SR&ED in-person information seminars

The Canada Revenue Agency offers in-person information seminars on a variety of topics to help businesses gain a deeper understanding on the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program. 

Upcoming seminars:

Public seminar on SR&ED financial issues

This information seminar provides a summary of the financial aspects of the SR&ED Program. It is intended for financial or accounting staff already familiar with the basics of the SR&ED Program. Attendees will be taken through the completion of Form T661 and the calculation of investment tax credits. There is no charge to attend. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited.


Research and development support programs

Public seminar on SR&ED information

These information seminars provide a general overview of the SR&ED Program, covering the following:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Eligible expenditures
  • How to file a SR&ED claim
  • Supporting documentation

These information seminars provide a summary of the eligibility requirements of the SR&ED Program. They are intended for technical, financial or accounting staff. Attendees will be taken through the eligibility criteria, qualifying expenditures, and the free services offered. There is no charge to attend. Pre-registration is required.

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a special operating agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of intellectual property (IP) in Canada. CIPO contributes to Canada's innovation and economic success by providing greater certainty in the marketplace through high-quality and timely IP rights, fostering and supporting invention and creativity through knowledge sharing, raising awareness to encourage innovators to better exploit IP, helping institutions compete globally.

CIPO will cover the following topics:

  • IP knowledge gap
  • What is IP?
  • Types of intellectual property
  • Why IP matters?
  • How to create an IP strategy?
  • Resources

Industrial Research Assistance Program

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is Canada's leading innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized businesses. If you operate an innovative small or medium-sized business in Canada, IRAP can help you build your innovation capacity and take your ideas to market through financial assistance, advisory services and connections to the best business and research and development expertise in Canada.


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