Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

There are a number of government financial assistance programs available to support your business growth. These programs are divided into categories: export, innovation, and support for research and development.

You can contact Optonique for more information about the different programs. Government employees are also available to answer your questions according to your needs and region. See our directory to learn more about the various funding programs.

  • Programme actions concertées pour le maintien en emploi (PACME–COVID-19)

    I support my employees

    Program in French only

  • Help available during COVID-19

    I support my employees

    Do you have any question concerning all the action plans announced from the government during the COVID-19 situation? You will find here all the information to understand it:

    Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

    Revenu Québec : COVID-19 – FAQ

    Accès Entreprise Newsletter (French only)

    Free online webinar from BDC : How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business

    Journal de Québec : A guide for newly unemployed people (French only)

    CTAP – Concerted Temporary Action Program for businesses from Investissement Québec

    TAWP – Temporary Aid for Workers Program from the Québec Gouvernment

    Resources for Canadian businesses related to COVID-19

  • Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

    I support my employees

    The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadian businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Concerted temporary action program for businesses

    I support my employees

    For businesses whose liquidity is affected by the repercussions of COVID-19.

    This new emergency funding measure provides ad hoc and exceptional support for businesses affected by the repercussions of COVID-19.

  • Temporary Aid for Workers Program

    I support my employees

    This program offers financial assistance to meet the needs of workers who, because they are in isolation to counter the propagation of the COVID-19 virus, cannot earn all of their work income and are not eligible for another financial assistance program.

  • Business Assistance - Immigrant Investor Program

    I support my employees and I increase my productivity

    The Immigrant Investor Program is a unique and advantageous formula. The interest on investments made by immigrant investors, managed by Investissement Québec, is distributed as a non-repayable contributions to Québec businesses.

  • Soutien aux projets d'innovation

    I innovate

    Program available in French only

  • Soutien aux projets de commercialisation des innovations

    I innovate

    Program available in French only

  • NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

    I innovate and I increase my productivity

    The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.

  • Soutien aux entreprises affectées par l'incertitude des relations commerciales internationales

    I support my employees

    Program available in French only

  • Programme Exportation - Volet Entreprise

    I export

    Program available in French only

  • CED - Regional economic growth through innovation

    I innovate and I support my employees

    Through the REGI program, CED support projects that contribute to business the development by helping businesses expand, be more productive and grow through innovation.

  • IDEaS

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    The Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges. IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development.

  • Projets de recherche en collaboration avec le milieu

    I innovate

    Program available in French only