Federal investments supporting jobs and business growth in Calgary


Through PrairiesCan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $25.5 million to help 15 innovative Alberta businesses scale-up and create high quality jobs in the Calgary area. This funding, through the Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF), will ensure Calgary area businesses can access the resources they need to enhance operations and grow in domestic and international markets.

The JGF provides funding to businesses and organizations to build resiliency, enhance competitiveness, create jobs, and position local economies for long-term growth. Businesses receiving funding as part of today’s announcement operate in a number of important sectors of Alberta’s economy—including health, digital technology, clean energy, and manufacturing industries:

  • headversity ($6,004,544)
    Expand market adoption of its digital mental health technology platform to support the caregivers of youth facing mental health challenges.
  • Kathairos ($3,930,635)
    Expand the market for nitrogen-based methane elimination technology which helps to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas well sites.
  • PurposeMed ($3,540,997)
    Scale-up operations and extend the delivery of complex telehealth solutions to at risk and underserved communities in Canada.
  • Harvest Builders ($3,000,000)
    Build an online talent platform to grow a pool of qualified tech talent and help fill in-demand jobs in the tech sector across the Prairie provinces.
  • Excir ($2,500,000)
    Design and operate a demonstration pilot of its recycling plant that sustainably converts catalytic converter and electronic waste into precious metals.
  • Kent Imaging ($1,859,500)
    Expand and enhance its non invasive medical diagnostics device line and increase sales support to spur growth in global markets.
  • 2301114 Alberta Ltd – operating as Watts ($1,420,083)
    Expand operations and distribution capacity to better serve new markets in Canada and the USA with its advanced lighting solutions.
  • Lumiio ($1,372,908)
    Enhance digital products and develop advanced wearable integrations to better capture real-world health data that aids in medical diagnostics, disease characterization, and improved patient outcomes.
  • Medlior Health Outcomes Research ($584,500)
    Scale-up operations of health economics and outcomes research services to better serve North American and European markets.
  • Black Owl Systems ($460,500)
    Complete the development of its specialized accounting software and scale-up marketing and sales efforts throughout North America.
  • ICwhatUC – operating as IrisCX ($270,000)
    Enhance its software with artificial intelligence capabilities to better connect business experts and consumers virtually, enabling businesses to provide accurate sales and after-sales advice without the need for an in-person site visit.
  • 2311520 Alberta Ltd – operating as The Co+Kitchen ($223,500)
    Grow a shared-use commercial kitchen in Canmore to provide entrepreneurs and small businesses an affordable and accessible space to cook, store, and sell locally produced food.
  • Krux Analytics ($167,250)
    Design and produce equipment that optimizes drilling performance by aggregating and integrating data to enable real-time analysis.
  • The Alberta Food Processors Association ($131,250)
    Create a digital portal that enables agri-food companies to find and connect with existing Alberta food and beverage co-packers or contract manufacturers to efficiently produce and package their products.
  • Ammolite Technology ($123,468)
    Scale-up operations and integrate an enterprise resource planning and e-commerce system to better serve clients and increase revenue opportunities.

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Office of the Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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