Bonny Koabel CPA, CGA is President of AKR Consulting Canada a Mississauga, ON firm specializing in Government Grants, Subsidies, Tax Credits, Refunds and Rebates since 2003.

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. Support to Businesses 1. … Read more →

CanExport funding up to $150,000 per year for export market development

If you’re thinking about participating in tradeshows or developing new markets outside Canada, the Federal Government has increased the amount of financial assistance available for export activities. In late 2019, the feds increased export funding for manufacturers from 50% of your expenses to 75%, and increased the maximum they’ll fund to $150,000 annually, making it … Read more →

Energy-efficiency funding programs provide $2.185 billion in incentives

Since the Doug Ford lead Progressive Conservative government of Ontario was elected in June 2018, we’ve seen several incentive programs cancelled. Many were part of the $8 billion Green ON program aimed at helping businesses and consumers reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Green ON funding provided incentives for purchasing electric vehicles, energy-efficient windows, furnaces, air … Read more →

How to access $90,000 of export funding annually

Between 1990 and 2005, the US dollar was considerably stronger than the Canadian dollar. Seeing this as an excellent opportunity to export, Canadian manufacturers began to aggressively enter the US market. Canadian printers were one group that experienced a tremendous amount of success south of the border since they had so much to offer – … Read more →

Getting a handle on group benefit costs

Traditional Group Benefits Most companies that offer group benefits to their employees use an insurance company for coverage. The plan offers medical and dental coverage, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment and perhaps other types of coverage. Most companies find that when renewing their group benefits, insurance rates always seem to increase. The reasoning by … Read more →

Get up to $99,999 in funding for international travel

CanExport program helps mid-sized companies develop their export markets If your company is looking to export, the federal government’s CanExport program is now open and able to assist you. To qualify, your company must fall under one of the following categories: Communications ICT and mobile apps Digital media Educational services Firmware and electronics Information services … Read more →

Hire a college intern and get up to $5,000 in funding

Here’s how to take advantage of this win-win opportunity If your company is looking for assistance you might want to consider hiring an intern from a college or university co-op program, as the federal government offers funding for giving these students valuable on-the-job work experience. Post-secondary co-op programs require that the student get practical experience … Read more →