Government Funding

Export Market Access Program

Please Note: Export Market Access is now closed and not accepting further applications. For trade show grants and other forms of export support, learn more about the CanExport program.
Through FedDev Ontario, small and medium sized enterprises will be able to improve their position in global markets with focus on two trade missions

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Funding Mechanism from Government

There is a new contribution mechanism, for industrial businesses incorporated in Canada, with eligibility criteria on the ability of SME’s to grow and generate profits through the development and commercialization of innovative or technology-driven, new or improved products, services or processes.

Here is a small list of projects that are eligible

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Going Global – Funding for Doing Business Abroad

Dedicated to innovation, science and technology-based companies, Global Commerce Support Program provides support for accessing funding sources from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). The objective is to promote and enhance Canada’s international innovation efforts by pursuing collaborative opportunities through the development of partnerships in other countries and economies

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More Federal Grant Money

IRAP and Youth Employment Program

Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the federal government is providing additional funding to the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to enable it to temporarily expand its initiatives for small and medium-sized enterprises. NRC-IRAP will receive total additional funding of $200 million over two

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Rural Development Fund – Community Futures

As part of the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan to mitigate the impacts of the economic downturn, FedDev Ontario has commissioned the Wellington Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation (WWCFDC) to receive applications for the Community Futures Rural Development Fund.

This is a two-year stimulus program providing $450,000 for the region

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The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is a national charity providing start-up mentoring, financing and business resources to help young Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 years of age. Business start-up loans of up to $15,000 are available, with loan repayment schedules of between three and five years.


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Government Funding Options

Here is a great spot to start to research some of the most current funding mechanisms. They include hiring programs, youth financing options, clean air – eco friendly programs and just smart stuff that you should know. If you haven’t spent time on this site – you are missing some

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