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  • Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program 

    The Martin Family Initiative
    If you are an entrepreneurial aboriginal student, you could learn how to create a product-based and service-driven business from experienced business mentors.

  • AgPal 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada​
    Find information on programs and services available to you in the agriculture or agri-business sector.

  • Agreement for construction sector labour mobility Ontario - Québec 

    Ministère du Travail
    Under this agreement, you are ensured equal treatment when bidding or working on construction projects in Ontario and Quebec.

  • Agribusiness and Agrifood Young Entrepreneurs 

    Farm Credit Canada
    If you are under 40 years old, get a loan of up to $1 million to launch a new business or to take your operations to the next level.

  • Anges Québec Capital Fund 

    Anges Québec
    Investments of up to $4 million for innovative companies with high growth potential and a competitive advantage.

  • Apollo13 startup support program (in French only)

    ​Apollo 13
    Do you have an entrepreneurial idea to put into action or a desire to grow your business? The Apollo13 support program may be right for you.​

  • Applying as a business immigrant 

    Immigration, Francisation et Intégration
    Find all the information you need if you wish to immigrate to Quebec in order to develop your business projects.

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    ​You can use this card to help you cross the border faster when you travel for business to participating countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • BDC Advisory Services 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Connect with highly experienced specialists who can help you better manage your business, increase revenues and optimize operations.

  • BDC Buying a Business Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get an asset-based loan to acquire an existing business or the business of a competitor or supplier.

  • BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Purchase assets, start exporting, pay start-up or franchise fees and replenish working capital with a $350,000 loan if you have an existing businesses or $250,000 if you are a start-up.

  • BDC Newcomer Entrepreneur 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    If you are an immigrant who arrived in Canada within the past 3 years, you can get up to $50,000, along with expert advice, to start your own business.

  • BDC Start-up Financing 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get up to $250,000 to help get your business off the ground, finance operations and replenish working capital spent on start-up costs, if you've been in business for at least a year.

  • BDC Webinars 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Watch free webinars delivered by BDC experts to help you make better business decisions and achieve your business goals.

  • Business Opportunities: Development and Humanitarian Aid Markets 

    ​Trade Commissioner Service
    ​Learn about export opportunities in international humanitarian and aid markets.

  • Business immigration programs 

    Immigration and citizenship
    ​Interested in moving to Canada to start a business? Find out if you can immigrate as a self-employed individual or receive a start-up visa.

  • Business number registration 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    ​Your Business Number is your single account number for dealing with the government regarding GST/HST, payroll, import/export and other activities.

  • Businesses video gallery 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Find tax information for business owners. View a selection of online videos offered by the Canada Revenue Agency or register for other information sessions and seminars.

  • CANPASS 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    ​If you are a frequent and low-risk traveller, you can apply for access to speedier and easier entry into Canada.

  • CRA BizApp 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    Get quick access to your business accounts via the CRA mobile web application.

  • Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a loan of up to $500,000 to establish, improve and develop your farm—or up to $3 million for your co-operative to process, distribute and market agricultural goods.

  • Clean Growth Hub 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada / Natural Resources Canada
    Get advice from a team of experts from across government that can help you find and understand what programs and services may be right for you.

  • College and Community Innovation Program — College and Community social innovation Fund 

    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    Your business can partner with college researchers who are eligible to apply for grants for social innovation projects that are conducted in partnership with public, private or not-for-profit sector organizations.

  • Consulting services — Quebec 

    ​Info entrepreneurs
    Benefit from the advice of business plan expert, accountant or lawyer in order to carry out your business project or better manage your business.

  • Copyright 

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about, search or apply for registration for copyright for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations.

  • Destination Canada Resources 

    Destination Canada
    Get valuable insights on Canadian branding, developing content and working with the media to promote your Canadian tourism products.

  • Direct deposit 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    You can sign up to receive tax and payroll refunds in a more timely and convenient manner.

  • E-services for businesses 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    You could save time and paper by using electronic services to handle tax filing and payment.

  • EDC — Export Help 

    Export Development Canada
    Get export information, referrals to relevant business partners and answers to your questions about going global from a Trade Advisor. Advisors draw on their expertise and market know-how to help you find the resources best suited to your business to help you succeed abroad.

  • 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.

  • ESSOR — Investment 

    Investissement Québec
    Get a loan of $100,000 or more for manufacturing-innovation projects and $250,000 or more for the creation of a new business or expansion/modernization of an existing business.

  • Economic Diversification Fund - MRC des Appalaches 

    Investissement Québec
    Get a loan to help cover the costs of a business development project in the MRC des Appalaches that improves business productivity and competitiveness.

  • Economic Diversification Fund — Central Quebec and La Mauricie 

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

  • Economic Diversification Fund — MRC des Sources 

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

  • Entreprendre en région (in French only)

    Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec
    ​If you are an immigrant entrepreneur, you can take part in information and networking activities to identify regional business opportunities.

  • Environmental technology verification 

    ​ETV CanadaI
    Find out how you can get your new environmental technology accepted, both nationally and internationally.

  • Express Entry 

    Immigration and citizenship
    Express Entry aims to facilitate matches between Canadian businesses and skilled immigrants who wish to work in Canada permanently.

  • FIJE Fund 

    Centre d'Aide aux Entreprises Haute-Yamaska et région
    If you are a woman, a young person under 39 years of age or an immigrant, you may be eligible for a business loan of up to $50,000 at a rate of prime +3%.

  • FULL Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Training BEST 

    The Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
    Access training in proposal writing, strategic planning, financial literacy, leadership, and more.

  • Farm Equipment Financing 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Finance new or used equipment through hundreds of dealerships across Canada.

  • Farm Land and Buildings Financing 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Use this loan to help purchase new land or expand a farm operation by adding a new building.

  • Farm Transfer Transition Loans 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Access loans to help the transition of a farm from seller to buyer, including for intergenerational farm transfers.

  • Federal incorporation 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Corporations Canada
    Access convenient online or paper methods of incorporating your business federally.

  • Funded Networks of Centres of Excellence 

    Networks of Centres of Excellence
    Canada’s brightest research, development and entrepreneurial talent have come together to address industry challenges – and you can leverage the results.

  • Futurpreneur Canada Indigenous Program 

    Futurpreneur Canada
    Get a collateral-free loan of up to $60,000, along with 2 years of expert business mentoring and resources to get your startup off the ground if you're an Indigenous person 18–39 years old.

  • Futurpreneur Canada Newcomer Program 

    Futurpreneur Canada
    Get a loan of up to $25,000 to start a business in Canada, without having an established credit history.

  • Futurpreneur Canada Side Hustle 

    Futurpreneur Canada
    If you're a young professional (18 to 39 years old) with a full-time job, you can get up to $15,000 and mentoring to launch or grow a side business.

  • Futurpreneur Canada Start-Up Program 

    Futurpreneur Canada
    Get a collateral-free loan of up to $60,000, along with 2 years of expert business mentoring to get your startup off the ground if you're 18–39 years old.

  • Group benefits plan for SMEs 

    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal 
    The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal invites SMEs to take advantage of the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, the largest group of its kind in Canada.

  • IP for Business 

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Access a selection of free online and in-person seminars, tools and resource materials or speak with an expert to help you protect your intellectual property and use it as a strategic asset for your business.

  • Industrial Designs 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about and search for industrial designs or apply for registration to protect the original visual features of a product.

  • Innovation Canada — Innovation Advisors in Quebec 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    If you're developing a new product, technology or process, an Innovation Advisor can provide you with free, one-on-one assistance to help you find the government supports that are right for your business. Our advisors are former entrepreneurs with established networks in both private and public sectors, and can help put you in touch with specialists in finance, technical advice and foreign market expertise, to help your business grow from here. Innovation Advisors help companies that are incorporated for profit in Canada. Is this you?

  • Intellectual property licensing 

    National Research Council Canada
    You can partner with R&D experts to commercialize their existing patented technologies.

  • Le français, ça compte! 

    ​Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
    ​Does your company have 50 employees or less? Le français, ça compte! program offers practical tools and relevant references to help you successfully make the digital shift to French.

  • Liaison Officer Service 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Request in-person support and guidance at key moments in your business’ life cycle to help you understand and meet your tax obligations.

  • Livestock Financing 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Get credit at a livestock supplier to purchase cattle.

  • MicroEntreprendre 

    MicroEntreprendre
    Quebec entrepreneurs who are unable to obtain financing in conventional financing networks can obtain loans of $2 000 to $20,000 and support.

  • NUANS Corporate name search 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Compare your proposed business name to the names of existing businesses to see if it is unique.

  • Not-for-profit corporations 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Discover how to incorporate and run your not-for-profit organization at the federal level.

  • OSME — Help for Small and Medium Enterprises 

    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    Want to understand how to sell to the Government of Canada? Access free seminars and webinars, or speak with an expert about the contracting process and how to find opportunities.

  • Patent 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about, search for or apply for registration of a patent, which gives you exclusive rights over products and processes that you invent.

  • Patent Prosecution Highway 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Fast-track your patent application in a participating country once another participating country's IP office has approved your claim.

  • Prince's Operation Entrepreneur 

    Prince's Trust Canada
    Free one-day Introduction to Entrepreneurship workshops designed to help transitioning military personnel, veterans and their spouses learn about starting a business.

  • Procurement Support for Businesses 

    ​Public Services and Procurement Canada
    ​Get information about selling your goods and services to the Government of Canada.

  • Project Financing 

    Investissement Québec
    Loans, loan guarantees or capital investments of $50,000 and up for projects involving expansion, exporting, modernization, innovation, buildings and equipment, marketing and more.

  • Registering for charitable status 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    ​Find out whether your organization meets the criteria needed for you to register it as a charity.

  • Research Consortium Tax Credit 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Private-sector partners creating a non-profit consortium for cooperative, pre-competitive research can get a tax credit of 30% applicable on 80% of the costs.<

  • Revenu Québec : Assistance program for SMEs 

    Revenu Québec
    Personalized support to answer your questions about tax returns, source deductions, consumption taxes and income taxes.

  • Rise — Youth Small Business Program 

    ​Rise
    Join a free 10-week virtual skill-building program that will help develop your ideas and business plan, and get access to resources such as coaching, financing, and equipment.

  • Sector Gateway 

    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
    ​Do you have a business in the Greater Montreal area and are looking for workers? Take advantage of a professional match with talent from diverse backgrounds.

  • StartUp30 Program (in French only)

    ​StartUp30
    ​Are you in the pre-launch phase of your business and need a leg up? The StartUp30 program could help you achieve your goals.

  • Starting a business program 

    Entrepreneuriat Québec
    Interested in starting a business? If so, take advantage of flexible training to hone your skills and entrepreneurial know-how.

  • Support for self-employment 

    Emploi Québec
    If you are receiving employment insurance benefits or benefits from a last-resort financial assistance program, you may be eligible for financial support and technical advice to develop a business plan and start your own business or create your own job.

  • Trade Accelerator Program 

    World Trade Centre Toronto
    Access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, as well as the opportunity to work with industry leaders to build and implement a comprehensive export plan.

  • Trade and investment agreements 

    Global Affairs Canada​
    Learn about the agreements that can help protect your investments abroad.

  • Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    ​As part of a consortium, your non-profit organization could get funding to create a women entrepreneurship hub.

  • Young Farmers 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Loans for agricultural producers under age 40 to start a farm or take it to the next level.

  • emerit tourism training and certification 

    Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
    Find online training focused on the best practices and standards in various roles within the tourism industry.

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  • ASPIRE work-integrated learning initiative 

    ​Toronto Finance International
    Access a job-matching platform where you can promote your financial services internships to post-secondary students, and where they can access exclusive business skills development resources that help them transition into your workplace.

  • Accelerated Growth Service 

    ​Innovation, Science and economic Development Canada
    ​Does your company have annual sales of at least $5 million and show promising growth? You may be eligible for the CED support program.

  • Advance Payments Program (Agriculture) 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a low-interest, repayable cash advance of up to $1 million, with interest on the first $100,000 paid by the federal government. The advance covers 50% of the expected market value of the agricultural products you will produce or have in storage for the program year.

  • Advance rulings for tariff classification 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    Get confirmation on the rate of duty that will apply to goods you plan to import.

  • AgPal 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada​
    Find information on programs and services available to you in the agriculture or agri-business sector.

  • Agreement for construction sector labour mobility Ontario - Québec 

    Ministère du Travail
    Under this agreement, you are ensured equal treatment when bidding or working on construction projects in Ontario and Quebec.

  • Agri-Food Trade Services for Exporters 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    International market intelligence, in-market trade expertise, international trade shows and other assistance to help agri-food exporters.

  • AgriMarketing Program — National Industry Associations 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Your association in the agriculture, agri-food, or agri-based products sector, including fish and seafood, could get a contribution of matching funds, up to $2.5 million/year, for projects that break down trade barriers and build market success.

  • Agribusiness and Agrifood Young Entrepreneurs 

    Farm Credit Canada
    If you are under 40 years old, get a loan of up to $1 million to launch a new business or to take your operations to the next level.

  • Agricultural Technology Transfer and Licencing 

    Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
    Intellectual property in environmental technology, crops, bioproducts and bioprocesses is available to be commercialized.

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Research and Development Centre Industrial Program (in French only)

    Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole
    Do you have an agri-food business and want to test food processing methods and techniques? You could take advantage of the Centre’s facilities.

  • Alberta Purchasing Connection 

    Alberta Government
    Find opportunities to sell your products or services to the Government of Alberta and to other agencies.

  • 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.

  • Alternate work arrangements and work hour reduction 

    Emploi Québec
    Get expert advice and a contribution of up to 50% of expenses relating to implementing a work hour reduction plan for your business.

  • Anges Québec Capital Fund 

    Anges Québec
    Investments of up to $4 million for innovative companies with high growth potential and a competitive advantage.

  • Apollo13 startup support program (in French only)

    ​Apollo 13
    Do you have an entrepreneurial idea to put into action or a desire to grow your business? The Apollo13 support program may be right for you.​

  • 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.

  • Applying as a business immigrant 

    Immigration, Francisation et Intégration
    Find all the information you need if you wish to immigrate to Quebec in order to develop your business projects.

  • Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Get a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the salaries and wages paid to your apprentices, up to a maximum of $2,000/year for each apprentice.

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    ​You can use this card to help you cross the border faster when you travel for business to participating countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • BDC Advisory Services 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Connect with highly experienced specialists who can help you better manage your business, increase revenues and optimize operations.

  • BDC Business Transition Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a repayable loan with terms tailored to your business if you are thinking of buying a company, making a merger or acquiring a competitor in order to expand your operations.

  • BDC Buying a Business Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get an asset-based loan to acquire an existing business or the business of a competitor or supplier.

  • BDC Commercial real estate financing 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a long-term loan with terms of up to 25 years to purchase land or buildings, construct or expand premises, or replenish working capital depleted by real estate costs.

  • BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Purchase assets, start exporting, pay start-up or franchise fees and replenish working capital with a $350,000 loan if you have an existing businesses or $250,000 if you are a start-up.

  • BDC Intellectual Property-Backed Financing 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get financing and guidance from intellectual property (IP) experts who can help you with your IP portfolios, commercialized offerings and global prospects.

  • BDC Small Business Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Apply online for a business loan of up to $100,000 with flexible repayment terms. Use this financing to supplement cash flow, improve operations, or cover expenses for your small business.

  • BDC Technology Consulting 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get fee-based consulting services to help you maximize your information and communication technology (ICT) investments.

  • BDC Technology Financing 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a loan with flexible repayment terms to cover up to 100% of the cost of investing in information and communications technology such as hardware, software and related consulting services.

  • BDC Webinars 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Watch free webinars delivered by BDC experts to help you make better business decisions and achieve your business goals.

  • BDC Working Capital Term Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a loan to complement your line of credit in order to boost inventory and take advantage of supplier discounts.

  • BDC — Equipment Purchase Financing 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a loan to cover up to 100% of the purchase cost of new or used equipment for your business.

  • BioTalent Canada – Science Horizons Youth Internship 

    BioTalent Canada
    Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for an environmental science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) job and receive a subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000).

  • Boosted support from Farm Credit Canada 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Get a line of credit up to $500,000 to be used for working capital, operating expenses and purchases of land and equipment.

  • 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.

  • Business Opportunities: Development and Humanitarian Aid Markets 

    ​Trade Commissioner Service
    ​Learn about export opportunities in international humanitarian and aid markets.

  • Business immigration programs 

    Immigration and citizenship
    ​Interested in moving to Canada to start a business? Find out if you can immigrate as a self-employed individual or receive a start-up visa.

  • Business number registration 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    ​Your Business Number is your single account number for dealing with the government regarding GST/HST, payroll, import/export and other activities.

  • Businesses video gallery 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Find tax information for business owners. View a selection of online videos offered by the Canada Revenue Agency or register for other information sessions and seminars.

  • Buyandsell.gc.ca — Register as a supplier 

    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    Register your business to get a Procurement Business Number, and search for active tenders so you can bid on contracts and sell your goods and services to the federal government.

  • Buyandsell.gc.ca — Tenders 

    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    Access information on tenders issued by the Government of Canada.

  • CANPASS 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    ​If you are a frequent and low-risk traveller, you can apply for access to speedier and easier entry into Canada.

  • COREX Program 

    Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec
    Get an export diagnostic and business plan, as well as help choosing trade corridors, finding suppliers and trading partners, and establishing your business.

  • COVID-19 - Programme de soutien Accélération-Relance 360º (in French only)

    Consortium de ressources et d'expertises coopératives
    Does your group business need help to quickly strengthen or revive your business? Get up to 50 hours of expert coaching and support.

  • COVID-19 – Call to action: Canadian suppliers 

    Government of Canada
    Are you a Canadian manufacturer or company that can help Canada meet medical supply needs? Your help may be vital.

  • COVID-19 – Sponsoring clinical trials 

    Government of Canada
    Do you have medication, medical instruments or natural health products that could effectively treat or screen for COVID-19? You could be asked to take part.

  • COVID-19: ExploreIP 

    ​Science and Economic Development Canada
    Search this database for available patents related to COVID-19 for licensing or collaboration opportunities with public sector patent holders. Filter your search results by technology, expertise, or location.

  • COVID-19: Support for tourism operators (Parks Canada) 

    ​Government of Canada
    If you’re operating within the tourism industry in a Canadian national park, historic site, or marine conservation area, you could defer your payments on commercial leases or licences of occupation until September 1, 2020.

  • COVID-19: Waiving tariffs on certain medical goods 

    Canada Border Services Agency
    If your business imported certain medical items into Canada on or after May 5, 2020, including PPE (masks, gloves, garments, sterilization products), you will not have to pay tariffs on those items.

  • CRA BizApp 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    Get quick access to your business accounts via the CRA mobile web application.

  • CSA Regulatory Sandbox 

    Canadian Securities Administrators
    Your innovative fintech business could be eligible for an expedited process to test your products, services, or applications in the market.

  • Calling all manufacturers to support COVID-19 efforts 

    ​Government of Canada
    If you are a Canadian manufacturer or a business that can help Canada meet the need for medical supplies, we need your help.

  • Calling all suppliers to support COVID-19 efforts 

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Are you a business that can supply products and services in support of Canada's response to COVID-19? We need items such as masks, gloves, gowns, hand sanitizer, and services such as security, nursing, food, laundry, accommodation maintenance and IT support.

  • CanCOVID 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    If your organization is working directly on solutions for the COVID-19 crisis, you could access facilities, R&D collaborations and more by joining this rapid-response network that brings health, science and policy researchers together.

  • Canada Book Fund Publishing Support 

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

  • 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 — Internships 

    Canadian Heritage
    Contributions of up to $22,500 (typically $15,000) for internships 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.

  • Canada Brand 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Branding, graphics, photos and other content to help you brand your Canadian food and agriculture products as Canadian.

  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act 

    ​Government of Canada
    ​If you manufacture, import, distribute or sell products, find out what you need to do to ensure that your products are safe.

  • Canada Council for the Arts — Prize 

    Canada Council for the Arts
    You could be awarded with financial and other types of prizes from a variety of categories for the arts, literature, architecture and music, in recognition of your quest for innovation and excellence.

  • Canada Feature Film Fund 

    Telefilm Canada
    Financing for Canadian film producers to develop, produce and market movies in English or French in Canada and internationally.

  • Canada Media Fund 

    Canada Media Fund
    Financial support for the development of innovative and new Canadian content, including digital content, content representing minority groups and content destined for export markets.

  • Canada Periodical Fund: Aid to Publishers 

    Canadian Heritage
    Financial assistance of up to $1.5 million for Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals.

  • Canada Tariff Finder 

    ​Global Affairs Canada, Trade Commissioner Service
    Get up-to-date tariff information for specific products and countries where Canada has a Free Trade Agreement. Compare rates for multiple products or countries to improve your cost forecasting and identify your best options.

  • Canada's anti-spam legislation 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Get information on Canada's new Anti-Spam Law and how it affects your business

  • Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a loan of up to $500,000 to establish, improve and develop your farm—or up to $3 million for your co-operative to process, distribute and market agricultural goods.

  • Canadian Commercial Corporation 

    Canadian Commercial Corporation
    Connect with foreign government buyers and the Canadian government when pursuing government procurement leads in another country.

  • Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Refundable tax credit of 25% of qualified Canadian labour expenses on Canadian film and video production.

  • 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.

  • Canadian Signature Experiences 

    Destination Canada
    Your tourism business can apply to have a signature experience package promoted around the world.

  • Canadian Technology Accelerators 

    ​Global Affairs Canada, Trade Commissioner Service
    Get  mentoring, workspace in foreign markets and introductions to potential  partners, investors and customers in the clean-tech, information and  communications technology (ICT) and life sciences sectors.

  • Canadian Trade Commissioner Service 

    Global Affairs Canada, Trade Commissioner Service
    Help to prepare your business for international markets, assess your organization’s potential, find contacts and resolve problems.

  • Centralized professional services ePortal 

    ​public Services and Procurement Canada
    ​If you are a professional or a specialist, you can register your company in this database to conduct business with the Government of Canada.

  • Certifications - BDC 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    ​BDC's experts can help you achieve internationally recognized certifications that give your company a competitive edge.

  • Clean Growth Hub 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada / Natural Resources Canada
    Get advice from a team of experts from across government that can help you find and understand what programs and services may be right for you.

  • Cleantech Global 

    ​Global Affairs Canada, Trade Commissioner Service
    Attend a workshop to learn about government programs and services that will help you capitalize on growing global market opportunities.

  • Coaching and strategic advice 

    Investissement Québec
    Take advantage of this free program and receive support on management, marketing, finances, human resources, technology, export, production and more.

  • College and Community Innovation Program — College and Community social innovation Fund 

    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    Your business can partner with college researchers who are eligible to apply for grants for social innovation projects that are conducted in partnership with public, private or not-for-profit sector organizations.

  • Consulting services — Quebec 

    ​Info entrepreneurs
    Benefit from the advice of business plan expert, accountant or lawyer in order to carry out your business project or better manage your business.

  • Contract Services 

    ​Department of Highways and Public Works
    ​You can access information on Government of Yukon's contracting process and find out about current and anticipated tenders.

  • Copyright 

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about, search or apply for registration for copyright for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations.

  • Creation of a human resources department 

    Emploi Québec
    If your business is expanding, get money to cover up to 50% of the costs of hiring an HRM professional to analyze your company's needs and help you set up a human resources department.

  • Crop Inputs 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Get credit at a crop input retailer to purchase the inputs you need and pay after you sell your crops.

  • Current Tenders — Nova Scotia 

    Procurement Services
    Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

  • Customized Products and Services 

    Statistics Canada
    Get all the data your business needs with custom surveys and data, maps, research and analysis, consulting services, statistical training and more.

  • Customs Self Assessment Program 

    Canada Border Services Agency
    Importers, carriers and registered drivers may be able to reduce the time and cost of doing business with the Canada Border Services Agency.

  • CyberSecure Canada certification mark 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Get certification from the federal government for complying with baseline cyber security controls, such as having an incident response plan, securely configured devices and software, and employee awareness training. The certification mark lets your customers, investors, partners and suppliers know that you have decreased the risk of cyber threats to your business.

  • DRDC Defence Research Partnerships 

    Defence Research and Development Canada
    Collaboration opportunities internationally and in Canada, research contracts, facilities and technology licensing for defence research and technology.

  • Dairy Innovation Program (DIP) 

    Canadian Dairy Commission
    Benefit from continued access to the milk you need to produce innovative dairy products without affecting your existing provincial milk supply allotment.

  • Destination Canada Resources 

    Destination Canada
    Get valuable insights on Canadian branding, developing content and working with the media to promote your Canadian tourism products.

  • Development of E-Business Tax Credit 

    Investissement Québec
    Tax credit of 30% (24% refundable and 6% non-refundable) for information technology (IT) sector salaries up to a maximum of $25,000 per employee working on e-business activities.

  • Developmental Licences Playbook 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Apply for a developmental licence that provides access to wireless spectrum to test and validate innovative solutions in health care, transportation, smart cities, manufacturing, agriculture, public safety and more.

  • Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) 

    CANARIE
    Tech entrepreneurs can get one year of free cloud-based resources for development, testing and trials.

  • Direct deposit 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    You can sign up to receive tax and payroll refunds in a more timely and convenient manner.

  • Doing Business with the Government — British Columbia 

    Procurement Services
    Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

  • E-services for businesses 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    You could save time and paper by using electronic services to handle tax filing and payment.

  • EDC Trade Advisor 

    Export Development Canada
    Looking to grow internationally or diversify into new markets? A trade advisor can help you navigate a variety of options, providing you with market information, connecting you with other experts, and helping you start exporting quickly.

  • EDC — Export Help 

    Export Development Canada
    Get export information, referrals to relevant business partners and answers to your questions about going global from a Trade Advisor. Advisors draw on their expertise and market know-how to help you find the resources best suited to your business to help you succeed abroad.

  • 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.

  • ENERGY STAR certification 

    ​Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)
    ​If your business produces or supports energy efficient products and systems, you could qualify for ENERGY STAR certification.

  • ESSOR — Forestry Business 

    Investissement Québec
    Guarantee on loans of up to $1 million to purchase high-performance forestry equipment for your harvesting, loading, transporting or silviculture business.

  • ESSOR — Investment 

    Investissement Québec
    Get a loan of $100,000 or more for manufacturing-innovation projects and $250,000 or more for the creation of a new business or expansion/modernization of an existing business.

  • ESSOR — Steel and aluminum 

    Investissement Québec
    Get loans and loan guarantees to cover 75% of special tariffs placed on your steel and aluminum export products, at 25% and 10%, respectively, for a maximum duration of 10 years.

  • Economic Diversification Fund - MRC des Appalaches 

    Investissement Québec
    Get a loan to help cover the costs of a business development project in the MRC des Appalaches that improves business productivity and competitiveness.

  • Economic Diversification Fund — Central Quebec and La Mauricie 

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

  • Economic Diversification Fund — MRC des Sources 

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

  • Employment Integration Program for Immigrants and Visible Minorities (PRIIME) 

    Emploi Québec
    Wage subsidy for up to 52 weeks for employers who hire immigrants or visible minorities for a first experience in their field in a sustainable job.

  • Employment integration — Wage subsidies 

    Emploi Québec
    Hire someone on income security or employment insurance to qualify for a wage subsidy of up to 30 weeks for private sector businesses and longer periods for social enterprises.

  • Enhanced Work-Sharing program 

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    If your employees are eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, and your business is suffering a downturn due to COVID-19, you can apply for a work-sharing agreement. The agreement would allow your employees to work a temporarily reduced work week while receiving EI benefits.

  • Entreprendre en région (in French only)

    Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec
    ​If you are an immigrant entrepreneur, you can take part in information and networking activities to identify regional business opportunities.

  • Environmental Solutions 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Get a pre-approved line of credit to make environmental upgrades to your farm.

  • Environmental technology verification 

    ​ETV CanadaI
    Find out how you can get your new environmental technology accepted, both nationally and internationally.

  • Essential Services Contingency Reserve 

    ​Public Services and Procurement Canada
    If you’re an essential business and can’t get personal protective equipment for your workers through other means, you can purchase from Canada’s reserve on a cost-recovery basis.

  • ExploreIP 

    Science and Economic Development Canada
    Search by technology, expertise, location or related patents to find Canadian-owned licensable patents.

  • Export Distribution Centre Program 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    ​If your non-manufacturing business adds limited value to goods destined for export, you could be exempt from paying GST/HST on certain imports.

  • Exporters of Processing Services Program 

    Department of Finance Canada
    Your Canadian manufacturing service company may qualify to import certain goods without paying GST or HST if those goods are later exported.

  • Express Entry 

    Immigration and citizenship
    Express Entry aims to facilitate matches between Canadian businesses and skilled immigrants who wish to work in Canada permanently.

  • 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.

  • FIJE Fund 

    Centre d'Aide aux Entreprises Haute-Yamaska et région
    If you are a woman, a young person under 39 years of age or an immigrant, you may be eligible for a business loan of up to $50,000 at a rate of prime +3%.

  • FULL Business and Entrepreneurship Skills Training BEST 

    The Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
    Access training in proposal writing, strategic planning, financial literacy, leadership, and more.

  • Farm Debt Mediation Service 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Are you a farmer having trouble meeting financial obligations? Access free and confidential mediation services where you and your creditor(s) meet together with a neutral third party who can help you reach a mutually acceptable solution.

  • Farm Equipment Financing 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Finance new or used equipment through hundreds of dealerships across Canada.

  • Farm Land and Buildings Financing 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Use this loan to help purchase new land or expand a farm operation by adding a new building.

  • Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit 

    Canadian Heritage
    Tax credit of 16% on salaries and wages paid to Canadian residents working on a film or video production in Canada.

  • Fondation des artistes aid (in French only)

    ​Fondation des artistes
    Do you work in the Quebec arts scene and are having financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? The Fondation des artistes may be able to help.

  • Forestry Financing 

    La Financière agricole
    Get low interest rate loans and assistance resources for forestry projects.

  • Free and Secure Trade 

    Canada Border Services Agency
    Get pre-approved to move low-risk goods faster through the Canada-U.S. border.

  • Funded Networks of Centres of Excellence 

    Networks of Centres of Excellence
    Canada’s brightest research, development and entrepreneurial talent have come together to address industry challenges – and you can leverage the results.

  • 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.

  • Futurpreneur Canada Side Hustle 

    Futurpreneur Canada
    If you're a young professional (18 to 39 years old) with a full-time job, you can get up to $15,000 and mentoring to launch or grow a side business.

  • GO Talent 

    Information and Communications Technology Council
    Use the e-Talent Canada platform to recruit qualified internationally educated IT professionals who are within days, weeks or months of arriving in Canada as permanent residents.

  • 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.

  • Global Bid Opportunity Finder 

    ​Canadian Commercial Corporation
    Use this web-based application, exclusive to Canadian companies, to search through, evaluate and bid on opportunities from around the world.

  • Government procurement - Quebec 

    ​Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor
    ​Find the information you need to do business with the Government of Quebec and benefit from Quebec government contracts.

  • Greening Freight Programs 

    Natural Resources Canada
    Find out how to make your fleet or trucking business more productive and how to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

  • Group benefits plan for SMEs 

    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal 
    The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal invites SMEs to take advantage of the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, the largest group of its kind in Canada.

  • Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth 

    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Wage subsidy for Indigenous businesses and other Indigenous organizations that give First Nations and Inuit youth work experience or on-the-job training in the housing sector.

  • Human resources management support 

    Emploi Québec
    Get expertise on human resources management, including an assessment, coaching, consultation, and management support.

  • IP for Business 

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Access a selection of free online and in-person seminars, tools and resource materials or speak with an expert to help you protect your intellectual property and use it as a strategic asset for your business.

  • 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.

  • Industrial Designs 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about and search for industrial designs or apply for registration to protect the original visual features of a product.

  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) — Advisory Services 

    National Research Council Canada
    Get expert advice from concept to commercialization in areas like patent searches, strategic intelligence and technology.

  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) — Financial Assistance 

    National Research Council Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to develop, adopt or adapt new or improved technologies at any stage of innovation.

  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) — Youth Employment Program 

    National Research Council Canada
    Get financial assistance to help cover the cost of hiring a post-secondary graduate (15 to 30 years old) for 6 to 12 months to work on projects with R&D, engineering, multimedia or market analysis components or the development of a new product or process.

  • Innovation Canada — Innovation Advisors in Quebec 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    If you're developing a new product, technology or process, an Innovation Advisor can provide you with free, one-on-one assistance to help you find the government supports that are right for your business. Our advisors are former entrepreneurs with established networks in both private and public sectors, and can help put you in touch with specialists in finance, technical advice and foreign market expertise, to help your business grow from here. Innovation Advisors help companies that are incorporated for profit in Canada. Is this you?

  • 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.

  • Innovexport Fund 

    Fonds Innovexport
    Get an equity or quasi-equity investment between $50,000 and $1 millon dollars as an initial disbursement for your project, with possible additional investments up to a maximum of $3 million.

  • Integrated Circuit Topographies 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about or apply for registration for your integrated circuit topographies.

  • Intellectual property licensing 

    National Research Council Canada
    You can partner with R&D experts to commercialize their existing patented technologies.

  • International trade and investment 

    ​Business and industry Canada
    ​Find resources to help support your trade activities, especially if you are new to importing or exporting.

  • Job Bank 

    Service Canada
    Post jobs in the Job Bank and find qualified candidates to fill positions.

  • Job creation assistance (in French only)

    ​Emploi Québec
    Receive technical and financial assistance to meet your new workforce needs.

  • Le français, ça compte! 

    ​Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
    ​Does your company have 50 employees or less? Le français, ça compte! program offers practical tools and relevant references to help you successfully make the digital shift to French.

  • Liaison Officer Service 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Request in-person support and guidance at key moments in your business’ life cycle to help you understand and meet your tax obligations.

  • Livestock Financing 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Get credit at a livestock supplier to purchase cattle.

  • MERX — Canadian Public Tenders 

    ​Public Services and Procurement Canada
    ​Find opportunities to sell your products or services to provincial governments and other organizations using the MERX system.

  • MUSICACTION 

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

  • Magnet — Export Growth Portal 

    Magnet
    Use this free export business portal to match your business with relevant events and opportunities based on your export readiness, sector, location and goals. Get timely email updates about resources and services from export experts, and access a customizable dashboard.

  • Magnet — Talent Acquisition 

    Magnet<
    Find talent with the right skills and qualifications by using a specialized recruitment model that promotes diversity and supports bias-free recruitment strategies. Build top talent funnels for your medium to long-term needs.

  • Make your business a model of sustainable mobility 

    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
    Get mentoring to help develop sustainable mobility measures and benefit from positive exposure for your business and increased employee productivity.

  • Managing my business 

    ​Entrepreneuriat Québec
    ​Leverage this training and develop your skills in finance, marketing, sales, time management and human resources.

  • MicroEntreprendre 

    MicroEntreprendre
    Quebec entrepreneurs who are unable to obtain financing in conventional financing networks can obtain loans of $2 000 to $20,000 and support.

  • 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.

  • Mortgage Payment Deferral 

    ​Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
    If you have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for deferred payments on your insured home mortgage, for a specified amount of time, through your lender.

  • Mozzarella used in restaurant pizza 

    Canadian Dairy Commission
    Canadian pizza restaurants can apply to obtain mozzarella for pizzas at a discounted price from distributors and/or manufacturers of mozzarella.

  • NEXUS 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    You can use this card to help you cross the Canada-U.S. border faster when you travel for business.

  • NRC Research Facilities 

    National Research Council Canada
    Test and improve your innovative products and technologies by reserving time in these research facilities and with industry experts.

  • NRC-IRAP Innovation Assistance Program 

    National Research Council Canada
    If your incorporated, early-stage business has fewer than 500 employees, is pursuing technology-driven innovation and is not eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, you can get a wage subsidy for your employees for up to 12 weeks during COVID-19.

  • NUANS Corporate name search 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Compare your proposed business name to the names of existing businesses to see if it is unique.

  • National Research Counsil Canada Programs 

    National Research Council Canada
    If you are looking for ways to commercialize your R&D, learn about a variety of collaborative research opportunities with the National Research Council.

  • National workplace accessibility 

    Government of Canada
    Get resources through community organizations to help improve workplace accessibility, work-from-home arrangements for employees, and online training opportunities in response to COVID-19.

  • Not-for-profit corporations 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Discover how to incorporate and run your not-for-profit organization at the federal level.

  • OSME — Help for Small and Medium Enterprises 

    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    Want to understand how to sell to the Government of Canada? Access free seminars and webinars, or speak with an expert about the contracting process and how to find opportunities.

  • Objective Growth - Sales and Marketing - BDC 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Boost your chances of success in national and foreign markets by analyzing your potential for growth.

  • Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    ​If you are considering declaring bankruptcy or are a creditor, get the information you need to best manage your situation.

  • Operational efficiency advisory services - BDC 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    BDC's Operational Efficiency Program offers a complete solution to help prepare your business for long-term success.

  • PPE Supply Hub 

    ​Government of Canada
    Whether you’re selling personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, or looking for PPE to protect your workers, you can use this hub that connects buyers and sellers.

  • Partnerships Options for Companies 

    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    You could get help with your Canadian research and development projects in natural sciences or engineering from colleges and universities in Canada.

  • Patent 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Learn about, search for or apply for registration of a patent, which gives you exclusive rights over products and processes that you invent.

  • Patent Prosecution Highway 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Fast-track your patent application in a participating country once another participating country's IP office has approved your claim.

  • People Outside Safely Together (POST) Promise 

    ​POST Promise Corporation
    Get specialized training and a communication toolkit to help ensure the safety of your business for customers and employees as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Display the POST Promise logo to show your commitment to the cause.

  • Podium Transport (in French only)

    ​STIQ
    ​Does your business operate in the land transportation sector? If so, you could benefit from a support program designed to accelerate its growth.

  • Price Pooling Program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Protection against declines in market prices for agricultural goods.

  • Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business 

    Indigenous Services Canada
    Register as an Indigenous supplier and get access to procurement opportunities specifically for Indigenous businesses.

  • Procurement Support for Businesses 

    ​Public Services and Procurement Canada
    ​Get information about selling your goods and services to the Government of Canada.

  • Productivity innovation – Support (in French only)

    Investissement Québec
    ​Do you have a Quebec business and want to put in place innovative initiatives to drive competitiveness and accelerate growth? You could receive support from Investissement Québec to implement them.

  • Program Supporting the Development of Tourist Attractions — Stream 1 

    Investissement Québec
    Get a loan or loan guarantee between $150,000 and $5 million to cover up to 60% of project costs to boost the region's potential to attract tourists from other parts of Canada and abroad.

  • Program Supporting the Development of Tourist Attractions — Stream 2 

    Investissement Québec
    Get a term loan between $100,000 and $5 million to cover up to 80% of the eligible costs of a renovation project for your establishment. You must secure a contribution from private sources to cover at least 20% of the total costs.

  • Project Financing 

    Investissement Québec
    Loans, loan guarantees or capital investments of $50,000 and up for projects involving expansion, exporting, modernization, innovation, buildings and equipment, marketing and more.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • R&D collaboration with the CRC 

    ​Communications Research Centre Canada
    You could license communication technologies that are ready for commercial exploitation and take advantage of collaboration opportunities.

  • Record of Employment on the Web (ROE Web) 

    Employment and Social Development Canada.
    ​Use this secure application to create, submit and print Records of Employment (ROEs) via the Internet in preparation for the interruption of employee earnings

  • Regional development agencies: COVID-19 support 

    ​Government of Canada
    If the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your operations, contact your local Regional Development Agency office to get a review of your situation and guidance on getting funding, support and/or flexible arrangements, on a case-by-case basis.

  • Regional export promotion organizations (ORPEX) 

    Investissement Québec
    Regional organizations provide export coaching, training and assistance.<

  • Registering for charitable status 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    ​Find out whether your organization meets the criteria needed for you to register it as a charity.

  • Relief for broadcasters 

    ​Government of Canada
    If you are a radio or television broadcaster in Canada, you will not be required to pay Part I licence fees for the 2020–21 fiscal year. These charges are being waived due to COVID-19, and the CRTC will receive an equivalent amount to the waived fees from the federal government in order to support CRTC’s operations.

  • Request for Tenders/Proposals — Nunavut 

    Department of Community and Government Services
    Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

  • Research Consortium Tax Credit 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Private-sector partners creating a non-profit consortium for cooperative, pre-competitive research can get a tax credit of 30% applicable on 80% of the costs.<

  • Research Facilities Navigator 

    Canada Foundation for Innovation
    Access a directory of research facilities in universities, colleges, hospitals, and federal institutions across Canada where businesses can access specialized equipment, research services and expertise.

  • Revenu Québec : Assistance program for SMEs 

    Revenu Québec
    Personalized support to answer your questions about tax returns, source deductions, consumption taxes and income taxes.

  • RÉSILIENT Program (in French only)

    Clinique d'accompagnement entrepreneurial
    ​If you own a small business and are struggling to manage in this time of crisis, you might find the help you need with the RESILIENT Program.

  • SELECT 

    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Do you have a construction, architectural or engineering services business? Register in this database to become an approved supplier to the Government of Canada.

  • SSHRC Business Partners 

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    Find potential partners in social sciences and humanities research to develop cutting-edge ideas and solutions to enhance your products and services, expand your markets and increase your productivity.

  • SaskTenders 

    Ministry of Central Services
    Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

  • Sector Gateway 

    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
    ​Do you have a business in the Greater Montreal area and are looking for workers? Take advantage of a professional match with talent from diverse backgrounds.

  • Selling to the Manitoba Government 

    Manitoba Infrastructure
    Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

  • Small Business Deduction 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Get a reduced tax rate if you own a Canadian-controlled private corporation with revenues of less than $500,000.

  • 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.

  • Solutions for Small Business — Direct Mail Savings 

    Canada Post
    Response rates to direct mail are 30X greater than email. Save up to 15% and get your promotional materials quickly and easily into the mailboxes of Canadians.

  • Solutions for Small Business — Shipping Discounts 

    Canada Post
    Save up to 34% on business shipping expenses and get next-day delivery on domestic and international shipping.

  • Soutien aux exportations bioalimentaires 

    Agri-Food Export Group Québec-Canada
    Get a financial contribution of up to $80,000 covering up to 50% of eligible expenses for specific activities that help strengthen your company's export capacity and diversify your markets outside Quebec.

  • Special Milk Class Permit Program 

    Canadian Dairy Commission
    Milk at a discounted price for Canadian food processors who use dairy ingredients in their products.

  • StartUp30 Program (in French only)

    ​StartUp30
    ​Are you in the pre-launch phase of your business and need a leg up? The StartUp30 program could help you achieve your goals.

  • Strategic Innovation Fund — Funding to advance countermeasures in the fight against COVID-19 

    National Research Council Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to develop, adopt or adapt new or improved technologies at any stage of innovation.

  • Student Work Placement Program 

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Subsidy of $5,000 to $7,000 to hire post-secondary students studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) for a placement.

  • Support for Montréal’s SMEs (in French only)

    ​STIQ
    Manufacturing SMEs on the island of Montréal could benefit from the STIQ’s support for their maintenance and recovery activities during the pandemic.

  • Support for the publishing and news sectors (in French only)

    ​Canadian Heritage
    Get support for your publishing or news organization to ensure that Canadians continue to get reliable information throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Support measures include a simplified application and approval process for the Canada Book Fund and Canada Periodical Fund in 2020-21, as well as the establishment of a new advisory board to help determine your organization’s eligibility regarding new journalism tax measures. More details to come.

  • Tax Credit for Pre-Competitive Private Partnership Research 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Refundable tax credit of up to 30% for R&D work conducted in partnership with another private company.

  • Tax Credit for Salaries and Wages R&D 

    Revenu Québec
    Tax credit of 14 to 30% of labour costs for scientific research and experimental development expenditures in Quebec.

  • Tax Holiday for Foreign Experts 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Attract recognized foreign experts who are highly qualified in the implementation of innovation projects to work in Quebec. They will receive a tax holiday ranging from 100% of taxable income in the first year, to 25% in the fifth year.

  • Tax holiday for foreign researcher salaries in Quebec 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Attract highly skilled foreign researchers to work on SR&ED projects in Quebec by offering them a tax holiday ranging from 100% coverage of their taxable earnings in the first two years to 25% coverage in the fifth year.

  • Technoclimat Program 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    Contribution for projects related to energy efficiency, renewable energies, bioenergy or reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program 

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Learn how you can hire a foreign worker on a temporary basis when Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not available to do the job.

  • Tenders Online — New Brunswick Opportunities Network 

    Service New Brunswick
    Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

  • Tenders — Government of Newfoundland and Labrador 

    Public Procurement Agency
    Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

  • Tenders — Prince Edward Island Tenders 

    Department of Finance
    Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

  • The Deep Space Food Challenge 

    ​Impact Canada
    Participate in a challenge to create novel food production technologies or systems. You'll need to design something that requires minimal inputs to produce safe, nutritious, and palatable food for long-duration space missions, and which also have potential to benefit people on Earth.

  • Tourism toolkits 

    Destination Canada
    Use these free toolkits to grow and market your Canadian tourism business.

  • Trade Accelerator Program 

    World Trade Centre Toronto
    Access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, as well as the opportunity to work with industry leaders to build and implement a comprehensive export plan.

  • Trade and investment agreements 

    Global Affairs Canada​
    Learn about the agreements that can help protect your investments abroad.

  • Trademarks 

    ​Canadian Intellectual Property Office<
    Learn about, search or apply for the registration or renewal of a trademark to distinctly identify your business and protect your intellectual property in Canada and abroad.

  • Transformation numérique program (in French only)

    ​CIETECH
    ​Are you a merchant who wants to initiate a digital transformation in your business? You could receive 15 hours of support for a low price.

  • Voluntary Disclosures Program 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    ​Have you made mistakes on past tax forms? If you come forward voluntarily, you may avoid being penalized or prosecuted.

  • Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    ​As part of a consortium, your non-profit organization could get funding to create a women entrepreneurship hub.

  • Work Force Reduction program due to downsizing 

    Employment and Socila Development Canada
    Learn about employment insurance options for employees who voluntarily leave your business to preserve the jobs of co-workers.

  • Work-Sharing Program 

    ​Employment and social Development Canada
    ​If business is slow, you can offer at least 2 of your core workers a temporarily-reduced work week instead of laying them off.

  • Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French 

    Canadian Heritage
    Get a wage subsidy of up to $13,000 to cover the costs of an international internship of 4 to 12 months (30 to 40 hours per week).

  • Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages — For-Profit 

    Canadian Heritage
    Get a wage subsidy to cover 50% of the costs of paying a summer student to work 30–40 hours a week for 16 weeks, if you operate a for-profit business.

  • Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages — Not-for-Profit 

    Canadian Heritage
    Subsidy covering 70% of wages to hire summer students for 16 weeks (30 to 40 hours per week) in not-for-profit organizations.

  • Young Farmers 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Loans for agricultural producers under age 40 to start a farm or take it to the next level.

  • Yukon bids&tenders 

    Department of Highways and Public Works
    Access open tenders for goods and services to find opportunities that your company is qualified for.

  • emerit tourism training and certification 

    Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
    Find online training focused on the best practices and standards in various roles within the tourism industry.

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  • BDC Webinars 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Watch free webinars delivered by BDC experts to help you make better business decisions and achieve your business goals.

  • CRA BizApp 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    Get quick access to your business accounts via the CRA mobile web application.

  • Closing CRA program accounts 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    When closing your business, remember to complete the required Canada Revenue Agency forms.

  • Consulting services — Quebec 

    ​Info entrepreneurs
    Benefit from the advice of business plan expert, accountant or lawyer in order to carry out your business project or better manage your business.

  • Corporations Canada: Dissolving a corporation 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Learn the steps to take and what forms are needed to obtain approval for the legal termination of your corporation under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

  • Direct deposit 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    You can sign up to receive tax and payroll refunds in a more timely and convenient manner.

  • Farm Transfer Transition Loans 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Access loans to help the transition of a farm from seller to buyer, including for intergenerational farm transfers.

  • Find a Licensed Insolvency Trustee 

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Connect with a federally licensed professional who can help you restructure your business, file a proposal, or file for bankruptcy.

  • Funded Networks of Centres of Excellence 

    Networks of Centres of Excellence
    Canada’s brightest research, development and entrepreneurial talent have come together to address industry challenges – and you can leverage the results.

  • Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    ​If you are considering declaring bankruptcy or are a creditor, get the information you need to best manage your situation.

  • Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    ​As part of a consortium, your non-profit organization could get funding to create a women entrepreneurship hub.

  • Work Force Reduction program due to downsizing 

    Employment and Socila Development Canada
    Learn about employment insurance options for employees who voluntarily leave your business to preserve the jobs of co-workers.

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