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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 Aboriginal Fund for Species at RiskFunding is available for Indigenous organizations involved in the management of Indigenous lands and waters in Canada. Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative: Green Internships StreamAs an agricultural sector employer, you could receive up to $16,000 to hire a youth intern to undertake environmental activities, services or research. 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. BDC Small Business Loan — for existing business
Only Applies to : 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.
Canada Canada Green CorpsYou can apply for a wage subsidy to hire a youth for a project that reduces your organization’s environmental footprint or increases sustainability. Canada Small Business Financing ProgramAccess funds for your small business with the help of this loan guarantee program. Canadian Agricultural Adaptation ProgramYou could get up to $1 million for industry-led projects that help the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector. Canadian Industry Program for Energy ConservationAccess financial assistance, workshops, and other services that can help your industrial facility save energy. Clean Growth ProgramIf you operate a clean technology or natural resources business you may eligible for funding for your cleantech project. EcoAction Community Funding ProgramAre you working on projects that contribute to water quality or climate change? If you have a business, consider partnering with an eligible applicant who can apply for funding. Emerging Renewable Power ProgramYou could be eligible for funding if your business conducts a utility-led project designed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental Damages FundIf your business partners with an eligible group, you could receive funding to address environment damage. Farm Credit Canada — loans and lending optionsYou could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation. Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption ProgramYou could be eligible for funding if you implement clean technologies in your fish or seafood sector activities such as harvesting, aquaculture and processing. Funding for Great Lakes protectionYour business or organization can apply for funding to help address environmental challenges affecting Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health. Green Freight Assessment ProgramYou could receive funding to review the state of your fleets to help optimize your business operations. Green infrastructure programsIf your business is undertaking clean energy infrastructure projects, you may be eligible for funding to help with deployment and market entry. Habitat stewardship for species at riskFunding is available for stewardship projects and habitat projects that benefit species at risk. Investments in Forest Industry TransformationYou could get funding to help commercialize first-in-kind technologies for the forest product industry. Lake Winnipeg Basin ProgramYou could receive funding to carry out a nutrient reduction project in the Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta portions of the Lake Winnipeg Basin. Mitacs Career ConnectIf your organization has a green project, you could be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50% to hire a post-secondary graduate for a 6-month placement. 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. Women in Cleantech ChallengeAre you a female entrepreneur looking to put your cleantech idea into action? You could get funding and support, while competing for $1 million. 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. Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives Funding Program
Only Applies to : 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.
Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick 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 Energy Smart Industrial Program
Only Applies to : You could get financial incentives and advice to make your industrial facility more energy efficient.
New Brunswick Small Business Lighting Program
Only Applies to : You could get up to $7,500 for the energy-efficient lighting of your New Brunswick small business.
New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario 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 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 Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program
Only Applies to : You could be eligible for a $7,500 contribution per lease or purchase of electric vehicle charging spaces for your employees or workplace tenants.
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 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 Green Commercial Vehicles Program
Only Applies to : You may be eligible for incentive funding when you make greener choices for your commercial transport trucks.
Ontario Low Carbon Innovation Fund
Only Applies to : Your Ontario-based company could get up to 50% funding for projects that create and commercialize new, globally competitive, low-carbon technologies.
Ontario Métis Voyageur Development Fund
Only Applies to : 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.
Ontario Northern community capacity building program (Northern Ontario)
Only Applies to : 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.
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 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 : 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 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 Small Business Lighting Incentive Program
Only Applies to : Find out how your Ontario business may be eligible for up to $2,000 in free lighting upgrades.
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.
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