24 Grants that Your Business Might Qualify For:


With the changes in economy, many business owners are struggling to get a foothold on what they need to do to ensure that their business is stable now and into the future. At Pivotleader we have seen some tremendous transformations when businesses have the opportunity to hire outside help to guide them towards increased profitability and

less stress.


Our team has found 24 grants that your business might qualify for in helping you take

your business to the next level.


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Business Grants - Canada:


Canada Job Grant (CJG)

The Canada Job Grant (CJG) is a Canadian government funding program designed to

reduce the costs of providing third-party skills training to new and existing

employees. Launched in 2014, the Canada Job Grant allocates upwards of $194M

annually to support the upskilling of new and existing employees so that they can

perform learn new skills and become more valuable to their organization.

Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding.html


Canada Small Business Financing Program

The Canada Small Business Financing Program is part of the Canada Small Business

Financing Act and was created to help support business growth through business loans

with competitive interest rates. Up to $1M for business expansion activities, including

the acquisition of a building, leasehold improvements, purchasing new or used

equipment, and software components.

Link: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/csbfp-pfpec.nsf/eng/home


The Canada Small Business Financing Program

The Canada Small Business Financing Program is part of the Canada Small Business

Financing Act and was created to help support business growth through business loans

with competitive interest rates.

Link: https://www.mentorworks.ca/government-funding/business-expansion/canada-small-business-financing-program/


Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

The SIF is a Canadian government funding program uniquely targeted at Canada’s

industrial and technology sectors. It offers financial contributions (both repayable and

non-repayable) valued at up to 50% of project costs with the purpose of promoting

investment into the types of activities that drive sustained productivity and economic

benefits.

Link: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/125.nsf/eng/home


Business Grants - British Columbia:


Canada-B.C. Job Grant

The B.C. Employer Training Grant program (ETG) supports skills training to address

provincial labor market shortages. Reimbursement amounts vary between 60% and

100% depending on the training stream. Employers are eligible to receive up to

$300,000 per fiscal year (April 1 – March 31).

Link: https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/BC-Employer-Training-Grant.aspx

Foundational Training Stream (Gov’t of Canada through the Canada-BC

workforce development agreement)

This stream supports unemployed and low-skilled British Columbians to gain essential,

transferable and certified skills to obtain good-paying jobs and increase job security.

Under the Foundational Training Stream, employers may receive 100 percent of eligible

training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per participant per fiscal year.

Link: https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/BC-Employer-Training-Grant/Foundational-Training-Stream.aspx


Workforce Training stream (Gov’t of Canada through the Canada-BC workforce

development agreement)

This stream supports training that is relevant to the immediate needs of the business

and the participant's job. Under the Workforce Training Stream, employers may receive

60 percent of eligible training costs, up to a maximum of $5,000 per participant per fiscal

year.

Link: https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/BC-Employer-Training-Grant/Workforce-Training-Stream.aspx

Technical Training Stream

This stream supports employers to train current or new employees in technical skills in

response to technological advancements. Under the Technical Training Stream,

employers may receive 80 percent of eligible training costs, up to a maximum of

$10,000 per participant per fiscal year.

Link: https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/BC-Employer-Training-Grant/Technical-Skills-Training-Stream.aspx


Business Grants - Northern British Columbia:


Competitive consulting Grant

The Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program provides a rebate to small and

medium sized businesses engaged in manufacturing, innovative technologies, resource

processing, transportation, distribution and their first line suppliers for external business

consulting projects. Projects must focus on increased productivity, new or incremental

revenues, profitability and/or job creation.

Link: https://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/funding-programs/business-development/competitiveness-consulting-rebate/


Covid 19 Recovery Program

This program is designed to help businesses reduce the barrier to accessing

professional expertise and recover the costs of third-party consulting projects. These

types of projects must focus on ways to sustain businesses during the current economic

downturn. The SBR Consulting Rebate will reimburse small and medium sized

businesses (operators) for contracted consulting services.

Link: https://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/funding-programs/business-development/small-business-recovery-consulting-rebate/


Northern Industries Innovation Fund

The Northern Industries Innovation Fund (NIIF) program provides incremental funding to

support innovation projects that increase the competitiveness of local businesses in

traditional industries across Northern B.C. The program is also intended to support

economic diversification and/or viability of businesses to mitigate the economic impact

of the pine beetle epidemic. NIIF supports applied research and development, new or

improved products and services, and testing of innovative equipment or technologies to

support capital investment decisions

Link: https://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/funding-programs/business-development/northern-industries-innovation-fund/


Marketing initiatives

The Marketing Initiative program provides funding to support new marketing campaigns

or projects that position a community or region to take advantage of opportunities that

support economic vitality and diversification. These marketing projects must be new

initiatives that stand alone from existing marketing activities.

Link: https://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/funding-programs/community-development/marketing-initiatives/


Grants for Wage Subsidies:


Industrial Research Assistance Program Youth Employment Program

This program helps your business create business or technology jobs for highly skilled

youth. We will pay a part of wage-related costs so you can hire young talent to work on

innovation-related projects.

Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-employment-strategy/industrial.html


Venture for Canada Partner Opportunities

From short-term support to full-time hires, we offer a wide of programs at various costs

commitment levels. We provide students and recent grads with the entrepreneurial skills

today's Canadian startups and SMEs need.

Link: https://ventureforcanada.ca/employers


Career Ready Program - TECHNATION

For employers within the technology sector (or related projects).

Link: https://technationcanada.ca/en/future-workforce-development/career-ready-program/


Innovate BC - Tech Coop Grants

Get up to $20,000 per year in funding to hire coo-op students through the Tech Co-op

Grant, which is available for technology-based companies looking to grow or a non-tech

company, organization or non-profit hiring for a tech role.

Link: https://acewilbc.ca/resource-library/bc-tech-co-op-grants-program/


New Ventures BC - Innovator Skills Initiative Grant

Get up to $10,000 per year in funding to hire students through WIL programs (not

including co-op), such as internships and work placements. Eligible employers are tech

companies or tech-focused non-profits hiring for a business or tech role, or a business

or non-profit hiring for a tech role.

Link: https://acewilbc.ca/resource-library/innovate-bc-innovator-skills-initiative-isi-grant/


Mitacs Accelerate

Mitacs Accelerate pairs businesses with Masters, PhD, and PDF interns to overcome

innovation challenges. Interns complete research and develop tools, models,

technology, or solutions to support the host business’ challenges.

Link: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate


Grants for Research:


IRAP Accelerated Review Process (ARP)

The Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) offers Canadian small business

grants for any company committed to internal R&D. One such program is called IRAP

Accelerated Review Process (ARP), which covers as much as $50,000 towards a wide

array of different projects so long as they are aimed at solving an internal technical

challenge. 

Link: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/financial-support-technology-innovation-through-nrc-irap


Grants for Indigenous Entrepreneurs:


Economic development fund

A participating First Nation (one of the 27 First Nations or 3 Regional Organizations

specified in Schedule G of the Conservation Investments and Incentives Agreement as

represented by the authorized governing body of the Nation; or Any other entity fully or

partially owned or controlled by the Participating First Nation which has a resolution

from the Participating First Nation supporting a complete funding application; or An

individual member of a Participating First Nation or business owned by any such

individual who has a resolution supporting a complete funding application.

Link: https://coastfunds.ca/apply/economic-development-funding/


Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program

The Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program (AEP) seeks to increase the number of viable

businesses in Canada owned and controlled by Indigenous people. The AEP funds a

broad range of entrepreneurial pursuits and aims to build capacity, reduce barriers and

increase access to capital, by forging partnerships that will increase economic

opportunities for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Link: https://www.isc-sac.gc.ca/eng/1582037564226/1610797399865


Money for Indigenous Tourism Businesses in Northern Canada.

If you’re working on a project to enhance tourism experiences in your region or helping the community attract more visitors, you could get a maximum $100,000 non-repayable contribution for up to 50% of your project’s costs or a maximum $500,000 repayable contribution for up to 75% of the costs. If you’re also a non-profit, the contribution is most likely non-repayable.

Link: https://innovation.ised-isde.canada.ca/s/list-listelanguage=en_CA&token=a0B5W000000UO2CUAW



Other Grants:


Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG)

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG)is an Alberta government funding program that

offers training grants to employers. Through the program, companies may receive non-

repayable funding from the government to purchase third-party business training

programs, including training for in-demand skillsets. Training is expected to improve the

employability and value employees can provide; including new hires in these training

sessions can also maximize your funding potential.

Link: https://www.alberta.ca/canada-alberta-job-grant.aspx


The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

The COJG is an Ontario government funding program that offers training grants to

employers. Through the program, companies may receive non-repayable funding from

the government to purchase third-party business training programs, including training

for in-demand skillsets. Training is expected to improve the employability and value

employees can provide; including new hires in these training sessions can also

maximize your funding potential.

Link: https://www.eoss.tcu.gov.on.ca/COJG_Online/?locale=en




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