Grants for Industry
CME Technology Investment Program – Southern Ontario Grant for Equipment
Amount: 50% of the project cost up to $50,000.
Digitalization Competence Centre (DCC)
Amount: provides 50% of the project cost up to $150,000.
Food Security and Supply Chain Fund
Amount: up to 25% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $150,000 per project.
Life Sciences Innovation Fund (LSIF)
Amount: up to $500,000 of eligible costs
Smart Factory Accelerator Program
Amount: $25,000 in hardware, sensors, training and workshops.
Greenhouse Technology Network Project
Amount: up to $100,000 in project-based matching funding.
Amount: up to $50,000 in project-based matching funding.
Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund
Amount: up to 20% of Eligible Costs, to a maximum of $3 million per applicant
Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)
Amount: up to 90% of the eligible cost with maximum grant value of $15,000
Regional Development Program: Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness Stream
Amount: Up to 15% of funding to a maximum of $5 million, interest free during the project period (loan for up to four years).
Agricultural Clean Technology Program
Amount: Funding 50% up to a maximum of $2 million per project.
Space Technology Development Program (STDP) – Temporarily Unavailable
Amount: Varies depending on the Request for Proposal
Amount: less than $5 million over five-years.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP)
Amount: Up to 75% of eligible project costs (maximum of $1.0 million per year).
Export Marketing Assistance (EMA) Program
Amount: Up to $30,000 or maximum of 30% of total eligible project costs over $100,000.
Jobs and Growth Fund
Amount: up to 50 percent of eligible costs with up to 10 million per project.
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.
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.
Agri-Tech Innovation Cost-Share Program
Amount: up to a maximum of $750,000
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.
Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative
Amount: 60% cost-share, up to a maximum of $150,000 contribution under this initiative per business.
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.
- 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.
Dairy Processing Investment Fund
Amount: Up to $10 million in total per year per applicant.
Northern Ontario Recovery Program
Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) projects
Amount: Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $40,000.
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.