HIRE

Hire highly qualified personnel with a non-repayable grant of 50% of the position’s salary.


If you are an Alberta start up or small company needing to hire highly-qualified business or technical personnel, you may qualify for a non-repayable grant equivalent to 50% of the position salary for the first year of employment, up to $50,000.

A qualifying Project Leader is:

  • A for-profit company
  • Incorporated and operating in Alberta
  • Minimum of one and no more than 50 full-time employees
  • Annual sales revenue ordinarily not exceeding $5 million
  • Primary business of the company must be the development and commercialization of geomatics technology

Duration of projects

  • Funding for a hire will have the duration of 12 months; however, this intended position must be hired with the intention of serving a long-term business need (ie. an indefinite term).

Funding Ratio

  • TECTERRA will invest up to 50% of the first year’s salary

Funding Amounts

  • TECTERRA matching contribution: $50,000 maximum.

Key priorities for this program include:

    • The hire must be ‘net-new’; meaning that the position identified must be additional to the current and recent activity of the company, and is not a replacement for a recently (within 3 months) departed employee, contractor or consultant.
    • The hire must serve a long-term business need beyond the period funded by TECTERRA
    • The hire must be associated with, and add significant value to the ongoing development and commercialization.
    • The hire must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
    • The salary must align with recognized industry standards

It’s never too early to reach out! Applicants who engage with us in the early stages of writing their application are more likely to get approved.

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