Grants for British Columbia

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.


  • 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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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.

CanExport Innovation (formerly Going Global Innovation)

Amount: Up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $75,000 for any approved CanExport Innovation Project.

NOTE: Starting fiscal year 2019-2020, CanExport Innovation is offered as both a grant and contribution funding program. Eligibility for a grant or contribution will be assessed as part of the Formal Review phase of the Application Review Process.

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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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Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

Amount: up to 50% of eligible costs

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British Columbia Employer Training Grant program (ETG)

Amount: up to $20,000 per trainee, with maximum of $300,000 per fiscal year

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Canada Summer Jobs

Amount: 50% of the provincial minimum per hour wage per each summer student

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CanExport Program

Amount: up to $75,000 Export Marketing Grant

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Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP)

Amount: Up to $10,000,000.

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Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Credit (SR&ED)

Amount: Up to $3,000,000

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership – CAP

Amount: $350,000 (Limited Intake Deadlines)

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IRAP Youth Employment Program

Amount: $20,000 per graduate hired

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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) – Accelerated Review Process (ARD)

Amount: Up to $50,000, extendable upon project approval

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AgriInnovate (formerly AgriInnovation)

Amount: $10,000,000 per year

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Sustainable Development Technology Fund (SD Tech Fund)

Amount: $200,000,000

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