Canada Coal Transition Initiative

Canada is leaving coal behind and moving to a net-zero carbon emissions future. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) can help communities and businesses adapt. 

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Envirem Organics Inc., Miramichi, N.B.



The transition to a greener economy may cause hardships in areas that rely on coal. We’re here to help workers and communities adjust by supporting skills development and economic diversification activities.

Transition to a low-carbon economy

The Government of Canada is taking action to support areas that still rely on coal.

In Atlantic Canada, ACOA is delivering $55 million under the CCTI initiatives.

We’re working with partners to make this transition easier. Our investments will help communities diversify economies, create jobs and prepare for the future.

Who can apply

Funds from the CCTI are available to communities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Contact your nearest ACOA office for more information on eligibility.

How to apply

Contact your nearest ACOA office to discuss your project and then complete and submit the Application for financial assistance.

Contact us today!

We're here to help! If you need more information on our programs, reach out to ACOA Business Information Services. Call 1-888-576-4444 to speak to someone today.

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