Canadian Government Funding for International Students – MITACS Globalink

As a part of their commitment to developing the next generation of innovators, the Mitacs Organization has decided to re-open the Mitacs Globalink Program for the summer of 2012. The Globalink program provides Canadian Government funding to attract the world’s top undergraduate students to  a three month collaborative research project involving a Canadian University. The…

Funding for Industrial R&D Projects – MITACS Elevate

The MITACS Funding Organization supports industry innovation through their provisions of small business funding grants for collaborative  R&D with post-secondary institutions. Through the MITACS Elevate program, recent graduates from a post-doctorate programs are provided with the training and financial support to lead a major industrial research project in collaboration with a Canadian industrial partner. This…

MaRS Event Series – Best Practices for Small Business

The MaRS organization is one Ontario’s largest and most well established not-for-profit groups to provide government funding for research and development. The organization’s goal is to support innovation by fostering collaboration between the worlds of science, business, and government. MaRS also provides useful advice and support to small businesses looking to adopt the industries’ best…

CME SMART Prosperity Now – Open for Global Expansion Projects

As mentioned in our previous articles on the CME SMART Prosperity Now Program; businesses are able to receive Ontario business Grants for Capital Equipment and other activities related to their expansion into new markets. This program has been extremely popular since its original funding release; however, they are still accepting applications for new expansion projects….

LaunchPad $50K Entrepreneurial Competition

The Golden Triangle Angelnet (GTAN) organization is hosting one of the largest entrepreneurial competitions in Southern Ontario this week. The event provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain notoriety and grant funding for small business ventures in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and Stratford areas. The competition has narrowed down the competition to 8 finalists which…

Funding Incentives for Improving Business Sustainability

Many business owners are beginning to realize the benefits of greening their businesses by reducing their energy consumption and retrofitting inefficient technologies. Toronto Hydro is offering several small business funding incentives for their customers in the GTA. These incentives are intended to improve the environmental sustainability of the Toronto Region by enhancing the energy efficiencies…

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Conestoga College iSTEM/GEI Funding Depleted

Conestoga College has recently announced that they will no longer be accepting applications for the Graduate Enterprise Internship Program. Businesses that are looking to receive small business funding grants through the GEI/iSTEM Program are still able to submit their funding applications to one of the other participating organizations: Ryerson University and the University of Waterloo….

Canadian Government Funding for the Unemployed – Second Career Ontario

Many Canadians have had to face the hardships of finding employment in a declining industry or trade. Thousands of skilled and experienced workers are finding themselves stuck in an industry that can no longer offer sufficient job security. The Ontario Government recognizes the number of recently laid off Canadians who are stuck in these types…

Government Incentives for Hiring & Training Skilled Workers

Skilled trades are irrefutably important to the success and functionality of the multiple Canadian business sectors. Thus, the Canadian Government offers a significant amount of funding to hire and train apprentices in a recognized Ontario trade. Ontario Government Funding Benefits for Employers Employers who have been certified to train an apprentice in a specific trade…

Canadian Government Funding for Hiring Seasonal Employees

As the summer approaches, many businesses are currently in search of seasonal student labour to help manage their increases in market demand. The Canadian Government has offered several wage subsidies and tax incentives to encourage employers to hire students that would be planning to return to school in the fall. Provincial Wage Subsidy – Ontario…