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The Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy

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Originally known as the Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy, the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy was launched in 2014. The ITB Policy requires companies that are awarded defence procurement contracts to undertake business activity in Canada equal to the value of the contract. The Policy applies to all eligible defence procurements with a value over $100 million.


BizPaL simplifies access to information on permits and licences for Canadian restaurants

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BizPaL is an online service that benefits Canadian businesses by helping them identify which permits and licences they require and how to obtain them. Entrepreneurs simply select the business activities they plan to undertake, and BizPaL automatically generates a list of required permits and licences from all levels of government, along with basic information on each.


Government of Canada invests $43 million in clean technology innovation

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Established in 2008, Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. (AFCC) is a Burnaby, British Columbia-based joint venture with Daimler AG and Ford Motor Company that is developing fuel cell modules for automotive applications.


Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Automotive Sector

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The Government of Canada supports the development of new transformative manufacturing processes and clean technologies that aim to make Canada a global centre for innovation and have the potential to reduce carbon emissions.


Bombardier Contribution

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The Government of Canada today announced $372.5 million of repayable program contributions to Bombardier for two projects: to support the development of the Global 7000 business aircraft through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) and the C Series, under existing contribution programs. Subject to the execution of final agreements, the program contributions will be provided over four years, in a number of installments, with the majority allocated to the Global 7000.


BizPaL simplifies access to information on permits and licences for Canadian businesses

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | backgrounders

BizPaL is an online service that benefits Canadian businesses by helping them identify which permits and licences they require and how to obtain them. Entrepreneurs simply select the business activities they plan to undertake, and BizPaL then automatically generates a list of required permits and licences from all levels of government, along with basic information on each. The list also includes links to the various government websites where entrepreneurs can learn more and, in some cases, apply online.


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