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Jobs and Growth Fund in southern Ontario

Applicant checklist

The Jobs and Growth Fund provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. The fund, delivered by Canada's regional development agencies (RDAs), provides $700 million nationally over three years, which includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses created after January 2020 that meet eligibility criteria.

In southern Ontario, FedDev Ontario is investing $224 million to help job creators and the organizations that support them to future-proof their businesses, build resiliency and prepare for growth by transitioning to a green economy, fostering an inclusive recovery, enhancing competitiveness, and creating jobs in every corner of the country.

Eligible applicants

Indigenous applicants

Eligible activities

Activities that support the transition to a green economy, including those that:

Activities that foster an inclusive recovery, including those that:

Activities that preserve Canada's competitiveness and future-proof SMEs through digital adoption, including those that:

Activities that strengthen capacity in sectors critical to Canada's recovery and growth, including those that:

Assistance available

Applications will be accepted on a continuous intake basis until such time as the funding is fully allocated.

How to apply

If this fund is not right for you, see what other FedDev Ontario support is available. Review more funding opportunities or visit our business services page. You can also find out more about the Government of Canada’s complete suite of COVID-19 relief support.

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