Incentives & Financing from the Provincial Government

The information below links to multiple sources to benefit those seeking financing and incentives from provincial government .A brief description has been provided as well as a link to the appropriate website.

Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy

To help manufacturers become more innovative and competitive, the Ontario government created the Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy (AMIS). It's a $500-million program to encourage companies to invest in leading-edge technologies and processes. 

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Export Market Access: A Global Expansion Program

Export Market Access: A Global Expansion Program (EMA) is designed to assist small to medium-size organizations (SMEs) to access and expand their growth in foreign markets that are beyond the U.S.

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High Performance New Construction Program

The Ontario Power Authority is offering a new building construction incentive program for builders and their design decision maker (architects, consulting engineer, etc.).  The High Performance New Construction (HPNC) Program provides design assistance and significant financial incentives for new construction or additions, and major renovation projects that exceed Code.

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Innovation Demonstration Fund Program

The objective of the IDF is to help companies in their efforts to commercialize innovative technologies in Ontario by mitigating the risk of projects with significant pilot-scale technical hurdles. The IDF is not aimed at routine engineering, upgrading, or improvements to existing processes, designs or products.

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Job Connect - Employment Ontario

This service provides workshops and information to help you learn about different careers and find out which jobs are in demand.  It can also help you learn about apprenticeships and other kinds of training.  If you are a newcomer to Ontario or an internationally trained individual, it can help you find a job matched to your skills and experience.

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Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund

The Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund will co-invest with qualified venture capital funds and other private investors directly into companies working within the focus areas defined by Ontario's Innovation Agenda: Clean technologies, Life sciences and advanced health technologies, Digital media and information and communications technologies.

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Ontario Job Creation Partnerships

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy. At the end of their participation, participants in the program will have recent work experience and additional skills to add to their résumés, increasing their chances of successfully finding long-term employment.

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Ontario Self-Employment Benefit

The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit provides unemployed people who are or have recently been eligible for Employment Insurance with income and entrepreneurial support while they develop and start their business.

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Ontario Targeted Wage Subsidy

The Ontario Targeted Wage Subsidy is designed to provide on-the-job work experience to unemployed people who are or have recently been eligible to receive Employment Insurance and are experiencing difficulty in finding work. It also enables employers to hire people who face barriers to employment by offering temporary wage subsidies.

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Specialized Language Training Pilot Projects

The Specialized Language Training Pilot Projects offer immigrants the opportunity to strengthen their language skills so they can get jobs that reflect their qualifications or function more effectively in jobs they currently have.

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Summer Company

Summer Company is an exciting opportunity for enterprising students, 15 to 29 years old, to start and run their own summer businesses. As a Summer Company entrepreneur, you'll receive hands-on business coaching and mentoring from local community business leaders who will help make your Summer Company a success.

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Tax Credits, Benefits & Incentives

Tax credits and incentives provide tax relief by reducing or eliminating the total tax payable for corporations, individuals and unincorporated business. These include support for research and development, manufacturing and processing, mining and exploration, apprenticeship training, the entertainment sector and creative industries.

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