Scientific Research & Experimental Development

Experience the difference that a partnership mentality brings to your SR&ED process

What is SR&ED?

  • The Scientific Research & Experimental Development (“SR&ED”) program is a federally administered tax credit program.
  • The Canada Revenue Agency distributes ~$3B each year to Canadian companies involved in technology development.
  • You are eligible to receive SR&ED credits if you develop new knowledge or understanding in any field of science and technology.
Learn more about SR&ED (technical criteria)

What are the financial benefits?

  • The SR&ED program can allow your business to recover between 15% and 41.5% of eligible expenses in Alberta.
  • For smaller Canadian-Controlled Private Corporations, SR&ED credits are returned entirely as cash. For others, cash and tax credits are awarded.
  • Eligible project costs include technical staff wages, contractor payments, materials and overhead.
Learn more about Financial Benefits of SR&ED

What We Offer: Expert SR&ED Services


Screen and verify for project eligibility, proactively. No charge, no commitment initial assessments.


Experience-based strategies for tax planning and optimization for both near- and long-term success.


Our experts prepare all technical reports and tax forms, and integrate with your current accounting services; the work does not get pushed back to you.


We monitor and steward claims through all stages of the process, including Audit and Appeal.

When to call TSGI

Internal resources for writing SR&ED Project Descriptions are constrained, and you don’t want to compromise project timelines or high-powered technical talent.
You value increased certainty and confidence in your SR&ED returns. You prefer transparent communication throughout the year.
Your tax or accounting department seeks an established, proactive timeline for filing their SR&ED claim year over year.
Previous years’ claims are unresolved and you seek on-going claim monitoring and resolution.
You have had a negative experience with an audit or technical review, or are currently undergoing audit.
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Turn-key SR&ED Services

  • We do the heavy lifting on all aspects of your SR&ED claim, through every step of the process. We find opportunities to increase the value and defensibility of your claim.

Customized SR&ED Services

  • If you seek assistance on either the technical or financial side of the SR&ED process, we design a solution that works for your needs. We tailor the compensation structure for our services to serve your business.

Professional Development and Education

  • Our expert team builds the capacity of your internal business units to identify projects on an on-going basis for capturing your business’ full claim value.
  • We offer Professional Development for both claimants and tax professionals.

[TSGI's] expert knowledge of the SR&ED program completely turned our claim around and resulted in a 150% increase in ITCs for a prior year.

COOBiomedical / Software Company

We hired TSGI out of dissatisfaction with our previous consultant and we have never looked back. The superiority of their tax expertise had an immediate and positive impact on our claims, and their dedication to providing the best customer service has helped our technical team stay focused and undistracted.

CFOOil and Gas Services Industry

[TSGI's] holistic approach, integrating and tracking both financial and technical aspects of the claim from start to finish, resulted in tax savings that more than covered the entire cost of their fees. I would unreservedly recommend TSGI's services to any company.

PresidentSAAS Software Firm

As a rapidly expanding startup company in the oil and gas services industry, our personnel face tight deadlines and a serious shortage of time. By hiring TSGI we have been able to both maximize our SR&ED tax return and, at the same time, keep our R&D experts focused on our critical technology developments.

President & Co-FounderOil and Gas Services Start-up

Industries We Serve

Oil & Gas

Upstream production requires high cost and high risk technologies to deliver results for your shareholders. We are trusted advisors to many of Canada’s top operators and service companies to ensure continued technological success.


From the drawing board to production line, we create tangible outputs for your SR&ED return — helping you edge out the competition in the global marketplace.


Canada is home to world-class advancements in medical technology. Your R&D funding deserves to be as healthy as your end-user.

Clean Technology

Canadian companies are responding to new legislation and market pull to develop high-performing environmental technologies. We can steward your SR&ED filing as you focus on delivering new solutions.

IT & Comms

Innovation in software and ICT can be a race to the market. We assist ICT companies of all sizes minimize to time spent on SR&ED claims and audits while maximizing their tax credits.

Other Sectors

SR&ED can emerge wherever technology innovation occurs. SR&ED is worth exploring if you are developing new technology, even if you don’t see your sector listed here.