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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Capital investment grants, loans, and other incentives may support businesses across the country. Use the following categories to reveal funding for your upcoming project.
|Government Funding Program||Description||Region(s) Supported|
|Business Scale-up and Productivity Program (BSP) Southern Ontario||Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) accelerates company growth and helps adopt/adapt innovative technologies that support productivity and lead to an increase in exports.
|Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF)||The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) is a federal government funding program that provides support for projects that improve the physical condition of arts and heritage collaboration, creation, presentation, and exhibition spaces.
|Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP)||The Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP) helps support business growth through business loans with competitive interest rates.
|Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF)||The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) provides support to small and medium-sized businesses to undertake retrofit projects that reduce energy usage, costs, and/or GHG emissions in sectors such as building, transportation, industry, waste, agriculture and more.
||Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick|
|Dairy Processing Investment Fund (DPIF)||The Dairy Processing Investment Fund supports dairy processors who invest in areas that improve productivity and competitiveness.
|Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)||The Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) Business Stream offers financial support to SMEs expanding their operations and creating jobs.
|Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration (EVID) Program||The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program supports demonstration projects that address both technical and non-technical barriers to the installation, operation, and management of EV charging and H2 refueling infrastructure.
|Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program (FSIIP)||The Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program (FSIIP) helps companies whom operate in the forestry sector to invest in new equipment, facility expansion, process, and product innovation.
|Green Municipal Fund||The Green Municipal Fund (GMF) supports municipalities demonstrating an innovative solution or approach to environmental issues.
|NOHFC Business Expansion Projects||The NOHFC Business Expansion Projects stream supports businesses with existing operations in northern Ontario to expand operations and create jobs.
|Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)||The Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) program provides automotive funding for technology adoption and lean manufacturing processes.
|Rural Economic Development Fund (RED)||The Rural Economic Development Fund (RED) supports regional economic development activities of non-profits in rural southern Ontario.
|Saskatchewan Lean Improvements in Manufacturing (SLIM)||The Saskatchewan Lean Improvements in Manufacturing (SLIM) program supports a wide range of investments to agri-businesses such as the adoption of best practices, new state-of-the-art technologies, and processes that stimulate significant improvements in productivity and efficiency.
|Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF)||The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) is a business expansion funding program that supports investment in new facilities and equipment.
|Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)||The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) supports technology development and adoption projects that boost productivity.
|Western Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) Program||Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) accelerates company growth and helps adopt/adapt innovative technologies that support productivity and lead to an increase in exports.
|Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI)||Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative provides funding for projects related to spreading the awareness of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) technologies in Canada.
|Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVI)||Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program supports zero-emission vehicle charging (level 2 and higher) and refuelling stations accross Canada.
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.
What types of investments is your company making? Find resources to support your upcoming capital investment and technology adoption projects by choosing one of the following options:
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:
- Optimizing Your Factory Layout for Increased Productivity
- Scaling Manufacturing Production: Problems and Challenges
- 2018 Canadian Manufacturing Industry Trends and Investment Intentions
- Strategic Innovation Fund Awards Toyota $110M in Automotive Grants
- Strategic Innovation Fund: $50M for Steel and Aluminium Industry
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:
- Essential Small Business Technology Trends in 2019
- Industry 4.0: Adapting to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
- Dr. Oetker Expands Production with Canadian Government Grants
- Quebec Potato Plant Receives $4.5M for Industry 4.0 Technologies
- DESCH Canada Ltd. Expands with over $1M in Ontario Business Grants
- What are Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)?
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