Scientific research and experimental development

Get an overview of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program in Canada.

Event Details

Coming 2017.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development gives you an overview of the fundamentals of Canada’s SR&ED program.

This course covers an important range of topics, including:

  • key benefits available to federal and provincial taxpayers
  • types of eligible expenditures
  • compliance requirements for making a successful SR&ED claim
  • filing requirements
  • audit and review process
  • SR&ED tax cases

Build your knowledge of the basic concepts in the elearning portion of the course, then take part in a half-day classroom session in person or online — the choice is yours.

You will learn about:

  • federal and provincial SR&ED programs, including:
    • SR&ED deductions
    • investment tax credits
  • the definition and application of expenditure categories, including:
    • SR&ED salaries and wages
    • materials consumed and transformed
    • contract payments
    • overheads and capital expenditures

Who should attend?

  • professional accountants who require an introduction to the SR&ED program in Canada
  • tax practitioners who need to gain a better appreciation for critical issues in SR&ED

More Details:

Frequently asked questions:

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel for any reason, the following refund policies will apply:

  • cancellation prior to accessing the online materials:
    • at least 30 days in advance of the classroom session:
      • full refund less a $150 administration fee (plus applicable taxes) 
    • less than 30 days prior to the in-person session:
      • no refunds 
  • cancellation after accessing the online materials:
    • no refunds

Please note that registrations cannot be transferred or deferred. All cancellations must be emailed to


Please contact:

CPA Canada Professional Learning and Development Customer Service
Tel: 1-888-337-3242

Sheri Price, program manager, Tax Education, Professional Learning and Development
Tel: 416-204-3425


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