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The Firm


Pioneer was established in 2000 to provide SR&ED consulting and complimentary engineering services that support our clients in their efforts to advance their product and manufacturing technologies.

We have over 7,500 square feet of industrial and manufacturing space in south Barrie and our offices located at 400 Applewood Crescent in Vaughan and 135 Bayfield Street in Barrie include administrative staff, engineering, marketing, sales and management.

Our company offers a strategic mix of services to create, implement and finance technology development activities in the manufacturing sector.

Learn how we can help your company innovate like a pioneer
For a free consultation contact Pioneer at 844-PDC-TECH (732-8324) or [email protected].

The Innovation Puzzle

At Pioneer, we recognize the dynamic relationship between product and process and the overall positive financial impact that innovation and technological advancement can have in these areas when properly implemented. We are equally well aware that most businesses are pretty lean and may not have extra engineering talent to deploy for that special “let’s try this” project, even if it is a great idea….that’s where we come in. Whether you need specialist engineering support for your project, prototypes made yesterday or a total re-think of your methods, we can help you implement and get paid for your efforts.

Through our 15 years of SR&ED consulting, we have come to realize that many of our clients want to reach even further with their innovation efforts, but may lack the specialist expertise, the resources or both. We have developed our Virtual Factory Services and Innovation Factory Services with this in mind. Pioneer supports our clients by offering leading edge technologies for prototype & short run manufacturing through our Virtual Factory Services and by delivering innovative engineering solutions to improve your manufacturing process through our Innovation Factory Services.

Pioneers people are talented engineering professionals not just SR&ED Consultants, so we are able to identify product or process issues that limit cost, quality and delivery performance and then implement practical solutions that sustainable financial returns.

We specialize in helping you to unlock the potential in your business.


If you are interested in applying to any of the positions below, please forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

SR & ED Sales Representative

  • Identify and develop potential sales leads.
  • Contact potential clients, arrange appointments, deliver persuasive presentations and close sales.
  • Effectively and efficiently advertise and promote Pioneers services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic tax concepts and key SR&ED program principles.
  • Stay current with the latest developments and changes in the SR&ED legislature.
  • University degree, preferably in the field of business or marketing.
  • Strong sales background.
  • Experience in professional services sales a strong asset.
  • Outstanding communication skills and professionalism when dealing with potential clients.
  • Willingness to develop expertise in key tax and technical aspects of SR&ED tax credit claims to effectively promote Pioneers services.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision, develop creative sales tactics and deliver results.

SR & ED Technical Consultant

  • As a member of the client project team, you will be responsible for conducting comprehensive technical interviews with the client team and producing technical reports.
  • You will provide clients with timely and responsive services and advise.
  • You will demonstrate deep understanding of the client's industry and technical aspects of the SR&ED program to produce technical descriptions that meet the government eligibility criteria.
  • You will apply your education background to discuss technical concepts with the clients R&D or Engineering staff.
  • You will contribute to the success of the entire team by providing assistance in all technical issues to ensuring claim's integrity and eligibility.
  • You will stay current with the latest developments and changes in the SR&ED legislature.
  • You will assist and guide clients during technical audits with the CRA.
  • University degree, preferably in the field of science, technology or engineering.
  • Outstanding technical writing skills and editing capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulately discuss and convey technical matters in a variety of industries.
  • Experience in preparing SR&ED tax credit claims or in working for the CRA auditing - preferred but not mandatory.
  • High degree of professionalism and ability to work comfortably and effectively with external client personnel at all levels of management.
  • Excellent time management skills as well as the ability to work independently and to simultaneously handle multiple client projects.
  • Interest in developing expert knowledge of technical aspects of the SR&ED tax incentive program.
  • Prior consulting experience an asset.
  • Ability to travel to client locations.

Partnerships & Associations

Pioneer Partner & Referral Program

Our growing network of partners includes experts that are positioned to help guide our clients in areas that are beyond our scope of expertise. As trusted technology and funding advisors to our clients, we are dedicated to helping our clients find the products and services that they need to support the innovation that they are doing.

Partner Categories:

  • Accounting & Bookkeeping Services
  • Legal Services
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Information Technology Services
  • Specialty Consulting
  • Commercial Banking
  • Accounting Services

Mutually Beneficial Partnerships

A partnership can only succeed if it is of mutual benefit to all parties that are involved. At Pioneer, we are strongly committed to forming partnerships that are based on this premise. By understanding our collective business goals and maintaining open dialog, we ensure that our valuable partnerships remain positive and profitable.

What's in it for you

  • Generous referral Payments For Qualified New Clients
  • Acquisition of new business opportunities from Pioneer referrals
  • Opportunities to participate in co-marketing engagements

What does Pioneer want?

  • New business opportunities
  • Long term mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Opportunities to present our company to new clients


Kind words from some of our valued customers.

  • Golden over the past five years worked with Pioneer Development to recapture major development costs through the provincial and federal government. With Pioneer's assistance,Golden has been successful in reclaiming costs through an excellent program, provided by the Federal and Provincial Government.

    Golden highly recommends Rod and his team at Pioneer Development Corporation, should any business be interested in filing a claim under this program.

    Ron Trivett
    Golden Environmental Products Inc.
  • Managing a small industrial facility means we do not enjoy the benefit of full-time, dedicated R&D personnel. Like so many of our business peers, we focus on getting our products out the door first, and then next capturing the essense of what lessons we have learned. For over a decade, we have counted on Pioneer's technical expertise in all subjects industrial to bridge the gap between what we do well and what professional and successful R&D claim submissions entail. Pioneer - through its excellence - has secured an important spot amongst our team, opening possibilities that would otherwise be out of reach.

    Lino Zecca
    President, AlumiCast Technologies
  • Rod and the team at Pioneer Development Corp. have taken care of our SR&ED claims for more than a decade. I wouldn’t want to undertake this process without their guidance or with anyone else. Pioneer brings real-world manufacturing expertise to the table in a way that adds value to our company well beyond the SR&ED claim process. Pioneer has repeatedly impressed us with the integrated services and real world know how that they are able to offer.

    Gerry Hickey
    Plas Tech Extrusions Ltd.
  • Our firm has been working with Pioneer Development Corporation for a number of years in coordinating mutual client SR&ED claims. We have found Rod Charlton and his firm to be very professional, knowledgeable and proactive in their ability to efficiently assemble the details needed to coordinate a successful claim submission. Their follow up with CRA on any queries is done quickly and they regularly monitor the status of client’s claim with the tax department to ensure it’s processed in as timely a manner as possible. If you are looking for a SR&ED consultant firm to coordinate your corporate claim, I would highly recommend that you give Rod a call or send him an email to have a discussion!

    Michael Kostrich
    Michael Kostrich CPA Professional Corporation

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