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Manitoba Economic Development Incentive and Financing Programs

TAX INCENTIVES

Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit: Receive up to 65% with the Cost-of-Salaries Tax Credit (including bonuses) OR 30% on all eligible Manitoba expenditures with the Cost-of-Production Tax Credit. 
 
Manitoba Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit: Geothermal heating equipment is eligible for a maximum 15% credit and solar thermal heating equipment is eligible for a 10% credit. Biomass fuel energy equipment, installed in Manitoba and used in a business, has become eligible for a 15% credit.
 
Manitoba Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit: Companies can qualify to claim either a 40% or 35% tax credit on eligible project costs they incur and pay to develop an eligible interactive digital media product in Manitoba.
 
Manitoba Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit: Partially refundable investment tax credit equivalent to 9% of eligible property. The tax credit is 80% refundable and can be used against the provincial corporate income tax.  Unused credits have a 10-year carry-forward available and a threeyear carry-back.  
 
Manitoba Research and Development Tax Credit: Refundable tax credit available to qualifying companies for up to 50% of eligible research and development activities through federal and provincial incentives.

GRANTS

Industry Expansion: The program assists companies by contributing to their investment in skills training for employees. Support under this program is custom-prepared on a client-by-client basis. The amount of funding assistance provided is based on the creation and maintenance of quality jobs and the economic benefit to Manitoba resulting from these new employment opportunities.
 
Canadian Agricultural Partnership - Ag Action Manitoba: Five-year program with $176 million in available funds for farmers, agri-processors, industry organizations, researchers and industry service providers. Programs focus on six priority areas: markets and trade; science, research and innovation; risk management; environmental sustainability and climate change; value-added agriculture and agrifood and processing; and public trust.

TRAINING INCENTIVES

Canada Manitoba Job Grant: Eligible employers may apply for up to $10,000 for each individual worker to assist with training costs. Employers that receive funding under the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant must contribute a minimum of one-third of the eligible training costs. With the maximum government contribution of $10,000, this means that up to $15,000 is available, per person, for eligible training costs. 

Updated June 2018



 
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