Funding Programs

Here are a few links to some government websites that you may not be aware of detailing financing and grant programs available.

The following are Canada-wide programs:

 

The following are available in the Province of Ontario:

  • AC JumpStart

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    If you own a technology startup and are looking to establish and grow your business in Southern Ontario, you may be eligible for funding and mentorship.

  • Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development

    Only Applies to : NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NOVA SCOTIA NEW BRUNSWICK QUEBEC ONTARIO MANITOBA SASKATCHEWAN ALBERTA BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Apply for financing to start or grow your Aboriginal business.

  • Community Futures Program (Ontario)

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    You could receive funding to start or grow your business in rural Ontario.

  • 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.

  • Economic Development Initiative (Southern Ontario)

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    Funding may be available for your organization if you provide business support services in French to a Francophone community in southern Ontario.

  • General business loans

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    As a member of the Six Nations or New Credit aboriginal communities, you could qualify for a business loan of up to $300,000.

  • Impact Loan program

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    If you are starting or expanding your business in the London area and you cannot access traditional financing, you may qualify for a loan of up to $5,000.

  • Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    If you are Indigenous and run an agricultural-related business, you may qualify for a variety of loans.

  • Indigenous Economic Development Fund — Business and Community Fund

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    You may be eligible to apply for a loan for your Indigenous business in designated regions of Ontario.

  • Industry-Academic Collaboration Programs

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    Learn about financing and support that may help you develop and commercialize innovative techniques, products and services in Ontario.

  • 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.

  • Microlending for Women in Ontario Program

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    As a woman entrepreneur, you may be eligible for business support training and microloans to help you start your business.

  • Northern Business Opportunity Program (Northern Ontario)

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    Your Northern Ontario business could be eligible for grants or loans ranging from $200,000 to $1 million.

  • 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 Disability Support Program: Employment Supports

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    If you are an entrepreneur with a disability, you can get help starting a business.

  • Rise Asset Development

    Only Applies to : NOVA SCOTIA ONTARIO

    If you are an entrepreneur facing mental health or addiction challenges you could get $300 to $10,000 to help start, grow or promote your business.

  • SmartStart Seed Fund

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    You may be eligible for funding of up to $70,000 to help you through the validation stage of your innovation-based business.

  • Social Enterprise Ontario

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    Your social enterprise with an environmental or social goal for Francophones may be eligible for grants of up to $16,000 or loans of up to $40,000.

  • Starter Company Plus

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    You may be eligible for funding of up to $5,000 and business skills training to help you a start or expand a business.

  • Summer Company

    Only Applies to : ONTARIO

    If you are a student between 15 and 29 years of age, you may be eligible for up to $3,000 to help you start and run a summer business.

 

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