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Invest Canada - Community Initiatives

The Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) is one of the three components of the Global Commerce Support Program established in December 2008. It is designed to help Canadian communities attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment. ICCI supports non-profit and public-private partnerships at the local community level. The program follows three basic principles:

  • Focusing on supporting the attraction, retention, and expansion of foreign direct investment;
  • Work through partnerships;
  • Sharing costs.

Non-repayable contributions range from $3,000 to $300,000, and agreements are made for a one-year period, from January 1 to December 31. ICCI provides matching funds of up to 50 percent of eligible expenses. If a community accesses other federal government support, the total federal support cannot exceed 50 percent.

Program Updates

The 2014 application period is now closed. The application period for 2015 ICCI projects will take place in September-October of 2014. You should monitor this website regularly for future updates on the program.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact an ICCI officer: icci@international.gc.ca.

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