Temporary or Transitional? – Migrant Workers’ Experiences with Permanent Residence in Canada

Although more and more temporary migrant workers are becoming permanent residents in Canada, their experience with immigration opportunities remains under-studied. This study aims to fill that gap by examining the lived experience of migrant workers — in skilled and low-skilled occupations — who transition to permanent residence   Click here to read the report

NRC Concierge Service

 Concierge Service helps SMEs access available government programs in a one-stop shop.  It will guide canadian SMEs’ to R&D support. Personalized assistance Through Concierge Advisors, the Concierge Service will assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in navigating the many available innovation resources and support programs offered by the government and selecting the right options to … Read more

Job Bank

The Job Bank is Canada’s one-stop job listing Web site. During its establishment in the late 1960’s, Canadians have come to know and trust Job Bank as an easy to use, free job listing and recruitment service that has benefited employers, businesses and job seekers alike. For more infomration:  http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/intro-eng.aspx

Canada Business Ontario (CBO)

In Ontario, Canada Business Ontario (CBO), which is a part of the Canada Business Network, has been Ontario’s Business Information Connection since 1995. CBO provides both federal and provincial business information – all at no cost. CBO can assist with finding information on starting a business, government financing programs, exporting, taxation or how to hire … Read more

Red Tape Reduction Commission

Between January and March 2011, the Red Tape Reduction Commission consulted with Canadians and received approximately 2,300 ideas about red tape irritants that get in the way of business productivity. The full report was unveiled in January 2012.  It contains 15 systemic changes and 90 department-specific recommended solutions to eliminate or alleviate these irritants. The report … Read more

Industry Canada – Community Access Program Youth Initiative

“Industry Canada’s CAP YI receives funding from Employment and Social Development Canada(ESDC) annually to hire youth between the ages of 15 to 30. Youth are hired either through the Summer Work Experience stream or the Career Focus stream: Career Focus stream targets high-school graduates that have some post-secondary education. Youth work as interns at CAP … Read more

Skills Link Program

Skills Link is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment. The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies. The program offers a range of activities that can be tailored to meet the individual … Read more

ESDC – Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Canada Summer Jobs: provides work experiences for students; supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities … Read more

Environment Canada Careers Focus Program

Made up of two programs: !)The International Environmental Youth Corps (IEYC) is a key component of the federal government Youth Employment Strategy (YES). It is intended to help unemployed or under-employed highly qualified Canadian youth obtain critical first jobs in their area of study. 2)the 2010-2011 Science Horizons Youth Internship Program. The program offers promising … Read more

Prosperity Initiative

The Prosperity Initiative encourages businesses, not-for-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions in southern Ontario to undertake projects that will result in a more productive, diversified and competitive economy in the region. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00398.html

Investing in Business Innovation

Investing in Business Innovation provides funding to boost private sector investment in start-up businesses to accelerate the development of new products, processes and practices and bring them to market. Funding is also available for angel investor networks and their associations to attract new investment and support the growth of angel investment funds. For more information … Read more

Technology Development Program

The Technology Development Program provides financial support to encourage research and innovation organizations, the private sector, post-secondary institutions and not-for-profit organizations to work together to accelerate the development of large-scale, advanced technologies that will result in new market opportunities for southern Ontario businesses. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00332.html

Scientists and Engineers in Business

Scientists and Engineers in Business provides financial support to help recent graduates and graduate students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields develop their business skills so they can bring innovative ideas to market and help grow the southern Ontario economy. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00337.html

Graduate Enterprise Internship

The Graduate Enterprise Internship provides financial support to eligible not-for-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions in southern Ontario to arrange internships with structured mentoring opportunities for graduate students and recent graduates of programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with small- and medium-sized companies in southern Ontario. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00335.html

Youth STEM Initiative

Youth STEM provides financial support to eligible not-for-profit organizations to expand, enhance and coordinate the reach and impact of educational outreach programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for children and youth in kindergarten through grade 12. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00329.html

Southern Ontario Development Program

The Southern Ontario Development Program supports the economic development and diversification of Southern Ontario communities. The program provides funding through contribution agreements to not-for-profit organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises in 6 priority areas: community economic development, information and communications technology, innovation, trade and tourism, human capital, and business financing support. For more information go … Read more

SMART Program

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has created the SMART Program to help small and medium-sized manufacturers in Ontario improve their manufacturing productivity to enable them to compete more effectively in the global economy. The target is manufacturing productivity improvement projects that include lean manufacturing, quality improvement, energy efficiency, IT best practices, and environmental impact reduction. … Read more

Community Futures Program

This program supports community economic development and builds the capacity of non-metropolitan communities in Ontario to realize their full sustainable potential. Funding is made available through transfer payments that provide contributions to designated Community Futures (CF) organizations in Ontario in support of strategic community planning and socio-economic development, business services, repayable business financing through local … Read more

Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative

A pilot initiative aimed at addressing the gap between research and commercialization in southern Ontario and encouraging collaboration between small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and post-secondary institutions. For more information go to www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00261.html

NRC Student Employment Program

The NRC Student Employment Program provides students with practical career-related experience in research and development, library sciences, communications, marketing and other areas. The Student Employment Program offers students a challenging and intellectually stimulating environment, while providing them with access to superior equipment, facilities and expertise. Positions are offered at NRC institutes and corporate offices. Each … Read more

Youth Internship Program

Youth Internship Program is part of Youth Employment Strategy. Program aims to help post-secondary graduates to develop their work skills with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada. The program has two components; both are funded by Service Canada. Internship Program with Innovative SMEs provides financial assistance to innovative Canadian SMEs for the hiring of … Read more

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Program aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises meet the unique challenges they face in the research and development of new products, processes and services and to enhance the innovation capacity of these businesses so that they can turn good ideas into profitable business lines as quickly as possible. It provides advisory and referral services … Read more

Investment Cooperation Program (INC)

The program supports responsible, developmentally beneficial, private sector engagement in developing countries leading to sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. May provide cost-shared contributions of up to 75% for eligible activities across the four phases of an investment: • Commercial Viability Study • Adaptation and Demonstration of Technology • Sustainability • Implementation • For more … Read more

Global Commerce Support Program

The Global Commerce Support Program(GCSP) is a contribution program that amalgamates three funding programs for Canadian national associations, communities, companies and researchers. Associations Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) For Canadian national associations seeking to undertake new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets and sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry (member … Read more

Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

CCC gives Canadian businesses access to international opportunities. The Corporation facilitates trade with buyers in other countries—primarily in public-sector markets. It levels the playing field for Canada’s exporters and plays a broad role in the Government of Canada’s public policy agenda. For more details please visit: www.ccc.ca/eng/abo_whoWeAre_corporateProfile.cfm Government Contact: CANADIAN COMMERCIAL CORPORATION Head Office T: (613) … Read more

Export Source

Export Source is a website developed by Team Canada Inc. to provide information to aspiring and experienced exporters on resources for building export capability, including training and sources of assistance. It is Canada’s most comprehensive source of export information and practical tool for new and experienced exporters. For more details, please visit: Export Source CONTACT:  1-888-576-4444

Export Development Corporation

The Export Development Corporation (EDC) is a Crown corporation that provides financing and risk management services to Canadian exporters and investors in up to 200 markets worldwide. See: www.edc.ca/english/index.htm Head Office Export Development Canada Tel: (613) 598-2500 Fax: (613) 237-2690 TTY: 1-866-574-0451 Regional Offices Contact us Form

[Export USA – A] Exporters to the United States (EXTUS)

Offers sector-specific training sessions at border locations lasting one to three days that include a briefing on exporting and export services and programs available in Canada. The training sessions are run together with trade shows, thus providing networking opportunities to potential Canadian exporters. GOVERNMENT CONTACT: See Export USA for contact

Export USA

The program supports the efforts of Team Canada Inc. partners to increase the number of active Canadian exporters to the United States. It provides export familiarization and education as a general introduction for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is provided in three components: Exporters to the United States (EXTUS), New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) and Reverse … Read more

Small Business Internship Program

The Small Business Internship Program provides small and medium-sized enterprises financial support to hire a post secondary student intern to assist them in their adoption of e-business strategies to increase their productivity and competitiveness. For more information go to www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/sbip-pspe.nsf/eng/home

SDTC SD Tech Fund

The $550M SD Tech FundTM is aimed at supporting the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technology solutions: products and processes that contribute to clean air, clean water and clean land, that address climate change and improve the productivity and the global competitiveness of the Canadian industry. SDTC does not require any repayments of … Read more

SDTC NextGen Biofuels Fund

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is a not-for-profit foundation that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies which provide solutions to issues of climate change, clean air, water quality and soil, and which deliver economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians.SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative … Read more

Genome Canada

Genome Canada received $75 million in the 2010 Federal Budget to continue to play an important role in the federal government’s science and technology and innovation agendas. Since 2000, the Canadian federal government has invested $840 M in Genome Canada, to which has been added close to $1.0 billion in partnered co-funding and interest earnings. … Read more

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports networks of Canadian and international researchers who conduct long-term research on scientific, social and economic issues. Working in association with Canadian and international institutions, CIFAR provides opportunities for eminent scholars to add to the research base in Canada. CIFAR supports 12 research … Read more

ICE Committee