Western Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) Program

Receive up to $10M in Government Funding.

The Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) Business Scale-up and Productivity program helps businesses with high growth potential adopt/adapt innovative technologies that support productivity, grow operations, and increase exports to global markets.

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Western Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) Program

Amount of Funding

Repayable contribution (no-interest loan) of up to 50% of eligible project expenses to a maximum $5 million per project and $10 million per applicant.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Western Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) Program

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must maintain profitable operations in western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba) for at least two years, and be incorporated at the time of application.

Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Western Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) Program

Eligible Activities

Projects must focus on advanced manufacturing, digital technology, value-added agriculture, clean technology, clean resources, or life sciences.

The program focuses on expanding the capacity of high-growth companies through the early adoption or adaptation of innovative technologies and processes, expanding management capacity, commercializing/producing new products or processes, and researching/developing export markets.

Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Western Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) Program

Program Deadline

Applications accepted during defined intake periods. Next intake period is March 15 – April 14, 2021.

Funding is provided through periodic reimbursements to cover incurred and paid project costs. Projects can last for up to three years; repayment begins one year after project is complete.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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