This program supports the adaptation of new technology, new processes or procedures to assist manufacturers in south, central or eastern Ontario. Its goal is to develop highly skilled personnel in any area that leads to innovation. Ideal projects include the development of new engineering skills, training on new software, hardware or other tools that support innovation within a manufacturing facility. This federally funded program embraces new technologies or new manufacturing methods to increase your capacity to build a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

  • Amount: Provides non-repayable contributions (grants) of up to 50% of training costs to a maximum $100,000.
  • Timeline: Current intake fully subscribed; next anticipated application window is Summer 2019. Projected start date should be mid-September 2019 with 9-12 months for completion.
  • Eligibility: Ontario manufacturer with 10-1000 employees, incorporated for ≥3 years, and exporting or with the intentions to export due to the training benefits. Past applications may affect ability to re-apply, in which case other training grants may be better options.

Canadian Government Funding for Small Business

Posted: March 29, 2011. Updated: October 31, 2019.