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Name of Grant ProgramsAmount in RegionDescriptionActivityApplicable SectorMore
Accelerating Innovations Into Care$500,000 in Alberta
  • Supports the commercialization of health tech via collaborations of Alberta SMEs and public health providers.
  • Up to 50% project expenses to a maximum $150,000 contribution.
Business ExpansionHealth ServicesLearn MoreEnding Soon
Accessible Technology Program (ATP)$500,000 in Canada-wide
  • Supports the development and testing of assistive technologies.
  • Up to $4M per project/year in non-repayable grants.
Equipment & CapitalOther (Science & Technology)Learn MorePopular
Ag Action Manitoba$500,000 in Manitoba
  • Supports the growth and competitiveness of Manitoba agriculture.
  • Amount varies depending on the project focus your business chooses.
Business ExpansionAgriculture Learn MoreAccepting Now
AG Action Manitoba$500,000 in Manitoba
  • Federal government program that supports the growth and competitiveness of Manitoba agriculture.
  • Amount varies depending on the project focus your business chooses, as well as the stream chosen.
Business ExpansionAgriculture Learn MoreEnding Soon
Agri-Tech Innovation Cost-Share Program$500,000 in Ontario
  • Supports the modernization of agriculture-specific, unique and innovative technologies in the workplace that enhance protection of workers against COVID-19.
Research & DevelopmentBiotechnologyLearn MoreEnding Soon
Agri-Assurance: SME Stream$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Supports businesses to meet certification standards in the agricultural and agri-food sector.
  • Up to 50% to a maximum $50,000 in non-repayable government funding.
Research & DevelopmentFood processing & BeverageLearn MoreAccepting Now
Agricultural Clean Technology Program (ACT)$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Supports research, development and adoption of clean technologies through investments and promotion of agri-based bioproducts.
  • Access up to 50-75% of costs to a maximum $5M project.
Research & DevelopmentClean and Renewable EnergiesLearn MoreAccepting Now
AgriInnovate$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Supports businesses to commercialize and/or adopt innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes or services.
  • Access up to 50% of project expenses to a maximum of $10 million per application.
Equipment & CapitalClean TechnologiesLearn MorePopular
Alberta Innovates: Voucher Program$803,667 in Alberta
  • Supports Ontario businesses to develop new products & services, and to create online tools that support market expansion and exporting.
  • Access up to 50-75% of costs to a maximum $100k per application
Equipment & Capitale-BusinessLearn MorePopular
Alberta Media Fund$803,667 in Alberta
  • Supports organizations and individuals developing screen-based media, scripts, books, magazines, and sound recordings.
  • Up to 18%-50% of eligible costs covered to a maximum $20k-$200k, depending on funding stream.
Research & DevelopmentDigital MediaLearn MorePopular
Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program$803,667 in Ontario
  • Supports commercialization of technology and/or productivity improvements of businesses.
  • Access up to 50% of costs to a maximum $500,000 per collaboration.
Business ExpansionTelecommunicationLearn More
Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Program$803,667 in Ontario
  • Supports projects related to the development, validation, testing, demonstration, and prototyping of mobility technologies and services.
  • Up to one-third of the eligible project costs up to a maximum of $500,000.
Research & DevelopmentDigital MediaLearn More
AV R&D Partnership Fund: Technology Demonstrations$803,667 in Ontario
  • Supports the development and demonstration of pre-market technologies the automotive sector.
  • Up to 33% of eligible costs to a maximum of $1,000,000 in grant funding.
Equipment & CapitalAutomotiveLearn More
Business Scale-up and Productivity Program (BSP)$803,667 in Ontario
  • Helps to offset upfront project costs and helps southern Ontario businesses grow more quickly.
  • Access repayable funding for up to 35% of project costs to a maximum $10M.
Business ExpansionManufacturingLearn More
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF)$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Support for projects that improve the physical condition of arts and heritage collaboration, creation, presentation, and exhibition spaces.
  • Up to 50% to $500k-$15M depending on the project type. Up to 75% for rural and underserved communities.
TourismArts & Culture
Canada Job Grant (CJG)$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Designed to reduce the costs of providing third-party skills training to new and existing employees.
  • Up to 50-100% of eligible costs covered in most provinces.
HiringEducational services
Canada Media Fund: Experimental Stream$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Supports developing, producing, and promoting innovative, interactive software development projects including apps and video games.
  • Up to $15k-$1.5M per project phase in grants.
Business ExpansionSoftware, IT
Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP)$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Supports business growth through business loans with competitive interest rates.
  • Up to $1M for business expansion activities.
Business ExpansionOther (any other industry)
Canada Summer Jobs$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Support for employers providing supervised career-related work experience for youth employees.
  • Up to 50% of employee minimum hourly rate; Non-profits can receive grants up to 100% of minimum wage plus Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs); Amount is capped at a max $300K per employer/province or territory. Maximum 40 hours/week/employee can be included.
HiringProfessional and technical services
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Alberta$803,667 in Alberta
  • Supports the growth and competitiveness of Alberta agriculture businesses and organizations.
  • Funding varies depending on your project focus and what funding stream it matches with.
Business ExpansionAgriculture
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Supports Canadian agricultural business expansion and growth.
  • Up to 50%-75% of expenses to a max $1M in grants.
Business ExpansionAgriculture
Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP)$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Supports projects that help the agricultural industry mitigate emerging issues and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Up to 50% to a maximum of $1M in grants.
Equipment & CapitalAgriculture
Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • Supports municipalities demonstrating an innovative solution or approach to environmental issues.
  • Up to $175,000 to cover up to 80% of eligible costs for all three study streams.
Energy & EfficiencyEnvironment
CanExport$803,667 in Canada-wide
  • This program is currently paused until fall 2021. Supports global expansion projects including participation in trade shows and government-led trade missions.
  • Up to 75% to a max $75,000 in grants.
Business Expansione-Business
CAP AlbertaAlberta
  • Supports businesses and organizations completing projects that lead to the growth and competitiveness of Alberta agriculture.
  • Up to 50% of eligible project costs.
Equipment & CapitalAgriculture
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) OntarioOntario
  • Supports Ontario agricultural business expansion and growth.
  • Up to 25% to 50% of eligible expenses to a max $250,000 in grants.
Business ExpansionAgriculture
Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding OpportunitiesOntario
  • Administered by the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association, the hiring grant supports Ontario’s precision metalworking sector with youth hires.
  • Funding 30% of wages paid to a max of $3,000 for each placement.
HiringProfessional and technical services
Creative Export Canada (CEC)Canada-wide
  • Supports commercialization of technology and/or productivity improvements of businesses.
  • Access up to 50% of costs to a maximum $500,000 per collaboration.
Equipment & CapitalBroadcasting
Customer Demonstration ProgramOntario
  • Supports technology demonstrations between two or more Ontario-based businesses.
  • Up to 50% coverage of eligible expenses to a maximum $50k.
Research & DevelopmentSoftware, IT
Dairy Processing Investment Fund (DPIF)Canada-wide
  • Supports dairy processors who invest in areas that improve productivity and competitiveness.
  • Up to 50% of costs to a max of $10M for expenditure projects and $250,000 for access to expertise.
Energy & EfficiencyDairy production
Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)Ontario
  • Supports economic development in investing in infrastructure or implementing strategies to advance regional priorities.
  • Up to 15-50% of project expenses to a maximum of $500k-$5M in grant or loan funding depending on stream.
Research & DevelopmentConstruction
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) ProgramCanada-wide
  • Supports demonstrations of next-generation and innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure
  • Up to 50% of eligible project expenses and offers $250k – $3M in funding.
Energy & EfficiencyAutomative
ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP)Ontario
  • Supports collaborative 5G technology development projects to develop, integrate, test, or validate pre-commercial 5G technologies.
  • Access up to $50k to $500k in Government Funding per application.
Equipment & CapitalSoftware, IT
Export Support FundAlberta
  • Helps reduce the cost of attending trade shows in new export markets.
  • Access up to 50% of costs to a maximum $20,000 per application.
Business ExpansionOther (any other industry)
Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program (FSIIP)Ontario
  • Supports forest industry businesses to invest in new equipment, facility expansion, process, and product innovation.
  • Business Stream: Up to 30% in loans & Collaborations Stream: Up to 75% in grants.
Equipment & CapitalForestry
Green Municipal FundCanada-wide
  • Supports municipalities demonstrating an innovative solution or approach to environmental issues.
  • Up to $175,000 to cover up to 80% of eligible costs for all three study streams
Energy & EfficiencyEnvironment
IESO Conservation FundOntario
  • Support new conservation and demand management programs, practices and technologies to reduce Ontario's electricity consumption.
  • Up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $500,000.
Energy & EfficiencyEnergy
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) – National Research Council (NRC)Canada-wide
  • Designed to accelerate the research and development projects of Canadian innovators.
  • Access up to 60-80% of costs to a maximum $10M per application.
Research & DevelopmentOther (any other industry)
Industry Commercialization Associates ProgramAlberta
  • Supports hiring an associate to perform technical commercialization activities.
  • Level 1 – Up to $52,500 annual stipend. Level 2 – Up to $75,000 annual stipend. Level 3 – Up to $105,000 annual stipend. Additional Expense Allowance of $7,000 annually.
HiringTelecommunication
Industry R&D Associates ProgramAlberta
  • Supports hiring an associate to perform technical research and development activities.
  • Level 1 – Up to $52,500 annual stipend. Level 2 – Up to $67,500 annual stipend. Additional Expense Allowance of $7,000 annually.
HiringEducational Services
Innovation for Defence and Security Program (IDEaS)Canada-wide
  • Supports pre-commercial military and defense technologies that have the potential to address current challenges faced by Canada’s Armed Forces.
  • Access up to $1.2M for initial R&D. Fully-developed solutions may access up to $20M through a procurement program.
Charity & Not for ProfitDefense and Security
Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC)Canada-wide
  • Helps startups and small businesses overcome technology development hurdles so that they can produce globally-demanded products and services.
  • Up to $150k for proof of concept projects, and up to $1M for prototype development, and may also be awarded a government contract.
Charity & Not for ProfitOther (Science & Technology)
Interactive Digital Media (IDM) FundOntario
  • Supports Canadian media projects during their concept and production development stages.
  • Eligible applicants can receive up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $50,000 for concept and $250,000 for production.
Business ExpansionFinance / Fintech
NOHFC INVEST North ProgramOntario
  • Supporting economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance towards projects that diversify their region.
  • Receive up to $5,000,000 per project as either a grant or partially forgivable loan.
Charity & Not for ProfitConstruction
Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) ProgramCanada-wide
  • Supporting clean technologies in the forest industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Applicants can receive 50% of eligible costs up to $20M for the general stream of the program, $1M for the small business stream, and $500K for the studies project stream.
Energy & EfficiencyClean Technologies
Manitoba Industrial Opportunities Program (MIOP)Manitoba
  • Supports small and large businesses in Manitoba with low-interest repayable funding contributions to begin operations in Manitoba.
  • Loans ranging from $500,000 to $5,000,000 and paid back between 5 - 7 years.
Charity & Not for ProfitOther (any other industry)
Market Readiness Program (OCI)Ontario
  • Supporting academic spin-off companies with grants to further their early-stage commercialization and support scalable business growth.
  • Max funding from $125,000-250,000 in Ontario provincial funding.
Charity & Not for ProfitFinance / Fintech
Mitacs AccelerateCanada-wide
  • Pairs businesses with Masters, PhD and PDF interns to overcome innovation challenges.
  • Matching funds from Mitacs up to $7,500 per 4-6 month internship unit.
Research & DevelopmentProfessional and technical services
MITACS ElevateCanada-wide
  • Supports industry and academic partnerships to solve current issues through innovative means.
  • Receive up to $25,000 from Mitacs.
Equipment & CapitalIndustrial
NGen Manufacturing ProgramCanada-wide
  • Supporting technology development that will help Canadian manufacturers compete globally.
  • Grants up to 44.4% of eligible expenses with no limit on project size.
Charity & Not for ProfitManufacturing
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)Ontario
  • Supporting economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance towards projects that diversify their region.
  • Receive up to $2,000,000 per project as either a grant or partially forgivable loan.
Charity & Not for ProfitFinance / Fintech
NSERC AllianceCanada-wide
  • Supporting collaborative R&D projects between Canadian businesses and universities.
  • Up to $1,000,000 in grant funding per year.
Research & Developmente-Business
Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)Ontario
  • Supports automotive businesses improve operational efficiency and competitiveness through the adoption of lean manufacturing processes and Industry 4.0-related technologies.
  • Up to 50% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $100,000 in grants.
Energy & EfficiencyAutomotive
Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF)Ontario
  • Funding research towards ideas and approaches on developing Canada's workforce.
  • Covers 100% of eligible expenses to a max of $250,000.
Charity & Not for ProfitDefense and Security
Ontario Manufacturing Training Program (OMTP)Ontario
  • Supports two types of eligible training activities for southern Ontario manufacturers impacted by COVID-19.
  • Provides non-repayable contributions to a maximum $100,000 towards eligible expenses.
Charity & Not for ProfitProfessional and technical services
NOHFC People & Talent ProgramOntario
  • Designed to attract, retain, and develop Northern Ontario’s workforce by creating and sustaining new and existing jobs.
  • Receive up to 90% of an Indigenous person's salary of up to $52.5k a year, and up to 90% of other eligible applicants for up to $35k a year.
HiringProfessional and technical services
Product Demonstration Program Alberta
  • Supporting commercialization-ready tech in the industries of energy, nanotechnology, health, and more.
  • Grants covering up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $300,000.
Energy & EfficiencyNanotech
Protein Industries Canada Canada-wide
  • Supporting collaborative product or process research, technology development, and export market development projects related to expanding Canada’s plant-based protein sector.
  • Offsets up to 50% of eligible project expenses with no defined maximum contribution. Remaining project funds must be supported by at least two project partners.
Research & DevelopmentClean Technologies
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)Ontario
  • Supporting businesses in all sectors through the COVID-19 pandemic by providing interest-free loans towards fixed operating costs, with a portion of the loan being. Southern Ontario: Up to $40K loan with $25K being forgivable, or $1M interest free loan.
  • Northern Ontario: Up to $40K loan with $25 being forgivable, or $250K interest free loan.
Charity & Not for ProfitIndustrial
Rural Economic Development Fund (RED)Ontario
  • Supports regional economic development activities in rural southern Ontario communities.
  • Up to 30-50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $150,000-$250,000.
Business ExpansionClean and Renewable Energies
SD Tech Fund Canada-wide
  • Supports cleantech projects that aim to improve water, soil and air quality to reduce the effects of climate change.
  • Access up to 40% of project costs for an average funding contribution of $3,000,000.
Energy & EfficiencyClean Technologies
Skills Catalyst FundOntario
  • Supports Ontario consortiums in the development and implementation of innovative workforce development projects that test new and emerging ideas and approaches to labor market challenges.
  • Up to 80% of eligible training expenses to a maximum $500,000.
Research & DevelopmentFinance / Fintech
SONAMIOntario
  • Helps manufacturers and innovation-based businesses overcome innovation challenges.
  • Access up to 50% of project costs.
Business ExpansionOther (any other industry)
Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF)Ontario
  • Supports companies investing in new facilities and equipment to advance regional priorities.
  • Up to 15-50% of expenses to a maximum of $500k-$5M in grant or loan funding depending on stream.
Equipment & CapitalFinance / Fintech
Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)Canada-wide
  • Supports projects that drive sustained productivity and economic benefits.
  • Submit a project budget of at least $20M and access up to 50% of eligible costs.
Energy & EfficiencyEnergy
Supply Chains and Logistics Excellence AI (SCALE.AI) Canada-wide
  • Enhances Canada’s existing supply chain practices by boosting economic development through faster adoption and integration of artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Access up to 40% of eligible project costs, with no minimum or maximum investment allocated per project.
Business ExpansionArtificial Intelligence
Tourism Development Fund (TDF)Ontario
  • Helps not-for-profits and municipalities to invest in developing new tourism services, tourism investment attraction, and industry capacity building.
  • Access up to 50% of costs. There is no maximum amount for applications.
Charity & Not for ProfitTourism
Western Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) ProgramWestern Canada
  • Helps businesses with high growth potential adopt/adapt innovative technologies that support productivity and export expansion.
  • Access up to 50% of costs to a maximum $5M per application and $10M per applicant.
Business ExpansionOther (Science & Technology)
Youth Employment Program (IRAP) Canada-wide
  • Designed to assist funding of hiring young Canadian post-secondary graduates.
  • Provides up to $30,000 per graduate (up to two) for a period of 6 to 12 months.
HiringEducational Services
Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI) Canada-wide
  • Supports projects that address knowledge gaps among Canadians on ZEV technologies to move forward to ZEV adoption.
  • Up to 50% of total project costs, with a maximum contribution amount $50,000 per project.
Business ExpansionClean and Renewable Energies
Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI) Canada-wide
  • Designed to increase a network of zero-emission vehicle charging and refueling stations in more localized areas where Canadians live, work, and play.
  • Up to 50% of costs to a maximum of $5M in Canadian government funding.
Energy & EfficiencyClean and Renewable Energies

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