Join us at Strategies PME!

We proudly announce our participation in the STRATÉGIES PME 10th edition, which will take place on November 16 and 17. Join us at the event and meet our experts!

Each year, SME Strategies brings together approximately 6,000 SME managers and 450 participating experts. This event, dedicated to SME managers, will allow you to meet experts who stand out among SMEs, develop your leadership skills, and inspire you to build your business strategies.

Our president Pierre Savignac will be present at the event and will explain the advantages you can derive from the SR&ED program.

Our expert Chris Young will give a conference during the SME Strategy event on Thursday, the 17th, at 11:40 am in the “Entrechefs PME” room. Chris will present the following topic “Financing your innovation: how to take advantage of R&D tax credits while protecting your intellectual property?”. Be sure to attend, prepare your questions and learn more about SR&ED and intellectual property protection!

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Emergex stands with women entrepreneurs in STEM to help them grow

June 23rd is International Women in Engineering Day.

To honor this day, Emergex is offering a 10% discount in June on its fees to help women entrepreneurs (founder or co-founder of a business) with SR&ED tax credit claims.

In addition, Emergex offers free coaching to optimize your R&D financing.

Follow us on social networks to follow our campaign and discover the story of our ambassadors and their testimonials.

Join us on June 15th to watch the testimonial of Hanieh Mohammadi, instigator of this campaign at Emergex. Business consultant, Hanieh shares her vision and the reasons that pushed her to create this campaign.

Join us on June 20th to hear from Mariella Amoros, an Emergex client since 2006 and Director of Innovation at Dexco since 1995. Dexco is a leading global provider of law firm-specific ERP solutions and related services.

Join us on June 25th to watch Sophie Lymburner, President and Founder of Blue Communications, YogaTribes and L’Aquarium.

Sophie founded Aquarium by Blue in 1998, one of the first digital agencies in Canada to create websites, e-commerce sites, mobile applications, content and social media strategies. Sophie has been an Emergex client since 2018.

Contact Hanieh Mohammadi for more information

Specify code WE206 for the discount.

Perspective Quantum: How to subsidize university research contracts

INTRIQ (Transdisciplinary Institute for Quantum Information) and ISEQ (Quebec’s Electronic Systems Industry Cluster) have invited Emergex SR&ED Consultants to present at the Perspective Quantum webinar on October 27th, 2021.

Eric Martin, Professional Services Director at Emergex, will present this brief introduction to raise awareness among universities, research centers, incubators, associations and companies working in the field of quantum information on how to finance university research contracts within the framework of SR&ED tax credit claims.

LThe Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program is an innovation funding assistance program funded by the federal government and most of the provinces. In 2021, roughly $ 5 billion was distributed to 18,000 companies. In Quebec, it refunds up to 74% of the salaries of eligible technology employees. Under university research contracts, 43.6% of the sums invested are refunded.

Coworking in Old Montreal / Magnificent Office Space to Sublease

Magnificient offices in a historic building located in Old Montreal. From 156 to 965 square feet (out of 3400) available to subrent for one or more subtenants. Ideal as a coworking space!

• Half of the main floor for up to 8 people (27′ x 16′)
• 1 semi-open space for 2 to 5 people (19′ x 11′)
• 1 medium-size closed office for 2 to 3 people (14′ x 12′)
• 1 small closed office for 1 person (13′ x 12′)
• Stone walls, exposed beams, 24′-high ceilings, 2 skylights and 6 windows giving plenty of light
• Shower for active commuters
• Security: alarm system and key-locked elevator
• 500 m from Place-d’Armes subway station (5′ walking distance), 300 m from paid parkings and many Bixi stations nearby
• Close to many good restaurants and 500 m from downtown
• Common spaces: meeting room and fully-equipped kitchen (fridge and dishwasher)
• Shared utilities: electricity, heating and A/C
• We can also share our high-speed Internet and phone system (additional fees)
• Ideal for a quiet IT or Web developer team!

Available as soon as the lockdown is lifted! Reserve now!
Renting price: to be discussed according to your needs
Lease: flexible, short or long term, with or without end notice period

Contact Benjamin at 514-765-3333 #322 or for more information

Webinar: How to prevent, or else survive, a Revenue Canada audit of your SR&ED with Inno-Centre

On November 14, 2018, Pierre Savignac, CEO of Emergex SR&ED Consultants gave a webinar entitled “How to prevent, or else survive, an audit of your SR&ED tax credits by the CRA ?” in partnership with Inno-centre. The recording of this webinar is available below:

Emergex interviewed by Tech & Design

Our Client Manager based in our Toronto office , Mike C. Evans, was asked for an interview by Tech & Design. This article, published on June 10th, provides an introduction to the government program of tax credits for SR&ED, as well as its challenges, especially for startups. Emergex is mentioned several times, especially for its ability to assist startups and other companies of all sizes in the claims process, but also for its work of information with startups, which by definition would be the first beneficiaries of these grants, but often do not know the program. The Government Is All But Giving Away Money To Startups – And You’re Missing Out

Resolution for 2016: apply for a grant through the new CanExport program!

Bateau 02 1280x853Is increasing your sales one of your resolutions for 2016? Well, you’re not alone! Now is the time to start exporting outside Canada. Good news: the federal government can help.


After the Quebec government’s assistance program (Export Program), whose budget was exhausted before all applications could be met, it’s the federal government’s turn to institute a grants program to help Canadian businesses export their products. We’re talking about the new CanExport program, which officially launched on January 5, 2016, and will help small or medium-sized businesses to exploit export opportunities. This grant can refund 50% of expenses, up to $99,999.

Eligible activities covered under the program include:

  • business travel abroad
  • participation in trade fairs and trade shows
  • market studies
  • adaptation of marketing tools to new markets
  • legal fees related to distribution or agency agreements

Eligibility criteria:

  • have between 1 and 250 employees
  • have no less than $200,000 in annual revenue declared in Canada

CanExport is being co-delivered by the Government of Canada through an administrative arrangement between Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program. CanExport is a five-year, $50-million program. This generous program will very likely be a huge hit, so you’d better hurry before the funds run out!

For more information

Emergex SR&ED Subsidies, the expert in SR&ED and E-Business programs (CDAE), can guide you to its partner specializing in claiming this grant and related services. Contact us for an introduction.

Emergex is taking over BDC’s SR&ED

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has recently announced that it has terminated its SR&ED consulting service. The BDC has directed its ex-customers to rely either on their external accounting firm or independent SR&ED consultants who perform these duties. In fact, many of these clients were unaware that it is not employees of BDC who are preparing tax credits for SR&ED, but external freelance consultants in their database who were contracted on behalf of the BDC. If you have used the BDC’s SR&ED consulting services, you now have the opportunity to re-evaluate which SR&ED firm you would like to work with in the future. There is no obligation to continue working with the consultant initially referred to you by the BDC. Do what many BDC “orphans” have done already and contact Emergex today!

Not a boss, but a coach – Profile of Pierre Savignac

Pierre Savignac, président d'Emergex Subventions RS&DE

Pierre Savignac, Founder & CEO of Emergex SR&ED Consultants

This article by journalist Emmanuelle Gril was originally published in French on

Pierre Savignac, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Montreal in 1986, is running his third company.  For as long as he can remember, he always wanted to go into business.  “In my first job, I was told: ‘You, you’ll start your own business for sure!’  It was a strong and fundamental desire, and even when I became an employee again, I knew it was only temporary,” he recalls.

At the age of 28, he started his first company, then another that he formed a few years later.  In 1994, he finally launched Emergex.  Between two start-ups, he worked for Alis Technologies, MédiaSoft Télécom, Virtual Prototypes and Vidéotron.

Today, Emergex has fifteen employees and consultants, most of whom are computer scientists, engineers, or software architects. Their mission?  To help companies, mostly in the IT sector, claim their tax credits for research and development.  “These programs can subsidize up to 80% of the wages paid by a company.  In Quebec, where there are many software development firms, they are often the most important source of revenue,” explains Pierre Savignac.

He believes that hierarchy, as traditionally conceived, is an outdated concept.

“Today, the role of management consists of helping employees to do their jobs.  I see my role more as that of a coach.  I assist and support individuals in achieving their tasks,” he explains.  And for this, he is particularly well-equipped, because he has assumed all of the roles while his company grew, from managing finances to writing technological reports and from negotiating with Revenue Canada to managing a team spread all over the country. “My door is always open and I can always be consulted.  My management style oscillates between trust and control, depending on the employees.  Some take on their responsibilities very well, while others need more guidance.  You should know how to adapt,” he says.

Obviously, this is a role that he understands and implements perfectly, since in 2012, Emergex reached the rank of 24th in Quebec in the annual PROFIT 200 list, which honours the 200 Canadian companies which have experienced the most growth in revenue during the previous five years.

Emergex among Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, in PROFIT 200 ranking

 MONTREAL, June 7, 2012 – Emergex SR&ED Subsidies, a professional services firm specializing in Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit claims, is pleased to announce that is has been recognized as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in the 24th Annual PROFIT 200 Ranking. 24th Annual PROFIT 200 Ranking. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 200 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. Published in the Summer issue of PROFIT and online at, the PROFIT 200 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement. “Emergex has always taken pride in helping to build technology enterprises” says Pierre Savignac, CEO and founder of Emergex SR&ED. “Today, part of our clients’ success reflects on our team. Helping our clients to expand, and to finance their expansion, is how our own company got to grow. Actually, 45% of the companies featured by PROFIT 200 and some of our clients fare well in the ranking.” Emergex SR&ED Subsidies has grown 290% in the past 5 years and now employs some 20 people. Emergex is one of the 33 Quebec companies to make the ranking in 2012 and it is the only one in its field among PROFIT 200 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. “The PROFIT 200 companies are an inspiration to Canadian entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs,” says Ian Portsmouth, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT Magazine. “PROFIT is proud to celebrate the success of these businesspeople, who, despite a challenging economy, have achieved outstanding success in a wide variety of fields.” Publications that mentions Emergex's nomination in the Profit 200 ranking About PROFIT Magazine PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 30 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at About Emergex SR&ED Subsidies Established in Montreal in 1994 by Pierre Savignac, Emergex SR&ED Subsidies helps technology enterprises benefit from government support programs, especially Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits. Emergex is the #1 go-to SR&ED firm for software and IT enterprises in Quebec. Its multidisciplinary team also services any company in Canada that integrates innovation in its development strategy. Over the years, Emergex assisted its clients in obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in financing and government support.


Colin Duetta - IOU Concepts

Colin Duetta – IOU Concepts

The team members from Emergex SR&ED Subsidies showed an intricate and overwhelming knowledge of the SR&ED incentive program, both from a technical and financial perspective, especially in information technology industry. In the last 3 years, I personally referred 3 software development companies to Emergex and have received nothing but positive feedback concerning their professionalism.