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Name Of GrantDescriptionDepartmentLinkGrant TypeStackableEOI DeadlineApplication Close Dateapplication_hfilter
Scholarships Details

Merit-based scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral studies.

Government of Canadawww.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/scholarships.htmlBursaryNot Specified Open 22/09/2020closed_application
Research Support Fund Details

This fund assists Canadian postsecondary institutions and their affiliated research hospitals and institutes with expenses associated with managing the research funded by the three federal research granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC).

Government of Canadawww.rsf-fsr.gc.ca/apply-demande/index-eng.aspx#eligibilityGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
College-Industry Innovation Fund – Stream 1: Research Infrastructure Details

Under this funding stream, we seek proposals that enhance existing applied research and technology development capacity in colleges across all domains of applied research and technology development.

 

Canada Foundation for Immigrationwww.innovation.ca/awards/college-industry-innovation-fund#tab-stream-1nbspndash-research-infrastructureGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Team Grant: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions Details

This funding is to support a collaborative and interdisciplinary strategy on inflammation and to develop solutions for prevention and treatment response.

$750,000 grant paid over 3 years.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=3291&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=trueGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Team Grant: Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North Details

This program is to support research that will provide a deeper understanding of food security and climate change in the Canadian North, with a focus on Indigenous (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) populations, and support the development of effective approaches, programs and policies to address this issue.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=3269&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=trueGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions Details

Team Grants in Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions will support multi-disciplinary research to better understand the underlying causes and pathophysiology of diabetes, and develop improved prevention and treatment approaches for diabetes.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=3267&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=true#eligibilityGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Planning and Dissemination Grants – ICS Details

The objectives of this funding are to support planning activities, partnership development and to increase understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research; and to support dissemination activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate audiences.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=3209&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=true#objectiveGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Hepatitis C Research Details

This funding opportunity will support a national collaborative research program in the area of Hepatitis C prevention.

Grant up to $4.5 million for 5-year project

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=3235&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=trueGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Health System Impact Fellowship Details

The HSI Fellowship provides doctoral and postdoctoral awardees, both referred to as fellows, with a paid experiential learning opportunity within the health system and related organizations where they will dedicate the majority of their time towards a co-developed program of work that advances the organization’s impact goals and contributes to improved health system performance.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=3203&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=trueGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
ECIs in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health Details

This funding opportunity is a collaboration between two CIHR institutes with a goal to build research capacity, generate new knowledge, and support knowledge exchange and translation in maternal, reproductive, child, and youth health by funding operating grants to early career investigators.

Grant of $35,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Must be matched 1:1 with non-federal financial sources.

Cannot be combined with other sources of government funding over 50% of project cost.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=3207&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=trueGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Cannabis and Mental Health Details

The purpose of this current funding opportunity is to strengthen the evidence base and expand cannabis research related to mental health, to build cannabis-related research capacity and/or to inform the development of future large-scale research projects. This includes research into the relationship between cannabis use and the mental health of Indigenous Peoples.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=3223&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&next=1&all=1&masterList=trueGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Connection Grants Details

These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage in research issues of value to those participating.

Government of Canadawww.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/connection_grants-subventions_connexion-eng.aspxGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
The Canada Apprentice Loan Details

This initiative aims to help individuals complete an apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.

Up to $4,000 loan

Employment and Social Development Canadawww.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/apprentices/loan.htmlLoanYESOpen On Going open_application
Apprenticeship Completion Grant Details

This grant is given only once to registered apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship training program and get their journeyperson certification in a Red Seal trade.

$2,000 grant

Employment and Social Development Canadawww.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/apprenticeship-completion-overview.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) Details

The AIG is a taxable cash grant for individuals registered with their provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice is a designated Red Seal trade.

Employment and Social Development Canadawww.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/apprenticeship-incentive-overview.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Apprenticeship Grant for Women Details

Grants to support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented.

$3,000 to $6,000 grant per year

Eligibility: Self-identifying women registered in a designated Red Seal trade having low female representation

Employment and Social Development Canadawww.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/apprenticeship-incentive-women-apply.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy Details

Financial assistance to support Inuit students pursuing post-secondary education.

Maximum $75,000 per year for full-time students

Indigenous Services Canadawww.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1578850688146/1578850715764GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada Student Grants and Loans Details

Grants and loans help students pay for their post-secondary education.

Grants and loans calculated by province or territory

Employment and Social Development Canadawww.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/grants-loans.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease Details

As part of Canada’s tobacco strategy, interventions under this program stream will target smoking as a common risk factor for chronic diseases.

Minimum $200,000 per project up to a maximum of $5,000,000 of funding

Projects must be matched from non-taxpayer funded sources at a ratio of 1:1

Health Canadawww.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/funding-opportunities/multi-sectoral-partnerships-promote-healthy-living-prevent-chronic-disease.htmlGrantNOOpen On Going open_application
Infectious Disease and Climate Change Fund Details

This fund addresses the impact of climate change on human health.

Health Canadawww.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/funding-opportunities/infectious-diseases-climate-change-fund.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Official Language Health Program Details

Focused on compassionate care, the Official Languages Health Program (OLHP), launched in 2003, aims to improve access to health services for official language minority communities (OLMCs).

Micro-grants up to $1000

Health Canadawww.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/health-canada-official-languages-health-contribution-program.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
The Health Care Policy Contribution Program Details

The Program supports the federal government’s commitment to maintaining a strong and effective publicly funded health care system through the development of policies and strategies to address identified health care system priorities, including palliative and end-of-life care, home care, mental health, health care system design and optimization of the health workforce.

Eligible projects improve the accessibility, quality, sustainability, and accountability of the healthcare system.

Health Canadawww.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/health-care-policy-contribution-program.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
RCMP Family Violence Initiative Fund Details

This fund helps communities respond to relationship and family violence and victim issues.

Royal Canadian Mounted Policewww.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/relationship-violence/rcmp-family-violence-initiative-fundGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Victims Fund – Provincial Territorial Program Funding Details

Assist in the implementation of federal and provincial/territorial legislation for victims of crime, particularly provisions of the Criminal Code.

Department of Justicewww.justice.gc.ca/eng/fund-fina/f_11.htmlSubsidyNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canadian Family Justice Fund: Projects Component Details

This program contributes financial assistance for family justice activities that inform Canadians about family law topics such as parenting arrangements and child/spousal support. It also supports the development of new ways to improve access to family justice.

Department of Justicewww.justice.gc.ca/eng/fund-fina/famil/proj.htmlBursaryNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund Details

This program aims to increase the capacity of the justice system and its stakeholders to offer justice services in both official languages.

Department of Justicewww.justice.gc.ca/eng/fund-fina/f_02.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Community-Based Tenant Initiative Details

This program supports the development, implementation, testing, and assessment of models, strategies, and tools to improve the justice system’s response to family violence. It also supports projects that raise public awareness of the issue and encourage public involvement in responding to family violence.

Department of Justicewww.justice.gc.ca/eng/fund-fina/form.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Federal Community Housing Initiative Details

Rental support for housing providers and their low-income tenants.

 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/nhs/federal-community-housing-initiativeSubsidyNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Community-Based Tenant Initiative Details

This program provides small contributions to local organizations that assist people in housing need.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/nhs/community-based-tenant-initiativeGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Shared Equity Mortgage Providers Fund Details

This program helps eligible Canadians achieve affordable home ownership. It aims to assist in the completion of 1,500 new units and help attract new providers of shared equity mortgages.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/nhs/other-cmhc-funding-opportunitiesLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) Details

Federal funds cost-matched by provinces and territories to improve access to affordable housing.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/developing-and-renovating/provincial-territorial-agreements/investment-in-affordable-housingLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Preservation Funding for Community Housing Details

Financial assistance to help housing providers complete preservation activities related to the sustainability of existing community housing projects.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/developing-and-renovating/funding-opportunities/preservation-fundingLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Seed Funding Details

This program supports affordable housing through two funding streams: one for new construction/conversions, and one to preserve existing community housing projects.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/developing-and-renovating/funding-opportunities/seed-fundingLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
National Housing Strategy – Rental Construction Financing Details

Low-cost loans encouraging the construction of sustainable rental apartment projects across Canada.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/nhs/rental-construction-financing-initiativeLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
National Housing Strategy – Co-Investment Fund – New Construction Details

This fund provides low-cost loans and capital contributions for building new affordable housing shelters, transitional and supportive housing.

Projects must have support from another level of government.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/nhs/co-investment-fund---new-construction-streamLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) Details

The program provides a way for federal partners to coordinate their efforts and pool resources in support of Indigenous communities. This approach fills gaps in other funding programs that might create a barrier to Indigenous involvement in economic opportunities.

*Recipients do not apply directly for funding, Federal partners work with Indigenous communities to identify opportunities. Initiatives will be chosen by a committee.

 

Indigenous Services Canadawww.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1330016561558/1330016687171GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Northern REACHE Program Details

The Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity program (REACHE), funds renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and related capacity building and planning.

Indigenous Services Canadawww.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1481305379258/1481305405115GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Nation Rebuilding Program Details

This program provides funding to support activities that would facilitate their own path to reconstituting their nations.

Applications will reopen late 2020/early 2021.

Indigenous Services Canadawww.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1530815582699/1530815652516GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Lands and Economic Development Services Program: Operational Funding and Project-Based Funding Details

Operational (core) funding is available for economic development activities including capacity development, economic development planning, and development of proposals to raise financial resources

Indigenous Services Canadawww.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1472844971011/1472845103933GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program Details

This program provides funding for long-term climate monitoring projects in Indigenous communities.

 

Indigenous Services Canadawww.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1386699114943/1386699171938GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Indigenous Representative Organizations – Basic Organizational Capacity Funding Details

This program provides support towards the core operations of national provincial, territorial and/or regional representative Indigenous organizations and national women’s organizations representing the interest, issues, and concerns of their members.

Contributions up to $10 million, determined on a project-by-project basis

Indigenous Services Canadawww.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1386699114943/1386699171938GrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program Details

This program funds climate change adaptation projects in Indigenous and northern communities.

 

Indigenous Services Canadawww.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1481305554936/1481305574833GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program Details

This program funds First Nations and Inuit communities’ efforts to build capacity to adapt to the health impacts of climate change.

Indigenous Services Canadawww.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1536238477403/1536780059794GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program Details

This program supports Indigenous rights and responsibilities in protecting and conserving ecosystems, developing, and maintaining sustainable economies.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/indigenous-guardians-pilot-program.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Zero Plastic Waste Initiative Details

This initiative supports projects that use innovative approaches leading to measurable, positive impacts to reduce plastic waste and pollution in Canada.

Applications reopen in early 2021.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/programs/zero-plastic-waste-initiative.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk Details

This program funds projects that contribute directly to the recovery objectives and population goals of species at risk and prevent others from becoming a conservation concern.

Applicants must obtain non-federal contributions to obtain HSP funds.

Applications will reopen late 2020 or early 2021.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/programs/habitat-stewardship-species-at-risk.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Environmental Damages Fund (EDF) Details

The EDF helps to ensure that environmental good follows environmental harm by supporting projects with measurable outcomes in Canadian communities.

 

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/programs/environmental-damages-fund.html#toc7GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
EcoAction Community Funding Details

Funding to protect, rehabilitate, enhance, and sustain the natural environment.

Contributions up to $100,000 per project

Minimum 50% of project value must come from sources other than the Government of Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/ecoaction-community-program/potential-applicants.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Canada Nature Fund – Community-Nominated Priority Places (CNPP) for Species at Risk Details

This fund will support multi-partner initiatives in priority places where there are opportunities to protect and recover species at risk and their habitat through conservation action.

Contributions up to $500,000 per project.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/nature-legacy/fund/community-nominated-places-species-risk.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk Details

This program recognizes the need to consider Indigenous traditional knowledge in determining at-risk species as well as the development of protection and recovery measures. Supported projects proactively prevent conservation concerns.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/programs/aboriginal-fund-species-risk.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Documentary Heritage Communities Program Details

LAC provides $1.5 million each year to documentary heritage organizations across the country. The funding helps to ensure that Canada’s continuing memory is documented, preserved, and accessible.

Library and Archives Canada (LAC)www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/services/documentary-heritage-communities-program/Pages/before-you-apply.aspx#guidelinesGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Young Canada Works Details

YCW offers varieties of summer jobs and internships to job seekers and employers in the fields of heritage, arts, culture, and official languages.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works.htmlSubsidyNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Sport Support Program – Canadian Sport Centre Details

This program provides funding for programming that supports the development of Canadian athletes and coaches.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/sport-support/sport-centre/application-guidelines.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Sport Support Program – Innovation Initiative Details

This program funds organizations for the testing of innovative quality sport approaches in order to develop evidence-based solutions to improve sports participation.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/sport-support/innovation-initiative.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Sport Support Program – Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities Details

This program funds eligible organizations to deliver sport for social development projects in Indigenous communities in Canada.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/sport-support/social-development-indigenous-communities.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Odyssey – Language Assistant Program Details

Odyssey is a bilingual, paid work experience that provides opportunities for postsecondary students to travel to another province. English-speaking students can work in Quebec or New Brunswick, while French-speaking students can work in a province other than their own.

Eligibility: Canadian students or permanent residents with at least one year of postsecondary education.

Applications open in January 2021.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/odyssey.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Enhancement of Official Languages Program Details

This program promotes the full recognition of the use of English and French in Canadian Society.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/official-languages.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Development of Official Languages Communities Program Details

This program enhances the vitality of Canada’s English- and French-speaking minority communities and supports their development.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/official-languages.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Museums Assistance Program – Collections Management Details

This program provides funding for projects to improve knowledge, skills, and practices related to key museum functions.

Grants up to $200,000 per project

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/museums-assistance/collections-management/application-guidelines.htmlGrantYESOpen 01/11/2020closed_application
Museums Assistance Program – Indigenous Heritage Details

This component provides funding for projects related to the preservation, management, and presentation of Indigenous cultural heritage.

Grants up to $200,000 per project

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/museums-assistance/indigenous-heritage/application-guidelines.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Museums Assistance Program – Exhibition Circulation Fund Details

This component assists museums with costs related to the hosting of traveling exhibitions originating from another museum or from a federal heritage institution and the borrowing of artifacts from any of the National museums of Canada.

Grants up to $15,000

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/museums-assistance/exhibition-circulation/application-guidelines.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Museums Assistance Program – Access to Heritage Component Details

This program provides funding to heritage organizations for traveling exhibitions in Canada, to promote access to heritage across different geographic regions.

Grants ranging from $5,000 up to $200,000 – Up to $400,000 over 3 years

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/museums-assistance/application-guidelines.htmlGrantYESOpen 01/11/2020closed_application
Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program – Community Capacity Building Details

Eligible project objectives include: strengthening governance and building partnerships and capacity, building e-capacity and social media presence, establishing better communication strategies; and volunteer recruitment.

Grant up to $100,000

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/community-multiculturalism-anti-racism/community-capacity-building/application-guidelines.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program – Projects Component Details

The project component provides funding for community development, anti-racism initiatives, and engagement projects that promote diversity and inclusion. Eligible projects encourage positive interaction between cultural, religious, and ethnic communities in Canada; and promote the expression of Canadians’ multiple identities.

Grants up to $200,000; and contributions up to $2 million per project

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/community-multiculturalism-anti-racism/projects/application-guidelines.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program – Events Component Details

This program’s objectives include promoting intercultural understanding, promoting equal opportunities for all; and promoting citizenship, civic engagement, and a healthy democracy. The events component is seeking proposals that combat racism and discrimination directed towards Indigenous People and racialized women and girls.

Grant up to $100,000

No deadline, but proposal must be submitted 18 weeks prior to event.

 

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/community-multiculturalism-anti-racism/events.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Local Journalism Initiative Details

Supporting the creation of original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada.

Eligibility: Canadian news organizations

Canadian Heritagenmc-mic.ca/lji/about-lji/how-it-works/GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Listen, Hear Our Voices funding Details

Funding to digitize Indigenous culture and language recordings; and build the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to digitize and preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings.

Grants up to $100,000 depending on project size.

Eligibility: Indigenous organizations

Canadian Heritagewww.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/initiatives/listen/Pages/funding1.aspxGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research Details

Insight grants, Postdoctoral Fellowship Supplements, and Doctoral Award Supplements. The purpose of this funding is to promote Canadian research on the impacts of online disinformation.

Grants – up to $100,000

Eligibility: Students, postdoctoral scholars, individual researchers, and research teams affiliated with Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/online-disinformation/joint-initiative-digital-citizen-research/insight-grants.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Explore – Second Language Bursary Program Details

Explore is a five-week, intensive language immersion program that is offered during the spring or summer. The program provides opportunities for English-speaking students to study French, and for French-speaking students to study English.

$2,800 contribution for each participant to cover the costs of tuition fees, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/explore.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Exchanges Canada Details

This program helps youth to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Canada while connecting with other young Canadians. Participants can go almost anywhere in Canada.

Eligibility: Groups and Individuals Youth must be at least 12 years of age to participate in an exchange, and 14 years of age to participate in a forum.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/exchanges-canada.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Court Challenges Program (CCP) Details

The CCP will provide financial support for individuals and groups in Canada to bring cases of national significance to relate to certain constitutional and quasi-constitutional official language and human rights before the courts.

Funding available for the development of test cases, trial, motion to leave for appeal, appeal, and legal intervention costs.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/court-challenges-program.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Commemorate Canada Details

Commemorate Canada provides financial support to initiatives that commemorate Canada’s significant people, places, achievements, and life events.

Can be combined with other sources of government funding up to 100% of eligible expenses.

 

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/commemorate-canada/application-guidelines.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Celebrate Canada Details

Funding for activities organized on National Indigenous Peoples Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and Canada Day.

Grants and contributions up to $50,000 per year

Can be combined with other sources of government funding up to 100% of eligible expenses.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/celebrate-canada/application-guidelines.html#Application_deadlineGrantNot Specified Open 21/11/2020closed_application
Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program Details

Eligibility for domestic and international exhibitions so long as the Canadian public will have access to cultural and heritage objects.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/travelling-exhibitions-indemnification-program.htmlSecurityNot Specified Open 01/10/2020closed_application
Canada Music Fund Details

This fund helps the Canadian music industry meet new challenges. The CMF has four components: new musical works, collective initiatives, preservation, and music entrepreneurs which include publishing firms, sound-recording firms, and music industry national service organizations.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/music-fund/collective-initiatives.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada Media Fund Details

This fund supports the creation of popular, innovative Canadian content and software application.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/media-fund.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada History Fund Details

This fund supports the development of learning materials and activities that contribute to increasing Canadians’ knowledge about Canada.

Funding will cover up to 100% of eligible expenses

Can be combined with other sources of government funding up to 100% of eligible costs

Organization or educational institution must have a mandate with a focus on Canadian history, civic, or public policy.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/canada-history-fund/program-details.htmlGrantYESOpen 30/09/2020closed_application
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Strategic Initiatives Details

The Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund provides financial assistance for projects involving multiple partners that help arts and heritage organizations improve their business practices and diversify their revenues.

Funding up to $2 million.

Can be combined with other sources of government funding up to 100% of eligible costs.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/cultural-investment-fund/strategic-initiatives/application-guidelines.htmlCapital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives Details

The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) encourages private sector investment, partnership, and sound business practices to help arts and heritage organizations be better rooted and recognized in their communities. Ultimately, the CCIF will help to create an environment in which Canadians value and invest in arts organizations.

Grant up to $2 million

Grants must be matched equally by private donations

Eligibility: Publicly registered charities

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/cultural-investment-fund/endowment-incentives/application-guidelines.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations Details

The Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations component supports those rare instances where a professional arts organization faces the prospect of closure but there is a high degree of support for its continuation and a viable business/restructuring plan. Assistance through this component can enable an arts organization to restructure, so it can continue to contribute to the community it is serving.

The maximum amount of funding available cannot exceed the lesser of $250,000, or 25% of the total amount sought by the organization to restructure, from all funding sources.

Can be combined with other sources of government funding up to 75% of eligible costs.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/cultural-investment-fund/endangered-arts-organizations.htmlCapital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
Paid Postgraduate Internship Program Details

CCI offers paid postgraduate internships for one-year appointments.

Candidates must have graduated in the last five years and have recent relevant experience.

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute/services/canadian-conservation-institute-training-programs-internships/internship-programs/paid-post-graduate-internships.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canadian Arts Training Fund (CATF) Details

The CATF provides financial support for the ongoing operations of Canadian arts organizations that specialize in training artists for professional national or international artistic careers.

Grant – Up to $6 million per fiscal year.

Can be combined with other government funds up to 90% of eligible costs.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/canada-arts-training-fund/application-guidelines.html#a2GrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Canada Arts Presentation Fund Details

This fund provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series and organizations that offer support to arts presenters.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/arts-presentation-fund/programming-presenter-support-organizations.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Legacy Fund Details

The legacy fund component provides funding for community-initiated capital projects, intended for community use.

Grant up to $500,000

Can be combined with other sources of government funds up to 100% of eligible costs.

Projects must commemorate a significant local historical event or pay tribute to a significant local historical personality.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/building-communities/legacy-fund.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage – Local Festivals Details

The community anniversaries component provides funding to local groups for non-recurring local events, with or without a minor capital project.

Grant up to $200,000

Can be combined with other sources of government funds up to 100% of eligible costs.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/building-communities/anniversaries.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage – Local Festivals Details

The local festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans, or heritage performers. This includes the celebration of LGBTQ2+ communities and Indigenous cultural celebrations.

Grant up to $200,000

Can be combined with other sources of government funds up to 100% of eligible costs.

 

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/building-communities/festivals.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Athlete Assistance Program Details

The program supports high-performance Canadian athletes who are preparing for and participating in international sport.

Athletes must meet the eligibility requirements set by the AAP.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/athlete-assistance.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Idea to Innovation Grants Details

Get half the cost of your project covered when you partner with an eligible academic institution to help with research, development and beta testing of your technology or application prior to commercialization.

Program will cover up to a maximum of 50% of eligible costs.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canadawww.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/I2I-Innov_eng.aspGrantNot Specified Open 28/09/2020closed_application
Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program (NAEOP) Details

Get financial support covering up to 80% of the costs of a project that helps Indigenous communities improve their capacity to plan for, pursue, and participate in economic opportunities in the northern territories.

Program will cover a maximum of 80% of eligible costs.

Can be combined with a program from another government program for up to a total maximum of 100%

Eligibility: Indigenous organizations and governments

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agencywww.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1385486556734/1385486648146GrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Business Scale-up and Productivity Details

Get a financial contribution to help you scale up and expand, adapt, and commercialize innovative technologies and processes, or diversify your markets.

Program will cover up to a maximum of 50% of eligible costs.

Sometimes repayable.

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agencywww.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1544469202261/1544469251225LoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Futurpreneur Canada Side Hustle Details

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.

Futurepreneur Canadawww.futurpreneur.ca/en/get-started/side-hustle/LoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Innovative Solutions Canada Program Details

If you have an idea to solve a government challenge, your business could get up to $150,000 to develop a proof of concept and up to $1 million to develop a prototype if your proof of concept is approved.

Innovation, Science and Economic Developmentwww.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/00001.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Creative Export Canada Details

Funding to increase Canadian exports in audiovisual, design, interactive digital media, music, performing arts, publishing, and visual art projects, with an emphasis on innovative high-potential projects and partnerships.

Program will cover a maximum of 75% of eligible costs,

Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total maximum of 75%.

Eligibility: Projects that generate export revenues and help Canadian creative industries reach more people around the world.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/creative-export-canada.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
FinDev Canada Financing and Investment Details

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

FinDev Canadawww.findevcanada.ca/en/what-we-do/financing-and-investmentLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Details

Regardless if you are working from home, an academic in a lab or a scientist in a small or a major corporation, the IDEaS program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defense and security challenges.

Program will cover a maximum of 100% of eligible costs.

Department of National Defencewww.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/programs/defence-ideas.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Details

Get money to cover eligible expenses for non-commercial projects that improve women’s and girls’ economic security and prosperity, that encourage their participation, leadership, and decision-making roles, and that help end violence against women and girls.

Program will cover a maximum of 100% of eligible costs.

Can be combined with money from another program up to 100% of eligible costs.

Eligibility: Organizations in support of projects that address ending violence against women, improving women’s prosperity, and encouraging women in leadership roles.

Department for Women and Gender Equalitycfc-swc.gc.ca/fun-fin/wcf-fcf/index-en.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Accessible Technology Program Details

Funds to develop affordable and commercially viable new technologies that will improve access to the digital economy for persons with disabilities and increase their employability.

Program will cover a maximum of 80% of eligible costs.

Can be combined with money from another program up to 100% of eligible costs.

Eligibility: Canadian legal entities including for-profit organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and research institutes.

Innovation, Science and Economic Developmentwww.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/118.nsf/eng/00002.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Details

Get finding 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.

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/cultural-spaces-fund.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program Details

Financial support to civilian employers of reservists and/or self-employed reservists, to offset operational costs they incur when reservists employees deploy on full-time operational duty, both domestically and abroad.

 

Employment and Social Development Canadawww.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/employer-compensation-reservists-guide.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
CanExport Associations Details

Get a grant to undertake new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets or sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry.

Grant of $20,000 to $400,000

Program will cover up to 75% of eligible costs

Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total maximum of 75%

Eligibility: Canadian national trade organizations

Trade Commissioner Service, Global Affairs Canadawww.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/canexport/associations/index.aspx?lang=engGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Indigenous Forestry Initiative Details

Funding for clean technology, forest bioeconomy, environmental stewardship, and forest resource management projects in the forest industry that create economic development opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

Up to $1 million, non-repayable funding

Program will cover up to 100% of eligible costs

National Resources Canadawww.nrcan.gc.ca/science-data/funding-partnerships/funding-opportunities/forest-sector-funding-programs/indigenous-forestry-initiative/13125GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Tech Adoption Program Details

Get up to 90% of the funds required to implement market-ready clean processes, clean technologies, or sustainable practices, such as protocols and harvesting techniques.

Program will cover up to a maximum of 90% eligible costs

Can be combined with money from another program for a total maximum of 100%

To be eligible, you must be active in the fish and seafood sectors.

Fisheries and Oceans Canadawww.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/aquaculture/business-entreprises/factap-application-patppa-002-eng.htmGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Mitacs Accelerate International Details

Research grant of $15,000 (paid to Canadian university) to allow international researchers to collaborate with Canadian companies and faculty members.

Maximum $15,000 Non-repayable funding

Program will cover a maximum of 50% of eligible costs

Can be combined with money from another program for a total maximum of 50%

Program supports collaborations between interns, universities, and industry partners in Canada and abroad.

Mitacswww.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate/mitacs-accelerate-internationalGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program Details

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

Program will cover up to 50% of eligible costs

Can be combined with money from another program for a total maximum of 100%

Eligibility: First Nations and Inuit governments and organizations, First Nations schools or federal schools on reserve, not-for-profit associations, private sector employers

Indigenous Services Canadawww.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033627/1533125289674GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program Details

Get a contribution when you develop a project that creates summer jobs of at least 80 hours for First Nations and Inuit youth.

Program will cover up to 100% of eligible costs

Eligibility: First Nations and Inuit communities, governments, and organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and private sector employers

 

Indigenous Services Canadawww.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033610/1533125433575GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Loans and Advice for Kitikmeot Region Details

Start-up loans, term loans, business counseling, and business planning assistance for entrepreneurs.

Loans up to $250,000

Program will cover up to 100% of eligible costs

Eligibility: Companies operating in the Kitikmeot Region which includes Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, Taloyoak, Bay Chimo, and Bathurst Inlet.

Kitikmeot Community Futures Inc.www.kcfi.ca/serve.htmlLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BBDC Financial Assistance Details

Program will cover up to 100% of eligible costs

Eligibility: Commercially viable projects based in the Baffin region

Baffin Business Development Corporationwww.baffinbdc.ca/programs/LoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Small Tool Grants Details

Grants for carving tools or sewing machines that are needed by artists or craftspeople to create their products

Up to $1,000 for carving tools or $2,500 for sewing machines

Program will cover a maximum of 90% of eligible costs

Eligibility: Inuit artists and craftspeople

Kakivak Associationwww.kakivak.ca/en/bus_programsGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Industry Development and Training Program Details

Industry associations can get grants to cover the costs of improving the professional development and training of their members.

The program will cover a maximum of 65% of eligible costs.

Eligibility: Individuals, associations, and production companies working in film, television, and digital media in Nunavut

Nunavut Film Development Corporationnunavutfilm.ca/funding/funding-programs/GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
EDC – Structured and Project Finance Details

Are you taking 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.

Eligibility: Support is available for projects generating revenues of over $50 million with export activities outside of Canada.

Export Development Canadawww.edc.ca/en/solutions/financing/structured-project-finance.htmlLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
EDC – Direct Lending Program Details

Get a secured loan to help you expand internationally. You can use the loan to help finance equipment or facilities or establish a foreign affiliate. Lending amounts are based on the level of risk and the market involved.

Eligibility: Criteria varies around financial health, business plan, and other reports

Export Development Canadawww.edc.ca/en/solutions/financing/direct-lending.html?utm_source=innovation-canada&utm_medium=partner-site&utm_campaign=ac-kbs_partnership&utm_content=link_partner-referral_jan-20_eLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada Book Fund Publishers Business Development – Technology Internships Details

Contributions for internships in a technology role with a Canadian Book publisher

Up to $20,000 in non-repayable funding

Program will cover up to 90% of eligible costs

Can be combined with money from another government program up to a maximum of 100%

Eligibility: Companies working in publishing, distribution, marketing, wholesale or retail sectors representing Canadian authors

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/book-fund/support-organizations.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Canada Book Fund Support for Organizations – Internships Details

Contributions for internships in the book publishing, distribution, marketing, wholesale or retail sectors representing Canadian authors

Up to $22,500 (typically $15,000) Non-repayable funding

Program will cover up to 75% of eligible costs

Stackability: Can be combined with money from another government program up to a maximum of 100%

Eligibility: Companies working in publishing, distribution, marketing, wholesale or retail sectors representing Canadian authors

 

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/book-fund/support-organizations.htmlGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
NBCC Financial Support for Businesses in Nunavut Details

Loans for businesses with offices in Nunavut unable to secure financing from financial institutions.

Eligibility: Nunavut-based businesses

Nunavut Business Credit Corporationwww.nbcc.nu.ca/LoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Economic Opportunity Fund Details

Get grant funding for new equipment, safety gear, and marketing

Up to $10,000 in non-repayable funding

Applicants can receive a grant each year

Stackability: EOF grants can be combined with other funding

Eligibility: Tourism-based businesses operating in the six communities adjacent to the National Parks located in the Qikiqtani Region

Kakivak Associationwww.kakivak.ca/en/bus_programsGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Market Endowment Program Details

The program awards individual producers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to cover their costs to attend international markets, co-production conferences, or forums.

Up to $5,000 Non-repayable funding

Eligibility: Applicant must be a resident of Nunavut with at least one producer-related credits on a media project, and at least one film, television, or digital media project in development

Nunavut Film Development Corporationnunavutfilm.ca/funding/funding-programs/GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Nunavut Spend Incentive Program Details

Awards production companies a rebate on the total eligible costs for producing goods and services purchased and consumed in Nunavut.

Up to $25,000 Non-repayable funding

Only those eligible productions which spend more than $25,000 on goods and services consumed in Nunavut are eligible to apply for a rebate

Eligibility: Individuals and production companies working in film, television, and digital media in Nunavut

Nunavut Film Development Corporationnunavutfilm.ca/funding/funding-programs/GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Short Film Fund Details

Provides opportunities for emerging filmmakers to participate in a mentoring program that will provide up to $25,000, including the cost of mentoring services

Up to $25,000 Non-repayable funding

Projects must have a finished running time of under 30 minutes, be of SD/HD broadcast quality, and applicant must maintain copyright and creative and financial control over the project

Can be combined with Inuktitut Language Incentive of up to $5,000

Applicant must be resident of Nunavut and have no more than 60 minutes of on-screen credit

Nunavut Film Development Corporationnunavutfilm.ca/funding/funding-programs/GrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Entry-Level Experience Fund Details

Provides opportunities for exploring the potential for employment in the film, television, and digital media industry. Experiences can take various forms, such as specifically designed film camps, coordinated lecture series, film festivals, etc.

Up to $5,000 in non-repayable funding

The applicant must be a resident of Nunavut or a Nunavut based organization

Nunavut Film Development Corporationnunavutfilm.ca/funding/funding-programs/GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Story Telling Fund Details

Provides production companies and individual filmmakers the flexibility of greater diversification of activities not currently served by NFDC’s funding programs

Max: $7,500 grant

A bonus of 5% of the fund up to $1,500 is available for an original production

Can be combined with the Inuktitut Language Incentive of $1,500

Eligibility: Production companies incorporated in Nunavut or Canada whose primary activity is developing and producing film, television and/or digital media content. Individuals who are a resident of Nunavut committed to contributing professionally to the industry

Nunavut Film Development Corporationnunavutfilm.ca/funding/funding-programs/GrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Creative Content Development Fund Details

Projects grant to develop creative content for film, television and/or digital media

Up to $7,500 per project, Non-repayable funding

Eligibility: Content-creators in Nunavut

Nunavut Film Development Corporationnunavutfilm.ca/funding/funding-programs/GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Sivummit Grants to Small Businesses Details

Grants for pre-start-up, start-up, and business expansion, which can be combined with a business loan

Up to $25,000 in non-repayable funding

Program will cover a maximum of 90% of eligible costs

Eligibility: Inuit-owned businesses that are looking to establish or expand operations

Kakivak Associationwww.kakivak.ca/en/bus_programsGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Makigiaqvik Loans Details

Get secured term loans to establish or expand a business, which can be combined with a grant.

Loans up to $50,000

Program will cover up to a maximum of 100% of eligible costs

Eligibility: Inuit-owned businesses that require financing to establish or expand their business

Kakivak Associationwww.kakivak.ca/en/bus_programsLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Nunavut Business Investment Fund Details

Financial contributions to increase project equity in strategic sectors in Nunavut’s economy

This program will cover a maximum of 50% of eligible costs

Eligibility: Businesses majority-owned by Nunavut residents, municipalities, not-for-profit corporations, and societies. Municipalities and not-for-profits may access funding as well.

 

Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development and Transportationwww.gov.nu.ca/edt/programs-services/strategic-investments-programGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Loans and Equity Investments for Nunavut Startups and Expansion Details

Funding for commercially viable business start-up, expansion of acquisition projects in Nunavut for which companies have exhausted other financing sources.

Applicants must be capable of providing their own equity and loan amounts are based on the percentage of Inuit ownership.

Eligibility is evaluated on the financial viability of the project, the percentage of Inuit ownership, the benefits to the Inuit people of Nunavut, and utilization of financial resources from other sources.

Atuqtuarvik Corporation Financingatuqtuarvik.com/financing/information-applicantsLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
EDC – Buyer Financing Details

Get a loan guarantee to give your business a competitive edge and to reduce your risk of non-payment. Offer flexible repayment terms on loans for your international customers, covering their purchases from you, for transactions of less than $10 million.

Eligibility is determined by customer credit rating, transaction details, and other determining factors.

Export Development Canadawww.edc.ca/en/solutions/financing/buyer-financing.html?utm_source=innovation-canada&utm_medium=partner-site&utm_campaign=ac-kbs_partnership&utm_content=link_partner-referral_jan-20_eLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Student Work Placement Program Details

Subsidy to hire post-secondary students studying science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) for a placement.

Subsidy of $5,000 to $7,000 non-repayable funding

Program will cover up to a maximum of 70% of eligible costs

Eligibility: Employers that offer quality student work placements and create partnerships with colleges, universities, polytechnics, and CEGEPs to recruit students for placement

 

Employment and Social Development Canadawww.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/work-integrated-learning.htmlNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada Feature Film Fund Details

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

Stackability: Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total maximum of 100%

Telefilm Canadatelefilm.ca/en/financingLoanYESOpen On Going open_application
Canadian Industry Program Energy Conservation Details

Contributions to cover up to 50% of the costs of energy management projects or process integration, and computational fluid dynamics studies.

Up to $40,000 in non-repayable funding

Program will cover a maximum of 50% of eligible costs.

Stackability: Can be combined with money from this program with money from other government programs up to a total maximum of 75%

Eligible projects must be intended to improve industrial energy performance and reduce GHG emissions

Natural Resources Canadawww.mentorworks.ca/blog/government-funding/canadian-industry-program-energy-conservation-overview/GrantYESOpen On Going open_application
FACTOR Funding for the Sound Recording Industry Details

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

Program will cover up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs.

Stackability: Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total maximum of 100%

Eligibility: Musical artists, distributors, songwriters, publishers or other approved sound producers

Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR)www.factor.ca/our-programs/our-programs-overview/GrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth (HIIFNIY) Details

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

The subsidy covers mandatory expenses such as vacation pay, and well as employment insurance, pension plan, and workers’ compensation premiums. Sponsors must pay at least minimum wage for their province or territory.

Sponsors of youth trainees can include businesses, councils, and self-government entities. Sponsors can offer internships to First Nation and Inuit youth between the ages of 15 and 30.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporationwww.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/developing-and-renovating/developing-for-first-nations/housing-internship-initiative-first-nation-inuit-youthGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada Council for the Arts Grants and Prizes Details

Variety of funding available to artists and art-focused organizations in Canada

Eligible artists and organizations can apply 3 ways – by application, by nomination, or by grant application

Canada Council for the Artscanadacouncil.ca/funding/prizesGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
EUREKA Project Funding Details

Collaborate with SMEs, large companies, research centers, universities, and other innovators from over 40 economies from the EU, Europe, Israel, South Korea, Chile, and South Africa

Stackability: You can combine money from this program with money from other government programs up to a total maximum of 75%

Eligibility: Small or medium-sized businesses with 500 or fewer full-time equivalents, that are incorporated and for-profit

 

National Research Council Canadawww.eurekanetwork.org/countries/canadaGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program – Entrepreneurship and Business Development Fund (EBD) Details

Get a repayable financial contribution to cover up to 90% of eligible costs when your Indigenous-led organization undertakes a project to expand your business in one of the 3 northern territories.

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agencywww.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1396123434848/1396123576050LoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Youth Employment Placement Program Details

Get an intern for 12 months for an environmental job and receive a wage subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000)

Program will cover a maximum of 50% of their salary

ECO Canadawww.eco.ca/employment-programs/youth-placement/Grant, SubsidyNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Clean Tech Internships Details

Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for a cleantech job and receive a wage subsidy of up to 70% of their salary (maximum $15,000)

Program will cover a maximum of 70% of eligible costs

Stackability: Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total of 100% eligible costs

Eligibility: Employers working in clean technologies that support sustainable development and environmental improvement

Colleges and Institutes Canadacareerlauncher.ca/cleantech/Grant, SubsidyYESOpen On Going open_application
Genome Canada Funding Opportunities Details

Not-for-profit/academic institutions can find funding for R&D projects in genomics related to agriculture, energy, environment, fisheries, forestry, health, and mining

Max $3 million for approved project – A project’s eligible costs must be co-funded from eligible sources such that the co-funding is at least equal to Genome Canada’s contribution.

Stackability: Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total of 100% eligible costs

Genome Canadawww.genomecanada.ca/en/programs/large-scale-science/funding-opportunities/large-scale-research-project-competitions/2020GrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Soft Landing Program Details

Get up to $4,000 for your technology company to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment and connect with new partners abroad.

Stackability: Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total of 100% eligible costs

Eligibility: Qualified, mature start-ups and scale-ups exposure to business opportunities outside of Canada

Canadian Digital Media Networkcdmn.ca/program/soft-landingGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Applied Research and Development Grants Details

Collaborate with a college researcher on R&D of up to 3 years

Maximum $150,000 non-repayable funding

Program will cover up to 80% of eligible costs

To be eligible, a company partner must operate from a Canadian base and must be able to fully exploit the results of the applied research so that it will lead either to significant economic benefit to the company or Canada.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canadawww.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/professors-professeurs/rpp-pp/ard-rda_eng.aspGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Sustainable Development Technology Fund Details

Grant for pre-commercial technology that helps fight climate change, or deals with clean air, clean water, and clean soil

Up to $5 million, Non-repayable contribution

Program will cover a maximum of 40% of eligible costs

Stackability: Can be combined with another government program for a total maximum of 75%

Eligibility: SMEs advancing innovative technologies that are pre-commercial and have the potential to demonstrate significant and quantifiable environmental and economic benefits in the area of climate change and clean resources

Sustainable Development Technology Canadawww.sdtc.ca/en/apply/GrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Alliance Grants for R&D Projects Details

Get matching funds or in-kind resources of up to $1 million annually when you partner with a university researcher to work on an innovative project that creates benefits for Canada.

$20,000 to $1 million per year

Up to 100% of eligible costs for programs of 1 to 5 years

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

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canadawww.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/alliance-alliance/index_eng.aspGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
National Trade Corridors Fund Details

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

Contribution up to 50% eligible costs

Can be combined with a program from another government program for a total maximum of 100%

Eligibility: All government entities including Indigenous governments, private sector, and public sector companies, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, port authorities, national airport systems authorities

Transport Canadawww.tc.gc.ca/en/services/infrastructure/apply-ntcf-continuous-call/ntcf-applicant-guide.html#3.1Grant, Capital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
The Sky’s the Limit Challenge Details

The aviation industry is in need of a fuel that cuts pollution and fights climate change. Can you supply it?

Maximum $1 million, Non-repayable funding

Prize will be awarded only once to the first Canadian producer who meets the criteria – Sustainable fuel must meet all applicable aviation turbine fuel standards

Natural Resources Canadainnovation.ised-isde.canada.ca/innovation/s/list-liste?language=en_CA&token=a0B5W000000CYMEUA4GrantNot Specified Open 01/01/2021open_application
Funding to Support Canada’s Ocean Industries Details

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, defense, shipbuilding, and transportation.

Activities may include digital sensors and monitoring, autonomous marine vehicles, energy generation, automation, marine biotechnology, and marine engineering technologies.

Canada's Ocean Superclusteroceansupercluster.ca/ocean-startup-challenge/GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Digital Technology Supercluster Details

Get a grant to cover a portion of eligible expenses for a collaborative project in a wide range of industries including healthcare, communications, natural resources, technology, and transportation. 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.

List of eligible projects on website

Canada's Digital Technology Superclusterhttps://www.digitalsupercluster.ca/ GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
EDC – Women in Trade Investments Program Details

Get equity for your high-revenue women-led business in the form of direct investment or venture capital funds to grow and scale to new markets.

Eligibility: Women-owned and women-led companies with more than $1 million in revenue with accelerating export growth

Export Development Canadawww.edc.ca/women-in-tradeCapital FundingNot Specified Open On Going open_application
AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster (SCALE.AI)

Access resources, expert advice, and funding to cover up to 40% of eligible costs for collaborative projects that can accelerate the adoption of commercialization of AI for supply chains.

Up to 40% of eligible costs

Eligibility: At least one partner must be an SME, and at least one partner must be an adopter of the technology

 

Scale AIwww.scaleai.ca/acceleration/Capital FundingNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Support for the Publishing and News Sectors Details

Get support for your publishing or news organization to ensure that Canadians continue to get reliable information throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility: Canadian publishing and news companies

Canadian Heritagewww.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/news/2020/03/covid-19-the-government-of-canada-is-taking-action-to-support-the-publishing-and-news-sectors.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Supporting Businesses in the fight against COVID-19 Details

For a limited time, your small business could get increased funding to cover up to 75% of eligible project costs, instead of the usual 50% coverage, with a fast-tracked review and approval process for projects aimed at combating COVID-19. Additionally, you can hire post-secondary students to assist with the R&D activities or partner with a postdoctoral fellow for a new, year-long COVID-19 related research project.

75% of eligible project costs non-repayable

Mitacsdiscover.mitacs.ca/industry-covid-19/GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Support for Food Supply Chain Workers Details

If your farming, fish harvesting, or food processing business has temporary foreign workers arriving from abroad, and you are following recommended COVID-19 isolation guidelines, get $1,500 for each foreign employee so they can complete the mandatory 14-day isolation period.

$1,500 per employee non-repayable

Eligibility: Canadian businesses in the agri-food, aquaculture, and fisheries sector

Government of Canadawww.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/mandatory-isolation-support-for-temporary-foreign-workers-program/?id=1588186409721SubsidyNot Specified Open On Going open_application
NSERC Alliance COVID-19 Grants Details

Get a grant of up to $50,000 for one year to collaborate on a project that addresses coronavirus-related research and technical challenges

Non-repayable grant up to $50,000

Your eligible business must partner with at least one academic researcher or organization in the public or not-for-profit sectors, who must be involved in the process from input in design to using the expertise and/or the research results.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canadawww.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/COVID-19/index_eng.aspGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund: COVID-19 Details

The fund will help to mitigate the financial pressure experienced by businesses and organizations to allow them to continue their operations, and support projects by businesses, organizations, and communities to prepare now for a successful recovery.

Eligibility: Businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

Canada's Regional Development Agencieswww.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_07682.htmlCapital FundingNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Northern Business Relief Fund Details

Get a non-repayable grant to help with ongoing operational costs for up to 4 months, retroactive to April 1, 2020

Non-repayable grant minimum $2,500, maximum $100,000

Eligible if your business employs fewer than 50 people, and has experienced economic disruptions due to COVID-19

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agencywww.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1587153226618/1587153246025GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Capital Bridge Financing Program Details

If you operate a high-growth company that has been specifically impacted by COVID-19, you could get matched financing of at least $500,000 in the form of a convertible note if you are already backed by a qualified venture capital firm and have raised at least $500,000 in external capital.

Up to $500,000 in matched financing

Eligibility: Canadian companies backed by a qualified venture capital firm, have raised at least $500,000 before applying, and are impacted by COVID-19

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/bdc-capital/venture-capital/strategic-approach/pages/bridge-financing-program.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Supports through the First Nation and Inuit Health Branch Details

Get funding and support to update and test your First Nations community all-hazard/pandemic plans, as well as on-reserve emergency assistance services.

Eligibility: Eligible expenditures include, but are not limited to, infection prevention and control supplies, medical and emergency transportation, and health human resources

Indigenous Services Canadawww.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1584819394157/1584819418553GrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC – Support for entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 Details

If your business has been affected by COVID-19, and you are unable to secure financing from your bank, you could qualify to postpone your payments and/or get working capital loans of up to $2 million with flexible terms for a period of up to 6 months, as well as reduced rates on new eligible loans and other forms of industry-specific support.

Loans up to $2 million

Canadian Entrepreneurs – contact your financial institution for assessment

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/about/mediaroom/news_releases/pages/bdc-announces-additional-measures-provide-relief-canadian-entrepreneurs.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Financial Support for Indigenous Businesses Details

Funding will allow for short-term, interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions through Aboriginal Financial Institutions, which offer financing and business support services to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis businesses

Eligibility: Small and medium-sized Indigenous businesses and Aboriginal financial institutions

Support will be provided through Aboriginal Financial Institutions and administered by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association and the Metis capital corporations in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada

Government of Canadapm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/04/18/prime-minister-announces-support-indigenous-businessesGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Support for SMEs and Tourism Operators during COVID-19 Details

If the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your operations, contact your local Regional Development Agency to inquire about getting additional funding and support

Eligibility: Tourism operators or SMEs that have received RDA funding

Innovation, Science and Economic Developmentwww.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/07677.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Small Business Support Program Nunavut Details

Get funding for small business, entrepreneurship, and sustainable livelihood

Non-Repayable contribution up to $5,000

Eligibility: Nunavut Residents and business majority-owned by Nunavut Residents

Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development and Transportationwww.gov.nu.ca/economic-development-and-transportation/programs-services/small-business-support-programGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program (NAEOP) – Community Readiness and Opportunities Planning Details

Get financial support a project that helps Indigenous communities improve their capacity to plan for, pursue, and participate in economic opportunities in the northern territories.

Program will cover 80% of eligible costs

Can be combined with money from another government program for a total maximum of 100%

You can apply if you are: A First Nations or Inuit government or tribal council, an organization, corporation, association, cooperative, partnership or institution controlled by First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and non-status Indians (except those established for charitable or religious purposes), or a municipal corporation representing a majority Aboriginal population.

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agencywww.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1396121900938/1396122167871Grant, Capital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
BDC Newcomer Entrepreneur Details

Recent immigrants who arrived in Canada within the past 3 years can access capital to start their own company

Loans up to $50,000

Eligibility: Businesses in operation and generating revenue for at least 12 months, immigrated to Canada within the last 5 years

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/i_am/newcomer-entrepreneur/pages/default.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Women in Technology Venture Fund Details

Venture capital funding technology companies with women executives raising a minimum of $1 million in equity at the seed stage and up to $10 million at the growth stage

Eligibility: Tech companies with women in leadership roles

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/bdc-capital/venture-capital/strategic-approach/pages/women-tech-fund.aspxGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Business Transition Loan

Financing for the buyers of your business, so that you can get your equity out when selling or retiring

Program will cover a maximum of 100% of eligible costs

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/financing-transfer-a-business/pages/asset-based-financing.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Working Capital Term Loan Details

Get a loan to complement your line of credit in order to boost inventory and take advantage of supplier discounts

Program will cover a maximum of 100% of eligible costs

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/working-capital-financing/pages/working-capital-loan.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Buying a Business Loan Details

Get an asset-based loan to acquire an existing business or competitor or supplier’s business

Program will cover a maximum of 100% of eligible costs

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/financing-buy-a-business/pages/asset-based-financing.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan Details

Purchase assets, start exporting, pay start-up for franchise fees and replenish working capital

$350,000 for existing businesses or $250,000 for start-ups

Program will cover a maximum of 100% of eligible costs

Eligibility: Aboriginal person, or organization controlled by an Aboriginal person, community or government

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/i_am/aboriginal_entrepreneur/pages/default.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Startup Financing Details

Financing for new businesses in the start-up phase or first 12 months of sales for working capital, assets, marketing, start-up fees, consulting, and franchise fees

Eligibility: Canadian-based businesses established for the first time and in operation for at least 12 months

 

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/pages/financing-starting-a-business.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Commercial Real Estate Financing Details

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

Program will cover up to a maximum of 100% of eligible costs. Up to a 25 year repayment period

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/pages/commercial-real-estate-financing.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Technology Financing Details

Loans to invest in information and communications technology such as hardware, software, and related consulting services

Repayment period up to 6 years

Eligibility: Canadian tech companies or companies needing to buy new technology

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/pages/technology-financing.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Small Business Loan Details

Business loan to apply to various development costs – Up to $100,000 Loan

Repay loan over 5 years

Eligibility: Canadian-based businesses generating revenues for at least 24 months

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/pages/small-business-loan.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Enhanced Work-Sharing Program Details

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 them to work a temporarily reduced work week while receiving EI benefits.

Employees are paid directly a few weeks after you submit your first utilization report

Maximum duration: extended to 76 weeks

Eligibility: Businesses operating for at least 1 year, private or public enterprises with at least 2 employees

Employment and Social Development Canadawww.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing/notice-covid-19.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada Summer Jobs Details

Money to hire summer workers

From 50% to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage, depending on employer

Eligibility: Not-for-profit, public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer part-time employees

Employment and Social Development Canadawww.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.htmlGrant, SubsidyNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Protein Industries Supercluster Details

Grants for collaborative projects focused on creating, making, growing, or selling high-quality plant-based protein products

Funding limits: Up to 75% of eligible expenses

Eligibility: Companies involved in producing plant-based protein

Protein Industries Canadawww.proteinindustriescanada.ca/programGrantNot Specified Open 31/03/2021open_application
COVID-19: Emissions Reduction Fund Details

Loans for conventional or offshore oil or gas firms to keep workers in the field during COVID-19, and to support investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Government of Canadawww.nrcan.gc.ca/science-data/funding-partnerships/funding-opportunities/current-funding-opportunities/emissions-reduction-fund/22781LoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
BDC Oil and Gas Sector Financing Details

Loans for gas producers, oilfield service companies, and midstream providers

Loans between $15 million and $60 million

Funds to be used for operational cash flow and business continuity purposes

Eligibility: Canadian-based oil and gas companies and providers

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support-form.aspxLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Nutrition North Canada Details

Subsidy to help lower high costs associated with stocking and shipping various personal hygiene products and food to the North

Subsidy based on a determined rate

Eligibility: Communities that lack year-round surface transportation

Northern Affairs Canadawww.nutritionnorthcanada.gc.ca/eng/1415538638170/1415538670874SubsidyNot Specified Open On Going open_application
EDC Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) Guarantee Details

This program allows financial institutions to issue operating credit and cash flow term loans – Up to $6.25 million in loans

Eligibility: Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises

Accepting Applications at various financial institutions

 

Export Development Canadawww.edc.ca/en/campaign/bcap-guarantee.htmlLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Strategic Innovation Fund – Growth and Expansion – Stream 2 Details

Contribution to conduct firm expansion and growth – Minimum $10 million contribution

Up to 50% of eligible costs

Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total maximum of 75%

Innovation, Science and Economic Developmentwww.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/125.nsf/eng/h_00004.htmlGrant, Capital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) Details

Financial Assistance for SMEs renting property during COVID-19

Up to 50% of three monthly rent payments

Eligibility: Impacted businesses paying less than $50,000 per month in rent and have temporarily ceased operations or experienced a 70% drop in revenue

 

Government of Canadawww.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/covid19-cecra-small-businessGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) Details

This program provides term loans for the operational and liquidity needs of businesses impacted by COVID-19

Incremental credit amounts up to $6.25 million

 

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/pages/special-support.aspx?special-initiative=covid19LoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Details

Ensuring small businesses have access to the capital they need to see them through the current challenges

Interest-free loan up to $40,000

Eligibility: Canadian small business in operation as of March 1, 2020

 

Government of Canadaceba-cuec.ca/LoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Inclusive Diversification for Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth) Details

For Innovation and clean-tech, economic growth and diversification, and capacity development projects – Up to $2 million

Program will cover up to 80% of eligible costs.

Can be combined with money from another government program for a total maximum of 100%

Eligibility: Public and private businesses with an emphasis on those engaged in territorial economic development

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agencywww.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1385477070180/1385477215760Capital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
BDC Equipment Purchase Financing Program Details

Loan to purchase line machinery, equipment, specialized technology, commercial vehicles

Up to 125% of the purchase cost of new or used equipment

 

Business Development Bank of Canadawww.bdc.ca/en/financing/business-loans/pages/equipment-financing.aspxNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canada Small Business Financing Program Details

Access funds for lands, buildings leasehold improvements, and purchases of new or used equipment

Maximum $1 million

Eligibility: Start-ups and existing for-profit small businesses in Canada – company must have maximum annual revenues of $10 million

Accepting applications at most Canadian banks

Innovation, Science and Economic Developmentwww.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/csbfp-pfpec.nsf/eng/homeLoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) Details

Seed funding for research and development project expenses while working with a foreign partner in Brazil, China, India, Israel or South Korea

Max $600,000 – Up to 50% of eligible costs

Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total maximum of 75%

Eligibility: Canadian for-profit corporations engaged in developing technology

Trade Commissioner Servicewww.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/ciip-pcii/overview-apercu.aspx?lang=engCapital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
Stream 3 – Strategic Innovation Fund Details

Funding to establish new facilities and attract investment. Get a contribution for eligible expenses for projects that support, attract and retain new investment in industrial or technological facilities in Canada

Minimum $10 million

Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total maximum of 75%

Innovation, Science and Economic Developmentwww.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/125.nsf/eng/h_00004.htmlCapital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
Stream 1: R&D and commercialization Details

Contribution to support the expansion or material improvement of existing industrial or technological facilities, or projects – Min $10 million

Up to 50% of eligible costs

Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total maximum of 75%

Innovation, Science and Economic Developmentwww.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/125.nsf/eng/h_00004.htmlCapital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
Stream 5: National Ecosystems – Strategic Innovation Fund Details

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 a goal of promoting commercialization of your technology on a national level

Min $10 million Non-repayable contribution

Funding varies from 10% of project costs up to 50% in exceptional cases

Eligibility: For-profit and not-for-profit organizations in Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Developmentwww.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/125.nsf/eng/00017.htmlGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Advances Manufacturing Supercluster Details

Receive financial reimbursements when you collaborate with multiple partners on projects like advanced robotics, machine learning, 3D printing, and the Internet of things.

Up to 44.4% of costs on projects up to $20 million

Can be combined with money from another government program up to a total maximum of 55%

Eligibility: Canadian SMEs, academic institutions, and nonprofits that meet evaluation criteria

 

Next Generation Manufacturing Canadawww.ngen.ca/supercluster-projectsCapital FundingYESOpen On Going open_application
Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program (NAEOP) Details

Financial support to Aboriginal entrepreneurs, businesses, and commercial entities to expand business in the three territories

Repayable, interest-free contribution, maximum 90% of costs.

Can be combined with money from other government programs up to a total maximum of 100%

Eligibility: Aboriginal person, or organization controlled by an Aboriginal person, community or government

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agencywww.cannor.gc.ca/eng/1396123434848/1396123576050LoanYESOpen On Going open_application
CanExport for Businesses (SMEs) Details

Reimburse up to 75% of expenses related to developing export opportunities, especially in high-growth emerging markets

Min $10,000 Max $75,000 Non-repayable

Program will cover a max of 75% of eligible costs. Can combine with money from another government program up to a maximum of 75%.

Eligibility: For-profit organizations incorporated in Canada

Trade Commissioner Servicewww.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/canexport/sme-pme/index.aspx?lang=engGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Mitacs Research Program for Businesses Details

Stretch your $7,500 investment and expand R&D potential by collaborating with academic resources for your company’s complex research challenges

Minimum $15,000 research reward for contribution of $7,500 Non-repayable

Maximum of 67% of eligible costs.

Eligibility: For-profit and not-for-profit corporations operating in Canada. For-profit businesses operating outside Canada

Mitacs Acceleratewww.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate#businessGrantNot Specified Open On Going open_application
AgriInnovate Program Details

Repayable contributions for projects aimed at accelerating demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes, or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.

Up to $10 million in repayable contributions

Up to 50% of the cost of eligible projects

Money can be combined with other government programs for a total maximum of 75% of costs

Eligibility: For-Profit organizations incorporated in Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canadawww.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/agriinnovate-program/?id=1515682916298LoanYESOpen On Going open_application
Not Specified Open On Going
Entrepreneur Canada Start-Up Program Details

Loan for young entrepreneurs to get their start-up off the ground.

Loans up to $60,000

Eligibility: Aspiring Business owners aged 18-39

Futurepreneur and BDCwww.futurpreneur.ca/en/get-started/financing-and-mentoring/LoanNot Specified Open On Going open_application
Details

CanExport Innovation

Money for international commercialization.

Max $75,000 grant. Up to 75% of eligible expenses associated with commercializing your technology abroad. Can be combined with money from other government programs for a total maximum of 75%.

Eligibility: Small or medium enterprises, academic institutions, non-government research centres

Trade Commissioner Servicewww.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/tcs-sdc/funding-financement/canexport/innovation/index.aspx?lang=engGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Industrial Research Assistance Program Details

Non-repayable contribution to develop, adopt, or adapt innovative or improved technologies.

Max $10,000 grant

This program will cover a maximum of 75% of eligible costs.

Stackable: Money from this program can be combined with money from other government programs up to a total maximum of 75%.

Eligibility: incorporated, profit-oriented small or medium-sized businesses in Canada

National Research Council Canadanrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/financial-support-technology-innovation-through-nrc-irapGrantYESOpen On Going open_application
Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities – Capacity Building Stream Details

This program supports community-level capacity building that will increase clean energy opportunities, including renewables and energy efficiency, and contribute to reducing diesel reliance in rural and/or remote communities. Proposals should relate to one of the following streams and may propose projects over 1 to 5 years starting in 2019/20. Projects must be within $100,000 – $500,000.

Natural Resources Canadawww.nrcan.gc.ca/climate-change/green-infrastructure-programs/clean-energy-rural-remote-communities-capacity-building-stream/20477Grant, Capital FundingNOOpen 01/04/2020closed_application
Canada Infrastructure Bank Details

The Canada Infrastructure Bank will invest $35 billion from the federal government into infrastructure projects. $15 billion is sourced from the over $180 billion Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, including:

  • $5 billion for public transit systems;
  • $5 billion for trade and transportation corridors; and,
  • $5 billion for green infrastructure projects, including those that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deliver clean air and safe water systems, and promote renewable power.
Crown Corporationwww.infrastructure.gc.ca/CIB-BIC/index-eng.htmlLoanYESOpen 02/05/2020closed_application
National Trade Corridors Fund – Northern Infrastructure Component Details

In this call, we will evaluate projects on specific trade related criteria. We will be targeting projects that:

Improve the fluidity and/or performance of the transportation system to contribute to an increase in the value and/or volume of goods exported from Canada to overseas markets
Increase existing or generate new overseas trade flows as a result of the investment
In addition to the above criteria, the assessment will also consider the extent to which a project will add capacity or address bottlenecks near major ports, airports, or along road and rail corridors in Canada that contribute to generating or increasing overseas trade.

Preference may be given to projects seeking less than $50 million in funding.

Transport Canadawww.tc.gc.ca/en/services/infrastructure/apply-ntcf-continuous-call.htmlGrantYESOpen 28/04/2020closed_application

Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral studies.

Research Support Fund

This fund assists Canadian postsecondary institutions and their affiliated research hospitals and institutes with expenses associated with managing the research funded by the three federal research granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC).

College-Industry Innovation Fund - Stream 1: Research Infrastructure

Under this funding stream, we seek proposals that enhance existing applied research and technology development capacity in colleges across all domains of applied research and technology development.

Team Grant: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions

This funding is to support a collaborative and interdisciplinary strategy on inflammation and to develop solutions for prevention and treatment response.

Team Grant: Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North

This program is to support research that will provide a deeper understanding of food security and climate change in the Canadian North, with a focus on Indigenous (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) populations, and support the development of effective approaches, programs and policies to address this issue.

Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions

Team Grants in Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions will support multi-disciplinary research to better understand the underlying causes and pathophysiology of diabetes, and develop improved prevention and treatment approaches for diabetes.

Planning and Dissemination Grants - ICS

The objectives of this funding are to support planning activities, partnership development and to increase understanding of the health research landscape that will contribute to the advancement of research; and to support dissemination activities that focus on the communication of health research evidence to the appropriate audiences.

Hepatitis C Research

This funding opportunity will support a national collaborative research program in the area of Hepatitis C prevention.

Health System Impact Fellowship

The HSI Fellowship provides doctoral and postdoctoral awardees, both referred to as fellows, with a paid experiential learning opportunity within the health system and related organizations where they will dedicate the majority of their time towards a co-developed program of work that advances the organization’s impact goals and contributes to improved health system performance.

ECIs in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health

This funding opportunity is a collaboration between two CIHR institutes with a goal to build research capacity, generate new knowledge, and support knowledge exchange and translation in maternal, reproductive, child, and youth health by funding operating grants to early-career investigators.

Cannabis and Mental Health

The purpose of this current funding opportunity is to strengthen the evidence base and expand cannabis research related to mental health, to build cannabis-related research capacity and/or to inform the development of future large-scale research projects. This includes research into the relationship between cannabis use and the mental health of Indigenous Peoples.

Connection Grants

These grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage in research issues of value to those participating.

The Canada Apprentice Loan

This initiative aims to help individuals complete an apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.

Apprenticeship Completion Grant

This grant is given only once to registered apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship training program and get their journeyperson certification in a Red Seal trade.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG)

The AIG is a taxable cash grant for individuals registered with their provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority as an apprentice is a designated Red Seal trade.

Apprenticeship Grant for Women

Grants to support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented.

Inuit Post-Secondary Education Strategy

Financial assistance to support Inuit students pursuing post-secondary education.

Canada Student Grants and Loans

Grants and loans help students pay for their post-secondary education.

Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease

As part of Canada's tobacco strategy, interventions under this program stream will target smoking as a common risk factor for chronic diseases.

Infectious Disease and Climate Change Fund

This fund addresses the impact of climate change on human health.

Official Language Health Program

Focused on compassionate care, the Official Languages Health Program (OLHP), launched in 2003, aims to improve access to health services for official language minority communities (OLMCs).

The Health Care Policy Contribution Program

The Program supports the federal government's commitment to maintaining a strong and effective publicly funded health care system through the development of policies and strategies to address identified health care system priorities, including palliative and end-of-life care, home care, mental health, health care system design and optimization of the health workforce.

RCMP Family Violence Initiative Fund

This fund helps communities respond to relationship and family violence and victim issues.

Victims Fund - Provincial-Territorial Program Funding

Assist in the implementation of federal and provincial/territorial legislation for victims of crime, particularly provisions of the Criminal Code.

Canadian Family Justice Fund: Projects Component

This program contributes financial assistance for family justice activities that inform Canadians about family law topics such as parenting arrangements and child/spousal support. It also supports the development of new ways to improve access to family justice.

Access to Justice in Both Official Languages Support Fund

This program aims to increase the capacity of the justice system and its stakeholders to offer justice services in both official languages.

Federal Community Housing Initiative

Rental support for housing providers and their low-income tenants.

Community-Based Tenant Initiative

This program provides small contributions to local organizations that assist people in housing need.

Shared Equity Mortgage Providers Fund

This program helps eligible Canadians achieve affordable home ownership. It aims to assist in the completion of 1,500 new units and help attract new providers of shared equity mortgages.

Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH)

Federal funds cost-matched by provinces and territories to improve access to affordable housing.

Preservation Funding for Community Housing

Financial assistance to help housing providers complete preservation activities related to the sustainability of existing community housing projects.

Seed Funding

This program supports affordable housing through two funding streams: one for new construction/conversions and one to preserve existing community housing projects.

National Housing Strategy - Rental Construction Financing

Low-cost loans encouraging the construction of sustainable rental apartment projects across Canada.

National Housing Strategy - Co-Investment Fund - New Construction

This fund provides low-cost loans and capital contributions for building new affordable housing shelters, transitional and supportive housing.

Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI)

The program provides a way for federal partners to coordinate their efforts and pool resources in support of Indigenous communities. This approach fills gaps in other funding programs that might create a barrier to Indigenous involvement in economic opportunities.

Northern REACHE Program

The Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity program (REACHE), funds renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and related capacity building and planning.

Nation Rebuilding Program

This program provides funding to support activities that would facilitate their own path to reconstituting their nations.

Lands and Economic Development Services Program: Operational Funding and Project-Based Funding

Operational (core) funding is available for economic development activities including capacity development, economic development planning, and development of proposals to raise financial resources

Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program

This program provides funding for long-term climate monitoring projects in Indigenous communities.

Indigenous Representative Organizations - Basic Organizational Capacity Funding

This program provides support towards the core operations of national provincial, territorial, and/or regional representative Indigenous organizations and national women's organizations representing the interest, issues, and concerns of their members.

Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program

This program funds climate change adaptation projects in Indigenous and northern communities.

Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program

This program funds First Nations and Inuit communities' efforts to build capacity to adapt to the health impacts of climate change.

Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program

This program supports Indigenous rights and responsibilities in protecting and conserving ecosystems, developing, and maintaining sustainable economies.

Zero Plastic Waste Initiative

This initiative supports projects that use innovative approaches leading to measurable, positive impacts to reduce plastic waste and pollution in Canada.

Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk

This program funds projects that contribute directly to the recovery objectives and population goals of species at risk and prevent others from becoming a conservation concern.

Environmental Damages Fund (EDF)

The EDF helps to ensure that environmental good follows environmental harm by supporting projects with measurable outcomes in Canadian communities.

EcoAction Community Funding

Funding to protect, rehabilitate, enhance, and sustain the natural environment.

Canada Nature Fund - Community-Nominated Priority Places (CNPP) for Species at Risk

This fund will support multi-partner initiatives in priority places where there are opportunities to protect and recover species at risk and their habitat through conservation action.

Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk

This program recognizes the need to consider Indigenous traditional knowledge in determining at-risk species as well as the development of protection and recovery measures. Supported projects proactively prevent conservation concerns.

Documentary Heritage Communities Program

LAC provides $1.5 million each year to documentary heritage organizations across the country. The funding helps to ensure that Canada's continuing memory is documented, preserved, and accessible.

Young Canada Works

YCW offers varieties of summer jobs and internships to job seekers and employers in the fields of heritage, arts, culture and official languages.

Sport Support Program - Canadian Sport Centre

This program provides funding for programming that supports the development of Canadian athletes and coaches.

Sport Support Program - Innovation Initiative

This program funds organizations for the testing of innovative quality sport approaches in order to develop evidence-based solutions to improve sports participation.

Sport Support Program - Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities

This program funds eligible organizations to deliver sport for social development projects in Indigenous communities in Canada.

Odyssey - Language Assistant Program

Odyssey is a bilingual, paid work experience that provides opportunities for postsecondary students to travel to another province. English-speaking students can work in Quebec or New Brunswick, while French-speaking students can work in a province other than their own.

Enhancement of Official Languages Program

This program promotes the full recognition of the use of English and French in Canadian Society.

Development of Official Languages Communities Program

This program enhances the vitality of Canada's English- and French-speaking minority communities and supports their development.

Museums Assistance Program - Collections Management

This program provides funding for projects to improve knowledge, skills, and practices related to key museum functions.

Museums Assistance Program - Indigenous Heritage

This component provides funding for projects related to the preservation, management, and presentation of Indigenous cultural heritage.

Museums Assistance Program - Exhibition Circulation Fund

This component assists museums with costs related to the hosting of traveling exhibitions originating from another museum or from a federal heritage institution and the borrowing of artifacts from any of the National museums of Canada.

Museums Assistance Program - Access to Heritage Component

This program provides funding to heritage organizations for traveling exhibitions in Canada, to promote access to heritage across different geographic regions.

Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program - Community Capacity Building

Eligible project objectives include: strengthening governance and building partnerships and capacity, building e-capacity and social media presence, establishing better communication strategies; and volunteer recruitment.

Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program - Projects Component

The project component provides funding for community development, anti-racism initiatives, and engagement projects that promote diversity and inclusion. Eligible projects encourage positive interaction between cultural, religious, and ethnic communities in Canada; and promote the expression of Canadians' multiple identities.

Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program - Events Component

This program's objectives include promoting intercultural understanding, promoting equal opportunities for all; and promoting citizenship, civic engagement, and a healthy democracy. The events component is seeking proposals that combat racism and discrimination directed towards Indigenous People and racialized women and girls.

Local Journalism Initiative

Supporting the creation of original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada.

Listen, Hear Our Voices Funding

Funding to digitize Indigenous culture and language recordings; and build the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to digitize and preserve Indigenous culture and language recordings.

Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research

Insight grants, Postdoctoral Fellowship Supplements, and Doctoral Award Supplements. The purpose of this funding is to promote Canadian research on the impacts of online disinformation.

Explore - Second Language Bursary Program

Explore is a five-week, intensive language immersion program that is offered during the spring or summer. The program provides opportunities for English-speaking students to study French, and for French-speaking students to study English.

Exchanges Canada

This program helps youth to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Canada while connecting with other young Canadians. Participants can go almost anywhere in Canada.

Court Challenges Program (CCP)

The CCP will provide financial support for individuals and groups in Canada to bring cases of national significance to relate to certain constitutional and quasi-constitutional official language and human rights before the courts.

Commemorate Canada

Commemorate Canada provides financial support to initiatives that commemorate Canada's significant people, places, achievements and life events.

Celebrate Canada

Funding for activities organized on National Indigenous Peoples Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and Canada Day.

Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program

This program assists eligible Canadian art galleries, museums, archives, and libraries by assuming financial responsibility for loss or damage to objects or appurtenances in traveling exhibitions.

Canada Music Fund (CMF)

This fund helps the Canadian music industry meet new challenges. The CMF has four components: new musical works, collective initiatives, preservation, and music entrepreneurs which include publishing firms, sound-recording firms, and music industry national service organizations.

Canada Media Fund

This fund supports the creation of popular, innovative Canadian content and software application.

Canada History Fund

This fund supports the development of learning materials and activities that contribute to increasing Canadians' knowledge about Canada

Canada Cultural Investment Fund - Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund provides financial assistance for projects involving multiple partners that help arts and heritage organizations improve their business practices and diversify their revenues.

Canada Cultural Investment Fund - Endowment Incentives

The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) encourages private sector investment, partnership, and sound business practices to help arts and heritage organizations be better rooted and recognized in their communities. Ultimately, the CCIF will help to create an environment in which Canadians value and invest in arts organizations.

Canada Cultural Investment Fund - Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations

The Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations component supports those rare instances where a professional arts organization faces the prospect of closure but there is a high degree of support for its continuation and a viable business/restructuring plan. Assistance through this component can enable an arts organization to restructure, so it can continue to contribute to the community it is serving.

Paid Postgraduate Internship Program

CCI offers paid postgraduate internships for one-year appointments.

Canadian Arts Training Fund (CATF)

The CATF provides financial support for the ongoing operations of Canadian arts organizations that specialize in training artists for professional national or international artistic careers.

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series and organizations that offer support to arts presenters.

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage - Legacy Fund

The legacy fund component provides funding for community-initiated capital projects, intended for community use.

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage - Community Anniversaries

The community anniversaries component provides funding to local groups for non-recurring local events, with or without a minor capital project.

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage - Local Festivals

The local festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers. This includes the celebration of LGBTQ2+ communities and Indigenous cultural celebrations.

Athlete Assistance Program

The program supports high-performance Canadian athletes who are preparing for and participating in international sport.

Idea to Innovation Grants

Get half the cost of your project covered when you partner with an eligible academic institution to help with research, development and beta testing of your technology or application prior to commercialization.

Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program (NAEOP)

Get financial support covering up to 80% of the costs of a project that helps Indigenous communities improve their capacity to plan for, pursue, and participate in economic opportunities in the northern territories.

Business Scale-up and Productivity

Get a financial contribution to help you scale up and expand, adapt, and commercialize innovative technologies and processes, or diversify your markets.

Futurpreneur Canada Side Hustle

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.

Innovative Solutions Canada Program

If you have an idea to solve a government challenge, your business could get up to $150,000 to develop a proof of concept and up to $1 million to develop a prototype if your proof of concept is approved.

Creative Export Canada

Funding to increase Canadian exports in audiovisual, design, interactive digital media, music, performing arts, publishing, and visual art projects, with an emphasis on innovative high-potential projects and partnerships.

FinDev Canada Financing and Investment

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

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

Regardless if you are working from home, an academic in a lab or a scientist in a small or a major corporation, the IDEaS program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defense and security challenges.

Women's Program

Get money to cover eligible expenses for non-commercial projects that improve women's and girls' economic security and prosperity, that encourage their participation, leadership, and decision-making roles, and that help end violence against women and girls.

Accessible Technology Program

Funds to develop affordable and commercially viable new technologies that will improve access to the digital economy for persons with disabilities and increase their employability.

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Get finding 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.

Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program

Financial support to civilian employers of reservists and/or self-employed reservists, to offset operational costs they incur when reservists employees deploy on full-time operational duty, both domestically and abroad.

CanExport Associations

Get a grant to undertake new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets or sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry.

Indigenous Forestry Initiative

Funding for clean technology, forest bioeconomy, environmental stewardship, and forest resource management projects in the forest industry that create economic development opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Tech Adoption Program

Get up tp 90% of the funds required to implement market-ready clean processes, clean technologies, or sustainable practices, such as protocols and harvesting techniques.

Mitacs Accelerate International

Research grant of $15,000 (paid to Canadian university) to allow international researchers to collaborate with Canadian companies and faculty members.

First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program

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

First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program

Get a contribution when you develop a project that creates summer jobs of at least 80 hours for First Nations and Inuit youth.

Loans and Advice for Kitikmeot Region

Start-up loans, term loans, business counseling, and business planning assistance for entrepreneurs.

BBDC Financial Assistance

Loans for commercially viable business start-up, expansion, and acquisition

Small Tool Grants

Grants for carving tools or sewing machines that are needed by artists or craftspeople to create their products.

Industry Development and Training Program

Industry associations can get grants to cover the costs of improving the professional development and training of their members.

EDC - Structured and Project Finance

Are you taking 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.

EDC - Direct Lending Program

Get a secured loan to help you expand internationally. You can use the loan to help finance equipment or facilities or establish a foreign affiliate. Lending amounts are based on the level of risk and the market involved.

Canada Book Fund Publishers Business Development - Technology Internships

Contributions for internships in a technology role with a Canadian Book publisher

Canada Book Fund Support for Organizations - Internships

Contributions for internships in the book publishing, distribution, marketing, wholesale or retail sectors representing Canadian authors

NBCC Financial Support for Businesses in Nunavut

Loans for businesses with offices in Nunavut unable to secure financing from financial institutions.

Economic Opportunity Fund

Get grant funding for new equipment, safety gear, and marketing.

Market Endowment Program

The program awards individual producers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to cover their costs to attend international markets, co-production conferences, or forums.

Nunavut Spend Incentive Program

Awards production companies a rebate on the total eligible costs for production goods and services purchased and consumed in Nunavut.

Short Film Fund

Provides opportunities for emerging filmmakers to participate in a mentored program that will provide up to $25,000, including the cost of mentoring services.

Entry-Level Experience Fund

Provides opportunities for exploring the potential for employment in the film, television, and digital media industry. Experiences can take various forms, such as specifically designed film camps, coordinated lecture series, film festivals, etc.

Story Telling Fund

Provides production companies and individual filmmakers the flexibility of a greater diversification of activities not currently served by NFDC's funding programs

Creative Content Development Fund

Projects grant to develop creative content for film, television and/or digital media

Sivummit Grants to Small Businesses

Grants for pre-start-up, start-up, and business expansion, which can be combined with a business loan

Makigiaqvik Loans

Get secured term loans to establish or expand a business, which can be combined with a grant.

Nunavut Business Investment Fund

Financial contributions to increase project equity in strategic sectors in Nunavut's economy

Loans and Equity Investments for Nunavut Startups and Expansion

Funding for commercially viable business start-up, expansion of acquisition projects in Nunavut for which companies have exhausted other financing sources.

EDC - Buyer Financing

Get a loan guarantee to give your business a competitive edge and to reduce your risk of non-payment. Offer flexible repayment terms on loans for your international customers, covering their purchases from you, for transactions of less than $10 million.

Student Work Placement Program

Subsidy to hire post-secondary students studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) for a placement.

Canada Feature Film Fund

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

Canadian Industry Program Energy Conservation

Contributions to cover up to 50% of the costs of energy management projects or process integration, and computational fluid dynamics studies.

FACTOR Funding for the Sound Recording Industry

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

Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth (HIIFNIY)

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

Canada Council for the Arts Grants and Prizes

Variety of funding available to artists and art-focused organizations in Canada

EUREKA Project Funding

Collaborate with SMEs, large companies, research centers, universities, and other innovators from over 40 economies from the EU, Europe, Israel, South Korea, Chile, and South Africa

Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program - Entrepreneurship and Business Development Fund (EBD)

Get a repayable financial contribution to cover up to 90% of eligible costs when your Indigenous-led organization undertakes a project to expand your business in one of the 3 northern territories.

Youth Employment Placement Program

Get an intern for 12 months for an environmental job and receive a wage subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000)

Clean Tech Internships

Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for a cleantech job and receive a wage subsidy of up to 70% of their salary (maximum $15,000)

Genome Canada Funding Opportunities

Not-for-profit/academic institutions can find funding for R&D projects in genomics related to agriculture, energy, environment, fisheries, forestry, health, and mining

Soft Landing Program

Get up to $4,000 for your technology company to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment, and connect with new partners abroad.

Applied Research and Development Grants

Collaborate with a college researcher on R&D of up to 3 years

Sustainable Development Technology Fund

Grant for pre-commercial technology that helps fight climate change, or deals with clean air, clean water, and clean soil

Alliance Grants for R&D Projects

Get matching funds or in-kind resources of up to $1 million annually when you partner with a university researcher to work on an innovative project that creates benefits for Canada.

National Trade Corridors Fund

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

The Sky's the Limit Challenge

The aviation industry is in need of a fuel that cuts pollution and fights climate change. Can you supply it?

Funding to Support Canada's Ocean Industries

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, defense, shipbuilding, and transportation.

Digital Technology Supercluster

Get a grant to cover a portion of eligible expenses for a collaborative project in a wide range of industries including healthcare, communications, natural resources, technology, and transportation. 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.

EDC - Women in Trade Investments Program

Get equity for your high-revenue women-led business in the form of direct investment or venture capital funds to grow and scale to new markets.

AI-Powered Supply Chains Supercluster (SCALE.AI)

Access resources, expert advice, and funding to cover up to 40% of eligible costs for collaborative projects that can accelerate the adoption of commercialization of AI for supply chains.

Support for the Publishing and News Sectors

Get support for your publishing or news organization to ensure that Canadians continue to get reliable information throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a limited time, your small business could get increased funding to cover up to 75% of eligible project costs, instead of the usual 50% coverage, with a fast-tracked review and approval process for projects aimed at combating COVID-19. Additionally, you can hire post-secondary students to assist with the R&D activities or partner with a postdoctoral fellow for a new, year-long COVID-19 related research project.

Support for Food Supply Chain Workers

If your farming, fish harvesting, or food processing business has temporary foreign workers arriving from abroad, and you are following recommended COVID-19 isolation guidelines, get $1,500 for each foreign employee so they can complete the mandatory 14-day isolation period.

NSERC Alliance COVID-19 Grants

Get a grant of up to $50,000 for one year to collaborate on a project that addresses coronavirus-related research and technical challenges

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund: COVID-19

The fund will help to mitigate the financial pressure experienced by businesses and organizations to allow them to continue their operations, and support projects by businesses, organizations, and communities to prepare now for a successful recovery.

Northern Business Relief Fund (NBRF)

Get a non-repayable grant to help with ongoing operational costs for up to 4 months, retroactive to April 1, 2020

BDC Capital Bridge Financing Program

If you operate a high-growth company that has been specifically impacted by COVID-19, you could get matched financing of at least $500,000 in the form of a convertible note if you are already backed by a qualified venture capital firm and have raised at least $500,000 in external capital.

Supports through the First Nation and Inuit Health Branch

Get funding and support to update and test your First Nations community all-hazard/pandemic plans, as well as on-reserve emergency assistance services.

BDC - Support for entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19

If your business has been affected by COVID-19, and you are unable to secure financing from your bank, you could qualify to postpone your payments and/or get working capital loans of up to $2 million with flexible terms for a period of up to 6 months, as well as reduced rates on new eligible loans and other forms of industry-specific support.

Financial Support for Indigenous Businesses

Funding will allow for short-term, interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions through Aboriginal Financial Institutions, which offer financing and business support services to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis businesses

Support for SMEs and Tourism Operators during COVID-19

If the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your operations, contact your local Regional Development Agency to inquire about getting additional funding and support

Small Business Support Program Nunavut

Get funding for small business, entrepreneurship, and sustainable livelihood

Northern Aboriginal Economic Opportunities Program (NAEOP) - Community Readiness and Opportunities Planning

Get financial support a project that helps Indigenous communities improve their capacity to plan for, pursue, and participate in economic opportunities in the northern territories.

BDC Newcomer Entrepreneur

Recent immigrants who arrived in Canada within the past 3 years can access capital to start their own company

BDC Women in Technology Venture Fund

Venture capital funding technology companies with women executives raising a minimum of $1 million in equity at the seed stage and up to $10 million at the growth stage

BDC Working Capital Term Loan

Get a loan to complement your line of credit in order to boost inventory and take advantage of supplier discounts

BDC Buying a Business Loan

Get an asset-based loan to acquire an existing business or competitor or supplier's business

BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan

Purchase assets, start exporting, pay start-up for franchise fees and replenish working capital

BDC Startup Financing

Financing for new businesses in the start-up phase or first 12 months of sales for working capital, assets, marketing, start-up fees, consulting and franchise fees

BDC Commercial Real Estate Financing

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 Technology Financing

Loans to invest in information and communications technology such as hardware, software, and related consulting services

BDC Small Business Loan

Business loan to apply to various development costs

Enhanced Work-Sharing Program

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 them to work a temporarily reduced work week while receiving EI benefits.

Canada Summer Jobs

Money to hire summer workers

Protein Industries Supercluster

Grants for collaborative projects focused on creating, making, growing, or selling high-quality plant-based protein products

COVID-19: Emissions Reduction Fund

Loans for conventional or offshore oil or gas firms to keep workers in the field during COVID-19, and to support investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

BDC Oil and Gas Sector Financing

Loans for gas producers, oilfield service companies, and midstream providers

Nutrition North Canada

Subsidy to help lower high costs associated with stocking and shipping various personal hygiene products and food to the North

EDC Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) Guarantee

This program allows financial institutions to issue operating credit and cash flow term loans

Strategic Innovation Fund - Growth and Expansion - Stream 2

Contribution to conduct firm expansion and growth

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

Financial Assistance for SMEs renting property during COVID-19

Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

This program provides term loans for the operational and liquidity needs of businesses impacted by COVID-19

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Ensuring small businesses have access to the capital they need to see them through the current challenges

Inclusive Diversification for Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth)

For Innovation and clean-tech, economic growth and diversification, and capacity development projects.

BDC Equipment Purchase Financing Program

Loan to purchase line machinery, equipment, specialized technology, commercial vehicles

Canada Small Business Financing Program

Access funds for lands, buildings leasehold improvements, and purchases of new or used equipment.

Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)

Seed funding for research and development project expenses while working with a foreign partner in Brazil, China, India, Israel or South Korea

Stream 3 - Strategic Innovation Fund

Funding to establish new facilities and attract investment. Get a contribution for eligible expenses for projects that support, attract and retain new investment in industrial or technological facilities in Canada.

Stream 1: R&D and commercialization

Contribution to support the expansion or material improvement of existing industrial or technological facilities, or projects

Stream 5: National Ecosystems - Strategic Innovation Fund

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 a goal of promoting commercialization of your technology on a national level

Receive financial reimbursements when you collaborate with multiple partners on projects like advanced robotics, machine learning, 3D printing, and the Internet of things.

Financial support to Aboriginal entrepreneurs, businesses, and commercial entities to expand business in the three territories

Reimburse up to 75% of expenses related to developing export opportunities, especially in high-growth emerging markets

Mitacs Research Program for Businesses

Stretch your $7,500 investment and expand R&D potential by collaborating with academic resources for your company's complex research challenges

 

AgriInnovate Program

Repayable contributions for projects aimed at accelerating demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability

Entrepreneur Canada Start-Up Program

Loans for young entrepreneurs to get their start-up off the ground.

CanExport Innovation

Money for international commercialization.

Industrial Research Assistance Program

Non-repayable contribution to develop, adopt, or adapt innovative or improved technologies.

Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities - Capacity Building Stream

 

This program supports community-level capacity building that will increase clean energy opportunities, including renewables and energy efficiency, and contribute to reducing diesel reliance in rural and/or remote communities. Proposals should relate to one of the following streams and may propose projects over 1 to 5 years starting in 2019/20. Projects must be within $100,000 - $500,000.

Canada Infrastructure Bank

 

The Canada Infrastructure Bank will invest $35 billion from the federal government into infrastructure projects. $15 billion is sourced from the over $180 billion Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, including:

National Trade Corridors Fund - Northern Infrastructure Component

 

In this call, we will evaluate projects on specific trade related criteria. We will be targeting projects that:

Improve the fluidity and/or performance of the transportation system to contribute to an increase in the value and/or volume of goods exported from Canada to overseas markets
Increase existing or generate new overseas trade flows as a result of the investment
In addition to the above criteria, the assessment will also consider the extent to which a project will add capacity or address bottlenecks near major ports, airports, or along road and rail corridors in Canada that contribute to generating or increasing overseas trade.

Preference may be given to projects seeking less than $50 million in funding.