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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CanExport

    Open January 19, 2016 - December 31, 2020
    Delivered by the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) of Global Affairs Canada, in partnership with the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), CanExport provides financial support for a wide range of export marketing activities. The CanExport program: Reimburses...
  • Business Scale-up and Productivity Program

    Open January 31, 2019 - January 31, 2020
    Funding under this stream helps to accelerate the growth of firms and assist with the adoption of new, innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity, and the development of and entry into new markets to help companies become globally competitive. FedDev Ontario is looking for: ...