BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BC-MJF)

Receive up to $50,000 in Manufacturing Jobs Funding.

The BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BC-MJF) helps manufacturing companies modernize, innovate, and grow by providing funding for capital projects in all regions in B.C., particularly in communities affected by economic impacts or downturns.

This program has two streams:

The Project Readiness Stream: Funding to complete final-stage business and project planning, including operational and technical assessments. Project Readiness proposals must lead to a planned capital project aligned with Capital Investment criteria.

The Capital Investment Stream: Funding to invest in new or renovated manufacturing infrastructure, technology, equipment, and processes, including renovating idle industrial buildings such as an unused mill site.

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BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BC-MJF)

Amount of Funding

Access up to 50% up to max. $50,000 of total eligible costs.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BC-MJF)

Eligible Applicants

Applicants may be eligible for funding if they meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered to do business in B.C.;
  • Operate in the manufacturing sector, i.e., create products using industrial or mass-production processes;
  • Have established operations (at the proposed project location or elsewhere);
  • Have an established employee base; and
  • Be in a viable financial position.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BC-MJF)

Eligible Activities

A project may receive funding if it is located in British Columbia and meets these requirements:

  • Contribute to long-term regional economic growth, sustainability, and/or diversification;
  • Be financially viable and leverage market demand;
  • Create, maintain, or diversify stable, well-paying job opportunities for local workers;
  • Have a high degree of readiness and bring direct benefits to regional communities; and
  • Demonstrate alignment with program goals.

Eligible project costs for the Project Readiness Stream may include:

  • Business plans;
  • Market assessments;
  • Operational plans;
  • Financial plans and costing;
  • Risk analyses; and
  • Operational and technical assessments.

Eligible project costs for the Capital Investment Stream may include:

  • Capital expenditures (equipment, machinery, technology, and construction materials);
  • Wage or contract costs for net new project-specific labor;
  • Professional, contractor, and subcontractor fees;
  • Freight or material transportation costs;
  • Installation and implementation costs; and
  • Other time-limited costs directly related to project implementation.
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BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BC-MJF)

Program Deadline

Applications should be submitted accordingly:

  • For Project Readiness Stream: 6 months before initiating project activities; and
  • For Capital Investment Stream: 15 months before initiating project activities.

This program is will remain open until all funds are allocated.

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