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Loan guarantees

  • 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.

Equity investments

  • ArcTern Ventures' Fund 

    ArcTern Ventures
    ​If your business is a cleantech start-up that aim to create a positive environmental impact, you could get investments from this early-stage venture capital.

  • Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology (ICE) Venture Fund 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    ​Benefit from this funding if your business is in industrial, clean and energy technology sector and has a strong potential for productivity growth.

  • Montreal Social Value Fund 

    ​National Social Value Fund
    ​Does your social enterprise, NPO, or cooperative offer sustainable solutions to achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)? You could receive up to $70,000 to achieve your objectives.

  • Réseau des SADC et CAE (Network of CFDCs and CBDCs) 

    ​Réseau des SADC et CAE
    ​If you live in a rural region of Quebec, you could access business counseling, financing and training to start or grow your business.

Loans and cash advances

  • AgriInnovate Program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get up to $10 million in repayable contributions to cover 50% of the cost of projects that aim to accelerate demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.

  • Biomass Energy Fund (in French only)

    ​Fondaction
    ​You could benefit from support and funding for a heating project that uses residual forest biomass.

  • CED Jobs and Growth Fund — For profit 

    ​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 an interest-free, repayable contribution for up to 50% of the project’s costs.

  • Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative 

    Natural resources Canada
    Repayable contribution of up to $5 million to install alternative refuelling stations—including electric, natural gas and hydrogen— across Canada.

  • Emissions Reduction Fund 

    ​Natural Resources Canada
    You could get a loan for your conventional or offshore oil or gas firm to help keep your workers in the field during COVID-19, and to support your investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to comply with provincial requirements or federal methane regulations.

  • Environmental Solutions 

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

  • 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.

  • Productivity innovation – Financing (in French only)

    ​Investissement Québec
    ​Do you have a Quebec business and want to introduce innovative initiatives to drive competitiveness and accelerate growth? You could receive financial aid from Investissement Québec to implement them.

  • Réseau des SADC et CAE (Network of CFDCs and CBDCs) 

    ​Réseau des SADC et CAE
    ​If you live in a rural region of Quebec, you could access business counseling, financing and training to start or grow your business.

  • Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program 

    ​Natural Resources Canada
    Get a repayable contribution of up to $50 million for a project that involves renewable energy, an emerging technology, or grid modernization, and covers up to 10%, 30% and 50% of the project costs for each of these 3 streams, respectively.

  • Women Entrepreneur Program 

    Farm Credit Canada
    Get access to financing, as well as resources designed specifically to help you develop your skills as you start or grow your business.

Wage subsidies

  • 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).

  • BioTalent — Science and Technology Internship — Green jobs 

    BioTalent Canada
    ​Get up to $25,000 per intern hired in roles in the natural resources sectors, including the fields of energy, forestry, and minerals and metals as well as earth sciences (or up to $32,000 for youth hired who are furthest from employment).

  • Canada Green Corps 

    United Nations Association in Canada
    ​You can apply for a wage subsidy to hire a youth for a project that reduces your organization’s environmental footprint or increases sustainability.

  • Clean Foundation — Science Horizons Youth Internship 

    Clean Foundation
    Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for a positions that help combat climate changes and receive a subsidy of up to 50% of their salary, maximum $25 000 (80% for youth from employment equity groups).

  • Clean Leadership — Professional Internships 

    ​Clean Foundation
    Get a wage subsidy to cover up to 50% of the costs of hiring a professional intern for a minimum of 6 months, in a position with an environmental focus.

  • Clean Leadership — Summer Internships 

    ​Clean Foundation
    Get a wage subsidy to cover up to 60% of the costs of hiring a summer student for 9-15 week internships for clean tech and environmental projects.

  • ECO Canada – Youth Employment in Natural Resources 

    ​ECO Canada
    Get up to $22,500 to cover up to 75% of wages when you hire a professional under age 31 for full-time employment in an environmental position related to STEM (Engery, Forestry, Minerals/Metals, Earth Sciences).

  • ECO Canada — Science Horizons Youth Internship (SHI) 

    ECO Canada
    Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for an environmental science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) job and receive a subsidy up to $25 000 to cover up to 80% of their salary.

  • ECO Canada — Student Work Placement Program 

    ​ECO Canada
    If you’re working on an environmental project, you could get connected with a post-secondary student in STEAM or business and a subsidy to cover 75% of their salary up to $7,500 for a maximum of 16 weeks.

  • Science and Technology (S&T) Internship Program - Green Jobs 

    ​Natural Resources Canada
    ​If your business is in the geomatics, geology, mining, forestry or energy industry, you could get money to hire a recent graduate of natural sciences.

  • Transportez vert — Ecodriving Training 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    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.

Grants, contributions and financial assistance

  • 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 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.

  • Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program — Access to Capital (in French only)

    National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association (NACCA)
    Get a non-repayable contribution of up to $99,999 for business planning, acquisitions, expansion, domestic or export marketing, new product or process development, introducing new technologies and more.

  • 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.

  • Advisory Services Program – stream 1 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
    You could get up to $40,000 to cover a maximum of 85% of eligible costs to access consulting services through specific providers to make your agri-business more competitive.

  • 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.

  • Advisory Services Program – stream 3 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
    If you’re part of a research centre, the Agriconseils network, or another provincially recognized organization offering advisory services to agri-businesses, you could get up to $250,000 to cover a maximum of 85% of eligible costs for projects that carry out research, support the development of networking opportunities, or for other activities that support the next generation of farmers.

  • Agri-Food Action/Prevention — Stream 1 

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • AgriAssurance Program — National Industry Association 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Up to $1 million over five years for not-for-profit organizations to help industry develop and adopt systems, standards and tools to support health and safety claims about Canadian agricultural and agri-food products.

  • AgriAssurance Program — Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get up to $50,000 to implement third-party assurance certification projects that will help your company address international market requirements.

  • AgriCompetitiveness Program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    National associations and Indigenous groups can apply for up to $5 million over 5 years to cover 50% of the costs of activities that help the agricultural sector to leverage, coordinate and build on existing capacity; enhance safety; adapt to changing commercial and regulatory environments; seize new opportunities; share best practices; and provide mentorship opportunities.

  • AgriDiversity Program 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Not-for-profit organizations can get up to $1 million in funding over 5 years for projects that help under-represented groups (youth, women, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities) to pursue entrepreneurship, leadership and careers in agriculture and agri-food.

  • AgriInsurance 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you are an agricultural producer facing significant revenue declines due to COVID-19, the interim insurance payments you receive from the government could increase from 50% to 75%, in accordance with the delivery of the program in your province/territory.

  • AgriInvest 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    ​Get up to $15,000 in matching contributions to set aside savings if you are an agricultural producer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • AgriStability — Québec 

    La Financière agricole
    If your production margin falls below 70% of your reference margin, leading to a large decline in your farm income, get a payment of 75% of the difference.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assistance for Businesses in Regions Under Maximum Alert 

    ​Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    If your business is located in a Quebec 'red zone' and has closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, get a non-repayable loan to cover up to 80% of eligible core operating costs to a maximum of $15,000/month of closure.

  • 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.

  • 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 — Analysis 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get up to $50,000 to cover up to 50% of the project costs to determine potential measures for converting fossil fuels to bioenergy, and to determine the cost of implementing them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boosted support from Nutrition North Canada 

    ​Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
    Get a subsidy to help lower the high costs associated with stocking and shipping various personal hygiene products and nutritious food to the North, including product purchasing costs, transportation, insurance and overhead. These savings can then be passed on to your customers.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • COVID-19 — Canada Seafood Stabilization Fund — CED for Quebec regions 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If you are a Quebec business working in fish, seafood or aquaculture processing or packaging, you can get financial help to find storage solutions, invest in equipment for plant operations, and respond to new market demands.

  • CanExport Innovation 

    ​Global Affairs Canada, Trade Commissioner Service
    Get up to $75,000 to cover up to 75% of eligible expenses associated with commercializing your technology abroad.

  • 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 — 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 Community Revitalization Fund - Quebec 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Your NPO, municipality, community group or Aboriginal community has community infrastructure improvement projects? you could receive up to $750,000 to carry them out.

  • 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 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 Cultural Spaces Fund 

    Canadian Heritage
    Get funding for up to 50% of the costs of construction or renovation of physical spaces used for arts and heritage related creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition.

  • 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 Digital Adoption Program — Boost your business technology — Digital Advisors 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development
    Digital Advisors will work with eligible SMEs to develop digital adoption plans tailored to the needs of the client.

  • Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    If your business has been impacted by COVID-19, you could get a retroactive rent subsidy that covers up to 65% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $75,000 per business location, and $300,000 in total for all locations, with additional amounts for temporary closures. 

  • 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.

  • 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 Recovery Benefit 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency

    Get up to $500 per week for up to 38 weeks if you lost regular income due to COVID-19, are actively looking for work, and aren’t eligible for Employment Insurance.

  • Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency

    Get up to $500 per week for up to 38 weeks, per household, if you haven’t been able to work for at least 50% of your normal work week because you are caring for children or other dependent family members.

  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    Get up to $500 per week for two weeks if you are employed or self-employed and need to take time off because you’re sick or need to self-isolate.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Community Interaction Program — Awareness-raising 

    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Get up to $100,000 in funding for an awareness project arising from a specific environmental issue that target a particular group in the community and lead to concrete short-term actions.

  • Community Interaction Program — Restoration and/or protection of biodiversity 

    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Get up to $200,000 in funding for a restoration project arising from a specific environmental issue that helps conserve biodiversity and improve water quality in the St. Lawrence ecosystem.

  • Community Interaction Program — Study projects 

    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Get up to $25,000 in funding for a study project pertaining to a specific environmental issue with the aim of identifying concrete actions to be taken in the field.

  • Community Interaction Program — Study/action projects 

    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Get up to $200,000 in funding for a study and action project pertaining to a specific environmental issue with the aim of identifying concrete actions to be taken in the fields.

  • Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program 

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    If you are a civilian employer of reservists or a self-employed reservist, get financial assistance to offset operational costs you incur when reservists deploy on full-time operational duty, both domestically and abroad.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Literacy Exchange Program 

    Science and Economic Development Canada
    Apply for funding for your not-for-profit organization to provide digital literacy initiatives at no cost to under-represented groups in the digital economy.

  • Digital Skills for Youth Program 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Get a subsidy of up to $30,000 to cover the wages and associated training costs when you hire a post-secondary graduate 15 to 30 years old. You must provide the intern with digital and soft-skills experiences that will prepare them for the workplace.

  • 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).

  • Digital Strategy Fund — Public Access to the arts and citizen engagement 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get up to $250,000 (single-phase) or $500,000 (multi-phase) for initiatives that improve the public’s access, engagement and participation in the arts through digital means, if you are an artist, group or arts organization.

  • 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.

  • Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund 

    ​Infrastructure Canada
    ​You can apply for funding to build, repair or replace community infrastructure that has been, or could be, damaged due to natural disasters.

  • 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.

  • EI for fish harvesters and sharespersons 

    ​Government of Canada
    If you are a self-employed fish harvester or a sharesperson looking for work, you could access EI benefits of $500/week on the basis of insurable earnings (minimum $2,500) from previous seasons.

  • 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 — 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.

  • 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.

  • Emergency financial aid from the AFC 

    Actors Fund of America
    Are you an entertainment industry professional (television, film, music, theatre, dance) and need financial assistance to help you cover essential bills and expenses? The AFC may be able to help.

  • Employment stabilization 

    Emploi Québec
    Get up to $5,000 to cover up to 50% of wages for staff whose jobs have been stabilized, when you find ways to extend the working season.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Environmental Damages Fund 

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

  • 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 — Professional Development for Artists 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re an artist, curator or part of an artist group or collective, you could get up to $10,000 towards career advancement opportunities, like training, mentorship, or workshops.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Assistance Program for the Development of Private Woodlots 

    Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
    Existing forestry companies in Quebec can get assistance in varying amounts for technical and silvicultural work and certification activities on private woodlots.

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

    Tourisme et loisirs
    Are you planning to hold a festival or tourist event between November 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021 or between May 1 and October 31, 2021? The financial aid program for festivals and tourist events may interest you.

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

    ​Tourisme et loisirs
    Are you planning to hold a festival or tourist event between November 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021 or between May 1 and October 31, 2021? 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.

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

    ​Tourisme et loisirs
    ​Are you planning to hold a festival or tourist event between November 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021 or between May 1 and October 31, 2021? The financial aid program for festivals and tourist events may interest you.

  • Financial support for aspiring farmers 

    La Financière agricole
    Get up to $50,000 to work an existing farm or start a new business.

  • Financing from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec 

    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
    Is your company affected by the measures to fight COVID-19? You could have access to $4 billion in funding from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

  • First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program (Not-for-Profit Sector) 

    Indigenous Services Canada
    Get a contribution to develop projects to help First Nations and Inuit youth acquire essential employment skills and learn about job and career options.

  • First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program (Private Sector) 

    Indigenous Services Canada
    Get a contribution to develop projects that helps First Nations and Inuit youth acquire essential employment skills and learn about job and career options.

  • Fish Harvester Grant 

    ​Service Canada
    If your fish harvesting business isn’t eligible for the Canada Emergency Business Account, you could get the equivalent in funding up to $10,000 to cover non-deferrable business costs.

  • 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.

  • 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 Écoleader – business 

    ​Fonds Écoleader

    Get up to $40,000 to adopt eco-friendly practices and up to $60,000 to adopt clean technologies, covering up to 75% of eligible project costs.

  • Fonds Écoleader – business collaboration 

    ​Fonds Écoleader
    Get up to $300,000 to adopt eco-friendly practices and up to $500,000 to adapt clean technologies, covering up to 50% of eligible project costs. Projects must promote greater cost-per-enterprise efficiency.

  • Foreign Credential Recognition Program 

    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Your NPO could receive financing to create and implement processes and tools to recognize training and skills acquired abroad.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Help for community media operations 

    Culture et des Communications
    Do you produce community media through print, Internet, radio or television? You can get funding to diversify the kind of Quebec regional information you offer, and to promote community participation in activities that improve the social fabric, such as recruitment, networking, and volunteering.

  • 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.

  • INNOV-R 

    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.

  • Indigenous Community Business Fund — Stream 2 

    ​Indigenous Services Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to cover eligible operating costs if your Indigenous business has experienced a significant reduction in revenues due to COVID-19.

  • 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.

  • Industry audit 4.0 (in French only)

    Investissement Québec 
    Receive up to $30,000 for the digital transformation of your business.

  • Innovation Guelph — Rhyze Up! Program 

    Innovation Guelph
    You can get access to experts and leadership coaching to boost business momentum. Program provides mentorship, subsidy based project work.

  • 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.

  • Innovative Solutions Canada 

    ​Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    ​Receive funding to start, grow or market yourself with an innovative solution.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program — COVID-19 Resilience stream 

    ​Infrastructure Canada
    Get funding in varying amounts to cover eligible costs up to $10 million for quick-start projects such as retrofits, repairs, upgrades and disaster mitigation in response to COVID-19.

  • 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.

  • Job integration contract 

    Emploi Québec
    Get salary support and reimbursement of certain additional expenses necessary for the integration and employment of a person with a disability.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Local Food Infrastructure Fund 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
    Your not-for-profit organization could get funding to improve access to safe, healthy and culturally-diverse food and to promote environmentally sustainable food systems while supporting local communities.

  • MTL Resto Relief Fund 

    ​MTL Resto Relief Fund
    ​Do you work in a restaurant, café or bar and want to receive financial aid after losing your job? The MTL Resto Relief Fund can help.

  • MUSICACTION 

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

  • Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get financial assistance to help increase domestic demand for Canadian turkey and chicken products through promotional activities. These activities can include product demonstrations, on-farm food safety and traceability programs, animal care programs, market research, and more.

  • Mass layoff (in French only)

    ​Emploi-Québec
    If you plan to lay off more than 50 people, you could receive technical and financial assistance to set up a reclassification assistance committee.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PME MTL – Créavenir 

    PME MTL
    If you are less than 35 years old and starting a business on Montreal Island, get financial assistance of up to $10,000 — 30% of which is a subsidy, and 70% of which is a loan.

  • PME MTL – New Community Businesses 

    PME MTL
    Your new community-based venture may be eligible to receive $23,000 in loans and subsidies.

  • PME MTL – Social Initiatives 

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

  • PME MTL – Subsidies to support social economy initiatives 

    ​PME MTL
    Get a non repayable contribution of up to $50,000 to cover up to 80% of the costs of undertaking an innovative social economy project from planning stage to growth.

  • PME MTL – Young Business 

    PME MTL
    Get up to $15,000 to help with your start-up and growth.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 — 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 — Ecocentre network optimization - Stream 1 

    ​Recyc-Québec
    ​Get up to $100,000 in funding to cover up to 70% of the expenses related to the implementation of a new ecocentre that must accept, sort at source and promote the reuse, recycling or recovery of various wood residues.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Regional tourism partnership agreement – stream 1 

    ​Ministère du Tourisme
    You could get a non-repayable grant to adapt areas for tourists and employees to new Government of Quebec health measures.

  • Regional tourism partnership agreement – stream 2 

    ​Ministère du Tourisme
    You could get assistance in the form of a grant for collaborative projects that help tourism SMEs adapt to new Quebec government health measures in response to COVID-19.

  • Regional tourism partnership agreement – stream 3 

    ​Ministère du Tourisme
    You could get a non-repayable grant to cover eligible costs of projects in one of 7 categories, including festivals and events, accommodation, consultation services, digital business development, and more.

  • 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.

  • Retail business renovation subsidy 

    City of Montréal
    ​If you are the owner of a commercial building in Montreal, you could obtain a grant to modernize the layout of your business.

  • Roulez Vert — Multi-unit building charging station rebate 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    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 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    Does your organization operate a road fleet? Get a rebate of up to $8,000 on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle, depending on its type and condition.

  • Roulez Vert — Used vehicle rebate 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    Get up to $4,000 to purchase an all-electric, used vehicle for your business, from a list of eligible vehicles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund 

    Public Safety Canada
    Search and rescue organizations can apply for funding for projects that improve search and rescue response or prevention and align with national priorities, such as training programs, equipment purchases, R&D projects, prevention or awareness campaigns, or multijurisdictional exercises.

  • Short-term compensation fund for Canadian audiovisual productions (in French only)

    ​Telefilm Canada
    Get funding to cover eligible expenses if you've had to interrupt production of more than one day of filming, or abandon production prior to the end of filming, due to a diagnosis or outbreak of COVID-19 on the set.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Subsidy for universal access to businesses 

    ​City of Montreal
    ​If you want to improve the accessibility of your business premises in Montreal, you could get a grant to offset eligible costs.

  • Support for Indigenous SMEs and AFIs 

    ​Government of Canada
    If you operate a small or medium-sized Indigenous business that has been negatively affected by COVID-19, you could get a short-term, interest-free loan up to $30,000 or a non-repayable contribution up to $10,000 through an Aboriginal Financial Institution.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Support for the purchase of a first commercial fishing business (in French only)

    MAPAQ
    Are you thinking of acquiring your first fishing business? If so, you may be eligible for financial support to do so.

  • 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 — Sector Innovation and Development 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    If you’re an artistic group, organization or collective, you could get up to $50,000 towards activities like implementing new technologies, publishing a critical magazine, or creating opportunities for networking, collaborating or organizing conferences.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Technoclimat Program 

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

  • Temporary assistance in the audiovisual sector (film and television) (in French only)

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)
    Do you work in preproduction, production, postproduction or dubbing for the film and television industry? This program can help you resume your activities.

  • 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?

  • Tourist establishment accessibility program 

    ​Kéroul
    ​This program provides financial assistance to tourism enterprises wishing to improve their infrastructures to make them accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Transportez vert — Coaching 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    Get financial assistance of up to $100,000 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 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    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.

  • Transportez vert — DC fast charging station 

    ​Transition économique Québec
    Get financial assistance of up to $60,000 to acquire and install direct current (DC) fast charging stations to promote vehicle fleet electrification.

  • Transportez vert — Technology Acquisition 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    Get financial assistance of up to $100,000 to acquire technologies or vehicles that reduce fuel consumption and GHG emissions in the transportation of goods and passengers. The assistance is offered mainly for light trucks, low-speed vehicles, and buses that aren't being used for public transportation.

  • Union Training and Innovation Program — Innovation in Apprenticeship 

    ​Employment and Social Development Canada
    Get financial assistance to support innovation and broad-based partnerships for new ways of training that help apprentices, particularly those in underrepresented groups, become certified journeypersons.

  • Valorisation Jeunesse — Place à la relève (in French only)

    Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration
    ​Would you like to help train the next generation of workers by offering summer internships? If so, you could receive financial assistance and advice for hiring young Montrealers.

  • 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.

  • Workforce training measure 

    Emploi Québec
    Get a contribution of up to 50% in training costs to support the development of the professional skills of your workers and to counter the risk of job loss.

  • Young Volunteers 

    ​Gouvernement du Québec
    ​If you are between 16 and 29 years old, you could get financial and technical support to help you create your business or become self-employed.

  • Youth Employment and Skills Program 

    Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
    If you’re a producer or food processor who is in need of extra labour, get a subsidy to cover at least 50% of wages to a maximum of $14,000/employee, as well as $5,000/employee for relocation costs, when you hire youth to work on agricultural projects.

  • ÉcoPerformance Program — Analysis stream 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    Up to $300,000 to cover 75% of the costs of conducting a complete analysis of opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • ÉcoPerformance Program — Energy management stream 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    Up to $310,000 to cover 50% of the costs of implementing an energy management system in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • ÉcoPerformance Program — Implementation stream 

    Transition énergétique Québec
    Up to $5 million per project and maximum of $10 million per year per site for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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