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Table 3 
Most critical government programs to support innovation by region, 2010 to 2012

Most critical government programs to support innovation by region, 2010 to 2012
  Canada Atlantic region1 Quebec Ontario Alberta Rest of Canada2
Tax credits 50.7B 35.4E 56.5B 48.0B 53.5E 53.3E
Grants 17.1A 28.0E 19.8B 18.2B 10.9B 9.9B
Hiring of recent graduates 13.4B 12.2B 1.0A 18.5B 17.3B 15.9E
Training 7.8A 10.6B 16.1B 4.7A 3.4A 6.1A
very reliable (standard error between 0% and 2.49%)
reliable (standard error between 2.50% and 7.49%)
use with caution
The 2012 Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy (SIBS) estimates are provided as percentages accompanied by quality indicators. Data quality indicators are based on the standard error (SE) and number of observations in the estimates. Quality indicators for SIBS are the following: A is very reliable (SE between 0% and 2.49%); B is reliable (SE between 2.50% and 7.49%); E is use with caution (SE between 7.50% and 14.99%); and F is too unreliable to be published (SE greater than or equal to 15.00%).
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