Capital Investment & Technology Adoption Funding

Capital & Tech Adoption Grant, Loan, and Funding Programs Mentor Works Can Write for Your Business.

Capital investment funding is available to support Canadian business’ focused technology and software adoption projects. As opposed to business expansion funding, which generally focuses on larger expansion projects that are completed over multiple phases, capital investment grants and loans tend to support specific spends that are directly attributable to improved business performance. Companies can access technology funding programs at both the federal and provincial level to offset project costs, which enables firms to purchase innovative technologies sooner than would’ve been possible by only using cashflows.

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Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • AMIC is designed to help Ontario SMEs in advanced manufacturing industries with grant and loan support for cap & tech adoption.
  • Up to 15% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $5M in loan funding.
Yes manufacturing
Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative (ARRI) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Designed to transition the Canadian aerospace sector out of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a leader on the global stage
  • Up to $10M per project repayable and non-repayable grants
Yes cleantech, covid-19, tech
Agri-Tech Innovation Cost-Share Program Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports the modernization of agriculture-specific, unique and innovative technologies in the workplace that enhance protection of workers against COVID-19
Yes food, manufacturing, cleantech, non profit, 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,
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Local Festivals Program Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans, or heritage performers.
  • Access up to 100% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000.
Yes municipality, non profit,
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,
Business Scale-up and Productivity Program – British Columbia British Columbia Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Helps businesses with high growth potential to adopt/adapt innovative technologies that support productivity, grow operations, and increase exports to global markets.
  • Access repayable funding for up to 50% of eligible project expenses to a maximum $5 million.
Yes exporting, food, software, manufacturing, auto, cleantech,
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Support for projects that improve the physical condition of arts and heritage collaboration, creation, presentation, and exhibition spaces
  • Up to 50% to $500k-$15M depending on the project type. Up to 75% for rural and underserved communities
Yes municipality,
Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Designed to support small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that need to make digital adoptions in their businesses to be able to remain competitive in this new digital age.
  • Up to 90% of eligilbe costs up to $15,000 grant
Yes software, tech, media
Canada Growth Fund Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Will help Canada secure the significant private capital it needs to accelerate the deployment of technologies needed to reduce carbon emissions and grow its economy.
  • Funding amounts soon to be released.
Yes software, tech, media, cleantech, manufacturing,
Canada Media Fund: Experimental Stream Canada-wide Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supports developing, producing, and promoting innovative, interactive software development projects including apps and video games
  • Up to $15k-$1.5M per project phase in grants
Yes software, 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,
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 Partnership (CAP) Federal Canada-wide Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supports Canadian agricultural business expansion and growth
  • Up to 50%-75% of expenses to a max $1M in grants
Yes food, agri, municipality, non profit, agri,
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Ontario Ontario Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supports Ontario agricultural business expansion and growth
  • Up to 25% to 50% of eligible expenses to a max $250,000 in grants
Yes food, northern ontario, agri, municipality, non profit,
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,
CAP – Poultry Biosecurity Preparedness Initiative (PBPI) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Helps poultry and waterfowl farmers improve the biosecurity of their operations.
  • Up to 75% to a max $100,000 in grants
Yes food, ontario, agri,
Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports project proposals that contribute to a variety or clean energy projects for rural and remote Canadian communities.
  • This program has no maximum funding amount.
Yes municipality, energy, cleantech
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
Efficiency Manitoba Innovation Fund Manitoba Research & Development Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports new and innovative energy-efficient technologies and approaches in the Manitoba market.
  • Applicants may receive up to 75% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $250,000.
Yes forest, manufacturing, energy, tech, software, municipality, non profit, agri
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,
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
Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • This organization helps businesses based out of Northern Ontario with funding and network support.
  • Funding varies by program.
Yes agri, northern ontario,
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • This organization helps businesses based out of Southern Ontario with funding and network support.
  • Funding varies by program.
Yes agri, southern 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 and Inclusive Community Buildings Program Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports green and accessible retrofits, repairs or upgrades of existing public community buildings, and the construction of new publicly-accessible community buildings.
  • Receive up to $50% of costs for $10 million or more projects
Yes municipality,
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
Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) Ontario Hiring & Training Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supporting economic growth and jobs creation projects.
  • Applicants can receive up to 50-90% of costs for economic growth projects.
Yes cleantech, non profit, manufacturing
NGen AI For Manufacturing Challenge Canada-wide Research & Development Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports projects that build advanced manufacturing capacity in Canada and enhance the commercialization of AI and machine learning innovations.
  • Receive up to 35% of $8M in funding support.
Yes manufacturing, manufacturers, tech, software
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,
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,
OCI – Technology Demonstration Program Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports the adoption and implementation of commercialized digital technology by an SME in partnership with a digital vendor and align with their completed DMAP.
  • Receive up to $150,000 in government funding support.
Yes tech, ontario
OCI - Digital Modernization and Adoption Plan (DMAP) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Helps SMEs generate a Digital Modernization and Adoption Plan.
  • Up to $15,000 in grant funding.
Yes tech, 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 $150,000 in grants
Yes auto, northern ontario,
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supporting R&D and the adoption of energy saving and clean technologies for facilities
  • Up to $1 million in funding per year
Yes research, university, manufacturing, media, agri, collaborative, northern ontario, cleantech, software, cleantech, municipality, non profit, tech, auto
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
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 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
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,
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
Social Enterprises – Investment Readiness Program Canada-wide Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Is designed to assist social purpose organizations in their efforts to sell goods or services for revenue while achieving positive social, cultural, or environmental results.
  • Up to $75,000 in Loan Funding Support.
Yes non profit
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,
Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supports projects that drive sustained productivity and economic benefits
  • Submit a project budget of at least $20M and access up to 50% of eligible costs
Yes software, cleantech, 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
Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) Ontario Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports projects empowering tourism businesses to create new or enhance existing tourism experiences and products to attract more local and domestic visitors.
  • Receive up to $500,000 in Tourism Funding Support.
Yes municipality, covid
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,
Women Entrepreneurship Strategy – Ecosystem Fund Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Aims to increase women-owned businesses’ access to the financing, talent, networks and expertise they need to start up, scale up and access new markets.
  • Receive a non-repayable contribution up to $3 million, defined based on scope and impact of project.
Yes for profit
Zero Emission Transit Fund Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Delivers on the government’s commitment to produce 5,000 zero emission buses over the next five years.
  • Receive up to $350M in zero emission project funding.
Yes tech, software, cleantech, 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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Canadian Capital Investment & Technology Adoption Resources

To be successful over a long period of time, Canadian firms must continuously invest in operations. Purchasing technology and other assets can have immediate and sustained benefits that directly impact competitiveness, yet few companies have a defined plan for these investments. Forward-looking, proactive companies can continuously improve and offer better products/services to customers through internal investments, which makes planning and execution of investments so important.

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Capital Investment Resources

Business investments that stimulate long-term competitiveness improvements are a focal point for government funding programs. Companies often encounter investment decisions where upfront costs must be considered relative to its long-term impact, with high return-on-investment (ROI) projects becoming the most urgent or prioritized. Government grants and loans can be used to strategically offset these costs and improve the financial return of capital investments. Explore the resources below to understand where capital investment fits in your growth plans and develop a strategy for success:

Technology Adoption Resources

Technology is improving at a exponential rate and Canadian companies need to continuously invest in innovations to improve productivity and remain competitive with other global firms. Not only can new technology help complete current tasks in less time and with greater accuracy, but it can also enable new processes that opens your company to new customers and revenue streams. Fortunately, there are many technology funding programs available for Canadian companies to use that reduce the upfront investment costs of innovative equipment. Explore the resources below to understand where technology adoption fits in your growth plans and develop a strategy for success:

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