The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has officially announced that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers will be considered government assistance. Thus, assistance received under either wage subsidy will reduce the amount of… Read more »
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Mitacs: COVID-19 Resources for Research
Mitacs has boosted support for Canadian innovations in the fight against COVID-19 including expanded and fast-tracked funding as well as added flexibility and support. Mitacs is a federally and provincially supported not-for-profit organization that fosters Canadian innovation through industry-academic collaborations… Read more »
Funding for Canadian Tech Companies Impacted by COVID-19
Under the current global and economic conditions, leveraging multiple government funding sources is critical for business survival. Various federal and provincial programs can be combined or “stacked” to maximize funding, as long as costs are separated and the criteria for… Read more »
New COVID-19 Funding to Mobilize Canadian Businesses
On April 17, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced an additional $250M in funding support through the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to assist innovative, early-stage companies that are unable to access existing COVID-19… Read more »
Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) yesterday. Trudeau said firms will now have to show their year-on-year revenues had dropped by 15% in March, half the previous level of 30%, to claim… Read more »
Federal COVID Assistance for Businesses
During these unprecedented times, the federal government has announced a variety of incentives to assist Canadian businesses. This bulletin summarizes pertinent federally-announced COVID incentives for businesses. We expect additional announcements will be made to further address support for Canadian businesses… Read more »
Top Tech News and Innovations of 2019
As the end of 2019 draws closer, we have the opportunity to look back at the great strides taken in the Canadian and global high tech industry across a range of sectors over the past year. From advanced manufacturing to… Read more »
USMCA Trade Deal – What’s New?
Recently, it was announced that the US, Mexico and Canada have finalized the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This new North American trade deal is intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the 1994 pact that governs free trade… Read more »
2019 Economic Review & 2020 Forecast
Canadian stocks are soaring, while the economy is expected to reach slowest pace in a decade. The National Bank of Canada reports investor optimism for a pro-growth agenda on the horizon at the end of 2019, despite the effects of… Read more »