Who got funding from Government this week?

Funding for the week of Nov. 28, 2016 under Canadian federal and provincial grants and business incentive programs reached $2.9B this week, up from $300.2M last week. Top Sector. Transportation is the top sector this week, attracting $1.36B, 47% of total incentives. Top Region. Ontario is the top region this week, securing $2.17B, accounting for 75% of total national disbursements this[…]

NFB and UQAM launch apprenticeship program

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) are seeking applicants for a new interactive apprenticeship program called Jeunes Pousses. Quick Facts. Jeunes Pousses gives eight UQAM students the opportunity to work with the NFB’s Interactive Studio to create an audio project that will be streamed online when the[…]

Ontario asks how to reduce red tape for the financial services sector

Ontario is asking businesses and the public to help identify and improve regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly for the province’s financial services sector. Quick Facts. Input will be used to help make it simpler for businesses to interact with government, innovate and grow. Ontario’s financial services sector is the second-largest in[…]

QP Briefing. Deb Matthews: Ontario won’t take a ‘great again’ approach to reviving manufacturing jobs of yesteryear

By Jessica Smith Cross In a speech to a business crowd Monday, deputy premier Deb Matthews positioned the Ontario Liberal government as anti-Trump in its approach to the changing economy. Matthews, who is also minister of advanced education and skills development, gave a speech on the “age of disruption,” at a Canadian Club of Toronto[…]

Embark Funding now available!

Attention all tech startups in Ontario! MaRS has launched another round of its Embark Funding Program. Quick Facts.  Embark Funding helps place a young professional (aged 22-29) with an Ontario-based technology venture to accomplish specific goals or milestones. Ventures can receive up to $20k towards the cost of the Embark candidate’s salary. Each recipient will also be[…]

Ottawa’s FileFacets raises $4M in Series A funding

Ottawa-based data analytics and content migration company FileFacets has closed $4M in Series A financing. The round was led by Celtic House Venture Partners, with participation from Wesley Clover International and GCI Ventures Ltd. (GCI). FileFacets will use the funds to expand its sales and marketing team in North America and accelerate the growth of its channel sales[…]

Could AB launch a new incentive for gaming startups?

Recent comments made by Marlin Schmidt, Alberta’s minister of advanced education, to Postmedia hint at the possibility of the Province launching a new targeted incentive program for video game startups. “There might be some room for some more targeted financial incentives in the video game sector. This is the largest segment of the entertainment industry by[…]

Funding still available under EYC Internship Program

ECO Canada has a limited amount of additional funding available under its Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) Internship Program. Quick Facts. Receive 50% of an intern’s salary (up to $15k). Start dates must be no later than Jan. 16, 2017 Funding ends March 31, 2017. Roles must be environmental with a component of science, technology, engineering or mathematics[…]

Investissement Québec redefines its mandate

Investissement Québec has announced that it will now define its mandate as having two parts: To act as an administrator of government mandates and programs, and To provide financial services to businesses with its own capital. Investissement Québec offers financial solutions to businesses, including loans, loan guarantees and venture capital investments.