Canadian Government Funding Resources

Mentor Works is committed to making business funding grants and loans accessible to companies across Canada. Our team of Canadian government funding experts help hundreds of businesses each year discover, evaluate, and leverage suitable grants and incentives to grow their business in meaningful ways. As part of our mission to educate businesses on government funding, Mentor Works has created a variety of funding resources for each stage of your business’ strategic planning efforts.

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Check back often – new funding resources are published regularly!

Create a Strategic Plan

How to Find and Recruit Top Talent How to Find and Recruit Top Talent (Slides): Recruiting top talent starts with how businesses find and attract qualified candidates. When posting job opportunities online, it can be difficult to find the right platform to reach ideal employees. Understand which Canadian job boards will produce the best employees for your small business and begin building a team of all-star talent.
 Export Expansion White Paper Export Expansion White Paper: This comprehensive white paper helps businesses evaluate new export markets and scale their expansion efforts, including socio-economic & trade statistics, export market data analytics, export trade show resources, export tools & resources, export news & publications, and financing options.


Learn About Government Funding

 Compare Canadian Government Funding Types Compare Funding Types (Info Sheet): Determine the different types of funding available to Canadian businesses. Grants, loans, tax credits, incentives, and vouchers are all available and each have their own advantages and limitations.
Canadian Business Funding Guide Canadian Small Business Funding Guide: Businesses can explore the types of funding, funding sources, timelines, and how to prepare a funding application in this white paper.
 Canadian Business Funding Cycle Business Funding Cycle (Infographic): An infographic that dives into the cyclicity and themes of Canadian government funding to help your business become aligned with the timing and critical elements needed in order to be successful with grants and repayable funding.
 Chudleighs-Government-Funding-Success Canadian Government Funding Success: Chudleigh’s Ltd. (Infographic): Milton, Ontario food producer and processor, Chudleigh’s Ltd. has been the recipient of several government grant funding programs. Use this infographic to learn what types of project are suitable for certain government funding programs such as the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), Growing Forward 2 Ontario (GF2), and CME SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth.


Develop a Proactive Funding Plan™

How to Build a Proactive Funding Plan How to Build a Proactive Funding Plan™ (Slides): Gain an inside perspective on the components of a strong government funding plan, and how to create one. This resource will reveal a three-step process to plan for, and incorporate, government funding for a greater number of strategic projects.
When to Apply for Canadian Government Funding When to Apply for Canadian Government Funding (Slides): Learn how to use Canadian government funding as part of a comprehensive business funding strategy. Understand when to apply for government funding to receive more grants, loans, and tax incentives for strategic projects.
Canadian Government Funding and Small Business Grants Calculator Project Funding Calculator: Identify Canadian government grants and loans tailored towards your specific project budget. Learn the value of government business grants for your strategic initiatives.


Receive Funding Updates & Advice

Canadian government funding newsletter Canadian Government Funding Newsletter: This weekly newsletter will bring the top Canadian small business funding news directly to your inbox. Sign up via the registration form and we’ll make sure you stay up-to-date on critical funding and business news.
 Canadian Small Business Funding Events Small Business Funding Events: Mentor Works offers workshops and webinars on Canadian government funding for various industries and strategic initiatives. Past industry events have focused on funding for manufacturers, software firms, agri-businesses, automotive, and aerospace, while strategic initiative based events focused on areas such as business expansion, exporting, innovation, hiring/training, and technology adoption. Browse our list of upcoming funding events to find one relevant to your business and upcoming initiatives.
Find Hiring Grants for Business Wage Subsidy Identifier: If your business is currently recruiting new employees, hiring grants exist that could be relevant to these positions. A wide range of wage subsidies are available to Canadian businesses, covering a percentage of the new employee’s hourly wage rate or a set hourly subsidy dollar amount. Funding exists specifically for youth, post-secondary graduates, and veteran export management hires, however availability of these programs is subject to change throughout the year. Let us know what positions your are looking to hire and we can identify the hiring grants available. Please note the candidate cannot yet be on payroll.


Grow a Startup Business

Startup Funding Grants Checklist Startup Funding Checklist: Startups can follow these key action items to position themselves for sustainable long-term growth and funding options for established businesses.
 Canadian Government Funding Insider Funding Insider Membership: Startups and service-based businesses in Canada will notice that the majority of funding for Canadian businesses due not cater to them. However, Mentor Works has created a membership program specifically for startups and service-based SME’s that includes a white paper on funding opportunities and resources, a customized webinar, and periodic updates on suitable funding, financing, business resources, and award opportunities. It’s a one-time fee to register for access to the white paper, webinar, and unlimited updates.