Funding in Alberta

EVAMAX serves clients across all of Canada. There are grants and incentives applicable Canada-wide and for specific provinces. 

Expenditure

  • Innovation
  • Commercialize Innovation
  • Hiring & Training
  • Business Expansion
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Strategic Innovation Fund – Stream 5 (National Ecosystems) The Strategic Innovation Fund supports businesses with large projects in innovation efforts that have commercialization potential. This stream supports innovation that will highly impact Canadian ecosystems. Canada-wide
Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster – Pilot Project Program (NGen) NGen's goal is to strengthen collaboration between manufactures and technology companies to accelerate the development, adoption and scale-up of transformative capabilities in Canadian manufacturing. This program focuses on helping small- or medium-sized businesses scale-up plans for implementation, prepare technologies for production, and de-risk technology adoption. Canada-wide
Strategic Innovation Fund – Stream 4 (Collaborative Technology Development and Demonstration) The Strategic Innovation Fund supports businesses with large projects in innovation efforts that have commercialization potential. This stream supports research and large-scale technology demonstrations. Canada-wide
NRC-IRAP IRAP supports the innovation efforts of small and medium-sized Canadian enterprises with projects that strive to solve internal challenges that lead to new products, enhanced productivity, or competitive advantages. This can include market assessment, technology validation, R&D technology development. Canada-wide
SR&ED The SR&ED/SRED program is a tax incentive program meant to encourage Canadian businesses to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada. The tax incentives come in three forms: an income tax deduction, an investment tax credit (ITC), and in certain circumstances, a refund. Canada-wide
Sustainable Development Technology Canada This program supports Canadian companies in their efforts to develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water, and clean soil. Canada-wide
Strategic Innovation Fund – Stream 1 (R&D and Commercialization) The Strategic Innovation Fund supports businesses with large projects in innovation efforts that have commercialization potential. This stream focuses on R&D that will accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes, and services. Canada-wide
Strategic Innovation Fund – Stream 2 (Firm Expansion and Growth) The Strategic Innovation Fund supports businesses with large projects in innovation efforts that have commercialization potential. This stream supports expansion or material improvement of existing industrial/ technological facilities or projects. Canada-wide
Strategic Innovation Fund – Stream 3 (Investment attraction and reinvestment) The Strategic Innovation Fund supports businesses with large projects in innovation efforts that have commercialization potential. This stream supports new investment in Canadian industrial/ technological facilities. Canada-wide
Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster – Project Program (NGen) NGen's goal is to strengthen collaboration between manufactures and technology companies to accelerate the development, adoption and scale-up of transformative capabilities in Canadian manufacturing. This program focuses on collaborative transformative manufacturing and technology projects that will leave a lasting legacy for Canada's advanced manufacturing ecosystem. Canada-wide
Digital Supercluster The Digital Supercluster offers programs that help fund collaborative projects among its members that build world class digital technologies. Canada-wide
SCALE-AI This program is aimed to support collaborative efforts to improve AI adoption and AI-based product commercialization. Canada-wide
Alberta Innovates – Commercialization Associates This program provides funding to businesses to enable them to hire a commercialization professional to advance their business readiness level and accelerate commercialization. AB
CAP Agri-Innovate This program supports projects that aim to accelerate the demonstration, commercialization, or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability. Canada-wide
CAP Agri-Science Projects This program aims to increase innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and research in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. Canada-wide
Quantum Leap The goal of this program is to support projects that aim to develop innovative technologies, tools and platforms that accelerate or facilitate the drug discovery/development process. Canada-wide
Innovative Solutions Canada This program has rotating challenges that call for projects to conduct research and development and testing of prototypes in real-life settings. Canada-wide
Dairy Processing Investment Fund This program aims to assist dairy processors in adapting to market changes resulting from the Canadian-European Union's comprehensive and economic trade agreement. Canada-wide
Matching Investment Fund This program aims to encourage growth and innovation in the manufacturing and use of Canadian dairy products and ingredients. Canada-wide
Alberta Innovates – Voucher Program This program supports projects that aim to de-risk feasible technological solutions, support emerging technologies and increase the development and implementation of innovative technology products that can generate economic, social, and environmental benefit for Albertans. AB
Alberta Innovates – Micro-Voucher Program This program is aimed to help promising businesses in Alberta accelerate their new product technology development. AB
Alberta Innovates – Industry R&D Associates Program This program provides funding to businesses to enable them to hire a research and development professional to advance their technology in order to accelerate commercialization. AB
Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Market Access This program supports Alberta health-tech companies in advancing commercial progression and market access. AB
Alberta Innovates – Bio Energy This program encourages the development, adaption, and deployment of innovative clean technologies. Focus is placed on activities that can reduce environmental impacts, support Alberta's energy transition, generate jobs in clean tech economy, and engage industry researchers and communities to participate in their future energy systems. AB
Alberta Innovates – Innovative Hydrocarbon Products This program consists of three sub-programs aimed to diversify Alberta's economy and add value to hydrocarbon resources that will enable Alberta to achieve prosperity in a low carbon, global economy. AB
Alberta Innovates – Land and Biodiversity The aim of this program is to ensure the sustainability of natural resource development operations and practices. This program includes sub-programs related to environmental monitoring, oil sands tailings remediation and restoration, climate adaptation, and a new initiative on abandoned well reclamation. AB
Alberta Innovates – Renewable and Alternative Energy This program has a focus on electricity generation and grid modernization to support renewable and alternative energy development systems. AB
TECTERRA – BUILD Program This program supports projects that include the development and innovation of geospatial technology products. AB
Protein Industries Superclusters This program supports projects that will accelerate innovation and the competitiveness of the plant protein sector. Canada-wide
Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Program The focus of this program is to invest in innovative technologies that will contribute to a more diversified, higher value product mix in the forest sector. Canada-wide
NSERC Alliance This program encourages partnerships between organizations and university researchers to generate new knowledge and create benefits to Canada. Canada-wide
CAP Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) This program supports projects that address national or sector-wide priorities that help the agricultural industry address emerging issues and capitalize on opportunities. Canada-wide
CAP Emerging Opportunities This program aims to support Alberta's strategic objectives related to growth and development of Alberta's value-added agriculture sector. This program is currently closed. AB
Ocean Supercluster This program is aimed to bring together organizations from all sectors to develop and commercialize globally-relevant ocean solutions. This program is currently closed. Canada-wide
NRC IRAP – Funding to Hiring Young Graduates This program focuses on supporting companies in hiring youth workers (age between 15-30 years) to contribute to their innovation efforts. The internships should be 6-12 months in length and within Canada; the program will share a portion of the salary costs, not including overhead costs and incentives Canada-wide
Magnet Student Work Placement Program The Student Work Placement program connects employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities. The student can be from any program of study, and there is no restriction on the type of position.   Canada-wide
Talent Opportunities Program (TOP) This program connects employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities. The placement must be a “Net New” placement which are positions that are incremental and are above what employers were able to hire the year before at the similar time. Canada-wide
Empowering Futures Program The Empowering Futures Program is Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) for the electricity industry. Aimed at preparing students for the future of work, the program helps to create new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in electricity by providing subsidies of up to the employers who create these new opportunities. Canada-wide
The Technation Career Ready Program (formerly ITAC) This program supports businesses by helping finance the hire of a student for a work-term placement. Technation support any tech-immersive roles. You do not need to be a tech company to provide tech skills development. Canada-wide
Subsidized Digital Tech Internships The program provides employers with 500 employees or less with wage subsidies to hire young (age 15-30) post-secondary graduates in a position within a digital field. This program is currently closed.   Canada-wide
ICTC’s WIL Digital This program offers subsidies to employers who create work opportunities for students. WIL Digital creates industry-education partnerships and explores innovative work-integrated learning models. Canada-wide
ECO Canada Student Work Placement Program This program is a part of Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWAPP). It is targeted to the positions in the environmental sector and students in a STEM, arts, or business program. Net new refers to positions that are incremental and are above what employers were able to hire the year before at the similar time. Canada-wide
Level UP STEM Projects This program allows employers to bring on Canadian post-secondary students for 80-hour paid STEM projects. Canada-wide
Co-Operative Education Tax Credit This tax credit is applied for along with corporate taxes. For any prior year tax credits that were not applied for, an amendment can be requested within 3 years of the initial assessment. This program applies to students that are hired in a co-op program from an Ontario university/college. Canada-wide
Canada Alberta Job Grant This program helps employers finance training for current and future employees, in hopes to increase Alberta’s labour force through skill development. Through this program, the employer applies on behalf of their employee(s) for eligible training costs. AB
TECTERRA – HIRE Program This program provides funding for businesses that hire highly qualified personnel for development or commercialization purposes aimed to help Canadian Geospatial technology companies achieve commercial success. The Focus is on projects that can create jobs, contribute to company growth, and diversify the economy. Canada-wide
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium Through the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, the Government of Canada delivers the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) to Canada's manufacturing sectors. Canada-wide
Digital Skills for Youth Program ECO Canada This program offers funding for employers who are hiring youth who are unemployed or underemployed post-secondary graduates. The goal is to promote the development of digital and soft skills through work experience and training. Funding is available for positions with a Digital Skill focus in the environmental sector. This program is currently closed. Canada-wide
Canada Summer Jobs Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market. Canada-wide
Mitacs Accelerate This program aims to connect top-ranked research talent with industrial partners to help solve the company’s research challenges. Internships must be 4 months at minimum and can be scaled up as needed. Canada-wide
ICTC’s Digital Skills for Youth Program This program connects Canadian employers with university and college graduates between 18-30 years old to receive training and meaningful work experience to help transition to full-time employment. This program is currently closed. Canada-wide
Youth Employment Placement Program This program supports the hire of youth (e.g. 30 years old or younger) in STEM or natural resources related roles in the environmental sector. The funding is for paid full-time work terms between 6-12 months in length. This program is currently closed. Canada-wide
NSERC Engage This program provides businesses knowledge, expertise and capabilities available from Canadian universities and colleges. These grants are intended to foster the development of new research partnerships by supporting short-term research and development projects aimed at addressing a company-specific problem. Canada-wide
Industry Commercialization Associates Program This program was created to assist Alberta small or medium-sized businesses commercialize innovative technologies. The program financially supports employees with expertise in commercializing novel technology. AB
Canada Small Business Financing Program  This funding is provides loans to for-profit, small, Canadian businesses with gross revenues of $10 million or less. There is a registration fee associated with the program (2% of the loan) that can be included in the loan. This program is delivered and approved by financial institutions, and then they will register the loan with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Canada-wide
CanExport SMEs This program supports small- to medium-sized enterprises collaborating with foreign partners in R&D efforts to co-develop, validate, or adapt their technologies for commercialization. Canada-wide
CanExport Innovation This program supports small or medium-sized businesses in introducing their product/service to new international markets. Canada-wide
Alberta Export Expansion Program This program supports small- or medium-sized organizations in Alberta promoting Alberta exports. This program is currently closed. AB
Alberta Innovates – Export Readiness Micro-Voucher The goal of this program is to help Alberta small or medium-sized businesses hire a service provider to help build a strategic approach to enter global markets. AB
Soft Landing Program This program is aimed to support Canadian businesses open in new markets, close international sales, secure investments, and connect with new partners by providing reimbursements for foreign travel costs. This program is currently closed. Canada-wide
Creative Export Canada (CEC) This program targets creative Canadian industries and aims to help generate export revenues. This program is currently closed. Canada-wide
CAP – On-Farm Value- Added Program This program supports projects that are focused on the growth of Alberta's producers adding value to their commodity products. Value adding activities include creating jobs, supporting investment, expanding into new markets, developing new products, and increasing sales of value adding product. This program is currently closed. AB
CAP – Value-Added Program This program supports projects that are focused on the growth of Alberta's value-added food and bio-industrial processors. Value adding activities include creating jobs, supporting investment, expanding into new markets, developing new products, and increasing sales of value adding product. This program is currently closed. AB
AgriAssurance: SME Stream The AgriAssurance Program: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) component provides targeted support to companies to help implement third-party assurance certification projects that address international market requirements, thus helping expand export opportunities for Canadian agricultural and agri-food products. Canada-wide
CAP – Farm Technology Program This program supports producers in protecting their businesses by encouraging adoption of best management practices in farm security. AB
Industry R&D Associates Program This program provides funding to businesses to enable them to hire a research and development professional to advance their technology in order to accelerate commercialization. AB

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