February 4 & 5, 2020 CRA: Scientific Research & Experimental Development tax incentive program

January 21, 2020


February 4, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Focused on primary agriculture production

February 5, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Focused on food processing

Location: North Forge in the SmartPark – University of Manitoba 441–100 Innovation Drive Winnipeg, MB


Canadian agriculture is in constant evolution in response to different factors, such as climate change, environmental concerns, consumer demands, and new regulations. The Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program support research and development (R&D) investments in Canada towards risks associated with attempting to face these challenges through scientific and/or technological advancement.

About our technical workshops

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is launching a series of national workshops, in collaboration with key players from various regions, aimed at directly supporting businesses conducting R&D in the agriculture sector.

The workshop is intended to help businesses receive their full entitlements under the SR&ED program in a predictable and timely manner while reducing burden and compliance cost.

What to expect

The workshop will provide technical and financial guidance based on a concrete example that includes on-farm work and work done outside the farm. The workshop will consist of a half-day session which will be beneficial to farm owners, employees and contractors involved in R&D work, as well as researchers from universities and private or public research centres. This is an opportunity for businesses and researchers to engage directly with the CRA.

During the workshop, you will gain valuable insights in order to:

  • easily relate your R&D projects and innovation to SR&ED;
  • understand how the CRA determines eligibility through a case study of a typical project in the agriculture sector;
  • determine what expenditures can be claimed; and
  • get useful tips and best practices to efficiently track eligible work and related expenditures, retain relevant information, and prepare SR&ED claims.

How to register

You can register by emailing aafc.atsbulletinmb-bulletinseamb.aac@canada.ca, along with the following information for each attendee:

  • Name
  • Business
  • Title/Role
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address