Business Support Programs

Business Support Programs

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.

Business Support Programs

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.

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.

Innovation Canada Business Supports -
The Government of Canada’s directory of business support programs.

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

Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program -
This micro-voucher for Alberta’s small and medium sized enterprises offsets the costs of getting an export readiness market assessment for entry into a specific country.

CanExport -
CanExport provides financial support to SMEs for development of new export opportunities.

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.

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

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.

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

Canadian Technology Accelerators -
This Government of Canada initiative helps Canadian companies with an existing technology, product or service explore opportunities in foreign markets.

Industry-specific support

Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program -
Grants to attract investment in Alberta’s petrochemicals sector.

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

Tourism Entrepreneurship 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.

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.

Emerging Resources Program -
Under this program, eligible wells will receive a program specific cost allowance.

Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery Program -
EHRP provides appropriate royalty treatment for incremental hydrocarbon production to account for the higher costs associated with enhanced recovery methods.

Emission Reduction Alberta (ERA) Funding Programs -
Funding is available for research and development relating to oil sands innovation, industrial efficiency, and biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation.

How we can Help

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