National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.

With more than 250 field staff and 120 offices across Canada, NRC IRAP helps businesses from all industry sectors and locations. The Program provides customized support and services tailored to meet each firm’s local context and specific technical or business needs – the right blend to help companies overcome barriers, identify new opportunities and grow through innovation.

Total Number of Employees: 11 (Saskatchewan) 250 (Canada)


  • Funding for research and development projects
  • Funding to help support youth internship positions
  • Business and technical advisory services
  • Professional networking and linkages


Website: National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program

Tel: 1-877-994-4727

Fax: (306) 975-4717

Address: NRC IRAP’s Saskatoon office #4460 - 110 Gymnasium Place, 
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3W