Non-Monetary Programs and Resources for Your Business

Although its important to take advantage of the many grants, loans and tax incentives for businesses, its equally as important to look into programs and training to ensure your business, staff and operations are effective and ready.

Take a look at some of the programs below which can also be found on our Incentives page!

Agriculture and Food Processing

Canada Brand – Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaGain a marketing advantage by linking Canada’s positive image to your food and agriculture products.

Food Safety for Farmers – OMAFRA: We can help you prevent the introduction of biological, chemical and physical hazards into the food chain.

Food Safety for Processors – OMAFRA: We can help you ensure the safety of food and improve upon the good work you are already doing.

Selling Food to Ontario Workshops – OMAFRA: OMAFRA has developed a series of educational modules bringing together farmers and small food processors to learn how to address gaps.

Business Development

Business Advisory Services : Our Business Advisory Services are focused on helping high-growth firms grow their businesses here and abroad.

Investment Ready: Certified Site Designation: If you’re an industrial property owner, you can receive financial and marketing support to promote your property to global decision-makers.

Closing or Selling Your Business – Canada Business Ontario: This guide will give you general information on: Planning, Selling your business, Closing your accounts, Bankruptcy

Business Guides – Canada Business Ontario: These guides provide information to help you navigate through federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations that may apply to entrepreneurs.

E-Business Toolkit – Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs: contains an introductory handbook How You Can Profit from E-Business, a series of 17 booklets on a range of advanced e-business topics, plus e-business success stories.

Workshops – School for Social Entrepreneurs: a list of short workshops being offered over the next few months. Check back frequently as more workshops will be added soon.

Business Acceleration Program – MaRS: supports the growth and development of regional innovation ecosystems across Ontario.

eBooks for Canadian Entrepreneurs – BDC: Here you’ll find a selection of easy-to-read, concise eBooks designed specifically for Canadian entrepreneurs.

Sector Development

Destination Canada Tools: Guidelines and toolkits for tourism professionals

Canada Millennial Domestic Travel Summary Report – Destination CanadaThe purpose of this report is to summarize recent studies and market profiles on the Canadian domestic millennial travel segment.


Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC)CIPEC and Natural Resources Canada can help your organization cut costs, improve energy efficiency and reduce industrial greenhouse gases.


Canadian Commercial Corporation: CCC gives you greater access to foreign government buyers so you can grow your business as a Canadian exporter.

Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) – The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service: BWIT’s mandate is to provide targeted support and service to export-ready and export-active women-owned businesses

Technology Research and Innovation

Campus-Linked Accelerators (CLAs): This program provides funding to post-secondary institutions to create, improve and sustain a culture of entrepreneurship among students and youth in their regions, and to integrate these entrepreneurial activities with investors, industry, and other stakeholders in their region.

Click the link below to stay up to date with the latest funding incentives and programs:


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