Canadian government funding programs are available for businesses across the country. When used strategically, these funding programs can be leveraged for most growth and investment-oriented projects. Companies often begin their funding discovery process by searching for what programs are immediately available to them; this is often dependent on where funding applicants are operating their business.
When applying for funding, businesses often have access to multiple sources of funding. This includes provincial funding (i.e. Ontario business grants), regional funding (i.e. Western Canada business grants), and federal government funding (Canadian small business grants). Businesses can combine federal and regional funding programs with those provided provincially to optimize funding contributions. This is a strategy known as ‘stacking’ government funding programs. It’s one of the many strategies you can use to tap into more funding for your upcoming projects.
Note: Not all programs can be stacked, and there is often a limit (either a percentage of project costs or a total value) that cannot be surpassed.
Find Canadian Government Funding in Your Province/Region
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Learn About Canadian Government Grants for Business
The Canadian business funding landscape can be challenging to navigate independently. Some programs are open year-round while others have defined intake dates, and all are designed to support specific businesses and strategic opportunities. There are many different types and sources of funding across Canada, and understanding how funding works is critical to planning your submission. Fortunately, free resources are available to help sort through the funding landscape, including the Canadian Small Business Funding Guide.
Register for Free Events on Canadian Government Grants and Loans
To determine the best opportunities for growth through small business funding, business leaders often find it useful to attend a government funding workshop or webinar. These sessions provide an opportunity for executives and other key decision-makers to learn about specific Canadian government grants and loans. Upon completion of a funding event, participants will have established a baseline understanding of the current funding landscape, and will be able to have your questions answered by a Canadian Government Funding Planner.
Ask a Question about Canadian Government Funding
If you have a question about small business grants and loans, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification. Canadian business funding is a challenging but rewarding process; asking questions will help accelerate your learning process and access funding sooner than otherwise possible. Please contact the Government Funding Planners to ask a question about small business funding.
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