Update: The National Research Council (NRC) now offers project-based funding through a single Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). Please visit the NRC-IRAP Research Project Contributions page for more information.

Canadian Small Business Funding Success Story

The Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) offers Mid-Size Project research grants to Canadian businesses specifically for the internal development and improvement of innovative technologies, products, and processes. This particular research and development funding program is part of the IRAP funding umbrella and is often used towards the labour costs associated with product development projects.

  • Amount: Up to 65-80% of eligible internal technical labour costs.
  • Timeline: Federal funding released April 1 each year.
  • Eligibility: 1-500 people on payroll and 2 years incorporated.

 Top IRAP Mid-Size Projects Resources

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Canadian Government Funding for Small Business