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Explore opportunities to receive public funds to help springboard your business venture. There are programs that apply to businesses in all provinces and territories, and others that apply only to businesses in your region. You can filter the programs by region and/or by business type.

  • CanExport Program

    You could get up to $99,999 to help your business develop new export markets.

  • JEDI Aboriginal Development Fund
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    If you are Aboriginal and live in New Brunswick, you can apply for up to $2,500 to start or grow a business.

  • R&D Vouchers
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Access funding for technical expertise and facilities that will support your research and development activities within your innovative business.

  • Aboriginal Economic Development Fund — Regional Partnership Grant
    Applies only to: Ontario

    As an approved aboriginal business or a non-aboriginal business partnering with one, you may be eligible to apply for grants of up to $250,000.

  • Aboriginal Initiatives Fund II
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your aboriginal organization could benefit from a range of financial assistance for projects that support community development.

  • Access-Ability Program
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick

    Apply for a $10/hour wage subsidy to employ persons with disabilities at your business.

  • Adam Chowaniec Memorial Fund for Global Entrepreneurship

    You could qualify for a $3,000 grant for activities that support the promotion or development of export opportunities for Canadians.

  • Agri-Food Market Development Program
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    Get financing to expand provincial market opportunities and increase the sale and consumption of agri-food products manufactured in New Brunswick.

  • AgriInnovation Program

    If you have an agri-business, you can apply for an R&D contribution to get your new agricultural product or technology ready for the market.

  • AgriInvest

    If you are an agricultural producer, you could get a matching contribution if you put aside savings.

  • AgriMarketing — SME Component

    Your SME in the agriculture, agri-food, fish or seafood sector could be eligible for funding to develop or further penetrate export markets.

  • AgriMarketing — Assurance systems stream

    Your not-for-profit organization could be eligible for funding for projects that support national food assurance systems and tools.

  • AgriMarketing — Market development stream

    Your not-for-profit organization in the agriculture, agri-food, fish or seafood sector could be eligible for funding for market development projects.

  • Agriculture Direct Loans
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    Get a loan for a project of strategic importance to the province's agricultural sector.

  • Alternate work arrangements and work hour reduction
    Applies only to: Québec

    Take advantage of advice and funding to help your preserve jobs.

  • Appui pour la conversion à l'agriculture biologique
    Applies only to: Québec

    Do you have a farming business? If so, you could get financial assistance to support your conversion to organic farming.

  • Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program

    By collaborating with government researchers, you could increase your business' scientific capacity for projects relating to fish health and environmental performance.

  • Atlantic Innovation Fund
    Applies only to: New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island

    If your business is in the Atlantic provinces, you could get funding to develop new technology.

  • Automotive Innovation Fund

    If you have an incorporated automotive business, you could get funding to build greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles through innovation and R&D.

  • Automotive Partnership Canada

    If you are working on next-generation automotive technologies, you could receive financial assistance to support collaborative R&D activities.

  • Automotive Supplier Innovation Program

    As a supplier to the automotive industry, your business could access funds to support projects that develop innovative products or processes.

  • B.C. Buy Local Program
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    If you are in the agriculture, agrifood or seafood sectors, you could receive funding up to $75,000.

  • BC Tech Co-op Grants Pogram
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    If your business operates in the technology sector, you may be eligible for a grant to hire a BC co-op student.

  • Bioenterprise Seed Funding Program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Has your business developed a unique agricultural or agri-food innovation in Southern Ontario? You could access seed financing and business coaching.

  • Bonavista Institute for Cultural Tourism — Courses
    Applies only to: New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island

    If you have a cultural tourism business in one of the Atlantic provinces, you could get a subsidy to help pay for management training.

  • Branché au travail
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could get financial assistance to install electric vehicle charging stations for your employee's use.

  • Business Growth and Competitiveness
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Find out how you could get funding to support businesses in Northern Ontario.

  • Business Intelligence and Networking (SEED)
    Applies only to: Northwest Territories

    You could get funding to offset the cost of attending seminars and trade shows on new technologies or business opportunities.

  • Business Investment Fund
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Need financing to grow or expand your business? If it is part of the Province’s strategic sector, you could be eligible for funding.

  • Business energy rebates
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Find out how to receive a rebate when you buy energy efficient products for your business.

  • CanExport Program

    You could get up to $99,999 to help your business develop new export markets.

  • Canada Job Grant
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut

    You could get up to $10,000 per employee to help cover the cost of training.

  • Canada Periodical Fund

    You could get money to help you publish your Canadian magazine or non-daily newspaper.

  • Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation

    Access financial assistance, workshops, and other services that can help your industrial facility save energy.

  • Canadian International Innovation Program

    If you are a Canadian company with R&D projects in science and technology, you could get funding to work with a foreign partner to commercialize your technology.

  • Career Focus

    You could get funding to hire young people if you can give them useful work experience.

  • Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN)

    Is your next-generation communication solutions project ready for commercialization? You could qualify for support valued up to $100,000.

  • Child Care Inclusion Program
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    Are you starting a child care facility that will include children with diverse needs? If so, you may be eligible for a grant.

  • Cluster Development Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    Work together with other local businesses to find export opportunities.

  • Coast Opportunity Funds — Economic Development Fund
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    Obtain funding for your sustainable business or economic development activities if you are a Participating First Nation (or individual member of one) on the BC coast.

  • Collaboration Voucher Program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You may be able to cut the cost of innovation technical expertise needed to keep your Ontario business competitive.

  • Collaborative Research and Development Grants

    You could get a university to help you with your research project in natural sciences or engineering if you contribute half the costs of the project.

  • Commercialization Support for Business Program
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    Apply for financial help to commercialize innovative products that aren't yet being manufactured in the province.

  • Community Capacity Fund
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    Your not-for-profit organization may be eligible to receive financing to assist in planning rural development initiatives.

  • Community Futures Self Employment Programs
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    If you live in BC and are underemployed, unemployed or have made an EI claim in recent years, you could get help to start or buy a business.

  • Conservation Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You could receive funding for new energy conservation programs and technology for your business.

  • Craft Business Development
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Access skills development and funding assistance to develop or grow your craft business in Cape Breton Island and Mulgrave.

  • Cultural Industry Growth Program
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Find out how your creative arts business or consortium may be eligible for financial support for export development.

  • Cultural industries — Financial assistance
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    Find out how you could get money to help cover costs related to your film, television, new media, music or publishing business.

  • Development and Commercialization Fund
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    You could receive financial support for the discovery and development project phases of your innovative PEI business.

  • Direct Operating grant (child care)
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If you run a child care program in the Yukon, you may get funding for ongoing operating and maintenance costs.

  • Disaster Financial Assistance Program
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    You could receive financial help with repairs and recovery from uninsurable disaster-related property damage.

  • ESSOR Program — Funding support for development projects
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could get funding to create a new business, or to upgrade your processes or facilities.

  • Early Stage Exporters fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    If your corporation has at least 3 employees and annual sales of $300,000 to $500,000, you may qualify for a grant of 50% of costs to start exporting.

  • Eastern Ontario Development Program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    If you are located in a rural area of Eastern Ontario, you could get financing to start or grow your business.

  • Economic Development Initiative (Southern Ontario)
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Funding may be available for your organization if you provide business support services in French to a Francophone community in southern Ontario.

  • Economic Opportunity Fund
    Applies only to: Nunavut

    Your Qikiqtaaluk tourism-based business, operating adjacent to the National Parks, may be eligible for a grant of up to $10,000.

  • Electric Vehicle Incentive and Charging Incentive Programs
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You might be eligible for rebates toward the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid electric or battery electric vehicle and a charging station.

  • Elevate!
    Applies only to: Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta

    Are you a person with a disability looking to start a business in a rural community? Support may be available.

  • Employ PEI
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    As a PEI business owner, you can apply for a wage subsidy to hire and train eligible individuals for up to a year.

  • Employment stabilization
    Applies only to: Québec

    If your industry experiences cyclical layoffs, you could receive financial assistance to extend the work periods of your employees.

  • Entrepreneur Support (SEED)
    Applies only to: Northwest Territories

    You may be eligible to receive a grant to start a new business or to improve the capacity of your existing business.

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development Fund
    Applies only to: Northwest Territories Nunavut Yukon

    If you are Aboriginal and live in the territories, you could get financing to start or grow a business.

  • Export Growth Program
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    You could be eligible for funding up to $15,000 to increase your export capabilities.

  • Export Help! Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    You may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 to hire a consultant to provide you with export advice.

  • Export Market Access — A global expansion program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    If you have at least 5 employees and annual sales of $500,000 or more, you may qualify for a grant of 50% on costs to grow export sales.

  • Exportateurs de classe mondiale Program
    Applies only to: Québec

    If you are in the agri-food business, you could get funding to explore export markets, develop strategies, and seize business opportunities.

  • Family and Youth Capital Assistance Program
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    You could be eligible for a grant to support youth and family related activities in New Brunswick.

  • Farm Business Development Initiative
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    As a Saskatchewan farmer, you can apply for funding to access farm-related training or to help with the cost of hiring a consulting service.

  • FarmNEXT
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    You could reduce the loan principal on your first farming business by up to $30,000.

  • Financial Support for Aspiring Farmers
    Applies only to: Québec

    If you are a Quebec farmer and want to take over an existing farm or start a new one, this funding could be for you.

  • Financial assistance for music production and variety programming
    Applies only to: Québec

    Do you own a music, entertainment-production, or artist management company? If so, you could get a grant for your commercial activities.

  • Financial support for agricultural fairs
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could receive financial assistance to carry out your agricultural fair project.

  • Financing program for cultural businesses
    Applies only to: Québec

    Explore loans and financial tools that may help you carry out a development or rehabilitation project for your cultural business.

  • First Patent program
    Applies only to: Québec

    Do you want to protect your intellectual property assets with a patent or an industrial design? If so, you could be eligible for financial assistance.

  • Fonds d'aide à l'économie de Lac-Mégantic (Economic Assistance Fund for Lac-Mégantic)
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could receive financial assistance if you carry out studies or projects promoting economic and tourism development in the town of Lac-Mégantic.

  • Fonds de développement économique de la région de la Capitale-Nationale
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could get financial assistance if your project has a structuring effect on the economic development of the National Capital Region.

  • Fonds de développement de la transformation alimentaire
    Applies only to: Québec

    Do you have a food processing business? If so, you could get financial assistance to increase your productivity and competitiveness.

  • Fonds de diversification économique — MRC des Sources
    Applies only to: Québec

    Are you looking to start or expand your business development project in the Regional County Municipality of Des Sources? You could get financial assistance.

  • Fonds de diversification économique du Centre-du-Québec et de la Mauricie
    Applies only to: Québec

    Are you looking to start or expand your business development project in the Centre-du-Québec and Mauricie regions? You could get financial support.

  • Fuel Injection Program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Your advanced manufacturing or social innovation business could access up to $30,000 in seed funding for growth projects in Southern Ontario.

  • Future Fisher Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    As a newly-licensed Prince Edward Island lobster fisher, you may be eligible for mentoring and financial support.

  • Going Global Innovation

    If you are looking to commercialize your technology abroad, you could get money to develop the international partnerships needed for success.

  • Graduate to Opportunity program
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring a recent college or university graduate.

  • Grant Programs for writers and publishers

    As a professional writer, publisher, or part of an author collective, you can apply for various grants and prizes through the Canada Council for the Arts.

  • Grants for registered family child care homes
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Thinking of starting a registered family child care home in Newfoundland and Labrador? You may be eligible for start-up grants and yearly supplements.

  • Growing Forward 2: Agricultural Opportunities Program
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Find funding for your Newfoundland and Labrador agriculture-sector business to expand operations or adapt to changing markets.

  • Growing Forward 2: Agriculture Sustainability Program
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Find funding for your Newfoundland and Labrador agriculture-sector SME to compete globally, as well as be a force for good.

  • Growing Forward 2: Growing Assurance
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    If you are an agriproducer or agriprocessor interested in sustainable business practices, you could find financial assistance.

  • Growing Forward 2: Growing Competitiveness
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    If you are a farmer, an agriproducer or an agriprocessor, you could get financial assistance to refine your business skills.

  • Growing Forward 2: Growing Innovation
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    As an agriproducer or agriprocessor, you could take advantage of financial assistance programs designed to help you with research and adoption of new technologies.

  • Growing Forward 2: Growing Value — Commercialization
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    If you are an agriproducer or agriprocessor, you could receive financing for pre-commercialization, commercialization and market development activities.

  • Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth

    Your housing-related business may qualify for wage subsidies to hire and train First Nations or Inuit youths.

  • Human Resources Implementation Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    Your business may be eligible for funding to implement a human resource strategy.

  • Human Resources Planning Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    You could obtain up to $1,000 to hire human resource expertise.

  • Human resources management support
    Applies only to: Québec

    Boost your productivity and increase your knowledge of human resource principals with this management support and coaching service.

  • Incoming Buyers Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    Your business could receive up to $2,250 to bring an international buyer to your business.

  • Industrial Systems Program
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could get financing to make your factory's facilities, processes and electromechanical systems more energy-efficient.

  • Industrial agreement programs
    Applies only to: Québec

    If your Quebec SME is seeking European industrial or technological partners, these programs could make the process easier for you.

  • Industry Development Program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Your not-for-profit, cultural media industry organization could be eligible for funding and support to hold industry enhancing events in Ontario.

  • Industry-Academic Collaboration Programs
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Learn about financing and support that may help you develop and commercialize innovative techniques, products and services in Ontario.

  • Information Technology Implementation Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    You may be eligible to receive financing to implement information technology solutions and strategies for your export-oriented business.

  • Information Technology Planning
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    You could receive up to $5,000 to cover a maximum of 50% of the cost of acquiring technical support for your PEI business.

  • Innov'Action Agri-Food Program — Innovation in food processing products and processes
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could get financial support to foster the delivery of food processing projects related to product and process innovation.

  • Innovamer — Tier 1 — Business Innovation Projects
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your commercial fishing or aquaculture business could receive funding to support your innovative projects.

  • IntégraTIon Québec
    Applies only to: Québec

    If you have recently hired a foreign ICT trained professional or are looking to fill ICT positions, you could be eligible for a grant.

  • Interactive Digital Media Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You may be eligible for funding to help you cover some the costs of commercializing your interactive digital media content.

  • Investing in Business Growth and Productivity
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Your established Ontario business or not-for-profit organization may be eligible for funding to grow and be more productive.

  • Investing in Business Innovation
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You could get financing to help commercialize the innovations of your Southern Ontario early-stage business if you've secured private investments.

  • Investment Agriculture Foundation funding programs
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    If you are part of the agriculture and food processing industry in BC, you could be eligible for funding.

  • Investment Fund Grant Programs
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    If you are an artist or creative producer in Saskatchewan with a product ready to sell, you can apply to receive a grant to support your efforts.

  • Investments in Forest Industry Transformation

    You could get funding to help commercialize first-in-kind technologies for the forest product industry.

  • Job Creation Partnerships
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    If you are planning a new business project that benefits the community, you could be eligible to hire a subsidized job seeker.

  • Job Skills — Essential Workplace Skills Development Program
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Your business could receive financial assistance to develop and deliver recognized on-the-job training for existing and future employees.

  • Job integration contract
    Applies only to: Québec

    If your business hires and retains a person with a disability, you may be eligible for financial assistance and specific support.

  • Local Poverty Reduction Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Your registered charity, not-for-profit or Aboriginal organization may be eligible for a grant for sustainable projects that aim to reduce poverty.

  • Métis Employment Services
    Applies only to: Alberta

    Thinking of hiring? If so, your business may qualify for wage subsidies of up to 50%.

  • Makigiaqvik Loans
    Applies only to: Nunavut

    If you have an Inuit-owned business you may be eligible for a loan of up to $50,000.

  • Market Access Program
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    If you want to market your product or service beyond Saskatchewan, you may be eligible for reimbursement of some costs to exhibit at a trade event in a new market.

  • Market Development, Product Enhancement and Diversification Program
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    If you work in New Brunswick's agri-food industry, you may be eligible for financial assistance to target and/or expand export markets.

  • Mass layoffs
    Applies only to: Québec

    If you plan to lay off more than 50 people, you could receive technical and financial assistance to set up a reclassification assistance committee.

  • Micro Business (SEED)
    Applies only to: Northwest Territories

    Your micro business may be eligible to receive funding for equipment, raw materials, and general expenses.

  • Micro-Business Training Pilot Program
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    If you are over 19 years of age with no recognized certifications or post-secondary credits, you could receive up to $2000 of funding for business education courses.

  • Mitacs Elevate

    You could obtain research assistance from a PhD fellow at a reduced cost to your business for projects lasting up to two years.

  • Music PEI Funding Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    If you are a musical artist from PEI, you may apply for a grant to assist you in developing your craft.

  • N1M — Startup technology support for the Northumberland region and Southern Ontario
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You could get funding if your technology start-up or innovative SME in Southern Ontario is at the idea or validation stage.

  • Networks of Centres of Excellence

    Explore various funds available for your R&D activities that respond to current research and innovation needs.

  • New Business Growth Program
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    If you are an established musician in PEI, you could get help in developing your career, particularly through revenue streams.

  • Northern Business Opportunity Program (Northern Ontario)
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Your Northern Ontario business could be eligible for grants or loans ranging from $500,000 to $1 million.

  • Northern Community Capacity Building Programs (Northern Ontario)
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to a maximum of $150,000 to support certain types of business related activities in Northern Ontario.

  • Northern Innovation Programs (Northern Ontario)
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Your Northern Ontario business may able eligible for funding from $15,000 up to $500,000 towards research and commercialization of new technologies.

  • Northern Ontario Internship Program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You may be eligible for a wage subsidy of up to $31,500 if you hire a recent graduate as a new intern in your Northern Ontario organization.

  • Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Apply for funding to produce your film or television project in Nova Scotia.

  • On-Farm Energy Management
    Applies only to: Alberta

    As an Alberta producer you may be able to increase your profitability and strengthen your competitive position by improving your energy efficiency.

  • Ontario Disability Support Program: Employment Supports
    Applies only to: Ontario

    If you are an entrepreneur with a disability, you can get help starting a business.

  • Ontario Media Development Corporation Export Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Discover how your cultural media company could receive funding for export development.

  • Ontario Music Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    If you run a business, a consortium, an industry association or a not-for-profit organization active in the Ontario music sector you may be eligible to apply for funding.

  • Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

    If you are a person with disabilities who wants to start a business or if would like to hire someone with a disability, you could qualify for funds.

  • PRAM-Business
    Applies only to: Québec

    If you are the owner of a commercial building in Montreal, you could obtain a grant to modernize the layout of your business.

  • PRAM-Est
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could get funding of up to $250,000 if your non-profit organization develops innovative projects for developing East-end Montreal.

  • PRAM-Major roadwork
    Applies only to: Québec

    If you are a merchant established in a sector of Montreal which is undergoing major work, you could receive funding for certain renovation projects.

  • Passeport innovation
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your eligible SME, cooperative or non-profit organization could receive funding to support technological, organizational and social innovation projects.

  • Pilot and Discovery Fund
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    You could obtain up to $25,000 to test an innovation-based idea.

  • Prime-Vert Program — Tier 4 Support in developing and transferring agri-environmental knowledge
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your agricultural producers’ association could receive financial assistance to develop and promote environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

  • Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Get free help from a Nova Scotia university or college to make your business more productive and innovative.

  • Program to Support Diversification and Regional Development
    Applies only to: Québec

    Do you own a farming business? If so, you could get financial support to increase productivity and diversify your activities.

  • Program to support sectoral development strategies
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your agricultural association or business/agri-food sector group could receive a grant for projects that support sectoral development in Quebec.

  • Programme ÉcoPerformance
    Applies only to: Québec

    If your business consumes fossil fuels or generates GHG emissions, you could receive funding for energy efficiency and conversion projects.

  • Programme PME en action — Appui à la concrétisation de projets d'investissement

    Looking to invest in Quebec's manufacturing or major services industries? You could receive funding for your feasibility studies and market analysis.

  • Programme PME en action — Appui à la productivité des PME
    Applies only to: Québec

    If your business is part of the manufacturing or major services sector, you could get funding to grow your business and implement targeted business practices.

  • Programme Exportation — Volet Entreprises
    Applies only to: Québec

    Planning to export to new markets? You could get financial assistance to cover expenses or fees related to your export marketing activities.

  • Programme Innov'Action agroalimentaire — Innovation en production agricole
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could get financial support to help your business increase its competitiveness by adopting the results of applied research by the agricultural sector.

  • Programme Levier for the food processing industry — Quality systems
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your food processing business could get financial assistance to boost market access and improve the quality and safety of its products.

  • Programme Levier for the food processing industry — Strategic development
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your food processing business could get financial assistance for its strategic development projects and to enhance its competitiveness.

  • Programme Levier for the food processing industry — Sustainable business partnerships
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your food processing association or business combination could get financial assistance for its business partnership projects.

  • Programme Technoclimat
    Applies only to: Québec

    Does your business want to use or market a new technology or innovative procedure related to energy efficiency? You could get help with funding to do so.

  • Programme d’aide à l’exportation et au rayonnement culturel
    Applies only to: Québec

    Do you own a cultural business? If so, you could get financial support for your export projects and cultural outreach activities.

  • Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP)
    Applies only to: Québec

    Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.

  • R&D Proof of Concept
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Apply for a grant to reduce the technical and financial risk of your innovative, pre-commercial research and development project.

  • Regional Development Fund
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Need to enhance skills essential for regional economic development? If you run a non-profit organization in Newfoundland and Labrador, you could be eligible for funding.

  • SMART Operational Assessments Program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Are you a Northern Ontario manufacturer? You could receive assistance to improve your operations.

  • Self-Employ PEI
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    Interested in starting your own business? If you are currently unemployed, you may be eligible to receive benefits to help you do so.

  • Self-Employment Assistance
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    If you are unemployed and want to create a job for yourself by starting your own business, you may be eligible for financial and entrepreneurial assistance.

  • Sivummut Grants to Small Businesses
    Applies only to: Nunavut

    If you live in the Baffin (Qikiqtaaluk) region of Nunavut, you could get up to $25,000 to start or grow a business.

  • Small Business Coaching Program
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    You may be eligible for a reimbursement of 75% of your coaching fees to help you grow and develop your business.

  • Small Tool Grants
    Applies only to: Nunavut

    Inuk artists or craftspeople may be eligible for funding of up to $2,500 to purchase tools and supplies.

  • SmartStart Seed Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You may be eligible for funding of up to $60,000 to help you through the validation stage of your innovation-based business.

  • Social Enterprise Ontario
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Your social enterprise with an environmental or social goal for Francophones may be eligible for grants of up to $16,000 or loans of up to $40,000.

  • Soft Landing program

    Are you ready to take your ICT business global? Get help making the right connections abroad.

  • Southwestern Ontario Development Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    As a business or an incorporated, not-for-profit organization you could receive funding to support business expansion and innovation in your region.

  • Space Technology Development Program

    Your organization (Industry or Academia) could receive financial and technical support to perform R&D on space technologies.

  • Starter Company
    Applies only to: Ontario

    As a youth entrepreneur, you may be eligible for funding of up to $5,000 and business skills training to help you a start or expand a business.

  • Strategic Community Entrepreneurship Projects program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    As a young entrepreneur you may be eligible for funding of up to $3,000 and business skills training to help you a start a business.

  • Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program (Northern Ontario)
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Your alliance of businesses or not-for-profits in Northern Ontario may be eligible to apply for up to $1 million for new infrastructure projects.

  • Strategic Industries Development Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If your business undertakes a strategic industry-related project, you may be eligible for funding if the project provides positive economic outcomes.

  • Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development
    Applies only to: Northwest Territories Nunavut Yukon

    Find out how your northern business could get up to $99,999 for a project that creates jobs and helps develop the North.

  • Student Summer Employment Wage Subsidy Program
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    You could get a wage subsidy to hire a high school or post-secondary student for the summer.

  • Support for Translation and Interpretation Program
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    You could obtain up to $5,000 to help your social organization offer services in both official languages.

  • Support for hiring workers who have suffered employment injuries
    Applies only to: Québec

    You may be able to obtain a grant to hire workers who have suffered employment injuries.

  • Supported Child Care Program
    Applies only to: Yukon

    If you run a child care service in the Yukon, you may be eligible for funding to help care for a child with special needs.

  • TECTERRA Geomatics Technology Programs

    If you are an entrepreneur in the geomatics industry, you could access funding and resources that can help you develop and commercialize your business.

  • TechFutures Program
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    Are you a young entrepreneur with a technology-driven business idea? You could receive financial support to launch your business.

  • Technology Demonstration Program

    You could receive up to 50% of the costs (up to $54 million) of one large-scale aerospace and defense R&D project per year.

  • Toronto Enterprise Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You could receive funding to start or manage a social enterprise that provides employment or training for socially marginalized people.

  • Tourism Development Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Your tourism business may qualify for financial support for innovation, training, and improving investment readiness.

  • Tourism Industry Partners Program
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You could get financing to help your business consortium market an Ontario tourist destination to tourists outside Ontario or Canada.

  • Translation Assistance Program — alianco
    Applies only to: New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Newfoundland and Labrador

    Obtain up to $8,000 in financial assistance for the translation of your promotional materials, if your business is located in Atlantic Canada.

  • Valorisation Jeunesse — Place à la relève
    Applies only to: Québec

    Would you like to help train the next generation of workers by offering summer internships? If so, you could receive financial assistance and advice for hiring young Montrealers.

  • Vehicle Retrofit Program (persons with disabilities)
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    If you provide transportation services to persons with a disability in New Brunswick, you may be able to get a grant to retrofit your vehicles.

  • Western Diversification Program
    Applies only to: Manitoba Saskatchewan British Columbia Alberta

    If your not-for-profit organization is looking to strengthen the economy of Western Canada, you can apply for funding for various initiatives.

  • Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative
    Applies only to: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Saskatchewan

    Your Western business could get financial assistance to bring innovative products, processes and services to market.

  • Wildlife Damage Compensation Program
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    Have you recently suffered crop or livestock losses due to wildlife? You may be eligible for financial assistance.

  • Workforce training measures
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your business could receive technical or financial assistance for your employee training projects.

  • Workplace Education Initiative
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Apply for funding to develop and increase essential skills in your workplace, and to help boost productivity.

  • Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    You can apply for funding to train your employees and help boost productivity.

  • Young Entrepreneurs Program
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    If you are a young entrepreneur between 18-29 years old, you could receive a grant to help set up your business.

  • Youth Employment Program

    You could obtain financial assistance to hire a skilled post-secondary graduate to work on your innovative project.

  • Yukon Arts Fund
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Your arts collective or group could be eligible for funding to undertake activities related to the literary, visual or performing arts.

  • Yukon Mineral Exploration Program
    Applies only to: Yukon

    You could get funding for your mineral prospecting and exploration activities in Yukon.

  • Yukon Wildlife Damage Prevention and Compensation
    Applies only to: Yukon

    Has wildlife damaged your Yukon crops, gardens, orchards, pastures or fences? Find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

  • takeCHARGE Business Efficiency Program
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Your business could get up to $50,000 back when you invest in energy saving upgrades.

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