Green Industrial Facilities Manufacturing Program (GIFMP) Industrial Facility Track 

As part of Canada’s goal to meet climate change goals and reduce net carbon emissions, the government has implemented a variety of government funding programs. Among projects deemed top priority is retrofitting Canadian manufacturing facilities with new systems and infrastructure to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. The Green Industrial Facilities Manufacturing Program (GIFMP) is one program that provides support for these business activities.  

The GIFMP’s Industrial Facility Track provides financial assistance for the implementation of energy efficiency and energy management solutions designed to maximize energy efficiency, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, and competitiveness for the Canadian manufacturing industry by supporting the implementation of energy efficiency and energy management solutions. 

The following outlines the program’s funding allotments and criteria. 

Funding Amount 

Contributions of up to 50% up to a maximum of $10 million are allowed; a minimum contribution of $40,000 is required. 

Eligible Applicants: 

Applicants may be eligible if they meet these requirements:  

  • Facilities located in Canada that involve processes that consume a lot of energy and involve the physical or chemical transformation of materials or substancesto produce new products. 

Eligible activities: 

The following activities may be eligible for funding via this program: 

  • Training for practitioners in the field of energy management; 
  • Assessments and audits of energy consumption; 
  • Managers of the energy sector; 
  • Systems for managing energy consumption; 
  • Management of Strategic Energy Resources; and 
  • Investments in capital. 


Costs that are eligible for reimbursement include, in addition to those described above, the following costs: 

  • Salaries and benefits that employees of the eligible recipient receive; 
  • Services provided by professionals; 
  • Fees for licenses, data purchases, certifications, regulatory compliance and inspections, construction insurance, and building permits are just a few examples of the costs involved; 
  • Investments in retrofitting or upgrading existing facilities, buildings, or infrastructure to improve their energy efficiency; and 
  • Overhead expenditures (for the further distribution of funds) may be included in the total costs of a project up to 15% of the eligible costs. 


There is a deadline of July 31, 2023, for submissions. For all costs to be incurred, they must be incurred after the approval of the Project and before March 31, 2027. 

More Government Funding Opportunities for Canadian Businesses 

To learn more about government funding opportunities for business looking to improve their operations, please visit our government funding directory for a comprehensive list of the top programs available today. 

Moreover, visit our events page to find a list of our upcoming webinars. These events provide significant free opportunities to learn about programs related to their industry and business activities. 

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