Automotive Funding Programs

Automotive Grant, Loan, and Funding Programs Mentor Works Can Write for Your Business.

Find Canadian government funding programs for automotive manufacturing businesses with the program directory list from Mentor Works.

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Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program Ontario Research & Development
  • Supports commercialization of technology and/or productivity improvements of businesses
  • Access up to 50% of costs to a maximum $500,000 per collaboration
Yes automotive,
APMA: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Fund Ontario Hiring & Training
  • Aims to liaison more young Canadians into the automotive sector by providing participants the opportunity to gain skills training and knowledge through a placement or employment.
  • Up to 800 participants will receive up to $8,000 in training costs
Yes automotive,
Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN): Talent Development Program Ontario Research & Development
  • Combines Ontario companies with top young minds to stimulate industry-driven R&D projects for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) technologies.
  • Up to $35,000 in grant funding.
Yes automotive, cleantech,
Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) WinterTech Development Program Ontario Research & Development
  • Supports projects related to the development, validation, testing, demonstration, and prototyping of mobility technologies and services
  • Up to one-third of the eligible project costs up to a maximum of $500,000
Yes automotive, cleantech,
AV R&D Partnership Fund: Technology Demonstrations Ontario Research & Development
  • Supports the development and demonstration of pre-market technologies the automotive sector
  • Up to 33% of eligible costs to a maximum of $1,000,000 in grant funding
Yes automotive,
Business Scale-up and Productivity Program (BSP) Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Helps to offset upfront project costs and helps southern Ontario businesses grow more quickly
  • Access repayable funding for up to 35% of project costs to a maximum $10M
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, cleantech,
Canada Job Grant (CJG) Canada-wide Hiring & Training
  • Designed to reduce the costs of providing third-party skills training to new and existing employees
  • Up to 50-100% of eligible costs covered in most provinces
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, northern ontario, cleantech
Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports business growth through business loans with competitive interest rates
  • Up to $1M for business expansion activities
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto,
Canada Summer Jobs Canada-wide Hiring & Training
  • Support for employers providing supervised career-related work experience for youth employees
  • Up to 50% of employee minimum hourly rate; Non-profits can receive grants up to 100% of minimum wage plus Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs); Amount is capped at a max $300K per employer/province or territory. Maximum 40 hours/week/employee can be included.
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, northern ontario, cleantech
CanExport Canada-wide Business Expansion
  • This program is currently paused until fall 2021. Supports global expansion projects including participation in trade shows and government-led trade missions
  • Up to 75% to a max $75,000 in grants
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, northern ontario, cleantech,
Career-Ready with CTMA: Expanding Opportunities Ontario Hiring & Training
  • Administered by the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association and Mentor Works, the hiring grant supports Ontario’s precision metalworking sector with youth hires
  • Funding 30% of wages paid to a max of $3,000 for each placement
Yes manufacturing, auto, cleantech, non profit,
Creative Export Canada (CEC) Canada-wide Business Expansion
  • Supports commercialization of technology and/or productivity improvements of businesses
  • Access up to 50% of costs to a maximum $500,000 per collaboration
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto,
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) Program Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports demonstrations of next-generation and innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure
  • Up to 50% of eligible project expenses and offers $250k – $3M in funding
Yes automotive,
Group Sponsorship Grant (GSG) Ontario Hiring & Training
  • This program helps onboard new employees in the skilled trades industry through apprenticeships
  • Providing up to $1,000,000 annually, up to a maximum of three years, in non-repayable government funding.
Yes auto, cleantech, manufacturing, energy, covid, northern ontario,
Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports automotive businesses improve operational efficiency and competitiveness through the adoption of lean manufacturing processes and Industry 4.0-related technologies
  • Up to 50% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $100,000 in grants
Yes auto, northern ontario,
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) Ontario Business Expansion
  • Supporting businesses in all sectors through the COVID-19 pandemic by providing interest-free loans towards fixed operating costs, with a portion of the loan being
  • Southern Ontario: Up to $40K loan with $25 being forgivable, or $1M interest free loan. Northern Ontario: Up to $40K loan with $25 being forgivable, or $250K interest free loan
Yes covid, auto, manufacturing, food, forest, media, software, food, northern ontario,
SONAMI Ontario Research & Development
  • Helps manufacturers and innovation-based businesses overcome innovation challenges
  • Access up to 50% of project costs
Yes manufacturing, auto,
Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports projects that address knowledge gaps among Canadians on ZEV technologies to move forward to ZEV adoption
  • Up to 50% of total project costs, with a maximum contribution amount $300,000 per project
Yes agi, software, auto, cleantech,
Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Designed to increase a network of zero-emission vehicle charging and refuelling stations in more localized areas where Canadians live, work, and play
  • Up to 50% of costs to a maximum of $5M in Canadian government funding
Yes agi, software, auto, cleantech,
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