Investment Incentives in Canada

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Incentives or guarantees

Forms of Aid
The Canadian government offers several programs of fiscal incentives:
- Canadian Manufacturing and Processing Profits - Reduced Rate of Corporate Tax
- Investment Tax Credit
- Flow-Through Share Programfd
- Canadian-Controlled Private Corporation
- Federal Corporate Tax Rate Reductions.


The provincial governments also offer fiscal incentives; consult the websites of the 10 provinces or 3 territories: Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, North West Territories, Yukon, Nunavut.

Invest in Canada also provides useful information.

Privileged Domains
The privileged sectors are those of processing, life sciences, advanced technologies, agri-food, plastics, and any sector with a strong potential for creating employment.


For further information, click on the following links: Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED); Mining-specific tax incentives ; Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) Program.

Privileged geographical sectors
At the level of both federal and provincial governments, investment is encouraged especially in zones affected by large-scale unmployment or when economic development is slow.
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Tax incentives offered to foreign investors

Special tax treatments
The Federal government and the provinces offer a range of incentives to encourage companies to invest in capital equipment, hire and train employees and be more competitive in local and foreign markets. It includes funding and tax incentives for R&D and tax incentives in the form of favourable depreciation rates. For more information on tax incentive programs you can access the Investment in Canada Bureau website.
Useful Links
Business Development Bank of Canada
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Invest in Canada

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