Canadian Agribusiness Funding Programs

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African Swine Flu: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • The Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream funds regional preparation for welfare slaughter and disposal.
  • 85% of total eligible costs, up to $1M over 3 years for eligible applicants (60% of costs for government applicants).
Yes agri, food
AG Action Manitoba Manitoba Business Expansion
  • 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
Yes agri, food
Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Program (ABIP) Alberta Research & Development
  • Supports the R&D of tech that provides solutions to the agri-food and bio-industrial sectors
  • Up to 75% of total eligible costs to a maximum of $500,000.
Yes agri, food
Agri-Tech Innovation Cost-Share Program Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports the modernization of agriculture-specific, unique and innovative technologies in the workplace
Yes food, manufacturing, cleantech, non profit, agri,
AgriAssurance: SME Stream Canada-wide Business Expansion
  • 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
Yes food, manufacturing, agri,
Agricultural Clean Technology Program (ACT) Canada-wide Research & Development
  • 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
Yes food, manufacturing, agri,
Agriculture Labour Task Force Grant Program (ALTF) Alberta Hiring & Training
  • Supports recruiting, hiring, and retaining workers in the agriculture and agri-food industry
  • Access up to 80% of costs to a maximum $40K per eligible project
Yes agri, hiring
AgriDiversity Canada-wide Hiring & Training
  • Designed to help organizations with projects that build agricultural leadership and entrepreneurial capacity among under-represented groups.
  • Access up to 70% of eligible project expenses which may amount to a maximum $200k
Yes agri, hiring
AgriInnovate Canada-wide Research & Development
  • 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
Yes food, agri,
Agtech Growth Fund (AGF) Saskatchewan Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Funds research and development to accelerate the commercialization of innovations in the agricultural sector.
  • Access up to $450,000 in non-repayable grants
Yes food, agri,
Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) – Smart Farms Program Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Provides help for convergence of agriculture, equipment manufacturing and technology into real-world application.
  • Up to 40% of the total eligible supported expenses.
Yes food, agri,
Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports projects that help the agricultural industry mitigate emerging issues and capitalize on opportunities
  • Up to 50% to a maximum of $1M in grants
Yes food, agri,
Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN) Canada-wide Research & Development
  • The Canadian Food Innovation Network’s (CFIN) program is designed to support smart product and process development, food ecosystem sustainability, and agile and safe supply chains.
  • Up to 50% of eligible expenses or up to $2M in cost matching funds per application.
Yes agri, food
DELIA – NCFDC Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption Business Expansion Hiring & Training Research & Development
  • Is a microloan fund for all Canadian Women entrepreneurs in need of funding support for start up, stabilizations and expansion.
  • Up to $15,000 in low-interest loan support
Yes food, forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, agri
Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption
  • 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
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, municipality, non profit, agri
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Alberta Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports innovative technology projects, as well as infrastructure upgrades for Alberta businesses through funding programs and support services
  • Up to 50% of costs to a maximum $2.85 million in funding
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, municipality, non profit, agri
Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports the adoption of prevention and mitigation measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among agri-food workers/employees.
  • Access up to 60% funding to a maximum of $50,000 per business.
Yes agri, covid
Forest Biomass Program (FBP) Ontario Business Expansion
  • Ontario based projects to harvest more wood from Crown forests, increase forest sector job creation and regional economic growth and find new uses for wood
  • Receive up to $250K to $10M in Government Funding
Yes agri, northern ontario,
Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program (FSIIP) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • 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
Yes agri, northern ontario,
Green Municipal Fund Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • 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
Yes agri, northern ontario, municipality, non profit,
Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • The program provides matching government funding towards projects that improve and implement greenhouse technologies to support industry innovation.
  • Up to $100,000 in contribution matching resulting in a maximum budget of $200,000 per project.
Yes food, agri, cleantech
IESO Conservation Fund Ontario Business Expansion
  • 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
Yes agri, municipality, non profit,
Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Program Canada-wide Research & Development
  • 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
Yes covid, forest, cleantech,
Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund – Industrial New Brunswick Business Expansion
  • Receive incentives to undertake and complete climate change-related projects by implementing energy- and cost-saving technologies.
  • Applicants can receive up to 25% of eligible project costs up to a maximum of $1 million.
Yes cleantech, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, agri
Matching Investment Fund (MIF) Canada-wide Research & Development
  • Supports Canadian dairy companies with funding to assist in the development of product initiatives that help grow the business for milk and dairy ingredients.
  • Up to $150K in fund matching.
Yes food, agri,
Mitacs Elevate Canada-wide Research & Development
  • Supports industry and academic parterships to solve current issues through innovative means
  • Receive up to $30,000 from Mitacs
Yes university, college, collaboarative, cleantech, agri,
NOHFC INVEST North Program Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supporting economic development initiavitves 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 foregivable loan
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario, cleantech,
NOHFC People & Talent Program Ontario Hiring & Training
  • 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
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario, cleantech,
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supporting economic development initiavitves 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 foregivable loan
Yes northern ontario, non profit, agri,
OBIO Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAP) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supporting companies commercializing health science technologies and the adoption of these technologies by healthcare organizations
  • Up to $250,000 in funding
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario, cleantech, software, cleantech, municipality, non profit, tech, auto
Plant-Based Protein AI Project Funding Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Aims to meet the need for new tools and technologies that utilize AI to help grow Canada’s plant based food, feed and ingredients ecosystem.
  • Funding Support for Plant-Based Protein AI Projects.
Yes agri, tech, cleantech food, food
Plant-Based Protein Innovation Capacity Building Funding Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports Canadian plant-based forward-thinking companies and organizations to develop projects that will transform our industry and help realize Canada’s agri-food potential.
  • Access up to $50% of project costs in funding support.
Yes agri, tech, cleantech food, food
Plant-Based Protein Innovation Technology Funding Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports Canadian businesses in the plant-based protein industry improve their technological systems, data, artificial intelligence, and more to improve efficiencies in the industry.
  • Access up to $50% of project costs in funding support.
Yes agri, tech, cleantech food, food
Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Helps supply-managed poultry and egg producers adapt to market changes
  • Covers 70-85% of eligible costs in grant funding
Yes agri, tech, cleantech food
Product Demonstration Program Alberta Research & Development
  • 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
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software
Protein Industries Canada Canada-wide Research & Development
  • 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
Yes university, college, collaboarative, health, research, food, agri,
Regional Quantum Initiative (RQI) in British Columbia British Columbia Research & Development
  • Helps companies develop and market quantum products and solutions for domestic and international markets.
  • Access up to 90% of total project costs with no official maximum allotment announced.
Yes non profit, collaboarative, research, food, agri, quantum
Regional Quantum Initiative (RQI) in Southern Ontario Ontario Research & Development
  • Helps companies develop and market quantum products and solutions for domestic and international markets.
  • Access up to 50% of project costs to a maximum of $500,000 to $5 million.
Yes non profit, collaboarative, research, food, agri, quantum
Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing (RAMP) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Promotes the development of a meat sector supply chain as part of the agri-food industry in the region by providing new technologies, equipment, and/or materials.
  • Access up to $25,000 at 75% cost-share toward eligible costs.
Yes agri, tech, cleantech food, food
Rural Economic Development Fund (RED) Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • 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
Yes northern ontario, cleantech, agri, municipality, non profit,
Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supporting rural economic development projects for capacity building, economic diversification, and more.
  • Funding varies by stream up to 80% of costs to a maximum of $1 million in funding contributions.
Yes collaboarative, health, research, food, agri, automotive, manufacturing
Save on Energy Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Provides businesses within Ontario funding to help transition towards a greener province via energy saving projects.
  • Receive Up to 75% of Costs to a Max of $5M in Funding.
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario, cleantech, software, cleantech, municipality, non profit, tech, auto
SCAP – Advancing Agri-Food Processing Program New Brunswick Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Helps New Brunswick’s agri-food processing and manufacturing companies innovate, increase their competitiveness, improve efficiency and accuracy, as well as improve their quality and efficiency.
  • Up to 30-50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $100,000.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Agri-Food Energy Cost Savings Initiative Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Program supports their competitiveness, profitability, growth, and long-term sustainability.
  • Up to 20% of eligible expenses to a maximum $300,000 per business.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – AgriMarketing Canada-wide Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Program will support national agricultural sectors to increase and diversify exports.
  • Up to 50% of eligible costs to a max. of $10M over 5 yrs (max. $2M/yr) in non-repayable funding.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – AgriScience Program Canada-wide Research & Development
  • Helps agri-food sector accelerate innovation through pre-commercial science activities and research.
  • Up to $5 million can be awarded to this program for a non-repayable portion of the project’s eligible costs.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Biosecurity Enhancement Initiative Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports the resiliency of the agriculture and food sector by addressing biosecurity risks and enhancing emergency preparedness.
  • Up to 35% of costs to a maximum of $50K - $100K in funding.
Yes agri, manufacturing,
SCAP – Capital Infrastructure and Investments program (CII) Manitoba Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports modernization and capacity building activities that will assist in enhancing efficiency, productivity, and environmental sustainability.
  • From $50,000 up to $2.5M depending on project size and stream.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Efficient Grain Handling Program Alberta Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports grain handling components and equipment that offer significant improvements over standard practices.
  • Access up to 50% of eligible costs up to maximum $100,000.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Emerging Opportunities Grant Program Alberta Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Contributes to the Government of Alberta’s strategic objectives to grow and develop Alberta’s value-added agriculture sector.
  • Access up to 50% of costs to a maximum $2 million per application.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Farm Technology Program Alberta Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Encourages farmers to adopt innovative technologies that minimize agricultural waste, maximize farm efficiency, and ensure farm security.
  • Access 50% up to maximum of $48,000 for eligible farm technology expenses, and up to 50% up to max, of $2,000 for eligible farm security expenses.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Grow Ontario Market (GOM) Program Ontario Business Expansion
  • Helps eligible agri-food businesses and industry organizations in Ontario to export their products into local and global markets to boost economic growth and innovation.
  • Up to $125,000 in non-repayable funding.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Market Development and Access (MDAP) New Brunswick Business Expansion
  • Supports the food basket industry in leveraging new, existing, and emerging markets, from local farmers’ markets to international ones, to increase sales.
  • Up to 50% to a maximum of $15,000 annually per project per year.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Marketing Development Program Manitoba Business Expansion
  • Program provides financial assistance to businesses to enhance their export capacity and improve their domestic and international access.
  • Up to 50% up to a max. of $30,000.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative Ontario Business Expansion
  • Helps eligible local meat processors expand their operations through the Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative.
  • Up to $150,000 in non-repayable funding.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Product Development Program (PDP) Saskatchewan Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Saskatchewan businesses can receive funding towards under the development of prototypes and services.
  • Access up to 50% of project costs to a max of $50,000 in funding support.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program Manitoba Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Program provides financial assistance to increase carbon sequestration from practices related to agroforestry and grassland management.
  • Up to 75% of total eligible expenses up to a maximum of $15,000 per project.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Sustainable Agriculture Manitoba Program (SAM) Manitoba Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Program funds the adoption of beneficial management practices (BMPs) that increase the sector’s environmental and economic sustainability.
  • Up to 30-75% of costs to a maximum $10,000 – $855,000 depending on stream.
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP – Value-Added Program Alberta Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Invests in projects that expand market opportunities, increase company sales, and create jobs in Alberta’s value-added food and bioindustry processors.
  • Access up to $250,000 in funding support.
Yes agri, tech, food
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Canada-wide Research & Development
  • One of the largest tax incentive programs available to a wide range of Canadian businesses
  • Access up to 69% of labour and overhead costs, 36% of contractor costs, and 45% of material costs
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario, cleantech, software, cleantech, municipality, non profit, tech, auto
Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption
  • 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
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, municipality, non profit,
Supply Chain Stability and Adaptability Program Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports the economic recovery and resiliency of Ontario’s Agri-food sector.
  • Access up to 25% of costs, to a maximum of $125,000.
Yes agri, for profit
Supply Management Processing Investment Fund (SMPIF) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports the impacts of international trade agreements on processors in the agri-food sector
  • Receive up to 50% of costs to a max. of $5 million
Yes agri, tech, food
SCAP - Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership Canada-wide Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development Hiring & Training
  • Designed to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resilience of the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industriesin Canada.
  • Funding varies by program.
Yes agri, tech, food
Western Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) Program Canada-wide Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • 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
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, covid,
Youth Employment Program (IRAP) Canada-wide Hiring & Training
  • 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.
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, covid,
SCAP – Growing Future Opportunities Initiative Ontario Business Expansion
  • This program supports farmers plant varieties of produce that will improve quality, production, and marketability.
  • Up to $50,000 in Agricultural funding.
Yes agri, ontario, food
SCAP – Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • This program will provide funding support to projects aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.
  • Up to $25,000 per acre depending on project priorities.
Yes agri, ontario, food
SCAP – Maple Production Improvement Initiative Ontario Business Expansion
  • This program provides eligible maple syrup producers access to cost-shared funding to support a range of activities to enhance their operations.
  • Up to $20,000 in cost-share funding.
Yes ontario, food, agri,
Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative (OAFRI) Ontario Research & Development
  • This program offers funding for research and innovation that stimulates the growth and competitiveness of Ontario’s agri-food sector.
  • Up to $150K - $200K in research funding.
Yes agri, research, ontario, food
SCAP – Agri-Tech Innovation Initiative Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • This initiative aims to support farmers and food processors invest in innovative technologies and capital to increase production levels.
  • Up to 50% to a maximum of $100,000 for innovation technology and equipment projects.
Yes agri, tech,
SCAP - Research and Innovation Program Manitoba Research & Development
  • The Research and Innovation Program supports the development of science-based solutions and tools that address known challenges, prepare for potential disruptions and climate threats, in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
  • Access $100K+ for agricultural research.
Yes research, agriculture
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