Funding and incentive programs for greening your business

Are you interested in applying innovative sustainable development measures to your business operations? 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.

Canada

Alberta

  • ATB BoostR
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    This crowdfunding platform can help your Alberta business raise money through a community of supporters, in exchange for a reward.
  • Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    As a woman in Alberta, you can take advantage of this network and its tools to gain business skills and help your business succeed.
  • Farm Energy and Agri-processor Program
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    If your business is part of Alberta's agriculture and agri-processing sector, you could get a grant to improve its energy efficiency.

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

  • Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives Funding Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    Working on a water quality project in Atlantic Canada? If you have a business, consider partnering with an eligible applicant who can apply for funding.
  • Energy Smart Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick
    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.
  • Energy Smart Industrial Program
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick
    You could get financial incentives and advice to make your industrial facility more energy efficient.
  • Small Business Lighting Program
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick
    You could get up to $7,500 for the energy-efficient lighting of your New Brunswick small business.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives Funding Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    Working on a water quality project in Atlantic Canada? If you have a business, consider partnering with an eligible applicant who can apply for funding.
  • takeCHARGE Business Efficiency Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Your business could get up to $50,000 back when you invest in energy saving upgrades.

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

  • Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives Funding Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    Working on a water quality project in Atlantic Canada? If you have a business, consider partnering with an eligible applicant who can apply for funding.
  • Business energy rebates
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Find out how to receive a rebate when you buy energy efficient products for your business.

Nunavut

  • Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development
    Only Applies to : Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut
    Find out how your northern business could get up to $99,999 for a project that creates jobs and helps develop the North.
  • Strategic Investments Program
    Only Applies to : Nunavut
    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.

Ontario

  • Bioenterprise Seed Funding Program
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Has your business developed a unique agricultural or agri-food innovation in Southern Ontario? You could access seed financing and business coaching.
  • Collaboration Voucher Program
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You may be able to cut the cost of innovation technical expertise needed to keep your Ontario business competitive.
  • Conservation Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You could receive funding for new energy conservation programs and technology for your business.
  • Eastern Ontario Development Program
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If you are located in a rural area of Eastern Ontario, you could get financing to start or grow your business.
  • Métis Voyageur Development Fund
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If you are Métis, your Ontario-based business may be eligible for loans up to $1M with better rates and fewer restrictions than with commercial lenders.
  • Northern community capacity building program (Northern Ontario)
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to a maximum of $100,000 to support certain types of business-related activities in Northern Ontario.
  • Northern Innovation Programs (Northern Ontario)
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Your Northern Ontario business may be eligible for funding from $15,000 up to $500,000 towards research and commercialization of new technologies.
  • Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund for Social Enterprises
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    You may be eligible for a loan of $5,000 to $25,000 for your innovative Ontario-based social enterprise.
  • Ontario Innovation Tax Credit
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    As an owner of an Ontario-based corporation, you may be eligible for a tax credit of 8% to 12% for scientific research and experimental development.
  • Ontario Renovates
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If you run a business that provides affordable rental properties, you may be eligible for financial assistance to repair deficiencies and increase accessibility.
  • Small Business Lighting Incentive Program
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Find out how your Ontario business may be eligible for up to $2,000 in free lighting upgrades.
  • Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program (Northern Ontario)
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    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.

Prince Edward Island

  • Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives Funding Program
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick
    Working on a water quality project in Atlantic Canada? If you have a business, consider partnering with an eligible applicant who can apply for funding.
  • Micro-Loan Program
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    You may be eligible to receive financing to help start or expand your PEI-based business.

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Yukon

  • Reclamation of Yukon Land
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    You could receive up to $10,000 to remove abandoned fences, vehicles or garbage from land having an agriculture title or a grazing lease.
  • Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development
    Only Applies to : Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut
    Find out how your northern business could get up to $99,999 for a project that creates jobs and helps develop the North.

Other programs

  • Make your business a model of sustainable mobility
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Are you planning to implement concrete, sustainable mobility measures for your business? If so, you can benefit from the experience of mentors.
  • Efficiency Nova Scotia
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Find out how to save money with programs and incentives designed to make your small business more energy efficient.
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