Business Growth and Competitiveness

FedNor is committed to fostering economic growth and increased competitiveness of Northern Ontario's businesses by working with community and industry stakeholders to invest in projects that improve productivity, reach new markets, facilitate access to capital, foster investment, encourage entrepreneurship and cultivate industry collaboration.

Expected Results

Results generated by FedNor's investments in business growth and competitiveness will include:

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Project Activities

Activities related to helping Northern Ontario SMEs get established, grow and increase their competitiveness in key sectors, such as the mining and forest industries, tourism, agri-food, information and communications technology, renewable energy and manufacturing. Examples of eligible project activities include:

Other activities related to business growth and competitiveness necessary to further an economic goal in Northern Ontario may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include all incremental expenses directly related to the project and deemed reasonable and necessary for its execution.

Non-capital costs may include:

Capital costs may include:

Ineligible Project Activities and Costs

Certain activities and costs will not be considered eligible, including:

Funding Conditions

Other Considerations

Project applications are reviewed and funding levels determined based on criteria, such as:

Where applicable, FedNor requires that:

Service Standards

FedNor is committed to providing quality service to all applicants and funding recipients in the official language of their choice.

Our goal is to:

How to Apply

Please call 1-877-333-6673 to discuss your proposal with a FedNor Officer in your area or begin your application process.

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