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Funding Programs and Incentive Measures

Canadian federal government departments, Crown corporations and agencies, and provincial/territorial governments offer funding program and incentive measures to help take your Canadian business operations to the next level. Find out which funding programs or measures are right for you, the type of financial assistance they provide, and how to apply.

Browse government financing by type and province and territory.

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  • Grants, contributions and financial assistance
    Explore opportunities to receive public funds to help springboard your business venture.
  • Loans and cash advances
    Examine these loans and other borrowing possibilities for your new or existing business.
  • Loan guarantees
    Having trouble securing a loan for your business? A government-backed loan guarantee could help you attract creditors.
  • Tax refunds and credits
    Looking for more return on your business expenditures? Browse potential tax benefits that could help reduce overhead.
  • Wage subsidies
    Are high wage expectations making you reluctant to put up that Help Wanted sign? A wage subsidy program can put the perfect employee within your reach.
  • Equity investments
    Searching for a long-term financial solution for your business? An equity investor may be willing to bank on your potential.

Browse by province or territory and type of financing

Global Affairs Canada also offers funding programs to attract foreign direct investment into Canada:
Invest Canada - Community Initiatives (ICCI) program
Foreign Trade Zones – Marketing Program (FTZ-MP)