There are many funding opportunities available to help Niagara businesses with R&D, hiring, exporting and more.  Click on the links below to find out how these funding opportunities can help your business grow and succeed. 

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  • Export Market Access

    Open April 01, 2014 - March 31, 2020
    Export Market Access: A Global Expansion Program (EMA) is designed to assist small to medium size organizations (SMEs) to access and expand their growth in foreign markets. If your company has 5 or more employees and annual sales of $500,000 or more, you may qualify for a contribution...
  • Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit

    Open April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2020
    The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit supports the training and certification of new trades apprentices through wage subsidies. Credit covers the training of new trades employees.
  • Export Manager Program

    Open April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2020
    The Export Manager Program helps a limited number of high-growth technology or innovation-intensive Ontario businesses2 hire a dedicated Ontario-based export manager who will prepare and implement an international export plan that will help your business: Launch a new international business...
  • Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

    Open April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2020
    The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund gives money to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in southwestern Ontario. The fund supports projects that: create jobs encourage innovation, collaboration and cluster development attract private sector...
  • Yves Landry AIME Global

    Open April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2020
    The AIME Global initiative will support two types of eligible training activities: Training that supports the adaption of new technology, new processes or procedures or a change within the company to support innovation. This training must clearly be linked to innovations leading to global...
  • Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE)

    Open April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2020
    Overview As an employer, you can use the Graduated Apprenticeship Grant to help you with the costs of training an apprentice. You could receive up to $16,700 to train an apprentice in more than 100 eligible trades, if your apprentice: is registered in an eligible apprenticeship program after...
  • Jobs and Prosperity Fund

    Open April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2020
    Businesses, business associations and entrepreneurs can get funding for projects to enhance productivity and help them compete in the global marketplace. Food and Beverage Growth Fund The Food and Beverage Growth Fund provides funding for strategic investments that: help create sustainable jobs...
  • Canada-Ontario Job Grant

    Open April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2020
    Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government. The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training...
  • Mitacs Accelerate

    Open April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2020
    Mitacs Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills...
  • Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII)

    Open April 01, 2015 - March 31, 2020
    The Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII) loan program supports high-growth, innovative small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in rural and urban communities by offering loans of $150,000 to $500,000 to support all aspects of growth challenges facing them. The SOFII loan...