Improving your productivity with technology
You can benefit from the adoption and use of information communications technologies (ICTs) to help your business become more competitive through growth, innovation and improved productivity.
The following federal, provincial and territorial programs and resources can provide you with information and support to help you succeed, whether you currently use ICT in your daily business operations, or if you wish to learn more about how you can integrate ICT into your business practices.
- BDC Consulting
Find out how BDC's customized consulting services can help your business at all stages of development.
- Free to low-cost applications
Discover how using low-cost ICT products for your business can increase sales and productivity. Services provided include tools for customer relationship management (CRM), website creation, e-commerce, surveys, and accounting.
- Industrial Research Assistance Program
Your small or medium-sized business may qualify for financial assistance to develop, adopt, adapt and/or commercialize new or improved technologies.
- Industrial Research Assistance Program — Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program
Find out how you can add digital technologies to your business operations to increase productivity.
- Mitacs Accelerate
Learn how you can expand your R&D potential by recruiting a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to research your technology project.
- Profiting from Technology: A Guide for Entrepreneurs
Learn how investing in information and communications technology can help you to increase sales, improve your marketing strategy and be more productive.
- Smart Tech
Find tools and expert services that can help you discover how the internet and technology can boost your business.
- Innovation Vouchers Program
Apply for financial assistance to bring new technologies or knowledge-based products and services to market.
- Productivity Alberta
Find out about the latest in productivity improvement tools, benchmarking, resources, events and services.
- Manitoba Industrial Technology Centre
Implement new technologies in your business and become more efficient and productive.
- NB Growth Program
You could get a grant of up to $100,000 to start a business, or up to $60,000 to expand, diversify or improve your small business.
- Capital Investment Incentive
You could be eligible for a reimbursement for buying productivity-enhancing equipment for your business.
- Nova Scotia Business Development Program
You could qualify for a government rebate to help vitalize your start-up or existing business.
- Nova Scotia Business Inc. financing
Access loans and guarantees for your new or expanding business.
- Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive
You can apply for funding to train your employees and help boost productivity.
- Atuqtuarvik Corporation — Loan Services
If you are Inuit and live in Nunavut, you can apply for a loan to start or expand your business.
- Business Development Centres of Nunavut
If you live in Nunavut, you can apply for loans, training and business counselling to help you start or grow a business.
- Broadband for E-business and Marketing (Muskoka)
You may be eligible for financial support to help your Muskoka business develop and exploit e-business strategies and applications.
- Broadband for E-business and Marketing (North Bay)
You may be eligible for financial support to help your business in the North Bay region develop and exploit e-business strategies and applications.
- Broadband for E-business and Marketing (Timmins)
You may be eligible for financial support to help your business in the Timmins region develop and exploit e-business strategies and applications.
- Business growth and competitiveness — Youth internships
If your business is in Northern Ontario, you could get help to hire a recent graduate to work on your information and communications technology project.
- Collaboration Voucher Program
You may be able to cut the cost of innovation technical expertise needed to keep your Ontario business competitive.
- Eastern Ontario Development Fund
As a business or an incorporated, not-for-profit organization you could receive funding to support business expansion and innovation in your region.
- FedNor Innovation Fund
If your business is based in Northern Ontario, you could receive funding towards the adoption and commercialization of new technologies.
- Capital Acquisition Program
You may be eligible for financing to build your infrastructure and move from start-up through to international exporting.
- Information Technology Implementation Program
You may be eligible to receive financing to implement information technology solutions and strategies for your export-oriented business.
- Information Technology Planning
You could receive up to $5,000 to cover a maximum of 50% of the cost of acquiring technical support for your PEI business.
- Marketing Support Program
You could obtain financial assistance for marketing costs from start-up through to international exporting.
- Productivity Improvement Program
You could get money to hire experts to show you how to make your manufacturing, processing or export business more productive.
- Professional Service Assistance Program
You could get a non-repayable contribution of up to $1,000 to pay for professional advisory support.
- Directory of software solution providers (in French only)
Would you like to acquire a software solution tailored to your needs? This directory of providers can help you make your selection.
- Electronic data interchange (in French only)
Find out how electronic data interchange can facilitate your business' operations and current transactions when dealing with major chains.
- Fonds de développement des entreprises d'économie sociale
Do you have a social enterprise? If so, this development fund can help you.
- Local investment fund
Apply for financing to start or expand a business in Quebec.
- Marketing information system training
Learn how to understand, plan and develop a marketing information system in order to better analyze your business' environment and markets.
- Enterprise Trade Fund (Small Business)
Your export-related business could be eligible for funding to open, develop or expand markets or to stimulate Yukon business activities.
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