Grants for Industry

Agricultural Clean Technology Program

Amount: Funding 50% up to a maximum of $2 million per project.

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Space Technology Development Program (STDP) – Temporarily Unavailable

Amount: Varies depending on the Request for Proposal

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AgriScience Program

Amount: less than $5 million over five-years.

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Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP)

Amount: Up to 75% of eligible project costs (maximum of $1.0 million per year).

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Export Marketing Assistance (EMA) Program

Amount: Up to $30,000 or maximum of 30% of total eligible project costs over $100,000.

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Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative

Amount: up to 50 percent of eligible costs with up to 10 million per project.

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Jobs and Growth Fund

Amount: up to 50 percent of eligible costs with up to 10 million per project.

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Productivity Innovation

Amount: A term loan funding up to 100% of a project with a minimum contribution of $ 50,000.

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SME in Action Program – Support for SME Productivity component

Amount: non-refundable contribution of up to 40% of eligible project expenses, up to a maximum of $ 50,000 per project.

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SME in Action Program – Support Component for the Implementation of Investment Projects (Feasibility Studies)

Amount: non-refundable contribution of up to 40% of eligible project expenses, up to a maximum of $ 100,000 per project, with the exception of equipment manufacturers and processors in the aluminum, for which the maximum can reach $ 250,000 per project.

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Agri-Tech Innovation Cost-Share Program

Amount: up to a maximum of $750,000

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Accelerating Manufacturing Scale-Up Grant Program

Amount: between $50,000 up to a maximum of $250,000 to eligible businesses or up to a maximum of $500,000 to eligible groups in collaboration.

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Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative

Amount: 60% cost-share, up to a maximum of $150,000 contribution under this initiative per business.

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Wage Subsidies and Hiring Grants

Student Work Placement

Through the following program employers can apply for wage subsidies to help them hire post-secondary students across Canada.

Amount:

  • Up to $5,000 for every student you hire through the program
  • Up to $7,000 for every student you hire that is in their first year or is from an under-represented group including:
    • women in STEM
    • persons with disabilities
    • newcomers; and
    • Indigenous students
  • As a COVID-19 measure, subsidy is offered at 75% coverage (maximum $7500) for all students, until March 2021.

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Dairy Processing Investment Fund

Amount: Up to $10 million in total per year per applicant.

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Northern Ontario Recovery Program

Amount: $25,000

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Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) projects

Amount: Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $40,000.

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Proof of Concept Program

Amount: Up to 50% of the cost of the proof of concept plan to a maximum of $100,000 during the Program Period (not to exceed 12 months). The applicant will be required to contribute 50% of the cost over the Program Period.

Agri-Food Open for E-Business – Targeted Intake

Amount: Up to $5,000

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Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) Technology Assessments Program

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

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Marketing and Vineyard Improvement Programming to Support Grape Growers

Amount: Up to 35% of eligible costs will be reimbursed to eligible vineyard activity up to $100,000 per vineyard.

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Career Ready Fund’s Auto Stream 2019-20

Amount: Total available funding for the competition is $14 million.

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RapidSkills 2019-20

Amount: Total available funding for the pilot is $3M. MLTSD (Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development) expects that individual Projects will not require more than $300,000 total in funding for partnership development, program development, and administration. Reasonable upward adjustments may be negotiated where the application provides a strong, demonstrated rationale for additional funding based on the nature of the proposal. The funding will be allocated based on eligible costs and through a competitive process based on the evaluation of the proposals. MLTSD reserves the right to set limits on the amount of funding an Applicant will receive.

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Market Access Initiative (Temporarily Unavailable)

Amount: 75% cost-share funding of total eligible costs, to a maximum of either $20,000 or $30,000 cost-share per project depending on project category.

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Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (OAMP)

Amount: 50% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $150,000

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Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative

Amount: Minimum government contribution to a project is $250,000 while the maximum suggested government contribution is up to $1 million.

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Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) (Temporarily Unavailable)

Amount: $250,000 per project ($20,000 minimum)

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Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario (RIIEO) REGIONAL STREAM (Temporarily Unavailable)

Amount: Selected projects will be eligible for a non-repayable performance-based contribution and require a minimum 50 percent cash contribution by the recipient on eligible expenses net of HST. The minimum project size for an Eastern Ontario Innovation Initiative regional stream project is $200,000 resulting in a minimum contribution of $100,000 by the recipient.

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Business Scale-up and Productivity

Amount: No-interest, repayable contributions from $500,000 up to $10 million per project

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AgriAssurance Program

Amount: $50,000 per year

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