The industrial research assistance program consists of direct grants. This program proposed by the National Research Council Canada (NRC) concerns small and medium-sized enterprises.

There are therefore specific criteria to be met in order for your business to be eligible for the program:

  • Your company must be located in Canada, have fewer than 500 full-time employees, and be for-profit.

  • Your company must develop an innovative project that tends to respond to certain technological uncertainties.

  • You must demonstrate that a profit is possible through this technological innovation


If your research and development project is eligible, you can therefore apply for subsidies on the salaries of your employees and subcontractors involved in the project.

Contact us to confirm if your activities may be eligible for IRAP

Your project may also be eligible for SR&ED or CDAE credits.