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Sector-specific grants, loans and support programs for Ontario businesses

Funding for food processing companies The provincial and federal governments provide more than $3 billion in funding and support to Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector through a variety of grant and loan programs offered through Growing Forward 2 (GF2). In addition to free workshops and resources, GF2 funds activities that encourage innovation, competitiveness and market […]

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Ontario Grants and incentives for innovation and R&D

Ontario-based businesses can benefit from a number of government grant and tax incentive programs that drastically reduce the cost of performing research and development activities. Opportunities include: Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) offered through the National Research Council provides financial support to qualified small and medium-sized enterprises (less than 500 employees) in Canada to help […]

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Region-specific funding for businesses in Ontario

Depending on which region of Ontario you are based in, your business may be eligible for region-specific funding to support business expansion. Funding for businesses in Southwestern Ontario Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) provides grant and loan funding for economic development in southwestern Ontario. The funds support projects that create jobs, encourage innovation, collaboration and […]

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