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Durham Incentives and Services

Data Last Updated: 15 April, 2016

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Research and Development

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Incentives and Financial Support

Capital

Aboriginal Economic Development Fund
Description:  The Indigenous Economic Development Fund (IEDF) provides grants and financing to Aboriginal businesses and Indigenous communities and organizations. The fund helps promote economic development and improve socio-economic outcomes for Indigenous people.
 
AgriCompetitiveness Program
Description:  The AgriCompetitiveness Program aims to help the agricultural sector to leverage, coordinate and build on existing capacity, enhance safety, adapt to changing commercial and regulatory environments, seize new opportunities, share best practices, and provide mentorship opportunities.
 
AgriMarketing Program
Description:  AgriMarketing Program: Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Component provides targeted support to companies for international initiatives. Under this component, funding will be available to help implement international export plans, which include promotional and market development activities.
 
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Description:  BDC actively supports the development and growth of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises through its complementary financing, venture capital and consulting services.
 
Canada Small Business Financing Program - Industry Canada
Description:  The program's main objectives are to help new businesses get started and established firms make improvements and expand, to improve access to loans that would not otherwise be available to small businesses, to stimulate economic growth and create jobs.
 
Celebrate Ontario
Description:  Celebrate Ontario provides project-based funding to new or existing Ontario events to enhance programs, activities and services and support innovations that will lead to long-term improvements, sustainability and the attraction of additional tourists.
 
Community Futures Program - Ontario
Description:  FedNor's Community Futures (CF) Program, supports 24 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Northern Ontario. CFDCs offer a wide variety of programs and services supporting community economic development and small business growth.
 
Futurpreneur Canada
Description:  Financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.
 
Jobs and Prosperity Fund: Food and Beverage Growth Fund
Description:  This fund is available for food and beverage processing, and bioproduct projects across the province with more than $5 million in eligible costs.
 
Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund - Ontario Capital Growth Corporation
Description:  To leverage private sector capital in clean technology, life sciences and advanced health technologies, digital media and information and communications technology sectors.
 
Starter Company
Description:  Professional mentoring to start and expand a business in Ontario - open to Ontario residents, 18-29, not attending school full time.
 
Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) - Industry Canada
Description:  Firms, organizations or institutions may apply for investments assistance repayable over the long term in conducting R&D in eligible aerospace and defence technologies.
 
Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) - Industry Canada
Description:  The Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) provides non-repayable contributions in support of large-scale technology demonstration projects in the aerospace, defence, space and security sectors.
 

Commercialization

Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.
Description:  Covers three key areas: Industry-Academic R and D Collaboration; Commercialization; and Entrepreneurship. Other key OCE initiatives are the IBM Smart Computing Initiative and Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII).
 
Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence (ORF-RE)
Description:  The Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence (ORF-RE) provides research institutions with funding to help support the operational costs of large-scale transformative research of strategic value to the province.
 

Digital Media

Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)
Description:  Tax credit designed to enhance Canada as a location of choice for film and video productions employing Canadians, as well as to strengthen the industry and secure investment.
 
Ontario Book Publishing Tax Credit (OBPTC)
Description:  Tax credit for Ontario publishing companies to publish and promote works by a Canadian author.
 
Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit (OCASE)
Description:  Ontario tax credits for computer animation and special effect activities in film or TV productions.
 
Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit (OFTTC)
Description:  Ontario refundable tax credit for film and video productions.
 
Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit
Description:  Ontario refundable tax credit for labour, marketing and distribution expenditures for the creation of interactive digital media products.
 
Ontario Production Services Tax Credit (OPSTC)
Description:  Ontario refundable tax credit for qualifying labour expenditures for those productions that do not meet the Canadian content requirements.
 

Energy

Feed-in Tariff Program - Ontario Power Authority
Description:  Procurement program that guarantees specific prices for various forms of renewable electricity production sources, including on-shore wind, hydroelectric, solar, biogas, biomass and landfill gas.
 

Export

Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
Description:   International contracting agency provides export-related assistance in military sales and Canadian commitments for international assistance.
 
Export Development Canada
Description:  A crown corporation that offers financing, credit insurance and bonding solutions to Canadian exporters.
 
Export Market Access - A Global Expansion Program
Description:  A 50/50 cost-sharing grant to help Ontario SMEs cover costs incurred to develop export sales in foreign markets, predominately outside the US.
 

Human Resources and Training

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit - Canada Revenue Agency
Description:  A non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006.
 
Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC) - Ministry of Finance
Description:  A refundable tax credit available to employers who hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades.
 
Canada Summer Jobs
Description:  Contributions for employers to hire students during the summer.
 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Description:  Major federal health research funding agency for universities, hospitals and research institutes.
 
Employer Signing Bonus - Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Description:   A monetary bonus for an employer who hires and registers an apprenticeship scholarship candidate as an apprentice.
 
Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.
Description:  Covers three key areas: Industry-Academic R and D Collaboration; Commercialization; and Entrepreneurship. Other key OCE initiatives are the IBM Smart Computing Initiative and Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII).
 
Ontario Labour Market Partnerships
Description:  Ontario Labour Market Partnerships support partnerships among employers, employer/employee associations, and community organizations to address identified labour market issues.
 

Research and Development

Canada Foundation for Innovation
Description:  To strengthen the ability of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and other not-for-profit institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that will benefit Canadians.
 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Description:  Major federal health research funding agency for universities, hospitals and research institutes has research programs matching industry partner's financial contributions.
 
Communications Research Centre Canada - Industry Canada
Description:  Helps SMEs take part in strategic R&D collaborations that leverage CRC's activities, resulting in knowledge and technology transfer that benefit Canadian industry, the economy and Canadians.
 
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) - National Research Council Canada
Description:  Technical advisory services, networking and financial assistance to SMEs.
 
Mitacs Accelerate
Description:  A unique cost-shared R and D internship program which connects companies with Canadian universities' research expertise, in all disciplines.
 
Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.
Description:  Covers three key areas: Industry-Academic R and D Collaboration; Commercialization; and Entrepreneurship. Other key OCE initiatives are the IBM Smart Computing Initiative and Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII).
 
Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund - Ontario Capital Growth Corporation
Description:  To leverage private sector capital in clean technology, life sciences and advanced health technologies, digital media and information and communications technology sectors.
 
Ontario Innovation Tax Credit (OITC)
Description:  The Ontario Innovation Tax Credit (OITC) is a refundable tax credit. It is available to all corporations that perform scientific research and experimental development (SR and ED) in Ontario.
 
Ontario Research and Development Tax Credit
Description:  Tax credit for Scientific Research and Experimental Development expenditures.
 
Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence (ORF-RE)
Description:  The Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence (ORF-RE) provides research institutions with funding to help support the operational costs of large-scale transformative research of strategic value to the province.
 
Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program - Canada Revenue Agency
Description:  The largest single source of federal support for industrial R and D. Investment tax credits for expenditures such as wages, materials, machinery, equipment, some overhead, and SR and ED contracts.
 
Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) - Industry Canada
Description:  Firms, organizations or institutions may apply for investments assistance repayable over the long term in conducting R&D in eligible aerospace and defence technologies.
 
Youth Employment Program - National Research Council Canada
Description:  Financial assistance to innovative Canadian SMEs to hire post-secondary graduates.