Funding for SOFII Renewed

FedDev Ontario’s Minister of State Gary Goodyear announced that non-repayable top-up contributions will be renewed to enable the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII) to continue to invest in job creation and support for businesses in south-western and… Read more »

Upcoming CRA Webinars on SR&ED Tax Incentive Program

Starting in January 2014, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will be offering free public online webinars to provide information about the SR&ED program including eligibility criteria, eligible expenditures, and tips on how to file a SR&ED claim. Upcoming SR&ED public general… Read more »

Changes to SR&ED T661 Form Effective January 1, 2014

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has revised the SR&ED T661(13) form to accommodate the legislative changes coming into effect on January 1, 2014, and to ensure consistency with the consolidated SR&ED policy documents released in December 2012.  The previous T661(12) version… Read more »

Eastern Ontario Development Program Renewed

The Minister of State, Gary Goodyear, announced that the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) will invest an additional $48 million to renew the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP).  EODP was originally launched in 2004, and will… Read more »

Canada and European Union Sign Free Trade Deal

Canada and the European Union have signed a tentative free trade deal under the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA).  The highlights of CETA include: Canadian automakers will be able to export 100,000 cars a year, 12 times their current limit.… Read more »

Federal Throne Speech Promises Job Creation

The recent throne speech has reiterated the federal government’s focus on job creation. Although a deal has yet to be struck with the provinces, the government is intent on implementing the Canada Job Grant.  When Ottawa’s labour market agreements with… Read more »