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Government Grants and Incentives

Ryan cuts through the complexities of the funding identification and application procedure to unlock substantial financial government benefits and incentives.

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Ryan has proven to be a valuable partner for all our government funding needs. They have not only helped us with government grants, but also increased our SR&ED claims while improving our relationship with the CRA.
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Government Grants and Incentives

Each year, the Canadian federal and provincial governments provide financial support to corporations exceeding $37 billion, and the number of new government initiatives to facilitate business growth across all sectors and industries is increasing. Despite the diverse number of funding programs available, accessing these programs has historically been a challenge for businesses. Many programs have complicated terms and conditions, lengthy application and submission processes, stringent compliance requirements, and strict deadlines. The programs are also evolving continuously, with new program phasing in and legacy programs phasing out, requiring ongoing monitoring.

Ryan’s Government Grants and Incentives practice simplifies the process, helping you navigate the complexities of the funding identification and application procedure to substantially increase the chances of success and unlock substantial financial benefits. Our comprehensive funding service deploys a team of professional consultants with a broad depth of expertise to help clients tap into more than the 500 grant, loan, and tax credit programs available to businesses across Canada. These programs focus on five strategic objectives, including: 

Business Expansion

  • Product commercialization
  • Market research, business intelligence, and marketing strategy development
  • Expansion into new international markets

Capital Investment

  • Facility purchase, construction, expansion, or renovation
  • Plant, machinery and equipment purchases including software, installation, and commissioning
  • Enterprise software deployment (e.g., CRM, ERP)
  • Advanced manufacturing technology investments

Human Resources Development

  • Hiring new staff
  • Skill development and training

Innovation Development

  • Research and development into new products or processes
  • Collaboration between businesses, academia, and research institutions
  • Productivity improvements
  • Film, television, and digital media production

Environmental Technologies

  • Technologies that address the challenges of clean resources and providing more energy-efficient solutions

Using a best-in-class business and client service methodology, Ryan's professionals develop a clear understanding of your strategic objectives, and then proactively collaborate with you to translate project details into a compelling application aligned with grants program eligibility criteria and goals. Using a four step full-service process, Ryan's team develops applications from start to finish, effectively releasing your resources to focus on their core competencies. 

Strategy and Grant Identification 
Upon collecting information surrounding your 1-3 year strategic objectives, Ryan efficiently matches the strategies with applicable funding programs. Recommendations are made to you in terms of funding programs that maximize your return on investment. 

Implementation 
Ryan collaborates with you to obtain the necessary information to complete the entire funding application. This approach alleviates the time pressures on your internal resources, and allows you to focus on your core business. 

Post-Project Approval Compliance 
Clients are supported post-approval with any ongoing reporting requirements, and with guidance to ensure they remain within funding program guidelines. These measures reduce your organization's workload and ensure projects successfully receive funding upon completion. 

Client Service Reporting 
Ryan's funding group becomes a virtual extension of your team, providing ongoing quarterly reports on filed funding applications, approvals, funding received to-date, upcoming claims to be filed, and any new funding programs identified which may be applicable. Ryan's holistic process ensures you are always up-to-date and prepared to take advantage of new funding opportunities.

Our holistic approach to government funding includes customized solutions to maximize funding opportunities by optimizing a mix of grants, loans, and tax credits that are matched to specific client objectives, strategies, and financing needs.  Leveraging broad industry and geographic coverage, our scale, resources, and funding expertise spans virtually every industry across all provinces in Canada and throughout the United States.  And with the seamless implementation of our full-service funding identification, application, realization, and post-approval reporting, we minimize client involvement in the process so you stay focused on running your business.  Ryan’s industry-specific expertise and multi-disciplinary team of experts in all fields of science and technology finance and tax, and business planning and strategy ensure superior results, backed by the highest level of client service excellence in the industry.  In fact, Ryan is the first company to ever qualify for the International Customer Service Standard (ICSS) “Gold” certification for commitment to world-class client service.

Integrated End-to-End Tax Services

Ryan is focused on your overall tax performance—providing innovative solutions to the underlying causes of the errors we identify—and creating greater opportunities to measure and improve your efficiency, develop a more strategic approach to tax, and deliver outstanding value to your shareholders.