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Research in Canada

Research in Canada benefits from a diverse talent pool, advanced infrastructure, a wide variety of disciplines, well-equipped research facilities and skilled staff. Canada offers research facilities in variety of locations such as universities, research institutes, companies and government institutions.

Research Landscape

Find out about Canada’s major research facilities and the advanced infrastructure available to researchers across the country, as well as how Canada collaborates with research partners around the world.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation ensures that Canadian researchers have the tools — the cutting-edge labs, facilities and equipment — they need to push the frontiers of knowledge in all disciplines, and to contribute to the full spectrum of research — from discovery to technology development.

Federal Research Institutes are located across the country and there are many opportunities to partner with and access these facilities for your research.

Genome Canada supports genomics research by working to connect ideas and people, invest in large-scale science and technology to fuel innovation; and translate discoveries into solutions.

National Research Council of Canada
Canada’s National Research Council collaborates with research institutes and advanced centres of science and technology around the world.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada supports students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation.

Ocean Networks Canada monitors the west and east coasts of Canada and the Arctic to continuously deliver data in real-time for scientific research that helps communities, governments and industry make informed decisions about our future.

Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics.

TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre which is pushing frontiers in research to advance science, medicine, and business.

The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities is a collective of some of Canada’s most research-intensive universities.

Universities Canada represents the country’s universities and provides online information on university study and offering scholarships on behalf of private sector companies.

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Research Funding

Find out about the various forms of research funding available to the international community.

EduCanada provides information on international scholarship opportunities for non-Canadians.

Grand Challenges Canada supports bold ideas with big impact in low- and middle-income countries and Canada which integrate science, technology, social and business innovation.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) offers grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges.

Mitacs Accelerate International supports bilateral research collaborations between interns, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and abroad.

New Frontiers in Research Fund International stream aims to support international collaborations and position Canada and Canadian researchers as strategic partners at the international level.

SSHRC International Horizon 2020 Migration Call supports Canadian researchers’ engagement with European research consortia funded via the Horizon 2020 (H2020) research platform.

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Canada’s International Gateway

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