Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund

The Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) is a $2-billion initiative designed to modernize research and commercialization facilities at Canadian universities, colleges and polytechnics.

Through the program, the Government of Canada is partnering with the provinces and territories to fund projects that:

  • improve the scale or quality of facilities for research and innovation, including spaces for the commercialization of research;
  • improve the scale or quality of facilities for specialized training at colleges focused on industry needs; and/or
  • improve the environmental sustainability of research and innovation-related facilities at universities and colleges.

SIF will support up to 50 percent of a project's eligible costs. The remaining funding will come from other partners, such as provincial and territorial governments, and the institutions themselves.

These historic investments will promote economic activity across Canada and help provide the skills and training needed to secure high-value, well-paying middle-class jobs. They will result in state-of-the-art facilities to not only train the next generation of highly skilled workers and entrepreneurs but also serve as hubs of discovery and collaboration. They will nurture the development of innovations that help Canadian companies compete and grow internationally.

SIF will also support the Government of Canada's climate-change objectives by investing in the design and upgrade of energy-efficient buildings.

Investments in Quebec and at the Université de Montréal

In total, universities and colleges throughout Quebec will receive nearly $1.1 billion from the Government of Canada, the provincial government, the institutions themselves and private donors. Federal funding will be allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will enhance and modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and improve the environmental sustainability of these facilities.

The Government of Canada is investing $98.71 million in 10 projects at the Université de Montréal and its affiliated institutions, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal.

For information about a specific project, please contact the institution.

PROJECT SIF Funding Provincial Funding
Université de Montréal – Upgrades to the inhalation chamber at the Roger-Gaudry pavilion's U4 wing $614,674 $1,316,005
Université de Montréal – Repair to the building envelope of a research facility at the Faculty of Medicine $892,644 $1,052,584
Université de Montréal – Development of space for the International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research $2,406,788 $3,493,995
Université de Montréal – Upgrades to animal research facilities   $812,074 $487,244
Université de Montréal – Development of research facilities for the Department of Archeology $401,953 $595,954
Université de Montréal – Construction of a new science complex at the Outremont campus $84,225,244 $145,004,558
Université de Montréal – Renovation and energy optimization of the outdated infrastructure of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute $5,890,937 $3,534,456
Polytechnique Montréal – Construction of new electrical rooms serving research laboratories in the main pavilion $1,149,948 $1,368,861
Polytechnique Montréal – Renovation to build a large experimental laboratory $394,963 $501,203
HEC Montréal – Upgrade of the telecommunications network $1,921,950 $2,953,050
TOTAL $98,711,175 $160,307,910

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