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We’re growing! TSGI welcomes two new additions to our team

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TSGI is pleased to welcome Igor Koracin and Jordan Boyé to our growing SR&ED Services division.

Igor Koracin is our newest Technology Advisor. Igor has a Masters in Petroleum Engineering and a track-record of driving technical projects in SAGD facilities. A strong communicator and analytical mind, Igor will complement the skill-sets and specialties of his fellow Technology Advisors.

We’re also pleased to welcome Jordan Boyé as our newest Tax and Financial Advisor. Jordan is a CPA, CA with a diverse background of accounting across different technology and sector areas. He also brings a strong passion for the arts. His tax expertise and client-facing rapport will bring tremendous value to our team of Tax and Financial Advisors.

Welcome Igor and Jordan!

Federal Budget 2017 offers focus on Innovation and Clean Technology

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The Liberal government delivered the 2017 budget yesterday, with a focus on initiatives related to innovation and clean technology. One major feature is the creation of Innovation Canada (ear-marked up to $950M over five years to stimulate innovation hubs or “Superclusters”).

On the SR&ED program specifically, there does not appear to be any significant changes at this time. The government plans to undertake a “whole-of-government review” of business innovation programs, within which the government will review the SR&ED program “to ensure its continued effectiveness and efficiency.” No timelines or indications of how this will be assess were provided.

The Innovation and Skills Plan will focus on growth in six technology-centric sectors: advanced manufacturing, agri-food, clean technology, digital industries, health and bio-sciences and clean resources, as well as infrastructure and transportation. Superclusters (strong relationships between the private sector, post-secondary and research institutions) are envisioned to drive R&D for “commercial outcomes with application in the real economy.”

Various allocations were announced to develop clean technologies across multiple streams (including: Clean Growth Hub, multiple government departments, the Sustainable Development Technology Fund, and $570M over three years to provide working capital for clean tech firms).

For more information, please see the Budget, including page 43 for an overview of the Innovation and Skills Plan and page 95 for details on “Canada’s Innovation Economy: Clean Technology, Digital Industries and Agri-Food.”

TSGI launches new website!

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Welcome to our new website! Take a few minutes to explore our new platform.


We’re pleased to highlight new features, including:
  • delivering a more user-friendly experience on all devices
  • highlighting the technical strength and diversity of our Technology and Financial SR&ED teams
  • introducing Transaction Services
As always, feel free to reach out to us with any inquiries, or email


Happy browsing!

TSGI welcomes Jacqueline Marques, Tax and Financial Advisor

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TSGI is delighted to welcome on board Jacqueline Marques, CPA, CGA, MA, BA to our team of SR&ED Tax and Financial Advisors. Jacqueline brings over ten years of diverse experience in accounting, tax and technology.

Jacqueline has worked in a variety of industries applying  her skills, including software and hardware development, manufacturing, property development, commodities trading and agriculture. She is well practiced in accounting for both SMEs and large corporations.  She has a strong foundation of research skills and technical writing in addition to her financial knowledge and has a passion for tax research and lifelong learning. Jacqueline is a top performer in her field and we are excited to have her join our team!

Alberta announces Investor Tax Credit

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Beginning in 2017, the Alberta government’s “Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC)” will attempt to stimulate investment in technology-related small and medium-sized Albertan businesses. The announcement comes as the Province seeks to diversify Alberta’s economy from a traditional focus on oil and gas. The AITC offers a 30 percent tax credit over two years for venture capital investors in IT, clean tech, health technology, gaming, visual effects and digital animation. Program details will be announced soon, with an overview available at this link.

Key take-aways

  • Unlike SR&ED, the program is budget limited, and awarded on a “first-come, first-served basis”
  • Limited to Alberta investors who pay taxes in Alberta
  • Province does not pick winners/losers and will not complete due diligence for investors
  • Stakeholder process is now open, while details on program design and implementation are pending

Take-aways from the BVF

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As in years prior, TSGI was inspired and energized by the 2016 Banff Venture Forum. We appreciated the engaging conversations and insights from individuals within the lively high-technology and venture capital communities.

There was no shortage of new innovation breaking into the market, including the continuing surge in data analytics technology. Corporate venture capitalism continues to gain momentum, and was more prevalent at this year’s event. Overall, it was a great event to be a part of!

Financial Analyst position posted

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TSGI is now accepting applications for the role of Financial Analyst on our growing team.

If you are a CPA who enjoys working with clients, providing value-added service, seeks challenge and appreciates work-life balance, we encourage you to consider applying.

Check out the posting here. Applications for the position will close Thursday, October 20 at midnight.

TSGI welcomes new Technology Advisor, Jennifer van Zelm

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TSGI is delighted to welcome on board Jennifer van Zelm, M.Sc Eng, to our team of SR&ED Technology Advisors. Jennifer brings a wealth of experience in communication technology, with over ten years of leadership as a Strategic Planning Leader and R&D Manager.

Highlights include Jennifer’s collaborative research projects with academia and industry in the areas of wireless technologies, home networking and human-computer interaction; designing, building and launching a research demonstration lab; and transitioning an ICT-focused research entity to a commercialization centre. Jennifer is a top performer in her field and we are excited to have her join our team!


TSGI Technology Advisor recognized for outstanding Doctoral Thesis

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U of C Science Awards and Recognition

U of C Science Awards and Recognition

On June 15th 2016, TSGI team member Samantha Keller (L) was awarded the John Kendall Doctoral Thesis Award at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Science Excellence Awards reception. Samantha completed her PhD in Chemistry in June 2015, and her thesis was judged to be the top candidate from entrants across the Faculty of Science in the past 12 months.

During her PhD, Samantha studied the behaviour of molecules that make up the materials used in next-generation solar technologies, attempting to understand how molecular level changes can affect light absorption and energy transfer. Congratulations Samantha!

TSGI’s team of highly qualified experts are ready to leverage their expertise to maximize your SR&ED claim. Reach out to us for a free assessment.