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Are you interested in applying innovative sustainable development measures in your business? Maybe you'd like to improve your production and consumption methods to make them greener and more efficient.
Find financial assistance programs that can help you make your business more environmentally friendly and more energy efficient.
Agriculture Development Fund
Only Applies to : Access funding to undertake agriculture or food research and development.
Saskatchewan Alberta BoostR
Only Applies to : This crowdfunding platform can help your Alberta business raise money through a community of supporters, in exchange for a reward.
Alberta Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
Only Applies to : As a woman in Alberta, you can take advantage of this network and its tools to gain business skills and help your business succeed.
Alberta Applied Research and Development GrantsYou could receive funding of up to $150,000 when you partner with an eligible Canadian college to develop clean technologies. Get a loan of up to $100,000 within 5 business days. There are no application fees or hassles and the entire process is online. BDC Small Business Loan — for existing business Bioenterprise Seed Funding Program
Only Applies to : Has your business developed a unique agricultural or agri-food innovation in Southern Ontario? You could access seed financing and business coaching.
Ontario Branché au travail
Only Applies to : You could get financial assistance to install electric vehicle charging stations for your employee's use.
Quebec Business energy rebates
Only Applies to : Find out how to receive a rebate when you buy energy efficient products for your business.
Nova Scotia Canada Small Business Financing ProgramAccess funds for your small business with the help of this loan guarantee program. Canadian Industry Program for Energy ConservationAccess financial assistance, workshops, and other services that can help your industrial facility save energy. Coast Opportunity Funds — Economic Development Fund
Only Applies to : Obtain funding for your sustainable business or economic development activities if you are a Participating First Nation (or individual member of one) on the
British Columbia BC coast. Collaboration Voucher Program
Only Applies to : You may be able to cut the cost of innovation technical expertise needed to keep your Ontario business competitive.
Ontario Conservation Fund
Only Applies to : You could receive funding for new energy conservation programs and technology for your business.
Ontario Eastern Ontario Development Program
Only Applies to : If you are located in a rural area of Eastern Ontario, you could get financing to start or grow your business.
Ontario Electric Vehicle Incentive and Charging Incentive Programs
Only Applies to : You might be eligible for rebates toward the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid electric or battery electric vehicle and a charging station.
Ontario Energy Smart Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program
Only Applies to : You could get up to $3,000 to evaluate the energy efficiency of your business and up to $75,000 to pay for the energy upgrades.
New Brunswick ESSOR — Forestry Business Component
Only Applies to : Want to increase the operational efficiency of your business? You could get a loan guarantee for the acquisition or replacement of forestry equipment.
Quebec ESSOR Program — Funding support for development projects
Only Applies to : You could get funding to create a new business, or to upgrade your processes or facilities.
Quebec Farm Credit Canada — loans and lending optionsYou could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation. Fisheries and aquaculture loans
Only Applies to : Your commercial fishery and/or aquaculture business may be eligible for funding.
Prince Edward Island Fuel Injection Program
Only Applies to : Your advanced manufacturing or social innovation business could access up to $30,000 in seed funding for growth projects in Southern Ontario.
Ontario Growing Forward 2: Agriculture Sustainability Program
Only Applies to : Find funding for your Newfoundland and Labrador agriculture-sector
Newfoundland and Labrador SME to compete globally, as well as be a force for good. Growing Forward 2: Growing Assurance
Only Applies to : If you are an agriproducer or agriprocessor interested in sustainable business practices, you could find financial assistance.
Manitoba Industrial Systems Program
Only Applies to : You could get financing to make your factory's facilities, processes and electromechanical systems more energy-efficient.
Quebec Investments in Forest Industry TransformationYou could get funding to help commercialize first-in-kind technologies for the forest product industry. Micro-Loan Program
Only Applies to : You may be eligible to receive financing to help start or expand your
Prince Edward Island PEI-based business. Northern community capacity building programs (Northern Ontario)
Only Applies to : You may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to a maximum of $150,000 to support certain types of business related activities in Northern Ontario.
Ontario Northern Innovation Programs (Northern Ontario)
Only Applies to : Your Northern Ontario business may be eligible for funding from $15,000 up to $500,000 towards research and commercialization of new technologies.
Ontario On-Farm Energy Management
Only Applies to : As an Alberta producer you may be able to increase your profitability and strengthen your competitive position by improving your energy efficiency.
Alberta Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund for Social Enterprises
Only Applies to : You may be eligible for a loan of $5,000 to $25,000 for your innovative Ontario-based social enterprise.
Ontario Ontario Innovation Tax Credit
Only Applies to : You may be able to claim a 10 or 8% tax credit for scientific research and experimental development done by your Ontario-based corporation in Ontario.
Ontario Ontario Renovates
Only Applies to : If you run a business that provides affordable rental properties, you may be eligible for financial assistance to repair deficiencies and increase accessibility.
Ontario Prime-Vert Program — Tier 4 Support in developing and transferring agri-environmental knowledge
Only Applies to : Your agricultural producers’ association could receive financial assistance to develop and promote environmentally friendly agricultural practices.
Quebec Programme de soutien aux projets de développement urbain durable
Only Applies to : You could receive financial support if you are considering building eco-friendly homes in Quebec that generate electricity savings.
Quebec Programme ÉcoPerformance
Only Applies to : If your business consumes fossil fuels or generates
Quebec GHG emissions, you could receive funding for energy efficiency and conversion projects. Programme Levier for the food processing industry — Quality systems
Only Applies to : Your food processing business could get financial assistance to boost market access and improve the quality and safety of its products.
Quebec Programme Levier for the food processing industry — Strategic development
Only Applies to : Your food processing business could get financial assistance for its strategic development projects and to enhance its competitiveness.
Quebec Programme Technoclimat
Only Applies to : Does your business want to use or market a new technology or innovative procedure related to energy efficiency? You could get help with funding to do so.
Quebec Reclamation of Yukon Land
Only Applies to : You could receive up to $10,000 to remove abandoned fences, vehicles or garbage from land having an agriculture title or a grazing lease.
Yukon Saskatchewan Petroleum Research Incentive
Only Applies to : If your organization conducts research, development and demonstration of new technologies for the oil and gas sector, you could receive an incentive.
Saskatchewan SaskWorks Venture Fund
Only Applies to : You may be able to attract an equity investment from potential investors by offering them a tax credit equal to 35% of their investment.
Saskatchewan SMART Green Program
Only Applies to : Your Ontario small or medium manufacturing business could be eligible for a grant of up to $200,000 for projects to cut greenhouse gas.
Ontario Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program (Northern Ontario)
Only Applies to : Your alliance of businesses or not-for-profits in Northern Ontario may be eligible to apply for up to $1 million for new infrastructure projects.
Ontario Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development
Only Applies to : Find out how your northern business could get up to $99,999 for a project that creates jobs and helps develop the North.
Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Strategic Investments Program
Only Applies to : You could get funding to start or grow a business, or to help build Nunavut's economy if you run a not-for-profit corporation or society.
Nunavut Sustainable Development Technology FundNeed money to develop and test a new energy technology? You could qualify for funding to create clean technology products that fight climate change. takeCHARGE Business Efficiency Program
Only Applies to : Your business could get up to $50,000 back when you invest in energy saving upgrades.
Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Employment ProgramsYou could get financial assistance to hire a skilled post-secondary graduate to work on an innovative project, or a youth to work on a green project.