The Economic Development Office has developed this Incentives Portal to provide your business with a clear understanding of what incentives apply to you. Access funding through Provincial and Federal Government programs to address your needs in R&D and innovation, commercialization, business development, global expansion, employee hiring, training and workforce, energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives. Use the table below to identify, filter and download programs of particular interest to you. If you have any questions regarding the use of this incentives portal, please feel free to contact us.

Last Updated: August 2020

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Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) ProgramFedDev Ontario $500,000 up to $10 million per projectFunding to accelerate the growth of firms and assist with the adoption of new, innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity, and the development of and entry into new marketsAny Sector, Global Market Access, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Any Size, Learn MoreExport Market Development, Commercialization & Business Development,
Career Starter ProgramBioTalent CanadaMaximum of $20,000Support for Canadian biotechnology companies to provide work opportunities for barriered youth.Life Sciences, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Student Work Placement ProgramBioTalent Canada50% up to a maximum of $5,000 and 70% up to a maximum of $7,000 of co-op student salaryFunding to support co-op opportunities for first-year students and under-represented groups including; Women in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Indigenous students, Persons with disabilities, and NewcomersLife Sciences, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP)Ontario Centres of ExcellenceFrom $20,000 to $150,000Program helps companies develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations by supporting partnerships between Ontario's industry and publicly funded post-secondary institutions.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Commercialization, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development, Commercialization & Business Development,
SmartStart Seed Fund (SmartStart) Ontario Centres of Excellence50% (maximum) of total eligible project costs, up to $30,000 Provides seed funding, training and professional advisory services to entrepreneurs to help transition their start-ups from product development, to market entry and company building.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Commercialization, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Business Supports, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreResearch & Development, Commercialization & Business Development,
Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement ProgramOntario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT)A grant of up to 50% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $100,000Available to industry partners (including an automotive supplier) to undertake technology adoption or a mentorship pilot program.Automotive, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Ontario Emerging Technologies FundOntario Capital Growth CorporationVenture capital investments assessed on a case-by-case basisAvailable to innovative, high-growth, private, Ontario companies experiencing a challenge in raising capital within the following sectors: clean technologies; life sciences and advanced health technologies; digital media and information; and communications technologies.Life Sciences, Cleantech, ICT, Financing & Venture Capital, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Ontario Innovation Tax CreditMinistry of Finance Refundable tax credit of 8% for qualified expenditures, capped at $3 millionAvailable to corporations that undergo scientific research and experimental development performed in Ontario. Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Ontario Research and Development Tax CreditMinistry of Finance Non-refundable tax credit of 3.5% for qualified expenditures Available to corporations that undertake scientific research and experimental development expenditures performed in Ontario. Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Quantum LeapCQDM Funding assessed on a case-by-case basisAvailable to small and medium-sized enterprises and academic researchers to develop commercially-viable innovative technologies, tools and platforms to accelerate or facilitate the drug discovery and development process.Life Sciences, Research & Development Support, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive ProgramCanada Revenue Agency Refundable input tax credit of 35% of qualified expenditures of up to $3 million. Non-refundable input tax credit of 15% of qualified expenditures over $3 million.Available for Canadian-controlled private corporations of all sizes and in all sectors that conduct research and development in Canada.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation FedDev OntarioInterest-bearing business loans of a maximum of $500,000Available to high-growth, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises to support innovation and growth. Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Global Market Access, Commercialization, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Financing & Venture Capital, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreResearch & Development, Export Market Development, Commercialization & Business Development,
Collaborative Research and Development Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada $50,000 minimum annual stipend and training curriculum valued at $7,500 per yearAvailable to companies undertaking research and development projects with university researchers.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Engage GrantNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of CanadaMaximum funding of $25,000 Designed to give Canadian based companies access to resources at Canadian universities and colleges for the purposes of short-term research and development projects.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
High Performance Computing SupportSouthern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform, SOSCIPAccess to funding for researchersSOSCIP is a research and development consortium that pairs academic and industry researchers with advanced computing tools to fuel Canadian innovation within the areas of agile computing, cities, mining, health, digital media, energy, cybersecurity, water and advanced manufacturing.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Ontario Business Research Institute Tax CreditMinistry of Finance Refundable tax credit: 20% of qualified expenditures capped at $20 million annuallyAvailable to corporations undergoing scientific research and experimental development work performed in Ontario and under contract with eligible research institutes. Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Canadian International Innovation ProgramGlobal Affairs Canada and National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance programFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisProvides seed funding to support collaborative industrial research and development projects with high potential for commercialization between Canada and partner countries. Partner countries are: Brazil, China, India, Israel, and South KoreaAny Sector, International Partnerships, Global Market Access, Commercialization, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development, Export Market Development, Commercialization & Business Development,
EurostarsNational Research Council Canada-Industrial Research Assistance ProgramFunding approximately $250 CDN per project reviewedAvailable to small and medium sized enterprises performing research and development with a focus on a technological area with an aim to develop a new product, process or service alongside partner(s) or other participant(s) in Eurostars countries (European Union). Any Sector, International Partnerships, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreResearch & Development,
CanExport InnovationGovernment of CanadaUp to $75,000 in fundingSupport to establish new R&D collaborations with foreign partners to co-develop, validate or adapt technologies for commercialization.Any Sector, International Partnerships, Commercialization, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreResearch & Development, Commercialization & Business Development,
CanExport SMEGovernment of CanadaUp to $75,000 in fundingSupport for SMEs to break into new international marketsAny Sector, Global Market Access, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreExport Market Development,
CanExport AssociationsGovernment of CanadaUp to $400,000 in annual fundingFunding to support new or expanded international business development activities by Canadian national trade organizations.Any Sector, Global Market Access, Any Size, Learn MoreExport Market Development,
Soft Landing Canadian Digital Media Network Up to $4,000 to reimburse transportation and accommodation costsAvailable to qualified, mature start-ups and SMEs that are looking to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment and connect with new partners abroad. Any Sector, Global Market Access, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreExport Market Development,
AgriMarketing ProgramAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaUp to 50%, to a maximum of $100,000 over two years, for eligible costsAvailable to support small and medium sized agriculture and food based companies implement international export plans.Food & Beverage, Global Market Access, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreExport Market Development,
AgriInnovate ProgramAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaFunding up to 50 percent of total eligible costs, to a maximum of $10 million, interest free loansProgram aims to accelerate the commercialization, adoption and/or demonstration of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase sector competitiveness and sustainability.Food & Beverage, Cleantech, Commercialization, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
AgriScience ProgramAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaFunding determined on case-by-case basisProgram aims to accelerate the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.Food & Beverage, Research & Development Support, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Customs Bonded WarehousesCanada Border Services AgencySavings program for companies with storage facilities under the authority of the Canada Border Service AgencyAvailable to companies both importing and exporting goodsAny Sector, Shipping Support, Any Size, Learn MoreExport Market Development,
Drawback ProgramCanada Border Services AgencyQualified companies may be refunded customs duties paid for imported goods Available to companies whose imported goods are eventually exported or when imported goods go beyond their natural shelf life, become obsolete, or become surplus. Any Sector, Shipping Support, Any Size, Learn MoreExport Market Development,
Duties Relief ProgramCanada Border Services AgencyQualified companies import goods without paying dutiesAvailable to companies that import goods that are later exported as-is, or that import goods to produce other goods for export.Any Sector, Shipping Support, Any Size, Learn MoreExport Market Development,
Business LoansBusiness Development Bank of Canada Project financing loansAvailable for entrepreneurs looking to expand production, purchase new equipment or access financing for a special project.Any Sector, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Financing & Venture Capital, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Dairy Processing Investment FundAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaUp to $10 millionAvailable to dairy processors for investments that will improve productivity and competitiveness, as well as help them prepare for market changes resulting from the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.Food & Beverage, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Equipment Purchase Financing Business Development Bank of CanadaBusiness loans for equipment financingAvailable to companies purchasing equipment and looking for solutions to offer flexible repayment terms that foster business growth (equipment financing or equipment line options). Any Sector, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Financing & Venture Capital, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Next Generation Network ProgramCentre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, Ontario Centres of ExcellenceUp to $50,000Supports opportunities for Ontario-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to use the CENGN testbed to further develop proof-of-concept or demonstrations that could lead to new technologies, products, processes and/or services.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreResearch & Development,
Excellence in Clinical Innovation Technology Evaluation (EXCITE)MaRSFunding administered over the course of project milestones Available to health technology innovators looking to be connected with experienced, award-winning researchers to get the right evidence and data they need to show the value of their product. Life Sciences, Research & Development Support, Commercialization, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreResearch & Development, Commercialization & Business Development,
IBM Innovation Incubator ProjectOntario Centres of ExcellenceUp to 50% of eligible project expenditures, to a maximum of $50,000Available for companies to demonstrate the value of their smart computing product/service to a Strategic Partner.Any Sector, ICT, Commercialization, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Investment Accelerator FundMaRSInvestments of $500,000 Available to IT, Health and Cleantech companies that are in the early-stage of technology, close to commercialization, ideally have a product that has been built, and there is some early market traction. Life Sciences, Cleantech, ICT, Financing & Venture Capital, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Market Readiness Investment ProgramOntario Centres of ExcellenceCo-investment: $125,000 for phase 1 (Market Readiness Customer Creation Program) based on matching funding, and $250,000 for phase 2 (Market Readiness Company Building Program)Financial support for companies in early-stage commercialization that are looking to scale their business. The program supports companies in both the Customer Creation (CC) and Company Building (CB) stages of the Customer Development Model, as defined by Lean Start-up principles.Any Sector, Financing & Venture Capital, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Health Technologies FundOntario Centres of ExcellenceUp to 50% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $1,000,000 over 24 monthsProgram aims to accelerate health technology evaluation, procurement, adoption and diffusion in the Ontario health system and foster collaboration between public health service providers, patients, academia and industry.Life Sciences, Commercialization, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Venture CapitalBusiness Development Bank of CanadaVenture capital investments Venture capital fund focuses on early stage technologies. Three venture fund teams; Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology Fund, Healthcare Fund, and IT Fund.Life Sciences, Cleantech, ICT, Other, Commercialization, Financing & Venture Capital, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Canada Small Business Financing ProgramIndustry CanadaMaximum loan of $1M Available for small businesses or start-ups operating for profit in Canada with gross annual revenues of $10 million or less. Any Sector, Financing & Venture Capital, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Catalyst FundMaRSFirst round investment of between $150,000 and $350,000. Second round investments are two-to-three times the first-round amount when appropriate Provides funding and support to Canadian companies pursuing social and environmental outcomes within the cleantech, education, employment and healthcare sectors. Any Sector, Other, Financing & Venture Capital, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Matching Investment Fund Canadian Dairy CommissionNon-repayable contributions of 50% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $150,000 Available for companies and Food Technology Centres with product development initiatives that help stimulate demand for Canadian dairy products and ingredients. Food & Beverage, Business Supports, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
OCE-Fintech Sandbox PartnershipOntario Centres of ExcellenceAccess to data, networks, platforms, and events for the financial technology sectorAvailable to fintech small and medium sized enterprises and start-ups throughout Ontario looking for free access to critical data and resources.Financial Services, ICT, Business Supports, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Innovative Solutions CanadaGovernment of CanadaFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisInnovation challenge program designed to support the development of early-stage R&D and prototype testing.Any Sector, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Ontario Computer Animation & Special Effects TaxOntario Media Development CorporationRefundable tax credit of 18% of eligible Ontario labour expendituresAvailable to companies to cover labour expenditures incurred to eligible computer animation and special effects activities. Other, Business Supports, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax CreditOntario Media Development CorporationRefundable tax credit of 40% for eligible labour, marketing and distribution expendituresAvailable to qualifying corporations for expenditures related to the creation of eligible interactive digital media products. ICT, Other, Business Supports, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Ontario Tax Credit for Manufacturing and ProcessingMinistry of FinanceTax credit to reduce the corporate income tax rate to 10%Available to manufacturing and processing companies if the corporation has had Ontario taxable income during the tax year as well as eligible Canadian profits from manufacturing and processing, fishing, farming, mining and logging.Life Sciences, Automotive, Aerospace, Food & Beverage, Cleantech, Other, Tax Incentives and Credits, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Accelerate MitacsMatching funding starting at $15,000Available to employers partnering with university researchers to develop a research project.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Canada-Ontario Job GrantEmployment and Social Development Canada/Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills DevelopmentMaximum of $10,000 per person Available to employers who wish to purchase training for existing and new employees. As part of the Job Grant, employers may apply for Canada-Ontario Job Grant Customized Training and UpSkill pilot training programs.Any Sector, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Ontario Job Creation PartnershipsMinistry of Advanced Education and Skills DevelopmentEmployee salary coverage via EI benefitsAvailable to employers for up to 52 weeks to provide new skills and work experience to previously unemployed people.Any Sector, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Union Training and Innovation Program: Investments in Training Equipment StreamEmployment and Social Development CanadaMaximum $5,000,000 annually per project. Cash contributions equal to or greater than 10% of total eligible project costs must be provided through sources other than the Government of CanadaProject activities must relate to activities that support the purchase of equipment and/or materials for the purpose of training in a Red Seal trade. Open to unions representing workers in the Red Seal trades.Any Sector, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Union Training and Innovation Program: Innovation in Apprenticeship StreamEmployment and Social Development CanadaMaximum $5,000,000 annually per project. Cash contributions equal to or greater than 10% of total eligible project costs must be provided through sources other than the Government of CanadaProjects must support the development, testing, evaluation and promotion of innovative approaches to address challenges to participating and succeeding in the Red Seal Trades; or the expansion, replication or evaluation of best practices to support individuals progressing through apprenticeships in the Red Seal Trades.Any Sector, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Apprenticeship Employer Bonus Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development$1,000 taxable cash grantAvailable for each apprentice employed and trained who completes their apprenticeship, receives a Certificate of Apprenticeship, and where applicable, a Certificate of Qualification. Restricted to trades outside the 129 GAGE program.Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax CreditCanada Revenue AgencyNon-refundable tax credit of 10% of eligible salaries and wages, to a maximum of $2,000 per year per apprenticeshipAvailable to employers who hire a registered apprentice working in a prescribed trade in the first two years of their apprenticeship contract.Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Career Focus Local and Regional ProjectsEmployment and Social Development CanadaMaximum of 80% of eligible costs. Recipients are required to cover a minimum of 20% of total project costsFunding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth to make more informed career decisions and develop their skills.Any Sector, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Canada Summer JobsEmployment and Social Development CanadaEmployer Wage SubsidyEligibility restricted to public sector and small businesses that hire 15-30 year old, returning full-time students.Any Sector, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, YESSGovernment of CanadaFunding varies across program streamsRange of program streams to support youth employment, particularly those facing barriers.Any Sector, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
IRAP Youth Employment ProgramNational Research Council CanadaMaximum of $30,000 per graduateOffers financial assistance to offset the cost of hiring young talent to work on projects with R&D, engineering, multimedia or market analysis components or to help develop a new product or process.Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Career Launcher Internships Colleges and Institutes Canada Maximum of $20,000 per employer towards an intern's salaryFunding available for employers offering skilled graduate internships in the areas of clean technology, digital technology and natural resources.Cleantech, ICT, Other, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development, Sustainability,
Co-Operative Education Tax CreditMinistry of FinanceRefundable tax credit of 25% to 30% of eligible expenditures, to a maximum of $3,000 per work placementAvailable to employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario university or college.Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Student Work-Integrated Learning ProgramEmployment and Social Development CanadaMaximum 50% of the wage cost for the placement or $5,000. Maximum 70% or $7,000 per placement for first-year students and under-represented groups (women, indigenous students, people with disabilities and newcomers)Available to employers, including small and medium-sized enterprises, post-secondary education institutions, industry associations and organizations that represent the interests of businesses in key sectors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and business. Any Sector, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
ElevateMitacs$55,000 minimum annual stipend per research fellow and training curriculum valued at $7,500 per yearA postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training program for business partnerships with postdoctoral fellows.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development, Hiring & Workforce Development,
GlobalinkMitacsMatching funding starting at $7,500 for a 16 to 24 week projectBilateral research based collaboration between business and Canadian or international researchers.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, International Partnerships, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development,
Industrial Research Assistance ProgramNational Research Council of CanadaUp to $10 millionProvides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Commercialization, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Learn MoreResearch & Development, Commercialization & Business Development,
Ontario Labour Market PartnershipsMinistry of Advanced Education and Skills DevelopmentFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisAvailable to companies that address a labour market issue and include two or more partners, in order to promote the creation of broad industry and community partnerships necessary to address labour market issues.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development, Hiring & Workforce Development,
Enbridge Commercial & Industrial ProgramsEnbridgeFunding varies with commercial office upgrade or installation typeRange of programs, including audits, advisory and financial incentives for energy-related capital expenditures.Any Sector, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Any Size, Learn MoreSustainability,
Energy Efficiency for Industry Financial AssistanceNatural Resources CanadaUp to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $40,000Available for industrial companies that are implementing energy management projects, including CAN/CSA-ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard pilots and Energy Managemenr Information System (EMIS) projects and Computational Fluid Dynamics studies. Any Sector, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Any Size, Learn MoreSustainability,
Global Adjustment Class A EligibilityIndependent Electricity System OperatorCase by case opportunity for energy savingsOpportunity to reduce electricity bills by reducing peak energy use.Any Sector, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Any Size, Learn MoreSustainability,
Save-on-Energy: Business Incentive ProgramsIndependent Electricity System Operator Funding varies according to specific incentivePrograms include incentives for retrofit, energy manager, energy performance, and process and systems upgradesAny Sector, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Any Size, Learn MoreSustainability,
Cleantech FinancingExport Development CanadaFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisEDC provides financing, risk protection, market knowledge and global contacts in support of high-impact clean technology projects.Cleantech, Global Market Access, Financing & Venture Capital, Clean Technology and Infrastructure Support, Any Size, Learn MoreExport Market Development, Sustainability,
Cleantech FundingBusiness Development Bank of CanadaFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisDedicated financial support, cleantech practice, venture capital, and advice for clean technology firms.Cleantech, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Financing & Venture Capital, Clean Technology and Infrastructure Support, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development, Sustainability,
Climate FinancingCanadian Trade Commissioner ServiceFunding varies according to specific projectAvailable to Canadian firms with services that can help developing countries mitigate the effects of climate change.Cleantech, Global Market Access, Financing & Venture Capital, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Clean Technology and Infrastructure Support, Renewable Energy Generation, Any Size, Learn MoreExport Market Development, Sustainability,
Low Carbon Economy FundGovernment of Canada$1-50 million per projectAvailable for market-ready technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Cleantech, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Clean Technology and Infrastructure Support, Renewable Energy Generation, Any Size, Learn MoreSustainability,
SD Tech FundSustainable Development Technology CanadaOn average, up to 33 per cent and never more than 50 per cent of eligible project costs for any given project.Available for projects that are pre-commercial and have the potential to demonstrate significant and quantifiable environmental and economic benefits in one or more of the following areas: climate change, clean air, clean water, and clean soil. Cleantech, Commercialization, Clean Technology and Infrastructure Support, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development, Sustainability,
Social InnovationToronto Atmospheric FundFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisAvailable to creative, high-impact projects that address climate change and/or air pollution in the GTHA. Any Sector, Clean Technology and Infrastructure Support, Any Size, Learn MoreSustainability,
Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN)Ontario Centres of ExcellenceUp to $1,000,000 in fundingFive distinct programs focus on supporting the development and demonstration of automated vehicle technologies.Automotive, Research & Development Support, Commercialization, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development, Commercialization & Business Development,
Canadian Renewable & Conservation ExpensesNatural Resources Canada Tax incentives of 30-50% of eligible capital costsCertain capital costs of systems that produce energy by using renewable energy sources or fuels from waste, or conserve energy by using fuel more efficiently are eligible for accelerated capital cost allowance.Any Sector, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Renewable Energy Generation, Any Size, Learn MoreSustainability,
TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP)Ontario Centres of Excellence$10,000 funding per four-month internshipSupport to access college/university students and recent Masters graduates to work on industry-driven research and development projects related to Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, ENCQOR 5G and Next Generation Network Programs.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development, Hiring & Workforce Development,
Starter Company PlusGovernment of OntarioGrant of up to $5,000Program provides training, mentoring and grant funding for young entrepreneurs starting a company.Any Sector, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Summer Company StudentsGovernment of OntarioGrant of up to $3,000Program provides training, mentoring and grant funding for youth pursuing a summer business opportunityAny Sector, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Business Acceleration ProgramMaRSGrant of up to $20,000Provides grant funding, training and business supports for entrepreneurs. Program is delivered through regionally located innovation centres.Any Sector, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
School of Social EntrepreneursSchool of Social EntrepreneursSubsidized or free training and education programmingProvides training workshops and programs that support entrepreneurship focused on social and environmental change.Any Sector, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Accelerated Investment IncentiveGovernment of CanadaUp to 100% capital cost allowanceProvides an enhanced capital cost allowance (CCA) on equipment purchases, including full expensing in the first year for manufacturing and processing (M&P) and clean energy equipment.Life Sciences, Automotive, Aerospace, Food & Beverage, Cleantech, Other, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Any Size, Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Pan-Canadian AI StrategyGovernment of CanadaDetermined on case-by-case basisFunding to support AI research and talent development.Any Sector, ICT, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, Learn MoreResearch & Development, Hiring & Workforce Development,
Global Skills StrategyGovernment of CanadaRegulatory pathwaysProvides three pathways to get quick entry for skilled international workers.Any Sector, International Talent Access, Any Size, Learn MoreHiring & Workforce Development,
Business Development Bank of CanadaGovernment of CanadaRange of Financing and Advisory ServicesProvides a range of financing and business advisory services for all stages of business development.Any Sector, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Business Supports, Financing & Venture Capital, Any Size, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Large Business, Early Stage/Start-UpLearn MoreCommercialization & Business Development,
Export Development CanadaGovernment of CanadaRange of Financing and Insurance ServicesProvides a range of financing and insurance services to support export market access, including both import and exporting from Canada.Any Sector, Global Market Access, Any Size, Learn MoreExport Market Development,
Ontario Automotive Modernization ProgramProvince of OntarioUp to $100,000 to help cover up to 50% of eligible project costsProgram will support investments related to technology adoption and lean manufacturing. AutomotiveStrategic Investments & Technology AdoptionSmall & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)Learn MoreCommercialization & Business Development
Science Horizons Youth Internship ProgramBioTalent Canada, Clean Foundation, Colleges and Institutes Canada, ECO Canada, United Nations Association of CanadaUp to $15,000Wage subsidy initiative to help recent graduates eligible to work in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields acquire work experience fields linked to the green economy.Life Sciences, Cleantech, ICTApprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any SizeLearn MoreHiring & Workforce Development