Software Development Funding Programs

Software Development Grant, Loan, and Funding Programs Mentor Works Can Write for Your Business.

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Accessible Technology Program (ATP) Canada-wide Research & Development
  • Supports the development and testing of assistive technologies
  • Up to $4M per project/year in non-repayable grants
Yes software, non profit,
Alberta Media Fund Alberta Research & Development
  • Supports organizations and individuals developing screen-based media, scripts, books, magazines, and sound recordings
  • Up to 18%-50% of eligible costs covered to a maximum $20k-$200k, depending on funding stream
Yes software,
Business Scale-up and Productivity Program (BSP) Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Helps to offset upfront project costs and helps southern Ontario businesses grow more quickly
  • Access repayable funding for up to 35% of project costs to a maximum $10M
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, cleantech,
Business Scale-up and Productivity Program – British Columbia British Columbia Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Helps businesses with high growth potential to adopt/adapt innovative technologies that support productivity, grow operations, and increase exports to global markets.
  • Access repayable funding for up to 50% of eligible project expenses to a maximum $5 million.
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, cleantech,
Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Designed to support small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that need to make digital adoptions in their businesses to be able to remain competitive in this new digital age.
  • Up to 90% of eligilbe costs up to $15,000 grant
Yes software, tech, media
Canada Growth Fund Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Will help Canada secure the significant private capital it needs to accelerate the deployment of technologies needed to reduce carbon emissions and grow its economy.
  • Funding amounts soon to be released.
Yes software, tech, media, cleantech, manufacturing,
Canada Job Grant (CJG) Canada-wide Hiring & Training
  • Designed to reduce the costs of providing third-party skills training to new and existing employees
  • Up to 50-100% of eligible costs covered in most provinces
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, northern ontario, cleantech
Canada Media Fund: Experimental Stream Canada-wide Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supports developing, producing, and promoting innovative, interactive software development projects including apps and video games
  • Up to $15k-$1.5M per project phase in grants
Yes software, cleantech,
Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports business growth through business loans with competitive interest rates
  • Up to $1M for business expansion activities
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto,
Canada Summer Jobs Canada-wide Hiring & Training
  • Support for employers providing supervised career-related work experience for youth employees
  • Up to 50% of employee minimum hourly rate; Non-profits can receive grants up to 100% of minimum wage plus Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs); Amount is capped at a max $300K per employer/province or territory. Maximum 40 hours/week/employee can be included.
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, northern ontario, cleantech
CanExport SMEs Canada-wide Business Expansion
  • Supports global expansion projects including participation in trade shows and government-led trade missions
  • Up to 50% to a max $50,000 in grants
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, northern ontario, cleantech,
Creative Export Canada (CEC) Canada-wide Business Expansion
  • Supports commercialization of technology and/or productivity improvements of businesses
  • Access up to 50% of costs to a maximum $500,000 per collaboration
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto,
DELIA – NCFDC Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption Business Expansion Hiring & Training Research & Development
  • Is a microloan fund for all Canadian Women entrepreneurs in need of funding support for start up, stabilizations and expansion.
  • Up to $15,000 in low-interest loan support
Yes food, forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, agri
Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports economic development in investing in infrastructure or implementing strategies to advance regional priorities
  • Up to 15-50% of project expenses to a maximum of $500k-$5M in grant or loan funding depending on stream
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, municipality, non profit, agri
Efficiency Manitoba Innovation Fund Manitoba Research & Development Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports new and innovative energy-efficient technologies and approaches in the Manitoba market.
  • Applicants may receive up to 75% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $250,000.
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, municipality, non profit, agri
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Alberta Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports innovative technology projects, as well as infrastructure upgrades for Alberta businesses through funding programs and support services
  • Up to 50% of costs to a maximum $2.85 million in funding
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, municipality, non profit, agri
ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP) Ontario Research & Development
  • Supports collaborative 5G technology development projects to develop, integrate, test, or validate pre-commercial 5G technologies.
  • Access up to $50k to $500k in Government Funding per application
Yes software, cleantech,
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) – National Research Council (NRC) Canada-wide Research & Development
  • Designed to accelerate the research and development projects of Canadian innovators
  • Access up to 60-80% of costs to a maximum $10M per application
Yes software,
Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) Canada-wide Research & Development
  • Helps startups and small businesses overcome technology development hurdles so that they can produce globally-demanded products and services
  • Up to $150k for proof of concept projects, and up to $1M for prototype development, and may also be awarded a government contract
Yes media, software, cleantech,
Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund Ontario Research & Development
  • Supports Canadian media projects during their concept and production development stages
  • Eligible applicants can receive up to 50% of eligible costs to a maxium of $50,000 for concept and $250,000 for production
Yes media, software,
Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund – Industrial New Brunswick Business Expansion
  • Receive incentives to undertake and complete climate change-related projects by implementing energy- and cost-saving technologies.
  • Applicants can receive up to 25% of eligible project costs up to a maximum of $1 million.
Yes cleantech, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, agri
NGen AI For Manufacturing Challenge Canada-wide Research & Development Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports projects that build advanced manufacturing capacity in Canada and enhance the commercialization of AI and machine learning innovations.
  • Receive up to 35% of $8M in funding support.
Yes manufacturing, manufacturers, tech, software
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supporting R&D and the adoption of energy saving and clean technologies for facilities
  • Up to $1 million in funding per year
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario, cleantech, software, cleantech, municipality, non profit, tech, auto
Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) Ontario Hiring & Training Research & Development
  • A collaborative network supporting research, development, validation, testing, demonstration, and prototyping of automotive technologies and services that are tailored to the unique needs of Ontario.
  • Programs offer up to $3 Million in funding.
Yes ontario, training, automotive, cleantech, software, manufacturing
Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) & Smart Mobility Program Ontario Research & Development
  • Supports connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) development, testing, validation, and demonstration projects.
  • Receive up to $1 Million in funding.
Yes ontario, training, automotive, cleantech, software, manufacturing
Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) Electric Vehicle Program Ontario Research & Development
  • Support the development and demonstration of advanced electric vehicles (EVs) and battery manufacturing technologies.
  • Receive up to $3 Million in funding.
Yes ontario, training, automotive, cleantech, software, manufacturing
Product Demonstration Program Alberta Research & Development
  • Supporting commercialization-ready tech in the industries of energy, nanotechnology, health, and more
  • Grants covering up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $300,000
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software
Save on Energy Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Provides businesses within Ontario funding to help transition towards a greener province via energy saving projects.
  • Receive Up to 75% of Costs to a Max of $5M in Funding.
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario, cleantech, software, cleantech, municipality, non profit, tech, auto
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Canada-wide Research & Development
  • One of the largest tax incentive programs available to a wide range of Canadian businesses
  • Access up to 69% of labour and overhead costs, 36% of contractor costs, and 45% of material costs
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario, cleantech, software, cleantech, municipality, non profit, tech, auto
SD Tech Fund Canada-wide Research & Development
  • Supports cleantech projects that aim to improve water, soil and air quality to reduce the effects of climate change
  • Access up to 40% of project costs for an average funding contribution of $3,000,000
Yes agi, software, cleantech,
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