The City of Merritt is highlighting our community advantages to encourage economic growth to preserve our prosperity. We are here to support the road to growth by providing information and strategic advice to business and industry, and working with our partners to identify and pursue economic development opportunities.
Wage Subsidy Programs
Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges.
Get Youth Working
Get Youth Working offers employers a $2,800 Wage Subsidy incentive to hire eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age. Additionally, employers may request up to $1,000 to purchase training for the newly hired youth.
Work-Sharing is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer.
Business and Lending
The business development service of the CFNV works with small business entrepreneurs to assist them with business start-ups expansion and maintenance. We can assist you with business planning, operational and financial counselling and technical advice.
Getting financing for your business doesn’t have to be a pain in the…well, you know. At Interior Savings, we take pride in helping business owners get the dollars they need to accomplish their dreams and invest in our local communities.
RBC Business Financing
Our wide range of loan and leasing options let you choose what´s right for your business now and in the future. We can help you plan and customize the financing options you need and complete your application.
CIBC Business Loans and Lines of Credit
As a business owner, you don’t have any time to waste. You want the right borrowing solutions to help run, develop and/or grow your business. CIBC offers a variety of borrowing solutions to meet your business needs so you can achieve the goals that matter to you.
Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
The mission of the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust is to support regionally strategic investments in economic development projects that will have long-lasting and measurable regional benefits for the Southern Interior.
Selling or Buying a Business
Venture Connect prepares businesses for a sale, filling the gap between entrepreneurs and investors looking for select business opportunities in the Vancouver Island Coastal region of BC and business owners looking to sell their business or transition out of the work force.
BMO Access to Financing can Make all the Difference
Whether you’re taking advantage of an opportunity or covering an unexpected or planned expense, quick access to financing can help keep your business strong. Borrow only what you need with a BMO Small Business Line of Credit.
The Product Incentive Program
The Product Incentive Program provides financial incentives to small and medium businesses to replace old inefficient technologies with new energy-efficient products.
The Investment Agriculture Foundation
The Investment Agriculture Foundation strategically invests federal and provincial funds in support of innovative projects to benefit the agri-food industry in British Columbia. Funding is available to help the industry seize new opportunities and deal with emerging issues.
Explore available funding programs for your business
Take 45 seconds to learn how much money your small business may be able to receive in government grants and/or loans. While no one can guarantee you funding the more you know the better.
Grants & Financing
Entrepreneurs often report that getting financing is the most challenging aspect of starting or growing a business. If you are looking for money for your business, you should start by learning about the different types of financing that are available and assessing which one best suits your needs.
BDC Business Financing
Our financing is structured to protect your cash flow: Longer-term payment, Repayment schedules to suit your business cycle and the possibility to defer capital payments
Business Tax Credit Programs
Mining Exploration Tax Credit
The mining exploration tax credit (METC) is for eligible corporations and corporations that are active members of partnerships conducting grassroots mineral exploration in B.C.
Training Tax Credit
The training tax credit is for employers and apprentices who take part in eligible apprenticeship programs administered through the Industry Training Authority (ITA).
Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit
The scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credit is for qualifying corporations that carry on SR&ED in B.C. before September 1, 2017.