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 supports up to 50 percent of a project’s eligible costs. The remaining funding comes 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 also supports the Government of Canada’s climate change objectives by investing in the design and upgrade of energy-efficient buildings.

Investments in 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 $15.74 million in five projects at the Université de Montréal.

For information about specific projects, please contact the appropriate institution.

Project SIF Funding
Total $15,743,746
Expanding the EPIC Centre’s Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Clinic at the Montreal Heart Institute $4,360,000
Creating a global centre for health and cardiovascular prevention training at the Montreal Heart Institute $4,654,299
Enhancing the Montreal Heart Institute’s research and development infrastructure (upgrading soundproofing) $850,020
Expanding the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre and modernizing its amphitheatre $5,735,646
Refurbishing and optimizing the reference centre of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (northern Montréal Island integrated health and social services centre) $143,781

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