Jobs and Growth Fund


The Jobs and Growth Fund IS CLOSED and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is no longer accepting applications.

The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) 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.

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In 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.

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.

Please review the applicant guide for more information.

Submitting an application

Before submitting an application, please make sure to consult the applicant guide.

Once you are ready, please fill out the Jobs and Growth Fund application form online, and then send us your form:

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Contact us today!

To find out if the Jobs and Growth Fund fits your needs, contact ACOA Business Information Services at 1-888-576-4444. The agents are well versed in existing funding options and can help you submit your project or find other available solutions.

Or reach out by email:

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Atlantic time)

Grants and Contributions Awarded

On the Open Government Portal site, you can search recipients of Jobs and Growth funding by entering the keywords ”Jobs and Growth”.

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