No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
Grants & Loan
The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth.
Comments on Funding:
Funding will take the form of:
The JGF has a continuous intake process, meaning that applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. However, the program is set to run for three years, with an expected end date of March 31, 2026.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible to allow sufficient time for processing and evaluation.
Indigenous-led organizations and/or businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
Under the initiative, RDAs may contribute up to 100% of eligible project costs for projects with Indigenous clients.
When It Ends:
Applicants must be:
Successful applicants for the JGF will be selected based on a range of criteria, including:
Among the program's eligible activities are activities that foster an inclusive recovery, including those that support businesses owned or majority-led by under-represented groups, such as Indigenous peoples, members of racialized communities, women, youth, LGBTQ2, persons with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, and members of official language minority communities.
For-profit applicants must submit a completed application form and the following supporting documents:
- 1incorporation documents and information on ownership (names and percentage of ownership),
- 2financial statements (current and last two years),
- 3research and development (r&d) project plan, business plan and/or marketing plan,
- 4supplier quotes,
- 5copies of relevant permits and licences,
- 6other relevant documents (specify).
Not-for-profit applicants and other applicants must submit a completed application form and the following supporting documents:
- 1constituting / incorporating documents and list of directors/members of the board,
- 2financial statements (current and last fiscal year),
- 3description and mandate of the applicant, including the management and qualifications of key personnel,
- 4HST rebate information (I.E. rebate rate),
- 5one of the following two items is required: research and development (r&d) project plan or detailed project description, including milestones, costs, financing, key partnerships established and evidence of support from the community,
- 6supplier quotes,
- 7copies of relevant permits and license's,
- 8other relevant documents (specify).
Other Things to Note:
- 1The JGF will provide $700 million over three years (2021-2022 to 2023-2024) across Canada to support business financing. This support for regional recovery and stimulus will position local economies for long-term growth by transitioning to a green economy, fostering an inclusive recovery, enhancing competitiveness, and creating jobs in every corner of the country.
- 2Applications will be accepted on a continuous intake basis until such time as the funding is fully allocated.
- 3The 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.
- 4In Atlantic Canada, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is investing $70 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.
- 5Date modified: 2022-03-15.