[Regional Grants 3] Northern Ontario

If your business is located in Northern Ontario or you know somebody from that region (client, partner or supplier), I recommend you to pay special attention to the following government programs, available exclusively for Northern Ontario.

Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario

Provides up to 15,000 per assessment, 33% of eligible capital costs and 50% of eligible non-capital costs.

Eligible costs include

  • plant equipment purchases, including digital hardware and software that are a direct part of the manufacturing process;
  • installation and commissioning of new equipment;
  • training on the use of new equipment;
  • implementation of recommendations from an Operational Assessment, such as lean manufacturing, ISO certification, quality controls, information and communications technology or other operational and managerial improvements; and
  • modernizing the production facility through upgrades to existing production equipment (e.g., automation, robotics, ancillary systems) and others.

Provides between $250,000 – $1,000,000

Eligible costs include

  • Capital construction
  • Leasehold improvements
  • New or used equipment
  • Training costs incurred with third parties
  • Land servicing costs
  • Commercialization & technology demonstration cost and others

Northern Ontario Development Program

Provides from $31,500, 33% of capital cost and 50% of non-capital cost

Eligible non-capital costs may include:

  • Fees for professional and technical services, including market, trade and export expertise;
  • Costs related to business management training;

Eligible capital costs may include:

  • Servicing of industrial lands;
  • Leasehold improvements; and
  • Machinery, equipment and technology.

SMART – FedNor Assessments

Provide up to $15,000

Eligible costs include Operational Assessments (consulting fees, travel fees) by qualified experts to identify where potential operational efficiency could be achieved. Assessments can focus on areas such as:

  • productivity;
  • process flow;
  • quality (for example, ISO Certification);
  • waste reduction;
  • environmental impact (various green certifications);
  • energy efficiency (production level);
Don’t hesitate to contact me at 647-535-2970 to discuss these and other grants and loans for your future projects.
Igor Chigrin
Business Funding Expert
Fair Grant Writing
P.S. As the New Year is approaching, it’s time to plan your next year’ projects and their financing. Call me at 647-535-2970 and  we’ll walk through with you and find Government programs available for your business.

P.P.S. If you know somebody who can be interested in Government programs, refer them to Fair Grant Writing, and once they sign a contract, you’ll get a $100 gift card of your choice. By the way, this offer will expire on January 31, 2015.