Federal Funding

Welcome to our section that explains a variety of governmental programs, which may be of use to you. This section contains links to federal financial aid to local cultural initiatives. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding a particular program.
Communities developpement through arts and heritage

The Communities developpement through Arts and Heritage program allows local groups to celebrate the history and heritage and can offer many opportunities to local festival organizers, artists and indigenous groups to engage in their community.
Please visit the following page for the list of funding opportunities:


Funding from Employment and Social Development Canada

From one period to another, the Department of Employment and Social Development opens subsidy programs to promote access to the labor market for specific groups of individuals. For example, it could be the Canada Summer Jobs program, which allows young students to be hired by organizations and employers who would not have the opportunity without the wage subsidy offered by the program or the program for the integration of people with disabilities.

The New Horizons for Seniors Program enables non-profit organizations to develop projects designed to help seniors escape isolation and bring their experience to the community.

We strongly encourage organizations and businesses to consult the ESDC Funding Component to stay abreast of program openings.


Citizenship and Immigration Canada Programs

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada offers limited funding programs for organizations that promote intercultural exchange and organizations that assist immigrant populations.

See the IRCC Funding Programs section for more information:



50 million dollars are made available to SMEs wishing to find new export opportunities abroad. Expenses such as business travel, adaptation of marketing tools and market research are reimbursed at 50% by the Canexport program. You must apply in advance and meet the program criteria to be eligible for reimbursement of expenses.

The eligibility criteria also require being a for-profit company with a maximum of 250 employees. Projects can not under any circumstances cover the markets and projects already targeted by the company.

Visit the program website at the following link: https://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/funding-financement/canexport/applicant-guide-requerant.aspx?lang=eng

Investment in Forest Industry Transformation

For companies developing products and technologies designed to make the Canadian forest industry more competitive and sustainable. Capital expenditures, as well as salaries and certain equipment purchases are reimbursable up to 50%. The program continues until 2018.

Visit the program’s website at the following link:


Canadian International Innovation Program

Aims for research and development programs and their commercialization (science and technology) in foreign countries such as Brazil, China, India and Israel. Up to 50% of marketing costs are reimbursed.

See information at:https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/ciip-pcii/index.aspx?lang=eng

Industrial Research Assistance Program

For SMEs wishing to invest sums in the development of new technological products. The aspects covered are research and development, as well as marketing. Aspects regarding the adoption and adaptation of these technologies are also covered. A minimum of 500 employees is required to qualify and you must be registered as a for-profit company.

See details on the website: https://cnrc.canada.ca/en