Funding, Grants and Incentives

The Federal Government of Canada manages several funding, grants and incentive programs to encourage research, development and demonstration in Canada.


Open Programs and Calls

Current Investments

Canada’s investment in energy innovation is an important part of building our clean economy.
Learn more about our contributions to Research, Development and Demonstration projects in Canada.

Current Programs

Energy Innovation Program
Energy Innovation key priority areas are: renewable, smart grid and storage systems; reducing diesel use by industrial operators in northern and remote communities; methane and VOC emission reduction; reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector; carbon capture, use and storage; improving industrial efficiency.

Oil and Gas Clean Tech Program
The Oil and Gas Clean Tech Progam supports development of clean oil and gas technologies, in order to help develop Canada’s hydrocarbon resources in sustainable ways.

Oil Spill Response Science Program
The Oil Spill Response Science (OSRS) Program is a program to support the Government of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan (formerly known as World-Class Tanker Safety System).

Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD)
PERD funds research and development designed to ensure a sustainable energy future for Canada in the best interests of both our economy and our environment.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstrations
EVID is undertaking Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies and demonstrations to reduce the costs, understand the impacts and address potential hurdles for the deployment of next-generation charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Other funding information

The Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD)
The Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD) is the Government of Canada's co-ordinator of energy research and development (R&D) activities.

Find out more about Canada's commitment to supporting innovation and technology collaboration and partnerships through clean tech investment.

Other federal funding sources 
Find out about other Federal sources for clean energy funding and incentives.

Financial incentives by province
Link to OEE’s database on incentive programs across Canada

Tax Savings for Industry
Find information on Class 43.1 and 43.2 and their related tax incentives to encourage investment in clean energy generation and energy conservation projects.