Grants for Purpose

Smart Factory Accelerator Program

Amount: $25,000 in hardware, sensors, training and workshops.

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Greenhouse Technology Network Project

Amount: up to $100,000 in project-based matching funding.

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FoodShift Program

Amount: up to $50,000 in project-based matching funding.

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Thrive Forward

Amount: up to 50 percent of eligible costs with up to 100,000 per project.

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Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund

Amount: up to 20% of Eligible Costs, to a maximum of $3 million per applicant

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Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

Amount: up to 90% of the eligible cost with maximum grant value of $15,000

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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).

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Invest North Program (Northern Ontario)

Amount: Up to 50% of total eligible costs to a maximum of $500,000.

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Business Technology Improvement Fund (BTIF – Parry Sound/Muskoka only).

Amount: up to 50% of approved costs up to a maximum grant of $25,000 (Parry Sound/Muskoka only).

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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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Collaborative Research and Development Projects

Amount: Up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $600,000 for approved R&D Projects.

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Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Program

Amount: maximum 50% of total project cost up to $10M per project.

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Export Development Program (EDP)

Amount: up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of
$30,000. 

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Digital Transformation Offensive (OTN)

Amount: Funding is intended for collaborative projects responding to sectoral and multisectoral challenges. Financial assistance will be granted in part through calls for projects.

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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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Industry 4.0 audit: Successful digital transformation of your business

Amount: non-refundable contribution that covers 50% of eligible expenses of maximum aid rate and cumulation of government assistance up to a maximum of $ 20,000 for the duration of the program.

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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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Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) projects

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

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Digital Main Street

Amount: Through the $57-million contribution to the Digital Main Street platform, businesses will be able to take advantage of three new programs to support their digital transformation.

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Agri-Food Open for E-Business – Targeted Intake

Amount: Up to $5,000

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