Business Support Programs

Calgary, Alberta

Whether you’ve got that entrepreneurial spirit or you’re an established business looking to expand, we’re here to support you with a variety of business support programs.

General Business Supports

Alberta Biz Connect

Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.

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Canada-Alberta Jobs Grant (CAJG)

CAJG is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees.

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Innovation Canada Business Supports

The Government of Canada’s directory of business support programs.

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Alberta Export Expansion Program

Funding to help export-ready companies and non-profit organizations enhance access to international markets and attract global buyers.

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Innovation Support

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit

SR&ED is a federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development in Canada.

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Alberta Innovates Funding Programs

Funding programs for Alberta businesses doing research and development in a variety of sectors.

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Strategic Innovation Fund

The Strategic Innovation fund provides repayable and non-repayable funding to Canadian firms for encouraging R&D, expansion activities, and attracting large scale investments.

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Research Capacity Program

The RCP funding program supports post-secondary institutions in acquiring small equipment and large research infrastructure.

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Industry-Specific Support

Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program

Grants to attract investment in Alberta’s petrochemicals sector.

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Film and Television Tax Credit

Tax credit to support medium and large-scale productions filming in Alberta.

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Tourism Investment Program

This program provides tools and services to help entrepreneurs start new tourism businesses and help existing tourism entrepreneurs innovate, expand or refresh their operations.

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership

CAP is a five-year, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector set to begin in April 2018, and is the successor of the 2013-18 Growing Forward 2 partnership.

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Financial Services and Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

The Financial Innovation Act established a regulatory sandbox for financial services and financial technology—or fintech—companies. It offers businesses temporary relief from certain laws and legal requirements and allows the testing of new and innovative products and services.

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