Canadian Manufacturing Funding Programs

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

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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
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,
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 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 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 SMEs Canada-wide Business Expansion
  • Supports global expansion projects including participation in trade shows and government-led trade missions
  • Up to 50% to a max $50,000 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 50% of wages paid to a max of $5,000 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,
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
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
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
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
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
NGen Manufacturing Program Canada-wide Research & Development
  • Supporting technology development that will help Canadian manufacturers compete globally
  • Grants up to 44.4% of eligible expenses with no limit on project size
Yes manufacturing, manufacturers, municipality, non profit,
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,
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
Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) Ontario Hiring & Training Research & Development
  • A collaborative network supporting research, development, validation, testing, demonstration, and prototyping of automotive technologies and services that are tailored to the unique needs of Ontario.
  • Programs offer up to $3 Million in funding.
Yes ontario, training, automotive, cleantech, software, manufacturing
Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) & Smart Mobility Program Ontario Research & Development
  • Supports connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) development, testing, validation, and demonstration projects.
  • Receive up to $1 Million in funding.
Yes ontario, training, automotive, cleantech, software, manufacturing
Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) Electric Vehicle Program Ontario Research & Development
  • Support the development and demonstration of advanced electric vehicles (EVs) and battery manufacturing technologies.
  • Receive up to $3 Million in funding.
Yes ontario, training, automotive, cleantech, software, manufacturing
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
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
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
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