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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.

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.

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.

Innovation Demonstration Fund Program

The objective of the Innovation Demonstration Fund (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.

Job Connect - Employment Ontario

Job Connect - Employment Ontario 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.

Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund

The Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund will co-invest â€" with qualified venture capital funds and other private investors â€" directly into companies working within the focus areas defined by Ontario's Innovation Agenda:

  • Clean technologies
  • Life sciences and advanced health technologies
  • Digital media
  • Information and communications technologies

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.

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.

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.

Starter Company

Starter Company is a great opportunity for enterprising young people between the ages of 18-29 who want to start, grow and/or expand a business in their community.  Applicants must not currently be in school full time.  The program provides advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business started or growing, and provides the potential for funding to help you achieve those goals.

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.

Tax Credits, Benefits & Incentives

Tax credits, benefits 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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