Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) Technology Assessments Program

Amount: 100% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $25,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a manufacturer based in Southern Ontario per the census map (Refer to Southern Ontario Service Area).
  • Must be an incorporated business (federally or provincially) for 2 years or more continuously.
  • Must demonstrate financial stability.
  • Must have greater than 15 and fewer than 500 FTE employees maximum in Southern Ontario.
  • Companies are not required to be a member of CME to be eligible.
  • Not receiving other contributions toward the activities contained in the funding application from other government funded programs, including but not limited to: University or College Funding programs, Export Funding programs, Other related government funding programs.

Applications will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the following criteria:

  • Technology improvements that aim to improve and modernize the manufacturing process, lead to increased productivity and competitiveness.
  • New additions that contribute to the economic and environmental benefits to Ontario, including benefits expected from the project and interactions with other segments of the Ontario economy.
  • Commitment to develop export markets, or be part of the value supply chain, or potential to become a strong global player on a regional or global basis.
  • Creation of long-term employment and high-value jobs.

Eligible Cost

  • Consulting fees (including travel) are eligible.
  • Entertainment and meals are not eligible costs.
  • All receipts for travel must be submitted with final claim. Any receipts that are not included will be removed from eligible costs.
  • CME reserves the right to remove any unreasonable costs.


This program ends on March 31, 2022. We continue to accept applications for assessments until December 31, 2021 with a completion date of no later than January 31, 2022.