Yesterday the Canadian Government released their 2022 budget. Included in the budget is  a new federal innovation agency to support both startups and legacy companies, and $3-billion in new spending on innovation.

Here’s a brief Executive Summary on the Canadian Federal 2022 Budget Related to Startups / The Canada Startup Visa Program: 

  • Establishment of a Canada Growth Fund attract substantial private sector investment;
  • Creation of a Canadian Innovation and Investment Agency to invest in innovation, research, and development;
  • Rebrand and $750 million for Superclusters;
  • Review of Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED);
  • Extending phase out of small business tax rate from $15 million to $50 million;
  • $45 million for semiconductor industry;
  • $30 million for CAN Health Network;
  • $875.2 million over 5 years to address cyber threats;
  • $17.7 million over 5 years for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) to establish an academic research programs on cutting-edge technologies;
  • Amendments to the Competition Act;
    More capital for National Intellectual Property Strategy;
  • $25 million for the Research Support Fund;
    Creation of the Employee Ownership Trust
  • $2.6 billion for a carbon-capture, utilization, storage tax credit;
    $2.2 billion for the Low Carbon Economy Fund;
  • $780 million to expand Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund.

“This is an innovation budget through and through,” said Benjamin Bergen, president of the Council of Canadian Innovators. “With a clear focus on supporting Canadian innovators, bolstering intellectual property generation, driving clean economic growth, and doubling-down on Canada’s fastest-growing sectors in the years to come.”

To view the entire Canadian Federal Budget for 2022 Click Here

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