Tourism Growth Program in Atlantic Canada


The Tourism Growth Program (TGP) aims to help Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, small and medium-sized businesses, and non-profit organizations to develop local tourism products and experiences that position Canada as an all-seasons destination of choice for domestic and international travellers.

Delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies, the TGP provides $108 million, over 3 years, directly to businesses and organizations to help diversify regional economies by investing in tourism products and experiences that will encourage visitation to and within Canada.

The TGP contributes to the Federal Tourism Growth Strategy, which charts a course for long-term growth, investment and stability in Canada’s tourism industry, from coast-to-coast-to-coast.  

$10.6 million for Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry

Tourism drives economic development and diversification for many communities across Atlantic Canada. Through the Tourism Growth Program, ACOA will provide support to help grow and develop the region’s tourism industry.

ACOA will work in collaboration with provincial governments and tourism partners to ensure the program is complementary to other supports for Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry.

Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants include:

Eligible activities

Eligible projects should provide added value to existing activities in the tourism industry and focus on business and economic growth. Priority may be given to projects that:

Other activities could be eligible.  For further information, please contact us directly.

Financial assistance

For small and medium-sized enterprises

For non-profit organizations

Indigenous applicants

Indigenous tourism is vital to the economic development and growth of Canada’s tourism industry and is a priority under the TGP. Through the $108 million TGP, approximately 15% will support Indigenous-led tourism initiatives across Canada. Indigenous applicants are invited to apply through the process below.

How to apply

To find out if the Tourism Growth Program fits your needs, contact ACOA Business Information Services (BIS) at 1-888-576-4444 and then complete the relevant application form. The agents at BIS can help you submit your project or find other available solutions.

Or reach us by email:

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (Atlantic time)

How funding works

The TGP supports communities, SMEs and non-profit organizations in developing local tourism projects that will position Canada as a destination of choice for domestic and international travellers.

If you are a tourism business, examples of project activities could include:

If you are a non-profit tourism organization, examples of project activities could include:

Contact us today!

For more information, get in touch with ACOA Business Information Services. Contact one of our bilingual agents now at 1-888-576-4444.

Or reach us by email:

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (Atlantic time)

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