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.

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 →

Tap into free business accelerators and incubators

Overview With the immense growth of computer-based technology affecting every industry and reshaping the way we live, the Canadian government is wisely trying to capitalize on the potential job, export and tax revenue growth of tech start-up companies. The government has acknowledged that while entrepreneurs have great ideas and technical skills, they are often in … Read more →

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund – grants of 15%

Overview Throughout Canada there are incentive programs aimed at stimulating economic development in specific regions where there is not a lot of industry. One such incentive program is the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) targeting the following 18 regions in South Western  Ontario:  Brant, Bruce, Chatham-Kent, Dufferin, Elgin, Essex, Grey, Haldimand, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Niagara, … Read more →