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.

Update: Due to the novel coronavirus, this program has temporarily pivoted to support training projects that increase the short – term workforce and longer – term competitiveness of established southern Ontario manufacturers while supporting remote/distance training activities for SME’s who are shut down, or partially shut down as a result of the COVID – 19 pandemic.

  • Amount: Provides non-repayable contributions to a maximum $100,000.
  • Timeline: This program is currently accepting applications.
  • Eligibility: Ontario manufacturer with 10-1000 employees, in operation for at least 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: July 06, 2020.