abroad — Travel 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $30,000 to cover travel costs associated with presentations, exhibitions, artistic collaborations, networking or building market opportunities outside of Canada, to build an international presence.

  • Arts Across Canada — Arts Festivals and Presenters 

    Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant covering up to 60% of your total annual revenues when you present and exhibit quality art and literary works to Canadian audiences.

  • Arts Across Canada — Circulation and Touring 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $200,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible costs related to touring and exhibition activities of Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations which build national exposure and reach Canadian audiences.

  • Arts Across Canada — Foreign Artist Tours 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Your not-for-profit organization could get up to $75,000 for projects involving the circulation or touring of works by international artists that provide new experiences to the Canadian public.

  • Arts Across Canada — Representation and Promotion 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you represent a Canadian artist, get a grant of up to $30,000 to cover travel costs related to promotion and the development of new markets for Canadian artists and artistic works.

  • Arts Across Canada — Translation 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get up to $25,000 per translation, plus an annual supplement for targeted costs, for activities linked to the translation of Canadian literary works or dramatic works into French, English, an Aboriginal language, American Sign Language (ASL), Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), or any other regional Canadian or Indigenous sign language for Canadian publication or presentation.

  • Arts Across Canada — Travel 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $30,000 to cover travel costs associated with presentations, exhibitions, artistic collaborations, networking or building market opportunities as an artist, arts professional or arts organization.

  • Atlantic salmon habitat enhancement, development and restoration program (in French only)

    ​Fondation de la faune du Québec
    ​You could obtain financial assistance to fund your initiatives to conserve, improve or restore Atlantic salmon habitat.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs

  • CED Tourism Relief Fund - Quebec 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​If you’re working on a project to enhance tourism experiences in your region or helping the community attract more visitors, you could get a $100,000 non-repayable contribution for up to 50% of your project’s costs or a $500,000 repayable contribution for up to 75% of the costs.

  • CED Tourism Relief Fund — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If you’re working on a project to enhance tourism experiences in your region or helping the community attract more visitors, you could get a maximum $100,000 non-repayable contribution for up to 50% of your project’s costs or a maximum $500,000 repayable contribution for up to 75% of the costs. If you’re also a non-profit, the contribution is most likely non-repayable.

  • Canada Council of the Arts — Initiatives 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get support in the form of one-time or recurring initiatives that allow you or your arts group or organization to take advantage of special funding, perform or exhibit work, take part in learning opportunities, network at conferences or showcase at events.

  • Canada Pavilion Program 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If your export-ready company features products from the agriculture and agri-food sectors, you can get funding to offset the cost of booth prices on a show-by-show basis when you exhibit at trade shows.

  • Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you’re a not-for-profit or Indigenous organization working towards sustainability and competitiveness by adopting new technology or building capacity, get up to $1 million per project in cost-shared funding to cover up to 50% of eligible project costs in most cases, and up to 75% for high-priority projects for the sector.

  • Community Futures Network of Canada 

    ​Community Futures
    If your business is located in a rural community, and doesn’t qualify for the federal wage subsidy or other supports, you may be eligible for financial assistance through your Community Futures Network Canada to help continue your operations, including paying your employees, and to prepare for a successful recovery from the effects of COVID-19.

  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing — Indigenous Organizations 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant to cover some of your costs (amounts vary by category) when you engage in contemporary, customary or traditional artistic and cultural activities, including collaborations with non-Indigenous organizations.

  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing — Long-Term Projects 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $300,000 for 1–3 year projects involving creating (research/writing), knowing (mentorship, training) or sharing (exhibitions, presentations, collaborations) — including those with non-Indigenous artists.

  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing — Short-Term Projects 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $100,000 for projects up to 12 months involving creating (research/writing), knowing (mentorship, training) or sharing (exhibitions, presentations, collaborations) — including those with non-Indigenous artists.

  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing — Small-Scale Activities 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get up to $3,000 to cover costs for activities like training, getting expert advice, and purchasing materials to advance your artistic career or practice.

  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing — Travel 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $30,000 to support travel costs to attend events within Canada or abroad that offer professional development or access to new markets if you are a First Nations, Inuit or Métis artist/organization, or artist's representative.

  • Créavenir 

    ​Desjardins
    If you are under 35 years of age and starting a business or developing a business that is less than 3 years old, obtain financial assistance in the form of a line of credit of up to $15,000 at a preferential rate of 0.5% and a grant of up to $5000.

  • Dairy Farm Investment Program 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you’re a dairy farmer (cow’s milk), get up to $100,000 to cover up to 50% of the costs to improve your productivity by upgrading your equipment.

  • Dairy Processing Investment Fund - Access to Expertise (For-profit) 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Contributions of up to $250,000 per year to access expertise to improve productivity and competitiveness of dairy processors.

  • Dairy Processing Investment Fund - Capital Investment (Not-For-Profit) 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Contributions of up to $10 million per year for capital investments to improve productivity and competitiveness of dairy processors.

  • Dairy Processing Investment Fund — Capital Investment (For-Profit) 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Contributions of up to $10 million per year for capital investments to improve productivity and competitiveness of dairy processors.

  • Digital Strategy Fund — Digital Literacy and Intelligence 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get between $50,000 and $250,000 to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the digital era as an artist, group or arts organization by building digital knowledge, skills and capacity.

  • Digital Strategy Fund — Market Access Strategy 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $60,000 for activities that directly support a market access and development strategy if you are an artist, group or arts organization who identifies as belonging to an official language minority community (OLMC) where that language is not the majority language in your province or territory (e.g. Angolophones in Quebec and Francophones outside of Quebec).

  • Economic Diversification Fund — Central Quebec and La Mauricie 

    Investissement Québec
    Contributions or loans for business development projects in central Quebec or the Mauricie.

  • Engage and Sustain — Artistic Catalysts 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant covering up to 50% of your total revenues, if your organization facilitates interactions among artists and connections with the public.

  • Engage and Sustain — Artistic Institutions 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant covering up to 25% of your total revenues, if you carry out activities that encourage and promote the work of creators, strengthening their relationships with the public.

  • Explore and Create — Artist-Driven Organizations 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re an artistic organization, you could get a grant equal to 60% of your total annual revenues, averaged over the last 3 years, to pay for research, creation, and production through to dissemination.

  • Explore and Create — Research and Creation 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re an artist, curator, writer, or part of an artist group or collective, you could get up to $25,000 to pay for creative research, creation, and product development.

  • Farm Credit Canada — Loans and lending options 

    Farm Credit Canada
    You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation.

  • Financial assistance for music production and variety programming (in French only)

    ​SODEC
    ​Do you own a music, entertainment-production, or artist management company? If so, you could get a grant for your commercial activities.

  • Fonds Entrepreneuriat commercial 

    PME MTL
    Receive up to $25,000 in financial assistance to develop your business in the retail sector.

  • Fonds d'initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole (in French only)

    ​Affaires municipales et Habitation
    Receive financial support of up to $500,000 to implement a project that aims to improve the development, promotion and influence of Montreal and the metropolitan region in terms of economic, cultural, environmental and social development.

  • Growth Investment program — Agri-Environmental Enhancement of Cultivated Land 

    ​La Financière agricole du Québec
    Get a grant of up to $20,000 when you secure a loan guarantee of up to $200,000 from La Financière agricole for on-farm agri-environmental projects, or ones that will enhance the value of your cultivated land.

  • Growth Investment program — Growth Support 

    ​La Financière agricole du Québec
    Get a grant of up to $30,000 when you secure a loan guarantee of up to $300,000 from La Financière agricole for agribusiness projects related to supply-managed production or maple syrup production.

  • Growth Investment program — Growth Support Plus 

    ​La Financière agricole du Québec
    Get a grant of up to $60,000 when you secure a loan guarantee of up to $600,000 from La Financière agricole for all projects except those related to supply-managed production or maple syrup production.

  • Growth Investment program — Young Entrepreneurs 

    ​La Financière agricole du Québec
    Are you 18 to 39 years old and own an agri-business? Have you qualified for the Financial Support Program for Aspiring Farmers in the last 5 years? You could get a grant of up to $45,000 when you secure a loan guarantee of up to $300,000 from La Financière agricole for all on-farm agri-environmental projects, or those that will enhance the value of your cultivated land.

  • INNOGEC - Relance Fund (in French only)

    ​Filaction
    ​Get up to $10,000 to cover the fees of experts who will help your collective business assess the situation following the health crisis and up to $30,000 for them to assist you with your change management plan, recovery or business model adjustment.

  • INNOGEC Fund (in French only)

    ​Filaction
    ​Get up to $15,000 to cover a portion of the service fees of management and governance consultants employed by your group company.

  • Invest-AI (in French only)

    ​Vooban
    Have you started your digital transformation and have one or more projects with an AI component? You could receive a grant to cover up to 50% of your activities.

  • Lac-Mégantic Economic Assistance Fund 

    Investissement Québec
    Whether your business operates inside or outside of Quebec, you can obtain a loan, loan guarantee or non-repayable contribution towards an investment that contributes to the economy of Lac Mégantic.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 1 

    ​Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Receive financial support to carry out operations aimed at improving the development, promotion and outreach of Montreal and the metropolitan region.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 2 

    Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Access funding to address theme-based calls for projects in the economic, cultural, environmental and social fields to improve the quality of life in the metropolis and the metropolitan region of Montreal.

  • Museums Assistance Program — Indigenous Heritage 

    ​Canadian Heritage
    Maximum funding per fiscal year of $200,000 for projects related to the preservation, management and presentation of Indigenous cultural heritage in Canada.

  • NGen Cluster Building Project 

    NGEN - Next Generation Manufacturing
    You can get a funding of up to $150, 000 to cover a maximum of 50% of eligible costs if you work within an industry-led, membership-based organization to enhance capabilities and growth through the application of, or access to advanced manufacturing technologies, best practices and principles.

  • NRC Pandemic Response Challenge Program 

    National Research Council
    If your organization offers its capabilities and expertise to help fight against COVID-19, you could get financing to cover the costs of collaborative R&D projects. The program is focused on 3 main research areas: rapid detection and diagnosis, therapeutics and vaccine development, and digital health.

  • National Trade Corridors Fund — Continuous Call 

    Transport Canada
    Get a financial contribution for projects that improve access to overseas markets, in particular ones that add capacity or address bottlenecks near major ports, airports, or along road and rail corridors in Canada.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 1 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 70% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 2 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you were 35 years old or younger on January 1, 2021, get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 85% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Program of assistance to the digital adaptation of the companies of the written information press (in French only)

    Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
    ​Do you operate a print media enterprise? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance to initiate or continue with digitalization.

  • Programme de soutien à l'économie sociale - volet 3: Projets structurants de mutualisation (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Obtain support for projects involving the sharing or pooling of resources, services or activities between social economy enterprises in order to optimize access to these resources and ensure the economic viability of the enterprises.

  • Programme de soutien à l'économie sociale - volet 4: Approvisionnement auprès des entreprises d'économie sociale (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Get financial support for promotional and outreach activities that allow your company to access government, municipal and private markets.

  • Programme de soutien à l’économie sociale – volet 2: Développement de secteurs stratégiques en économie sociale (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Obtain support for concerted initiatives and the deployment of structuring activity programs.

  • Programme d’appui au développement des secteurs stratégiques et des créneaux d’excellence (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Receive a grant of up to 50% of the cost of eligible expenses for the implementation of departmental and governmental strategies for the development of strategic sectors and niches of excellence.

  • Programme d’appui financier au développement du secteur des pêches et de l’aquaculture commerciales - Volet 1 - Appui au développement [PDF](in French only)

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Obtain financial assistance of up to $1,000,000 for the development of products or the implementation of innovative processes aimed at increasing your company's production and sales.

  • Programme d’appui financier au développement du secteur des pêches et de l’aquaculture commerciales - Volet 2 - Amélioration de la compétitivité des entreprises de transformation des produits [PDF](in French only)

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Receive up to $300,000 in financial assistance to improve the productivity, food safety and security of your products in order to strengthen your company's competitiveness.

  • Quebec Economic Development Program 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.

  • REGI — Business Scale-up and Productivity — CED (QC) — Private sector 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Get a financial contribution to help you scale up and expand, adopt and commercialize innovative technologies and processes, or diversify your markets.

  • REGI — Regional Innovation Ecosystems — CED (QC) — Not-for-profit 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Your organization could get a financial contribution to assist businesses at all stages of development in scaling up and becoming more globally competitive. Investments will focus on enhancing business support networks for under-represented groups — including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs — and supporting regional strategic clusters, accelerators and incubators, and projects that attract foreign investments.

  • REGI — Regional Innovation Ecosystems — CED (QC) — Private sector 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Your organization could get a financial contribution to assist you in scaling up and becoming more globally competitive. Investments will focus on enhancing business support networks for under-represented groups — including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs — and supporting regional strategic clusters, accelerators and incubators, and projects that attract foreign investments.

  • SME In Action Program — Support for SME productivity 

    Investissement Québec
    Non-repayable contribution of up to $50,000 for supply chain optimization, implementation of management systems or customer relationship management systems, applying production standards or implementing a cost accounting system.

  • Scale AI (in French only)

    ​Vooban
    Have you started your digital transformation and have a project or projects with AI components? You could receive a grant covering up to 50% of your activities to integrate artificial intelligence into your supply chain?

  • Soutien aux initiatives de développement économique dans l'arrondissement d'Ahuntsic-Cartierville (in French only)

    ​Ville de Montréal
    Get financial assistance to propel your collective economic development initiatives.

  • Strategic Innovation Fund — Stream 1 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    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.

  • Support for innovation projects 

    Investissement Québec
    Get up to $350,000 to cover 50% of the costs of project planning, R&D, technology validation and technological showcase activities relating to the development of innovative products or processes.

  • Supporting Artistic Practice — Literary Publishers 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re a Canadian publisher supporting Canadian authors, you could get up to $250,000/year if you publish Canadian books, $120,000/year for Canadian magazines, or up to $300,000/year if you publish both.

  • Supporting Artistic Practice — Literary Publishing Projects 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re a Canadian literary book or creative writing magazine publisher, you could get up to $30,000 for activities that develop and promote Canadian literary writers through the publishing process.

  • Supporting Artistic Practice — National Arts Service Organizations 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re a national arts service organization, you could get funding equal to 60% of your annual revenues to support representation, promotion, and exchange through networking, shared learning, research, and other ongoing services.

  • Supporting Artistic Practice — Support Organizations 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    You could get funding equal to 60% of your annual revenues if you’re an artist-run centre, own an art/literature magazine, or operate an agency or service organization that supports the development of a particular artistic practice.

  • TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good 

    ​Telus
    Get funding for your innovative projects in health, education, agriculture and the environment.

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  • AI for Supply Chains 

    ​CEIM
    Get coaching and the opportunity to access up to $35,000 in financial assistance to accelerate the planning, implementation or commercialization of your innovative artificial intelligence project. 

  • Aboriginal Initiatives Fund III (in French only)

    Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
    Your for-profit or non-profit Indigenous organization could be eligible for a grant for its economic development project.

  • Accompagnement en technologies de la santé (in French only)

    ​PME  MTL et MEDTEQ+
    Get coaching and start-up financing to develop your business in the health technology field.

  • Agricultural Clean Technology Program — Research and Innovation 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a financial contribution to develop a transformative clean technology or to expand a current technology, in 1 of 3 priority areas: green energy and energy efficiency, precision agriculture, and bioeconomy. Use this support for pre-market innovation, including research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities.

  • Biofood market development program — Stream 1 

    ​Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get up to $750,000 to cover 80% of expenses (for-profit businesses) or 50% of expenses (not-for-profits, business combinations) related to marketing your foods in Quebec, including event logistics and contractual fees.

  • Biofood market development program — Stream 2 

    ​Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get up to $750,000 to cover 70% of expenses (not-for-profit businesses) or 50% of expenses (business combinations) related to prospecting missions and trade shows to promote your biofoods outside of Quebec.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs

  • Canada Book Fund Support for Organizations (For-Profit) 

    Canadian Heritage
    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.

  • Canada Book Fund Support for Organizations — Not-for-Profit 

    Canadian Heritage
    Get a contribution of up to $1.2 million for a book industry project related to marketing, digital technology, professional-development and more.

  • Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund 

    ​Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Get help to cover the costs of addressing the challenges facing the fish and seafood sector, in the form of branding and promotional strategies, access to new markets, ensuring product integrity throughout the supply chain, and increased collaboration.

  • Centech Acceleration 

    ​Centech
    Get a grant of up to $25,000 when you participate in an upcoming 12-week accelerator program designed for startups that have developed an AI solution applied to supply chains. Get access to workspaces, group clinics, one-on-one coaching, and more.

  • Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) 

    Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks
    Is your next-generation communication solutions project ready for commercialization? You could qualify for commercialization support.

  • Créavenir 

    ​Desjardins
    If you are under 35 years of age and starting a business or developing a business that is less than 3 years old, obtain financial assistance in the form of a line of credit of up to $15,000 at a preferential rate of 0.5% and a grant of up to $5000.

  • Engage grants 

    ​Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    ​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.

  • Farm Credit Canada — Loans and lending options 

    Farm Credit Canada
    You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation.

  • Fast-Track to Financing Program 

    Natural Products Canada
    If you're a Canadian incorporated SME, start-up company, or academic research institute, you can get a contribution of up to $25,000 for the cost of an external consultant or other service provider that will help develop a business or commercialization plan.

  • Fonds Entrepreneuriat commercial 

    PME MTL
    Receive up to $25,000 in financial assistance to develop your business in the retail sector.

  • Fonds d'initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole (in French only)

    ​Affaires municipales et Habitation
    Receive financial support of up to $500,000 to implement a project that aims to improve the development, promotion and influence of Montreal and the metropolitan region in terms of economic, cultural, environmental and social development.

  • Fonds de relance des commerces du centre-ville 

    ​PME MTL
    Obtain financial assistance of up to $25,000 for the implementation of a new business or the improvement of the current offer of your business in order to increase customer traffic.

  • Green infrastructure programs 

    Natural Resources Canada
    If your business is undertaking clean energy infrastructure projects, you may be eligible for funding to help with deployment and market entry.

  • Growth Investment program — Agri-Environmental Enhancement of Cultivated Land 

    ​La Financière agricole du Québec
    Get a grant of up to $20,000 when you secure a loan guarantee of up to $200,000 from La Financière agricole for on-farm agri-environmental projects, or ones that will enhance the value of your cultivated land.

  • Innovation Program (in French only)

    ​Investissement Québec
    ​Your eligible SME, cooperative or non-profit organization could receive funding to support technological, organizational and social innovation projects.

  • Innovative Solutions Canada — Testing stream 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Get your product or service innovation tested and gain valuable feedback before taking it to market. You may also be eligible for funding where available, and where there is a significant level of interest in testing your innovation.

  • LaSalle Commercial Vitality Fund 

    ​PME MTL
    Obtain a grant of up to $20,000 for the modernization and implementation of your business in the borough of LaSalle.

  • Lab2Market Program 

    ​Lab2Market
    Get a grant of up to $15,000 in this 16-week program, with access to mentors and advisors, with opportunities for networking and partnerships as you look to develop, test and commercialize or license your science and technology-enabled innovation.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 1 

    ​Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Receive financial support to carry out operations aimed at improving the development, promotion and outreach of Montreal and the metropolitan region.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 2 

    Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Access funding to address theme-based calls for projects in the economic, cultural, environmental and social fields to improve the quality of life in the metropolis and the metropolitan region of Montreal.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 1 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 70% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 2 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you were 35 years old or younger on January 1, 2021, get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 85% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Program of assistance to the digital adaptation of the companies of the written information press (in French only)

    Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
    ​Do you operate a print media enterprise? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance to initiate or continue with digitalization.

  • Programme de soutien à la commercialisation et à l'exportation (PSCE) (in French only)

    ​Investissement Québec
    Obtain financing to strengthen your SME's ability to commercialize its products and services on the Quebec market and to export them to national and international markets.

  • Programme de soutien à la diversité commerciale du Sud-Ouest (in French only)

    ​PME MTL
    Get a grant of up to $20,000 for the establishment of your business in the South West Island of Montreal.

  • Proximité Program — Stream 2 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
    If you are an agricultural producer or an artisanal processor, you could get a financial contribution to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $25,000, for the implementation of a marketing plan that allows you to better meet the needs of consumers, particularly when it comes to local markets.

  • Quebec Economic Development Program 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.

  • Quebec Fisheries Fund — Innovation 

    ​Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Get a contribution of up to $1 million/year for projects (including partnerships) involving the development, testing and marketing of sustainable technology for the Quebec fish and seafood industry.

  • Recyc-Québec — Support for R&D in recycling 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Get funding of up to $75,000 to cover up to 75% of costs related to R&D and commercial activities to diversify outcomes for unused tires or increase value for existing products.

  • Renewable Natural Gas Production Support Program — Stream 2 

    Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get up to $15 million to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses for a project to produce and inject natural gas into the distribution grid, or to connect to distribution grid of RNG production sites.

  • Retail Business Consolidation Fund 

    ​PME MTL
    ​Do you own a commercial enterprise and need help to recover economically from the crisis? You could receive a grant of up to $10,000.

  • Soutien aux initiatives de développement économique dans l'arrondissement d'Ahuntsic-Cartierville (in French only)

    ​Ville de Montréal
    Get financial assistance to propel your collective economic development initiatives.

  • Strategic Innovation Fund — Stream 5 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Get a financial contribution to cover project expenses when you collaborate across various organizations (SMEs, incubators/accelerators, academic and research institutions, and large corporations) with the goal of accelerating the commercialization of your technology on a national level.

  • TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good 

    ​Telus
    Get funding for your innovative projects in health, education, agriculture and the environment.

Start or buy a business

Hire or train employees

To export my products or services

  • Aboriginal Initiatives Fund III (in French only)

    Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
    Your for-profit or non-profit Indigenous organization could be eligible for a grant for its economic development project.

  • Arts Abroad - Co-Production 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts Get a grant to cover up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $50,000, for an artistic or financial co-production with a foreign arts organization, combining creative, financial and/or human resources.

  • Arts Abroad — Circulation and Touring 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $200,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible costs related to touring and exhibition activities of Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations which build international exposure and increase the visibility of Canadian artists and their works abroad.

  • Arts Abroad — Representation and Promotion 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $30,000 for travel linked to the international promotion of Canadian artists and artistic works internationally, establishing a place for Canadian arts practice in the global arts market.

  • Arts Abroad — Residencies 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get up to $20,000 to cover eligible costs when you are invited to participate in an artistic or cultural exchange involving creative research, creation or networking activities within the context of an international residency.

  • Arts Abroad — Translation 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $20,000 to cover costs associated with the translation of Canadian literary works or dramatic works for international presentation or publication.

  • Arts Abroad — Travel 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $30,000 to cover travel costs associated with presentations, exhibitions, artistic collaborations, networking or building market opportunities outside of Canada, to build an international presence.

  • BDC Women in Technology Venture Fund 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get up to $1 million in financing at the seed stage and up to $10 million at the growth stage if your technology company is led by women.

  • Biofood market development program — Stream 2 

    ​Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get up to $750,000 to cover 70% of expenses (not-for-profit businesses) or 50% of expenses (business combinations) related to prospecting missions and trade shows to promote your biofoods outside of Quebec.

  • Business Assistance — Immigrant Investor Program 

    Investissement Québec
    Non-repayable contributions of $40,000 to $250,000 covering up to 10% of project costs for existing businesses and 15% for start-ups.

  • CanExport SMEs 

    ​Global Affairs Canada, Trade Commissioner Service

    Get a contribution of up to $50,000 to cover up to 50% of costs related to developing and expanding your e-commerce presence, attending virtual events, applying for certification and intellectual property protection in international markets, search engine optimization, and more.

  • Canada Book Fund Publishing Support 

    Canadian Heritage
    Contributions for ongoing production, marketing and distribution of Canadian-authored books, in Canada and globally.

  • Canada Pavilion Program 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If your export-ready company features products from the agriculture and agri-food sectors, you can get funding to offset the cost of booth prices on a show-by-show basis when you exhibit at trade shows.

  • EDC — Portfolio Credit Insurance 

    ​Export Development Canada
    Get coverage of up to 90% of your losses if your international customer can’t pay for an order, whether you are an occasional exporter or regular exporter.

  • EDC — Structured and Project Finance 

    ​Export Development Canada
    Are you undertaking a long-term, capital-intensive project? Get financing, step-by-step guidance, market intelligence and expertise across a range of sectors, including renewables and sustainable technologies, energy, infrastructure, and extractive industries.

  • EUREKA! 

    ​National Research Council Canada
    Get funding for industrial R&D projects of any size when you collaborate with a foreign partner in the EUREKA! network, including those from Europe, Israel, and South Korea.

  • Export and cultural visibility support program 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Funding in varying amounts for activities relating to the export of Quebec cultural products, in the form of non-repayable or partially repayable grants.

  • FACTOR funding for the sound recording industry 

    Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings
    Get funding for the production and marketing of English-language Canadian sound recordings, domestic and international touring and showcasing, and more.

  • Farm Credit Canada — Loans and lending options 

    Farm Credit Canada
    You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation.

  • FinDev Canada Financing and Investment 

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

  • Financial aid for festivals and tourist events (in French only)

    ​Tourisme et loisirs
    Are you planning to hold a festival or tourist event between November 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023 or between May 1 and October 31, 2023? The financial aid program for festivals and tourist events may interest you.

  • Financial assistance for music production and variety programming (in French only)

    ​SODEC
    ​Do you own a music, entertainment-production, or artist management company? If so, you could get a grant for your commercial activities.

  • Funding from Canada Council for the Arts 

    ​Canada Counsil for the Arts
    Are you an artist? You may be eligible to apply for various grants and prizes through the Canada Council for the Arts.

  • Grand Challenges Canada 

    Grand Challenges Canada
    Have a bold idea for an innovation that will save and improve lives? Apply to the challenges that are posted and get funding of up to $10 million to bring your idea to vulnerable populations.

  • Industrial Agreement Programs 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Get a fixed sum of $1,200 or $1,500 for a trip to France and certain other European regions to acquire knowledge or intellectual property or to collaborate on R&D.

  • MUSICACTION 

    Musicaction
    Get funding for the production and marketing of French-language Canadian sound recordings, domestic and international touring and showcasing, and more.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 1 

    ​Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Receive financial support to carry out operations aimed at improving the development, promotion and outreach of Montreal and the metropolitan region.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 2 

    Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Access funding to address theme-based calls for projects in the economic, cultural, environmental and social fields to improve the quality of life in the metropolis and the metropolitan region of Montreal.

  • Museums Assistance Program — Indigenous Heritage 

    ​Canadian Heritage
    Maximum funding per fiscal year of $200,000 for projects related to the preservation, management and presentation of Indigenous cultural heritage in Canada.

  • National Trade Corridors Fund — Continuous Call 

    Transport Canada
    Get a financial contribution for projects that improve access to overseas markets, in particular ones that add capacity or address bottlenecks near major ports, airports, or along road and rail corridors in Canada.

  • OPTions Initiative Next-Generation Methods 

    ​Grand Challenges Canada
    Get seed grants between $250,000 to $400,000 for innovations in new or improved approaches to increasing early access to existing abortion products and services in low and middle income countries.

  • PME MTL – Social Initiatives 

    PME MTL
    Get up to $50,000 in subsidy and resources to start a social initiative.

  • Programme de soutien à la commercialisation et à l'exportation (PSCE) (in French only)

    ​Investissement Québec
    Obtain financing to strengthen your SME's ability to commercialize its products and services on the Quebec market and to export them to national and international markets.

  • Protein Industries Supercluster 

    ​Protein Industries Canada
    Get a grant to cover up to 75% of eligible expenses for a collaborative project focused on creating, making, growing or selling high-quality plant-based protein products and co-products of processing. Collaborators must be Protein Industries Canada members, with annual membership fees totalling $500.

  • Quebec Economic Development Program 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.

  • REGI — Business Scale-up and Productivity — CED (QC) — Private sector 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Get a financial contribution to help you scale up and expand, adopt and commercialize innovative technologies and processes, or diversify your markets.

  • REGI — Regional Innovation Ecosystems — CED (QC) — Not-for-profit 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Your organization could get a financial contribution to assist businesses at all stages of development in scaling up and becoming more globally competitive. Investments will focus on enhancing business support networks for under-represented groups — including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs — and supporting regional strategic clusters, accelerators and incubators, and projects that attract foreign investments.

  • REGI — Regional Innovation Ecosystems — CED (QC) — Private sector 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Your organization could get a financial contribution to assist you in scaling up and becoming more globally competitive. Investments will focus on enhancing business support networks for under-represented groups — including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs — and supporting regional strategic clusters, accelerators and incubators, and projects that attract foreign investments.

  • Soft Landing Program 

    Canadian Digital Media Network
    Get up to $4,000 to offset travel and accommodations costs to open new markets, close international sales, and secure investments abroad.

  • Soutien aux initiatives de développement économique dans l'arrondissement d'Ahuntsic-Cartierville (in French only)

    ​Ville de Montréal
    Get financial assistance to propel your collective economic development initiatives.

  • TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good 

    ​Telus
    Get funding for your innovative projects in health, education, agriculture and the environment.

Implement safety or quality control standards

Get a patent, license, or apply a new technology

Research, develop or commercialize a new product/idea

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  • AI for Supply Chains 

    ​CEIM
    Get coaching and the opportunity to access up to $35,000 in financial assistance to accelerate the planning, implementation or commercialization of your innovative artificial intelligence project. 

  • AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster (SCALE.AI) 

    ​Scale AI
    Get funding to cover up to 50% of the costs of collaborative projects that accelerate the adoption or commercialization of artifical intelligence (AI) for supply chains, when your SME partners with other Scale AI members.

  • Aboriginal Initiatives Fund III (in French only)

    Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
    Your for-profit or non-profit Indigenous organization could be eligible for a grant for its economic development project.

  • Access to Talent Program 

    Natural Products Canada
    Canadian SMEs or start-up companies can receive up to 40% of the cost of a new employee’s salary to a maximum of $75,000 in order to carry out a project that supports the development of a natural product or technology.

  • Accessible Technology Program 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to develop affordable and commercially viable new technologies that will improve access to the digital economy for persons with disabilities and increase their employability.

  • Accompagnement en technologies de la santé (in French only)

    ​PME  MTL et MEDTEQ+
    Get coaching and start-up financing to develop your business in the health technology field.

  • Agri-Food Action/Prevention — Stream 2 

    ​Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get up to $50,000 to cover up to 75% of the costs of a project involving the design of tools for management and control of health and food risks.

  • AgriRisk Initiatives Program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get up to $500,000 per year to a maximum of $2.5 million over 5 years to develop new and innovative risk management tools for the Canadian agricultural sector.

  • AgriScience Program — Projects — Not-for-profit 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Your not-for-profit organization can get up to $5 million over 5 years to fund 70% of the cost of pre-commercial scientific research in priority areas.

  • AgriScience Program — Projects — for-profit organizations 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Your for-profit business can get up to $5 million over 5 years to fund 50% of the cost of pre-commercial scientific research in priority areas.

  • Agricultural Clean Technology Program — Adoption 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a financial contribution to support the purchase and installation of a commercially available clean technology or process, in 1 of 3 areas: energy efficiency improvements, precision agriculture, and bioeconomy solutions. Funding will be specifically allocated towards projects involving the purchase of more efficient grain dryers and fuel switching initiatives.

  • Agricultural Clean Technology Program — Research and Innovation 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a financial contribution to develop a transformative clean technology or to expand a current technology, in 1 of 3 priority areas: green energy and energy efficiency, precision agriculture, and bioeconomy. Use this support for pre-market innovation, including research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities.

  • Agrifood Innov’Action — Technology Adaptation 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get 70% of your costs covered when you undertake a technological adaptation project linked to agricultural production or food processing activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Get up to $35,000 for a 1-year project, and up to $70,000 for a 2-year project.

  • Alimentation santé - Volet 1: Soutien à la réalisation d'études diagnostiques (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Receive up to $100,000 for food-related diagnostic studies.

  • Alimentation santé - Volet 2: Soutien au développement et à la modification de la valeur nutritive de produits transformés québécois (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get up to $150,000 for the development or modification of a health food product.

  • Alliance grants 

    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    Need R&D help for a business problem? Get support when you partner with a university researcher and make an in-kind contribution to a project that benefits Canada.

  • Applied Research and Development Grants 

    ​Natural Sciences and Engeneering Research Coucnil of Canada
    You could receive funding of up to $150,000 when you partner with an eligible Canadian college to develop clean technologies.

  • Applied Research and Development Grants — Industrial Partner 

    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    Get a grant of up to $75,000, to collaborate with a college researcher on R&D projects of up to 3 years.

  • BDC Women in Technology Venture Fund 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get up to $1 million in financing at the seed stage and up to $10 million at the growth stage if your technology company is led by women.

  • BioEnergy — Implementation 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get financing of up to $5 million for a project that helps reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using bioenergy for thermal energy production applications (heating or process) with a view to replacing fossil fuels.

  • Business Assistance — Immigrant Investor Program 

    Investissement Québec
    Non-repayable contributions of $40,000 to $250,000 covering up to 10% of project costs for existing businesses and 15% for start-ups.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs

  • CED Jobs and Growth Fund — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your business is working on a project to transition to a green economy, foster an inclusive recovery, become more competitive and create jobs for Canadians, you could get a contribution for up to 100% of the project’s cost.

  • CED Tourism Relief Fund - Quebec 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​If you’re working on a project to enhance tourism experiences in your region or helping the community attract more visitors, you could get a $100,000 non-repayable contribution for up to 50% of your project’s costs or a $500,000 repayable contribution for up to 75% of the costs.

  • CED Tourism Relief Fund — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If you’re working on a project to enhance tourism experiences in your region or helping the community attract more visitors, you could get a maximum $100,000 non-repayable contribution for up to 50% of your project’s costs or a maximum $500,000 repayable contribution for up to 75% of the costs. If you’re also a non-profit, the contribution is most likely non-repayable.

  • CFIN Food Innovation Challenge 

    Canadian Food Innovation Network
    Get funding for a collaborative industry-led project that will enhance the food innovation community and generate a significant economic impact.

  • Canada Book Fund — Accessible Digital Books — Support for Organizations 

    Canadian Heritage
    If your organization works in or with the publishing industry, you could get funding to support projects that integrate accessible publishing features into the production and distribution of digital books that can be used by everyone, including readers living with print disabilities.

  • Canada Digital Adoption Program — Boost your business technology 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get financial support for your SME to adopt new technologies. Support for your businesse will be in the form of grants to offset the cost of retaining Digital Advisors who will develop digital adoption plans tailored to the business. The grant will cover 90% of the cost to develop the digital plan, up to $15,000. To support the implementation of the plan, your SME will be able to apply for a zero-interest loan from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) (up to $100,000) as well as a wage subsidy up to $7,300 for a youth placement.

  • Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence (CIRCE) 

    Networks of Centres of Excellence
    If you form a Canada-India network for collaborative research activities, you could enter a competition for funding of up to $13.8 million.

  • Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you’re a not-for-profit or Indigenous organization working towards sustainability and competitiveness by adopting new technology or building capacity, get up to $1 million per project in cost-shared funding to cover up to 50% of eligible project costs in most cases, and up to 75% for high-priority projects for the sector.

  • Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund 

    ​Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Get help to cover the costs of addressing the challenges facing the fish and seafood sector, in the form of branding and promotional strategies, access to new markets, ensuring product integrity throughout the supply chain, and increased collaboration.

  • Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) 

    ​Global Affairs Canada, Trade Commissioner Service
    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.

  • Centech Acceleration 

    ​Centech
    Get a grant of up to $25,000 when you participate in an upcoming 12-week accelerator program designed for startups that have developed an AI solution applied to supply chains. Get access to workspaces, group clinics, one-on-one coaching, and more.

  • Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) 

    Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks
    Is your next-generation communication solutions project ready for commercialization? You could qualify for commercialization support.

  • Clean Fuels Fund — Indigenous-Led Projects 

    Natural Resources Canada
    Receive funding for capital clean fuel production projects, feasibility studies, basic engineering studies and detailed front-end engineering studies for the the new build or expansion of low carbon fuel production facilities.

  • Collaborative Industrial Research and Support to Innovative Entrepreneurship - Stream 1 

    ​Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Get a grant of up to $150,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible costs for carrying out research and an innovation project to develop and grow products and services for which the start-up was created.

  • Collaborative Industrial Research and Support to Innovative Entrepreneurship - Stream 3 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Receive up to $1.5 million in funding to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses for structuring projects that highlight collaborative research in AI by a cluster of companies that share project costs, benefits and intellectual property.

  • Collaborative Research and Development Grants 

    ​Natural Sciences and engineering Research Council of Canada
    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.

  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing — Indigenous Organizations 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant to cover some of your costs (amounts vary by category) when you engage in contemporary, customary or traditional artistic and cultural activities, including collaborations with non-Indigenous organizations.

  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing — Long-Term Projects 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $300,000 for 1–3 year projects involving creating (research/writing), knowing (mentorship, training) or sharing (exhibitions, presentations, collaborations) — including those with non-Indigenous artists.

  • Creating, Knowing and Sharing — Short-Term Projects 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $100,000 for projects up to 12 months involving creating (research/writing), knowing (mentorship, training) or sharing (exhibitions, presentations, collaborations) — including those with non-Indigenous artists.

  • Digital Technology Supercluster 

    ​Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster
    Get a grant to cover a portion of eligible expenses for a collaborative project in various industries. Activities may include R&D to improve connectivity, access to innovation, enabling partnerships and providing training for SMEs, women, Indigenous peoples and other underrepresented groups. Collaborators must be Digital Technology Canada members, with membership fees dependent on investment contributions.

  • EUREKA! 

    ​National Research Council Canada
    Get funding for industrial R&D projects of any size when you collaborate with a foreign partner in the EUREKA! network, including those from Europe, Israel, and South Korea.

  • EcoAction Community Funding Program 

    Environment and natural resources
    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 Diversification Fund — MRC des Sources 

    Investissement Québec
    Contributions or loans for business development projects in the MRC des Sources region of Quebec.

  • Engage grants 

    ​Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    ​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.

  • Explore and Create — Artist-Driven Organizations 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re an artistic organization, you could get a grant equal to 60% of your total annual revenues, averaged over the last 3 years, to pay for research, creation, and production through to dissemination.

  • Explore and Create — Concept to Realization 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re an artist, or part of an artistic group, collective, organization or visual art publisher, you could get up to $100,000 to cover the full creative cycle, from initial idea to presentation.

  • Explore and Create — Research and Creation 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re an artist, curator, writer, or part of an artist group or collective, you could get up to $25,000 to pay for creative research, creation, and product development.

  • FACTOR funding for the sound recording industry 

    Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings
    Get funding for the production and marketing of English-language Canadian sound recordings, domestic and international touring and showcasing, and more.

  • Farm Credit Canada — Loans and lending options 

    Farm Credit Canada
    You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation.

  • FinDev Canada Financing and Investment 

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

  • Fonds Développement industriel et durable 

    ​PME MTL
    Obtain financial assistance of up to $50,000 for the realization of a business project in the implementation, expansion and transfer or succession phases of your company.

  • Fonds Moins c'est plus (in French only)

    ​La Ruche
    ​Do you have an innovative project that supports waste management? You could receive a contribution of up to $25,000 and the possibility of having a participatory financing campaign.

  • Fonds d'initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole (in French only)

    ​Affaires municipales et Habitation
    Receive financial support of up to $500,000 to implement a project that aims to improve the development, promotion and influence of Montreal and the metropolitan region in terms of economic, cultural, environmental and social development.

  • Fonds d’appui à l’entrepreneuriat collectif (FAEC)  (in French only)

    ​MRC de la Vallée-du-Richelieu
    Obtain technical support or a grant of up to $10,000 for an innovative project involving a social economy enterprise.

  • Fonds Écopropulsion (in French only)

    ​Corporation de développement durable
    Obtain up to $10,000 for the realization of your sustainable development project on the territories of the Arthabaska and Érable MRCs.

  • Funding for dairy product development 

    Canadian Dairy Commission
    Get a non-repayable contribution of up to $150,000 to develop or improve food products using Canadian milk.

  • Funding programs for wildlife protection 

    ​Fondation de la faune du Québec
    Obtain financial assistance for the implementation of conservation, development or enhancement projects for wildlife habitats in Quebec.

  • Funding to collaborate on health research 

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
    Get access to a variety of funding and health research collaboration opportunities in Canada and globally.

  • Genome Canada 

    Genome Canada
    Your not-for-profit organization could get funding for R&D projects in genomics related to agriculture, energy, environment, fisheries, forestry, health and mining.

  • Genome Funding Opportunities 

    Genome British Columbia
    Access current research funding competitions for genomics research addressing health, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, energy, mining and environment industry needs.

  • Genome Quebec Programs 

    ​Génome Québec
    Get funding for genomics R&D projects.

  • Grand Challenges Canada 

    Grand Challenges Canada
    Have a bold idea for an innovation that will save and improve lives? Apply to the challenges that are posted and get funding of up to $10 million to bring your idea to vulnerable populations.

  • Grant financing for ICT research partnerships 

    ​Prompt
    You could get a grant to cover at least 40% (and in some cases, up to 80%) of the costs of a research partnership project involving technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications (ICT).

  • Green infrastructure programs 

    Natural Resources Canada
    If your business is undertaking clean energy infrastructure projects, you may be eligible for funding to help with deployment and market entry.

  • INNOGEC - Relance Fund (in French only)

    ​Filaction
    ​Get up to $10,000 to cover the fees of experts who will help your collective business assess the situation following the health crisis and up to $30,000 for them to assist you with your change management plan, recovery or business model adjustment.

  • INNOV-R — CRIAQ 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project in the field of aerospace.

  • INNOV-R — CRIBIQ 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions.

  • INNOV-R — CRITM 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project in the field of metal transformation.

  • INNOV-R — InnovÉÉ 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project relating to the electricity industry, smart grids, transportation electrification or intelligent vehicles.

  • INNOV-R — PRIMA 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the field of advanced materials.

  • INNOV-R — PROMPT 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

  • ISC — COVID 19 - Reducing Airborne Hazards 

    ​Innovative Solutions Canada
    ​Get up to $150,000 to cover project expenses for up to 4 months in Phase 1 of this program. The challenge is to develop retrofit solutions that reduce airborne hazards and improve air quality within the enclosed spaces encountered by bus and rail travelers in order to improve the resilience to airborne infectious diseases. 

  • ISC — Cost and Waste Reduction of Tree Planting 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get up to $150,000 to cover project expenses for up to 6 months in Phase 1 of this program. The challenge is to develop novel processes, approaches and/or technologies, to reduce the cost of tree seedling production, packaging and transportation while also reducing the amount of waste.

  • ISC — Detecting Concussions Using Objective Indicators 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    ​Get up to $150,000 to cover project expenses for up to 6 months in Phase 1 of this program. The challenge is to develop a technology, procedure or technique to detect concussions based on the objective measure of clinical indicators. Results should be issued during the initial medical visit and should be usable in medical settings by health practitioners with little training.

  • ISC — High resolution forest mapping 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get up to $150,000 to cover expenses in phase 1 of this program. The challenge is to develop software to produce detailed vegetation fuel type or fuel attribute maps, in particular, fire managers maps of surface fuel and understory forest structure from airborne laser scanning and digital aerial photogrammetry data.

  • ISC — Plastics challenge: Mitigating the release of microplastics from tire wear 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get up to $150,000 to cover project expenses for up to 6 months in Phase 1 of this program. The challenge is to develop cost effective technologies that will mitigate the microplastics pollution from tire wear and still comply to the tire wear standards in line with available tire solutions for rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic tires.

  • ISC — Quantum computing for climate 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get a grant of up to $150,000 for the first phase, for up to 6 months. The challenge is to propose a variety of quantum computing hardware and software solutions that can potentially provide new capabilities to tackle climate change.

  • ISC — Quantum-enhanced radio-frequency sensing 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get a grant of up to $150,000 for the first phase, for up to 6 months. The challenge is to develop target detection solutions using radars via quantum-enhanced radar transmitters and/or radar receivers to benefit Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces.

  • ISC — Respiratory Disease Therapeutics 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get up to $150,000 to cover project expenses for up to 6 months in Phase 1 of this program. The challenge is to develop therapeutics to address respiratory disease in early stages by targeting viral infection, replication and/or address associated comorbidities.

  • ISC — Stabilization of quantum measurements 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get a grant of up to $150,000 for the first phase, for up to 6 months. The challenge is to develop a quantum prototype secret sharing between three users and networked quantum information processing with multiple quantum sensors distributed over a distance.

  • Impact Canada challenges 

    Impact Canada
    Could your technology idea solve a challenging government problem? You could be eligible for funding and other resources to help put your idea into action.

  • Indigenous Forestry Initiative 

    Natural Resources Canada
    Funding of up to $1 million per year for clean technology, forest bioeconomy, environmental stewardship and forest resource management projects in the forestry industry that create economic development opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

  • Industrial Agreement Programs 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Get a fixed sum of $1,200 or $1,500 for a trip to France and certain other European regions to acquire knowledge or intellectual property or to collaborate on R&D.

  • Initiative en Créativité entrepreneuriale jeunesse en Francophonie (in French only)

    ​Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec
    Obtain coaching and financial support for the realization of entrepreneurial projects involving mobility in one of the territories of the member states and governments of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

  • Innovation Program (in French only)

    ​Investissement Québec
    ​Your eligible SME, cooperative or non-profit organization could receive funding to support technological, organizational and social innovation projects.

  • Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) 

    Department of National Defence
    Check out current and future challenges and submit your ideas for a chance to get money to pursue your ideas and help the Canadian Armed Forces solve defence and security issues.

  • Innovation in Quantum Technologies — Stream 2 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Get a maximum of $150,000 to cover up to 30% of eligible expences (50% for demonstration of technology showcase) for a quantum technology project from the planning to the pre-commercialisation stage.

  • Innovative Solutions Canada Program 

    Science and Economic Development Canada
    Your small business could get funding to come up with an innovative solution to a government challenge, with access to early-stage development, testing and validation of a prototype, and a pathway to commercialization.

  • Innovative Solutions Canada — Testing stream 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Get your product or service innovation tested and gain valuable feedback before taking it to market. You may also be eligible for funding where available, and where there is a significant level of interest in testing your innovation.

  • Investments in Forest Industry Transformation — Studies projects 

    ​Natural Resources Canada
    Get funding between $100,000 and $500,000 to complete a study linked to the advancement of innovation in the forest sector, including (but not limited to) engineering studies, market evaluations, prototype fabrication and products trials.

  • Lab2Market Program 

    ​Lab2Market
    Get a grant of up to $15,000 in this 16-week program, with access to mentors and advisors, with opportunities for networking and partnerships as you look to develop, test and commercialize or license your science and technology-enabled innovation.

  • MUSICACTION 

    Musicaction
    Get funding for the production and marketing of French-language Canadian sound recordings, domestic and international touring and showcasing, and more.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 1 

    ​Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Receive financial support to carry out operations aimed at improving the development, promotion and outreach of Montreal and the metropolitan region.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 2 

    Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Access funding to address theme-based calls for projects in the economic, cultural, environmental and social fields to improve the quality of life in the metropolis and the metropolitan region of Montreal.

  • Mitacs Accelerate 

    Mitacs
    Stretch your $7,500 investment and expand your R&D potential by collaborating with faculty, college students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows on your company's complex research challenges.

  • Mitacs Accelerate International 

    Mitacs
    Get a grant of up to $15,000 when you partner with international researchers and universities to work on projects that benefit Canada by bringing talent here, creating domestically-held IP, increasing foreign investment and more.

  • Mitacs Elevate — Thematic Call 

    Mitacs
    Get a financial contribution of up to $40,000 in matching funds and be partnered with a postdoctoral fellow to help solve your business challenges on projects addressing at least one of the key priority sectors of artificial intelligence, biomanufacturing, clean tech, or quantum science. 

  • NGen Cluster Building Project 

    NGEN - Next Generation Manufacturing
    You can get a funding of up to $150, 000 to cover a maximum of 50% of eligible costs if you work within an industry-led, membership-based organization to enhance capabilities and growth through the application of, or access to advanced manufacturing technologies, best practices and principles.

  • OPTions Initiative Next-Generation Methods 

    ​Grand Challenges Canada
    Get seed grants between $250,000 to $400,000 for innovations in new or improved approaches to increasing early access to existing abortion products and services in low and middle income countries.

  • Ocean Supercluster 

    ​Canada's Ocean Supercluster
    Get a grant to cover a portion of eligible expenses for a collaborative project in a wide range of industries including marine renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, defence, shipbuilding and transportation. Activities may include digital sensors and monitoring, autonomous marine vehicles, energy generation, automation, marine biotechnology and marine engineering technologies.

  • Organic farming transition conversion support – Stream 2 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
    Get financial assistance of up to $20,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses related to the construction or modification of livestock breeding facilities in order to meet organic standards.

  • PSO TRL 1-3 Program 

    Metal Transformation Research and Innovation Consortium​
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 to cover up to 40% of eligible costs if your SME partners with a research centre on a project involving metal processing.

  • PSO TRL 4-6 Program 

    Metal Transformation Research and Innovation Consortium
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 to cover up to 20% of eligible costs if your SME partners with a research centre on a project involving primary to tertiary metal processing.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 1 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 70% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 2 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you were 35 years old or younger on January 1, 2021, get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 85% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Program of assistance to the digital adaptation of the companies of the written information press (in French only)

    Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
    ​Do you operate a print media enterprise? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance to initiate or continue with digitalization.

  • Programme de soutien au développement des débouchés et d’innovations technologiques pour le traitement de matières résiduelles au Québec (in French only)

    ​RECYC-QUÉBEC
    Obtain financial assistance of up to $1 million for the modernization of an existing facility or the development of waste conditioning, recycling and recovery.

  • Programme de soutien à l'économie sociale - volet 3: Projets structurants de mutualisation (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Obtain support for projects involving the sharing or pooling of resources, services or activities between social economy enterprises in order to optimize access to these resources and ensure the economic viability of the enterprises.

  • Programme de soutien à la modernisation et au développement des centres de tri (in French only)

    ​Recyc-Québec
    Receive a grant of up to $1.5 million to cover 70% of eligible expenses for projects to improve the sorting of recyclable materials from curbside recycling and/or construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) waste in Quebec.

  • Programme de soutien à l’économie sociale – volet 1: Accompagnement spécialisé des entreprises d’économie sociale (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Get support for projects that provide a continuum of specialized social economy support services for each of the legal forms of the social economy.

  • Programme de soutien à l’économie sociale – volet 2: Développement de secteurs stratégiques en économie sociale (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Obtain support for concerted initiatives and the deployment of structuring activity programs.

  • Programme d’appui financier au développement du secteur des pêches et de l’aquaculture commerciales - Volet 1 - Appui au développement [PDF](in French only)

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Obtain financial assistance of up to $1,000,000 for the development of products or the implementation of innovative processes aimed at increasing your company's production and sales.

  • Programme Écocamionnage (in French only)

    ​Ministère des Transports
    Receive financial assistance for the implementation of energy efficiency measures or the use of alternative energy to reduce GHG emissions in the road freight and service vehicle industry.

  • Protein Industries Supercluster 

    ​Protein Industries Canada
    Get a grant to cover up to 75% of eligible expenses for a collaborative project focused on creating, making, growing or selling high-quality plant-based protein products and co-products of processing. Collaborators must be Protein Industries Canada members, with annual membership fees totalling $500.

  • Quantum Leap 

    CQDM — Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery
    Get a grant between $500,000 and $2 million for R&D related to innovative technologies, tools and platforms that facilitate the drug discovery/development process and new therapeutic approaches.

  • Quebec Economic Development Program 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.

  • Quebec Fisheries Fund — Infrastructure 

    ​Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Get a contribution of up to $1 million/year for adapting or adopting new technologies, processes or equipment to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the fish and seafood sector, and for associated training.

  • Quebec Fisheries Fund — Innovation 

    ​Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Get a contribution of up to $1 million/year for projects (including partnerships) involving the development, testing and marketing of sustainable technology for the Quebec fish and seafood industry.

  • REGI — Business Scale-up and Productivity — CED (QC) — Private sector 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Get a financial contribution to help you scale up and expand, adopt and commercialize innovative technologies and processes, or diversify your markets.

  • Recyc-Québec — Beverage Container Recycling — Stream 1 

    Recyc-Québec
    Receive up to $1 million funding to cover up to 70% of expenses to support beverage container packaging projects in Quebec, including optimization, expansion or implementation of structured reuse.

  • Recyc-Québec — Beverage Container Recycling — Stream 2 

    Recyc-Québec
    Receive up to $2 million funding to cover up to 70% of expenses to support projects involving packaging and recycling or recycling only of beverage containers in Quebec, including the optimization, expansion or implementation of structured reuse networks.

  • Recyc-Québec — Beverage Container Recycling — Stream 3 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Receive up to $500,000 in funding to cover up to 70% of expenses to support projects that reuse only beverage containers in Quebec, including the optimization, expansion or implementation of structured reuse networks.

  • Recyc-Québec — Ecodesign strategies 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Receive a grant of up to $400,000 to cover 70% of eligible cost for projects that design products with reduced environmental impacts or incorporate increased recycled content.

  • Recyc-Québec — Single-use products 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    Get a grant of up to $400,000 to cover up to 70% of eligible costs for projects to prevent and reduce the use of single-use products.

  • Recyc-Québec — Support for R&D in recycling 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Get funding of up to $75,000 to cover up to 75% of costs related to R&D and commercial activities to diversify outcomes for unused tires or increase value for existing products.

  • Renewable Natural Gas Production Support Program — Stream 1 

    ​Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get up to $300,000 to cover a maximum of 75% of eligible expenses for feasibility studies involving a project to produce renewable natural gas for injection into the grid or a project to connect to the gas grid.

  • Renewable Natural Gas Production Support Program — Stream 2 

    Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get up to $15 million to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses for a project to produce and inject natural gas into the distribution grid, or to connect to distribution grid of RNG production sites.

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

    Investissement Québec
    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.

  • Soft Landing Program 

    Canadian Digital Media Network
    Get up to $4,000 to offset travel and accommodations costs to open new markets, close international sales, and secure investments abroad.

  • Soutien aux initiatives de développement économique dans l'arrondissement d'Ahuntsic-Cartierville (in French only)

    ​Ville de Montréal
    Get financial assistance to propel your collective economic development initiatives.

  • Space Technology Development Program 

    Canadian space Agency
    Get a non-repayable contribution of up to $1 million for projects related to mission-enabling and generic space technologies.

  • Strategic Innovation Fund — Stream 1 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    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.

  • Strategic Innovation Fund — Stream 2 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    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.

  • Strategic Innovation Fund — Stream 3 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    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.

  • Strategic Innovation Fund — Stream 5 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Get a financial contribution to cover project expenses when you collaborate across various organizations (SMEs, incubators/accelerators, academic and research institutions, and large corporations) with the goal of accelerating the commercialization of your technology on a national level.

  • Support for innovation projects 

    Investissement Québec
    Get up to $350,000 to cover 50% of the costs of project planning, R&D, technology validation and technological showcase activities relating to the development of innovative products or processes.

  • Sustainable Development Technology Fund 

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution of up to $5 million for your pre-commercial technology that helps fight climate change, or deals with clean air, water and soil.

  • TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good 

    ​Telus
    Get funding for your innovative projects in health, education, agriculture and the environment.

  • Technoclimat Program 

    Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get a contribution to cover up to 50% of the cost for technological demonstration projects relating to energy efficiency, renewable energies, bioenergy or the reduction of GHG emissions.

  • Technology and Business Demonstration 

    Hydro-Québec
    Get financial assistance of up to $500,000 to cover 75% of the costs of testing the technical and commercial viability of innovative energy-saving or power-demand optimization measures.

  • The Sky’s the Limit Challenge 

    Natural Resources Canada
    The aviation industry needs a fuel that will cut pollution and fight climate change. Can you supply it?

  • Transportez vert — DC fast charging station 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get financial assistance of up to $60,000 to acquire and install direct current (DC) fast charging stations to promote vehicle fleet electrification.

  • Valorization of thermal waste 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get financing to cover up to 100% of the costs of a thermal waste recovery project, including industrial discharges from incinerators, data centers or wastewater, to be used for the heat needs of all types of users.

  • Vitrine technologique - précommercialisation de l'innovation (in French only)

    ​Ville de Québec
    You can get a grant for the technological validation or the evaluation of the pre-commercial potential of a product or an innovative process.

Reduce pollution or improve energy efficiency

  • Agri-Food Action/Prevention — Stream 3 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get up to $50,000 to cover up to 75% of the costs of complying with the standards and the adoption of best practices for the management and control of health and food risks.

  • AgriScience Program — Projects — Not-for-profit 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Your not-for-profit organization can get up to $5 million over 5 years to fund 70% of the cost of pre-commercial scientific research in priority areas.

  • AgriScience Program — Projects — for-profit organizations 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Your for-profit business can get up to $5 million over 5 years to fund 50% of the cost of pre-commercial scientific research in priority areas.

  • Agricultural Clean Technology Program — Adoption 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a financial contribution to support the purchase and installation of a commercially available clean technology or process, in 1 of 3 areas: energy efficiency improvements, precision agriculture, and bioeconomy solutions. Funding will be specifically allocated towards projects involving the purchase of more efficient grain dryers and fuel switching initiatives.

  • Agricultural Clean Technology Program — Research and Innovation 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a financial contribution to develop a transformative clean technology or to expand a current technology, in 1 of 3 priority areas: green energy and energy efficiency, precision agriculture, and bioeconomy. Use this support for pre-market innovation, including research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities.

  • Agrifood Innov’Action — Technology Adaptation 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get 70% of your costs covered when you undertake a technological adaptation project linked to agricultural production or food processing activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Get up to $35,000 for a 1-year project, and up to $70,000 for a 2-year project.

  • Atlantic salmon habitat enhancement, development and restoration program (in French only)

    ​Fondation de la faune du Québec
    ​You could obtain financial assistance to fund your initiatives to conserve, improve or restore Atlantic salmon habitat.

  • BioEnergy — Analysis (in French only)

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Receive funding of up to $50,000 per site to identify and quantify potential fossil fuel to bioenergy conversion measures and the costs to implement them that would reduce GHG emissions by using bioenergy for thermal power generation applications (heating or process) to replace fossil fuels.

  • BioEnergy — Implementation 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get financing of up to $5 million for a project that helps reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using bioenergy for thermal energy production applications (heating or process) with a view to replacing fossil fuels.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs.

  • CED Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your SME or non-profit is working on a project to become more environmentally friendly, improve productivity, strengthen commercialization or integrate with regional and global supply chains, you could get a contribution to help with some of the costs

  • CED Jobs and Growth Fund — Not-for-profit Stream 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your business is working on a project to transition to a green economy, foster an inclusive recovery, become more competitive and create jobs for Canadians, you could get a non-repayable contribution for up to 90% of the project’s cost.

  • Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you’re a not-for-profit or Indigenous organization working towards sustainability and competitiveness by adopting new technology or building capacity, get up to $1 million per project in cost-shared funding to cover up to 50% of eligible project costs in most cases, and up to 75% for high-priority projects for the sector.

  • Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation 

    Natural resources Canada
    Get a contribution of up to $40,000 to cover 50% of the costs of an energy management project, or a process integration and computational fluid dynamics study.

  • Charge+ 

    ​Propulsion Québec
    Receive up to $100,000 in financial assistance for the acquisition and installation of Level 2 charging stations, 20-49 kW fast charging stations and 50 kW fast charging stations in a fleet, workplace or public space.

  • Clean Fuels Fund — Indigenous-Led Projects 

    Natural Resources Canada
    Receive funding for capital clean fuel production projects, feasibility studies, basic engineering studies and detailed front-end engineering studies for the the new build or expansion of low carbon fuel production facilities.

  • Consolidating the entrepreneurial life cycle in the ecological transition 

    ​Ville de Montréal
    Get funding to support future companies, start-ups, SMEs and large companies in the implementation of projects related to the ecological transition: start-up, support and technology transfer.

  • EcoAction Community Funding Program 

    Environment and natural resources
    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.

  • Efficient Solutions Program 

    Hydro-Québec
    Financial assistance to implement energy efficiency measures involving lighting, variable-frequency drives, compressed air, water chilling and industrial refrigeration.

  • Electricity Management Systems 

    Hydro-Québec
    Up to $75,000 to purchase and install continuous measuring equipment and up to $75,000 for development and implementation of an electricity management system.

  • Environmental Damages Fund 

    Environment and natural resources Canada
    If your business partners with an eligible group, you could receive funding to address environment damage.

  • Farm Credit Canada — Loans and lending options 

    Farm Credit Canada
    You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation.

  • Financial support for owners of industrial lots in eastern Montréal 

    ​Ville de Montréal
    Get a grant covering up to 75% of eligible expenses for the rehabilitation of your industrial land in the east end of Montreal.

  • Fonds Développement industriel et durable 

    ​PME MTL
    Obtain financial assistance of up to $50,000 for the realization of a business project in the implementation, expansion and transfer or succession phases of your company.

  • Fonds Moins c'est plus (in French only)

    ​La Ruche
    ​Do you have an innovative project that supports waste management? You could receive a contribution of up to $25,000 and the possibility of having a participatory financing campaign.

  • Fonds d'initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole (in French only)

    ​Affaires municipales et Habitation
    Receive financial support of up to $500,000 to implement a project that aims to improve the development, promotion and influence of Montreal and the metropolitan region in terms of economic, cultural, environmental and social development.

  • Fonds Écopropulsion (in French only)

    ​Corporation de développement durable
    Obtain up to $10,000 for the realization of your sustainable development project on the territories of the Arthabaska and Érable MRCs.

  • Funding programs for wildlife protection 

    ​Fondation de la faune du Québec
    Obtain financial assistance for the implementation of conservation, development or enhancement projects for wildlife habitats in Quebec.

  • Green infrastructure programs 

    Natural Resources Canada
    If your business is undertaking clean energy infrastructure projects, you may be eligible for funding to help with deployment and market entry.

  • INNOV-R — CQRDA (in French only)

    ​Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project in the field of aluminum.

  • INNOV-R — CRIAQ 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project in the field of aerospace.

  • INNOV-R — CRIBIQ 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions.

  • INNOV-R — CRITM 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project in the field of metal transformation.

  • INNOV-R — InnovÉÉ 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions project relating to the electricity industry, smart grids, transportation electrification or intelligent vehicles.

  • INNOV-R — PRIMA 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the field of advanced materials.

  • INNOV-R — PROMPT 

    Consortium de recherche et d'innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 per year for a three-year project to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses when you collaborate with at least one academic institution or public research centre on an R&D project aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

  • ISC — Cost and Waste Reduction of Tree Planting 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get up to $150,000 to cover project expenses for up to 6 months in Phase 1 of this program. The challenge is to develop novel processes, approaches and/or technologies, to reduce the cost of tree seedling production, packaging and transportation while also reducing the amount of waste.

  • ISC — Plastics challenge: Mitigating the release of microplastics from tire wear 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get up to $150,000 to cover project expenses for up to 6 months in Phase 1 of this program. The challenge is to develop cost effective technologies that will mitigate the microplastics pollution from tire wear and still comply to the tire wear standards in line with available tire solutions for rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic tires.

  • Indigenous Forestry Initiative 

    Natural Resources Canada
    Funding of up to $1 million per year for clean technology, forest bioeconomy, environmental stewardship and forest resource management projects in the forestry industry that create economic development opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

  • Investments in Forest Industry Transformation — Studies projects 

    ​Natural Resources Canada
    Get funding between $100,000 and $500,000 to complete a study linked to the advancement of innovation in the forest sector, including (but not limited to) engineering studies, market evaluations, prototype fabrication and products trials.

  • Novoclimat — Grand bâtiment multilogement (in French only)

    Ministère de L'Économie et des Ressources naturelles
    Financial assistance to the developer is eligible for the construction of a new Novoclimat certified building, which applies to buildings over 600m2 and up to 10 floors.

  • Novoclimat — Maisons (in French only)

    Ministère de L'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    A maximum of $2500 in financial assistance is paid to the general contractor for a house that has been inspected, tested and delivered with a government certification confirming that it meets the objectives of the Novoclimat program by a Novoclimat or Novoclimat Sélect - Maison contractor. Financial assistance of up to $4,000 is also available to the homeowner.

  • Novoclimat — Petit bâtiment multilogement (in French only)

    Ministère de L'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Financial assistance paid to the project developer is eligible for the construction of a new Novoclimat certified building, whether it is a duplex, triplex or quadruplex, as well as for apartment buildings of 3 floors or less and 600 m² or less.

  • Organic farming transition conversion support — Stream 1 

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

  • PSO TRL 1-3 Program 

    Metal Transformation Research and Innovation Consortium​
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 to cover up to 40% of eligible costs if your SME partners with a research centre on a project involving metal processing.

  • PSO TRL 4-6 Program 

    Metal Transformation Research and Innovation Consortium
    Get a grant of up to $500,000 to cover up to 20% of eligible costs if your SME partners with a research centre on a project involving primary to tertiary metal processing.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 1 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 70% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 2 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you were 35 years old or younger on January 1, 2021, get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 85% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Programme de soutien au développement des débouchés et d’innovations technologiques pour le traitement de matières résiduelles au Québec (in French only)

    ​RECYC-QUÉBEC
    Obtain financial assistance of up to $1 million for the modernization of an existing facility or the development of waste conditioning, recycling and recovery.

  • Programme de soutien aux communautés isolées (in French only)

    RECYC-QUÉBEC
    Receive financial assistance of up to $960,000 for the implementation of practices, measures and strategies to optimize waste management in remote areas.

  • Programme de soutien à la modernisation et au développement des centres de tri (in French only)

    ​Recyc-Québec
    Receive a grant of up to $1.5 million to cover 70% of eligible expenses for projects to improve the sorting of recyclable materials from curbside recycling and/or construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) waste in Quebec.

  • Programme d’appui financier au développement du secteur des pêches et de l’aquaculture commerciales - Volet 3 - Amélioration des performances environnementales [PDF](in French only)

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Receive up to $2,000,000 in financial assistance for the adoption of new techniques and technologies to improve your company's environmental performance.

  • Programme Écobus (in French only)

    ​Ministère des Transports
    Receive up to $100,000 in financial assistance for the acquisition or long-term lease of a low-emission vehicle, or the acquisition and installation of technology on a vehicle registered in Quebec.

  • Programme Écocamionnage (in French only)

    ​Ministère des Transports
    Receive financial assistance for the implementation of energy efficiency measures or the use of alternative energy to reduce GHG emissions in the road freight and service vehicle industry.

  • Quebec Economic Development Program 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.

  • Recyc-Québec — Beverage Container Recycling — Stream 1 

    Recyc-Québec
    Receive up to $1 million funding to cover up to 70% of expenses to support beverage container packaging projects in Quebec, including optimization, expansion or implementation of structured reuse.

  • Recyc-Québec — Beverage Container Recycling — Stream 2 

    Recyc-Québec
    Receive up to $2 million funding to cover up to 70% of expenses to support projects involving packaging and recycling or recycling only of beverage containers in Quebec, including the optimization, expansion or implementation of structured reuse networks.

  • Recyc-Québec — Beverage Container Recycling — Stream 3 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Receive up to $500,000 in funding to cover up to 70% of expenses to support projects that reuse only beverage containers in Quebec, including the optimization, expansion or implementation of structured reuse networks.

  • Recyc-Québec — Ecocentre network optimization — Stream 2 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Receive up to $75,000 in funding to cover up to 70% of expenses to improve accessibility or implementation of good material management practices in an existing ecocentre or ecocentre network.

  • Recyc-Québec — Ecodesign strategies 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Receive a grant of up to $400,000 to cover 70% of eligible cost for projects that design products with reduced environmental impacts or incorporate increased recycled content.

  • Recyc-Québec — Opportunities in targeted material 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Get a grant of up to $100K to cover up to 70% of eligible costs for projects to reduce at the source materials that are difficult to manage.

  • Recyc-Québec — Single-use products 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    Get a grant of up to $400,000 to cover up to 70% of eligible costs for projects to prevent and reduce the use of single-use products.

  • Renewable Natural Gas Production Support Program — Stream 1 

    ​Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get up to $300,000 to cover a maximum of 75% of eligible expenses for feasibility studies involving a project to produce renewable natural gas for injection into the grid or a project to connect to the gas grid.

  • Roulez Vert — Multi-unit building charging station rebate 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    If you own a multi-unit residential building, you can get up to $25,000 to buy, lease and install one or more 240 VAC charging stations that enable your tenants to recharge their electric vehicles.

  • Roulez Vert — New vehicle rebate 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Does your organization operate a road fleet? Get a rebate of up to $7,000 on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle, depending on its type and condition.

  • Roulez Vert — Used vehicle rebate 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get up to $3,500 to purchase an all-electric, used vehicle for your business, from a list of eligible vehicles.

  • Soutien aux initiatives de développement économique dans l'arrondissement d'Ahuntsic-Cartierville (in French only)

    ​Ville de Montréal
    Get financial assistance to propel your collective economic development initiatives.

  • Sustainable Development Technology Fund 

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution of up to $5 million for your pre-commercial technology that helps fight climate change, or deals with clean air, water and soil.

  • Sustainable industrial buildings subsidy 

    ​Ville de Montréal
    Get a grant equivalent to the increase in property tax if your company carries out construction or renovation work in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.

  • TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good 

    ​Telus
    Get funding for your innovative projects in health, education, agriculture and the environment.

  • Technoclimat Program 

    Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get a contribution to cover up to 50% of the cost for technological demonstration projects relating to energy efficiency, renewable energies, bioenergy or the reduction of GHG emissions.

  • Technology and Business Demonstration 

    Hydro-Québec
    Get financial assistance of up to $500,000 to cover 75% of the costs of testing the technical and commercial viability of innovative energy-saving or power-demand optimization measures.

  • The Sky’s the Limit Challenge 

    Natural Resources Canada
    The aviation industry needs a fuel that will cut pollution and fight climate change. Can you supply it?

  • Transportez vert — Coaching 

    Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get financial assistance of up to $150,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses involved in having a coach work with your road vehicle fleet managers on energy management, including identifying ways to reduce fuel consumption and GHG emissions, putting these measures into place, and tracking the results.

  • Transportez vert — Ecodriving Training 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get up to $30,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible expenses involved in training fleet drivers of light or heavy-duty road vehicles in reducing energy consumption and driving more efficiently. Assistance covers up to $1,000 per training session.

  • Valorization of thermal waste 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get financing to cover up to 100% of the costs of a thermal waste recovery project, including industrial discharges from incinerators, data centers or wastewater, to be used for the heat needs of all types of users.

  • ÉcoPerformance Program — Analysis stream 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Up to $300,000 to cover 75% of the costs of conducting a complete analysis of opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • ÉcoPerformance Program — Implementation stream 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Up to $5 million per project and maximum of $10 million per year per site for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Selling or closing a business

  • Community Futures Network of Canada 

    ​Community Futures
    If your business is located in a rural community, and doesn’t qualify for the federal wage subsidy or other supports, you may be eligible for financial assistance through your Community Futures Network Canada to help continue your operations, including paying your employees, and to prepare for a successful recovery from the effects of COVID-19.

  • Group Recovery Support Program (in French only)

    Centre de transfert d'entreprise du Québec
    ​Do you want to transfer or buy a business? If so, you can receive funding to help you.

  • Quebec Economic Development Program 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.

Other goals

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