Industrial project application form and credit application form: Industrial Program of the Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre

Industrial project application form and credit application form

Industrial project application form and credit application form

Contact the program to get the industrial project application form and credit application form. You should provide the following information on the forms:

  • Your identity and that of your business partners (if applicable)
  • Your business (for example business name, legal name and tax numbers)
  • Your financial institution, the names of some of your suppliers
  • The resources your business would provide for the project (staff, for example)
  • The project you wish to carry out in our facilities

Additional information

Authorization and privacy notice (by the individuals recognized as signing authorities at the client’s financial institution)

The person signing will be certifying that the information is correct and will be applying for credit privileges from His Majesty the King in right of Canada as represented by the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

As part of the application, the owner of a proprietorship or the partners of a partnership referred to in the documents will be consenting to the receipt and exchange of credit information by His Majesty with a credit reporting agency, credit bureau, financial institution or any person or corporation with whom the client will have or proposes to have financial dealings.

The applicant must acknowledge having read the terms and conditions of credit on the back of the application, and the applicant must agree to abide by those terms and conditions if credit is granted.

The information you provide in the documents will be collected by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) under the authority of the Financial Administration Act (FAA), Income Tax Act (ITA) and Farm Income Protection Act (FIPA) for the purpose of supporting the collection of monies owing to the institution and the Receiver General for Canada. The information will be used to evaluate the individual or company’s financial viability on the basis of financial data obtained from credit agencies, financial institutions or suppliers. The information may be shared with collection agencies for debt recovery purposes. The personal information will be protected under the Privacy Act and is described in the Personal Information Bank PSU 932, entitled “Accounts Receivable.”

You will have the right to access your personal information and request changes to incorrect information. Should you wish to avail yourself of this right, you may contact the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Coordinator at 613-773-1386.

The terms and conditions governing credit privileges provided by the Minister are as follows: “Minister” means the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food or any person authorized to act on the Minister’s behalf. “Customer” means an organization or individual having an account with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

  1. The Customer will pay His Majesty for all goods or services received subject to the terms of payment in effect on the date of delivery of the goods or services as stated on an invoice or other written document specifically for the goods or services provided on behalf of the Minister. No discount will be given for prompt payment. The Customer will be charged interest on any overdue amounts in accordance with the agreements made or as permitted by legislation or regulation.
  2. An administration fee will be charged to any account whose cheque or other payment instrument is dishonoured by the financial institution on which it is drawn because of non-sufficient funds or for any other reason.
  3. On the basis of the results of the credit evaluation and where the contractual agreement permits, the Minister may request a security deposit from the Customer if the Customer’s future ability to pay a debt in accordance with the terms of payment is uncertain or if the Customer has a history of late payments on their accounts.
  4. Credit privileges may be withdrawn or payment terms modified if:
    • it appears that the Customer has made a misrepresentation or is otherwise in breach of the terms and conditions;
    • if the Customer’s credit limit has been reached and a re-evaluation of the account does not support increasing the credit limit;
    • if the Minister obtains evidence that the Customer’s financial viability is impaired or that the Minister cannot reasonably expect to receive payment for the services requested; or
    • for any other reason deemed appropriate by the Minister. Once credit privileges have been withdrawn, the Customer must pay in advance for the goods and services requested.
  5. If the Customer, through misrepresentation, obtains credit that would otherwise not have been granted, the Customer must pay in full the amount owing, regardless of the Customer’s decision on potential legal action.
  6. Upon receipt of a request from departmental officials, the Customer must provide a copy of the company’s financial statements or any other documents requested.
  7. The client must notify the Minister of any change of address or ownership of the business within five business days of the change.
  8. Information provided on this application or obtained in communications with departmental officials regarding the granting of credit under this application may be used by the Government of Canada or its agents, in accordance with accepted business practices and applicable federal and provincial legislation and guidelines, to collect amounts owing on accounts. The collection of overdue amounts may involve the use of private collection agencies and the provision to such agencies of information provided by the Customer.
  9. With respect to the collection of an overdue account, note that, if the applicant is eligible for a payment from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency or any other government department or Crown corporation, arrangements will be made to withhold those payments and apply them to the existing debts, and that information provided by the client may be provided to another department.

Release and obligations

If this application is accepted, the Company agrees

  • that its presence at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre (Saint-Hyacinthe RDC), through its employees, collaborators, representatives and equipment, is at its own risk, except for risks arising from acts of negligence or omission by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada;
  • to make no claim against Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for any illnesses or injuries sustained (including those causing death) or for any property losses incurred as a result of its presence, and to pay any compensation payable to third parties as a result of such illnesses, injuries or losses, except where such illnesses, injuries or losses arise from acts of negligence or omission by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada;
  • to release Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada from any liability for infringement of intellectual property rights (for example trade secrets, patents or copyright) belonging to a third party arising from activities carried out in the facilities of Saint-Hyacinthe RDC;
  • to comply with all existing government regulations on the use and disposal of products, by-products and waste from its project, including hazardous materials;
  • not to knowingly bring materials to the Saint-Hyacinthe RDC that may present a risk of microbiological contamination;
  • to pay all direct project-related expenses, such as, but not limited to, the costs of modifying, installing, transporting and calibrating equipment and facilities and restoring them to their original condition;
  • to pay for the services of the Saint-Hyacinthe RDC at the existing rates; these costs are subject to approval by the Company before the start of the project (D04/002);
  • to abide by the terms and conditions of credit (A5119-E); and
  • to observe all rules and procedures governing its presence in the facilities of the Saint-Hyacinthe RDC.
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada agrees
  • to provide the Company with a safe working environment;
  • to maintain confidentiality, with all results belonging exclusively to the Company;
  • to ensure that the Saint-Hyacinthe RDC equipment and instruments made available for the project are in good working order and condition;