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Research and Development

Closing: 31/03/2023

AgriInnovate Program

Funding of up to 50% of total eligible costs, to a maximum of $10 million.

This program provides repayable contributions for projects that aim to accelerate the commercialization, adoption and/or demonstration of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.

National Research Council of Canada IRAP

Up to $10M covering 75% of eligible cost

SMEs pursuing technology-driven innovation. Must be incorporated, for-profit, have less than 500 FTEs and plans to pursue growth and profit by developing and commercializing innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, services or processes in Canada.

Hiring and Training

Closing: 03/08/2022

Mitacs Accelerate

Projects receive $15,000 in funding for each four-month internship.

Allows companies to hire interns to develop a research project.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant Program

Get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.

COJG provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.

Closing: 31/08/2022

Career Ready Program

Fall 2022 provides a subsidy of up to 70% (to a maximum of $7000.00)

Career Ready supports businesses by financing their decision to hire a student for a work-term placement.

Biotalent Student Work Placement Program

covers the cost of a student’s salary by 50% up to a maximum of $5,000 and 70% up to a maximum of $7,000.

This initiative aims to increase the job-readiness of students registered in STEM, healthcare, business, and all other programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Biotalent Career Starter Program

Receive up to 50% of a youth’s salary to a maximum of $20,000 in wage subsidies for a three to nine-month job placement.

The Career Starter Program facilitates the transition of barriered youth into the labour market.

Academic Partnerships

NSERC Alliance Grants

$20,000 to $1 million per year for 1 to 5 years

University researchers collaborating with private-sector, public-sector or not-for-profit organizations

Commercialization & Expansion

CanExport SMEs

Up to $50,000 in funding to assist with international market development activities.

Small and medium sized companies may access support for marketing products and services in international markets.

CanExport Innovation

Up to $75,000 in funding to assist with R&D for a single technology.

Funding to help cover the costs to pursue and sign collaborative R&D agreements with international partners and investors.

Tax Credits

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