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Ontario Grants and Programs for Business

Feb 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Grants and Financing, Ontario

Ontario Grants and Programs for Business

Ontario Business Program Guide

The Ontario Business Program Guide is your resource to government-funded programs and services for Ontario businesses.

http://www.ontario.ca/en/business_program/index.htm

Small Business Enterprise Centre

Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs) and community-based providers offer entrepreneurs all the tools they need to start and grow their businesses. If you are looking for in-person assistance to help you start or expand a small business in Ontario? If so, a Small Business Enterprise Centre can help you.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/small-business-enterprise-centre-and-community-based-provider-locations

Emerging Technology Program (Northern Ontario)

Funding institution: Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). You could receive a grant or a loan to research and develop new technology, if you operate an incorporated business in Northern Ontario.

http://www.mndmf.gov.on.ca/nohfc/programs/emerging_technology_e.asp

Export Market Access – A Global Expansion Program

http://exportaccess.ca/

Funding institution: Ontario Chamber of Commerce

If your business has five or more employees and annual sales of $500,000 or more, you may qualify for a grant of up to 50% of eligible costs incurred to develop export sales.

Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program

You may qualify for electricity rebates, if your business has adopted energy-efficient technologies that will lower your bottom line.

http://www.hydroone.com/MyBusiness/SaveEnergy/Pages/ERIP.aspx

Northern Energy Program

Funding is available if you’re a Northern Ontario business aiming to reduce energy use through a renewable energy project. Businesses undertaking renewable energy projects in Northern Ontario are also eligible for funding.

http://www.mndmf.gov.on.ca/nohfc/programs/northern_energy_e.asp

Ontario Solar Thermal Heating Incentive

The Ontario Solar Thermal Heating Incentive (OSTHI) Program can fund your business up to $80,000 per solar air installation and $400,000 per solar water installation.

http://www.mei.gov.on.ca/en/energy/conservation/?page=osthi

Northern Ontario Entrepreneur Program

The NOHFC is proud to support northern entrepreneurs with up to $125,000 in the form of a conditional contribution per project to start a new business.

http://www.mndmf.gov.on.ca/nohfc/programs/northern_ontario_entrepreneur_e.asp

Tax Refund for Power Take-off Equipment

If you paid tax on fuel used in Ontario to operate PTO equipment, you may qualify for a refund.

http://www.rev.gov.on.ca/en/refund/pto/index.html

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