Canadian Farming, Food, and Beverage Funding Programs

Find Farming Grants, Loans, and Funding Programs Mentor Works Can Write for Your Business.

Find Canadian government funding programs for Farming, Food, and Beverage businesses with the program directory list from Mentor Works. All programs shown here can be accessed by food producers, beverage manufacturers, and Canadian farmers to hire new employees, train them, purchase new equipment and more.

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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-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,
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,
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,
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
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) 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) Alberta Alberta Business Expansion
  • Supports the growth and competitiveness of Alberta agriculture businesses and organizations
  • Funding varies depending on your project focus and what funding stream it matches with
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,
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,
CAP Alberta Alberta Business Expansion Capital & Tech Adoption Research & Development
  • Supports businesses and organizations completing projects that lead to the growth and competitiveness of Alberta agriculture
  • Up to 50% of eligible project costs
Yes food,
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,
Dairy Processing Investment Fund (DPIF) Canada-wide Capital & Tech Adoption
  • Supports dairy processors who invest in areas that improve productivity and competitiveness
  • Up to 50% of costs to a max of $10M for expenditure projects and $250,000 for access to expertise
Yes 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
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 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,
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The Canadian food industry generated $27.53 billion in 2018 alone, with over 2,100 food manufacturing establishments as of 2019. The Canadian federal and provincial governments have created funding programs to provide grants and loans to farmers and food processors adopt new technologies, research & develop new food products, get capital for commercialization, grow your business, and find wage subsidies for new and current employees. If your business has over 15 employees, has been incorporated for more than two years, and is financially stable, Mentor Works team of government grant and loan application writers provides our clients with a 95% time savings when compared to applying for funding in house. View the Mentor Works process to see how we help Canadian businesses.

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