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BioReady Paid Internship Program

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Company must provide a full-time work opportunity for at least six months.

Funding to hire a recent immigrant to Canada with international credentials in biotechnology.

Up to 50%

$11,500

MITACS Accelerate

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Candidate spends 50% of time on site at company and 50% of time at university conducting research. Open application.

Hire graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to work on business related research challenge (all disciplines).

$7,500 cash

$15,000

MaRS Embark Funding

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Novel Ontario-based tech venture established for at least one year. Pre-revenue or under $2 M in total funding, or under $1M in revenue for a given year.

Funding to hire a young professional (22-29) in a business role full-time.

12.5% requested ($2,500 cash)

Up to $20,000 (including HST)

MaRS Embedded Executive

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Ontario-based tech ventures with a launched product.

Funding to hire a senior level executive to help achieve next growth milestone.

30% requested (up to $15,000 in cash)

Up to $50,000 (including HST)

NRC (Youth-Green)

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Incorporated and for-profit. Must hire for minimum of three months and maximum of six months.

Youth (15-30) internship focused on roles producing an environmental benefit or working with business in green economy

$10,000

NRC IRAP - Youth Employment Program

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Incorporated and for-profit with fewer than 500 full-time employees. Open Application

Financial assistance to hire post-secondary graduates working on research, development and commercialization.

Up to $30,000

NSERC Experience Award

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Funding for R&D research using a undergraduate student for a work term

$4,500

OCE Talent Edge

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Open to all disciplines. Must have project-based R&D component.

Connects companies to students/recent grads to help solve industry problems.

$10,000 (Internship), $50,000 (Fellowship)

$20,000 (Internships), $85,000 (Fellowships)

Ontario Exporters Fund

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Minimum 5 employees, maximum 500. Registered company for at least two years. $3-20M in sales (exports account for 10-50% of annual sales).

Provides funding for Ontario company to hire experienced Export Manager.

1:1 matching

Up to $80,000

Student Work-Integrated Learning Program

Grant
Total Amount
Matching Required
Use
Eligibility

Must be a small or medium sized enterprise. Ideally should partner with a post-secondary institution.

Assisting STEM students gain work experience to prepare for jobs in high-demand fields

Up to 70%

Up to $7,000

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