Emerging Technology Program

Helps to aid capital construction costs in Northern Ontario businesses, including equipment, leasehold improvements, marketing, training, land servicing, etc.

  • Amount: Max support of 50% of project costs not to exceed $1M. Up to one-half in the form of a conditional grant and the remainder in the form of repayable loan. Max $100,000 for R&D project or  $1,000,000 for manufacturing project.
  • Timeline: Open.
  • Eligibility Factors: Must create jobs in Northern Ontario and other economic benefits.

Enterprises North Job Creation

Helps support projects that are aimed to create jobs and help position businesses for success.

  • Amount: Max support of 50% of project costs not to exceed $1M. In the form of a conditional grant or in the form of repayable loan. Max $100,000 for R&D project or  $1,000,000 for manufacturing project.
  • Timeline: Open.
  • Eligibility Factors: Private sector and must bring new jobs and economic prosperity to North. Eligible costs include land servicing, marketing, purchase of new or used equipment and leasehold improvements.

Northern Energy 

Helps organizations and businesses pursue renewable energy generation capacity that reduces demand on external energy sources. This in turn will motivate clients to invest in renewable energy generation projects. This program is divided into two sub-programs: Renewable Energy Planning and Internal Energy Generation.

  • Amount: Under Renewable Energy Planning, max contribution will not exceed 50% of eligible costs up to $100,000. In Internal Energy Generation, max contribution will not exceed 50% of eligible costs up to $250,000. Total government assistance should not exceed 75% of total project costs.
  • Timeline: Open.
  • Eligibility Factors: Must be pursuing renewable energy generation.

Infrastructure and Community Development

Helps northern communities make necessary investments to improve critical infrastructure and develop effective partnerships that find ways to create jobs and improve economic prospects in the North.

  • Amount: Conditional contributions, forgivable performance loans or repayable loans. For infrastructure projects, max assistance is 50% or $1M. For community development projects, max assistance is 50% or $50,000.
  • Timeline: Open.
  • Eligibility Factors: Essential and strategic community infrastructure necessary for job-creation in North. Preference to projects that demonstrate high levels of financial leverage and provide opportunities for investment from other partners.

Northern Ontario Entrepreneur

Aims to mobilize entrepreneurs in the North to secure a prosperous economy and foster long-term job creation.

  • Amount: Conditional grant of up to 50% of eligible costs or $125,000 per project. Entrepreneur must make cash investment of no less than 10% of the conditional grant. When combined with other provincial or federal government funding will not exceed 75% of eligible costs.
  • Timeline: Open.
  • Eligibility Factors: Must create jobs in Northern Ontario and other economic benefits. Must be a new venture.

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