Industrial and Regional Development Regulations (SOR/83-599)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister may make a contribution to a commercial operation in respect of the cost of engaging a qualified consultant to perform a study concerning the feasibility of establishing a new commercial operation in Canada where

    • (a) the Minister has requested the commercial operation to engage the consultant and the commercial operation has agreed; or

    • (b) the commercial operation has agreed that the Minister will have free and unrestricted right to obtain and use the results of the study if the commercial operation fails to initiate a new commercial operation within such period as the Minister shall determine.

  • (2) A contribution made by the Minister under this section shall not exceed 75 per cent of the costs of consulting services.

  • SOR/84-902, s. 6;
  • SOR/87-67, s. 3.
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), where the average unemployment insurance beneficiaries to population ratio of a district in Tier Group I for any period of six consecutive months commencing at any time after June 1, 1982 exceeds by 1 per cent or more the average national unemployment insurance beneficiaries to population ratio for the same period, the Minister may, notwithstanding section 17, make a contribution to a commercial operation in respect of the capital costs of establishing a new facility to be located in that district if the application therefor is made

    • (a) within 12 months after the day on which the data used to determine the ratios first become available; or

    • (b) with respect to any such period for which the data used to determine the ratios became available before January 1, 1984, within 12 months of the coming into force of this subsection.

  • (2) A contribution by the Minister under this section shall not exceed 17.5 per cent of the capital costs.

  • (3) The Minister shall not make a contribution under this section unless the capital costs of the project will be $50,000 or more.

  • (4) For the purposes of subsection (1),

    • (a) average unemployment insurance beneficiaries to population ratio of a district in Tier Group I for any period of six consecutive months means the average of the monthly unemployment insurance beneficiaries to population ratios for each of the six months in the period, expressed as a percentage; and

    • (b) average national unemployment insurance beneficiaries to population ratio for any period of six consecutive months means the average of the monthly national unemployment insurance beneficiaries to population ratios for each of the six months in the period, expressed as a percentage.

  • SOR/83-832, s. 2;
  • SOR/84-226, s. 1;
  • SOR/84-902, ss. 7, 32.

PART VIIModernization and Expansion

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (1.1) and (3), the Minister may make a contribution to a commercial operation in respect of the eligible costs of a project carried out

    • (a) in a district in Tier Group II, Tier Group III or Tier Group IV; or

    • (b) notwithstanding section 20.1, in a district in Tier Group I if a new facility in the district would be eligible for assistance under subsection 19(1) and an application for assistance under this subsection is made within the time period specified in subsection 19(1).

  • (1.1) The Minister may make a contribution referred to in subsection (1) if the project expands, modernizes or enhances the productivity of the commercial operation through

    • (a) the first incorporation or application of microelectronic devices in its products, processes, production methods or facilities;

    • (b) the design of custom microelectronic devices for incorporation or application in its products, processes, production methods or facilities; or

    • (c) the incorporation or application of electronic or electronic-dependent products or systems in its production or design processes or facilities.

  • (2) The Minister may make a contribution to a commercial operation in respect of the cost of engaging a qualified consultant to perform a study concerning the feasibility of a proposed project that would be likely to be eligible for a contribution under subsection (1).

  • (3) A contribution under this section shall not exceed

    • (a) 30 per cent of the costs or eligible costs, as the case may be, of projects and consulting services for projects in districts in Tier Group I and Tier Group II; and

    • (b) 37.5 per cent of the costs or eligible costs, as the case may be, of projects and consulting services for projects in districts in Tier Group III and Tier Group IV.

    • (c) [Revoked, SOR/84-902, s. 8]

  • (4) In this section, eligible costs means the costs necessary to carry out the project and includes capital costs but does not include the costs of infrastructure development.

  • SOR/84-902, s. 8.
  •  (1) The Minister may, with the approval of Treasury Board, make a contribution to a commercial operation in respect of the eligible costs of a project in a district in Tier Group I that expands, modernizes or enhances the productivity of the commercial operation through

    • (a) the first incorporation or application of microelectronic devices in its products, processes, production methods or facilities;

    • (b) the design of custom microelectronic devices for incorporation or application in its products, processes production methods or facilities; or

    • (c) the incorporation or application of electronic or electronic-dependent products or systems in its production or design processes or facilities.

  • (2) In this section, eligible costs, in respect of a project, means the costs necessary to carry out the project and includes the capital costs of the project but does not include the costs of the infrastructure development of the project.

  • SOR/84-902, s. 9.
  •  (1) In this section,

    eligible costs

    eligible costs means capital costs but does not include the costs of infrastructure development; (coûts admissibles)

    expanding existing facilities

    expanding existing facilities includes the replacement of facilities with new facilities on the same site and the relocation of facilities in whole or in part. (agrandissement des établissements existants)

  • (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the Minister may make a contribution to a commercial operation in respect of the costs set out in subsection (3) if the project to be assisted is carried out in a district

    • (a) in Tier Group II, Tier Group III or Tier Group IV; or

    • (b) notwithstanding section 22.1, in Tier Group I if a new facility in the district would be eligible for assistance under subsection 19(1) and an application for assistance under this subsection is made within the time period specified in subsection 19(1).

  • (3) The contribution referred to in subsection (2) shall be

    • (a) in respect of the eligible costs of machinery or equipment that modernizes or increases significantly the productivity of the commercial operation; or

    • (b) in respect of the capital costs of expanding existing facilities of the commercial operation.

  • (4) The Minister shall not make a contribution under this section unless the capital costs of the project will be

    • (a) $50,000 or more with respect to projects carried out in districts in Tier Group I or Tier Group II;

    • (b) $25,000 or more with respect to projects carried out in districts in Tier Group III; or

    • (c) $5,000 or more with respect to projects carried out in districts in Tier Group IV.

  • (5) The minister shall not make a contribution under this section in an amount that exceeds

    • (a) 17.5 per cent of the capital costs or eligible costs, as the case may be, of projects in districts in Tier Group I or Tier Group II; or

    • (b) 25 per cent of the capital costs or eligible costs, as the case may be, of projects in districts in Tier Group III or Tier Group IV.

  • (6) Notwithstanding any other provision of these Regulations, a project for the relocation of facilities is eligible for a contribution only under paragraph 21(3)(b) or 22.1(2)(b).

  • SOR/83-832, s. 3;
  • SOR/84-226, s. 2;
  • SOR/84-902, s. 10.
  •  (1) The Minister may make a contribution to a commercial operation in respect of the cost of engaging a qualified consultant

    • (a) to perform a study concerning the feasibility of a proposed project that would likely be eligible for a contribution under section 21; or

    • (b) to perform a productivity improvement study, market research or a venture capital search in connection with a proposed project that would likely be eligible for a contribution under section 21.

  • (2) The Minister’s contribution under subsection (1) shall not exceed

    • (a) 30 per cent of the costs of consulting services for projects in districts in Tier Group I or Tier Group II; and

    • (b) 37.5 per cent of the costs of consulting services for projects in districts in Tier Group III or Tier Group IV.

    • (c) [Revoked, SOR/84-902, s. 11]

  • SOR/84-902, s. 11.
 
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