banner_self_funding1The Government of Canada has a list of available grants, contributions and financial assistance resources for Canadian business owners to tap into.

Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development

Apply for financing to start or grow your Aboriginal business.

AgriInnovation Program

If you have an agri-business, you can apply for an R&D contribution to get your new agricultural product or technology ready for the market.

AgriMarketing — SME Component

Your SME in the agriculture, agri-food, fish or seafood sector could be eligible for funding to develop or further penetrate export markets.

AgriMarketing — Assurance systems stream

Your not-for-profit organization could be eligible for funding for projects that support national food assurance systems and tools.

AgriMarketing — Market development stream

Your not-for-profit organization in the agriculture, agri-food, fish or seafood sector could be eligible for funding for market development projects.

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program

By collaborating with government researchers, you could increase your business’ scientific capacity for projects relating to fish health and environmental performance.

BC Tech Co-op Grants Program

If your business operates in the technology sector, you may be eligible for a grant to hire a BC co-op student.

Canada Job Grant

You could get up to $10,000 per employee to help cover the cost of training.

Canadian International Innovation Program

If you are a Canadian company with R&D projects in science and technology, you could get funding to work with a foreign partner to commercialize your technology.

Career Focus

You could get funding to hire young people if you can give them useful work experience.

Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN)

Is your next-generation communication solutions project ready for commercialization? You could qualify for support valued up to $100,000.

Community Futures Self Employment Programs

If you live in BC and are underemployed, unemployed or have made an EI claim in recent years, you could get help to start or buy a business.

Industrial Research Assistance Program

Your small or medium-sized business may qualify for financial assistance to develop, adopt, adapt and/or commercialize new or improved technologies.

Investment Agriculture Foundation funding programs

If you are part of the agriculture and food processing industry in BC, you could be eligible for funding.

Micro-Business Training Pilot Program

If you are over 19 years of age with no recognized certifications or post-secondary credits, you could receive up to $1000 of funding for business education courses.

Networks of Centres of Excellence

Explore various funds available for your R&D activities that respond to current research and innovation needs.

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

If you are a person with disabilities who wants to start a business or if you are an employer who would like to hire someone with a disability, you could qualify for funds.

Power Smart Express

This program provides financial incentives to help you replace old, inefficient technologies with new energy-efficient products.

Soft Landing program

Are you ready to take your ICT business global? Get help making the right connections abroad.

Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative

If your aerospace and defence company is incorporated in Canada, you could receive money for R&D projects in Canada.

Sustainable Development Technology Fund

Need money to develop and test a new energy technology? You could qualify for funding to create clean technology products that fight climate change.

TECTERRA Geomatics Technology Programs

If you are an entrepreneur in the geomatics industry, you could access funding and resources that can help you develop and commercialize your business.

Technology Demonstration Program

You could receive up to 50% of the costs of a next-generation manufacturing project for the aerospace, defence, space and security industries.

Western Diversification Program

Your Western business could get financial assistance to bring innovative products, processes and services to market.

Youth Employment Program

You could obtain financial assistance to hire a skilled post-secondary graduate to work on your innovative project.