Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) in the Prairie Provinces

The intake period for the Jobs and Growth Fund in the Prairie provinces is now closed. Applications received and acknowledged by PrairiesCan prior to the intake period closing will be evaluated subject to remaining funding.

The stronger you are, the better Canada is. Let’s build a stronger Prairies economy together!

Here is what we can do to help:

Are you a corporation that wants to grow? Are you an organization seeking to build a strong and inclusive Canada? Do you plan to create jobs and support the long-term growth of your community?

PrairiesCan supports economic growth and diversification in the Prairie Provinces and advances the interests of the region in national economic policy, programs and projects through 4 key roles: investor, convenor, advisor and pathfinder.

The Jobs and Growth Fund 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 3 years. This includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses created after January 2020 that meet eligibility criteria.

PrairiesCan is investing $122.9 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 across the Prairies.

We strongly encourage you to contact a PrairiesCan office prior to submitting your application to ensure fit with the program and to answer any questions you may have.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until funding is fully allocated, or until March 31, 2024, whichever comes first.

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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 advance Canada’s competitiveness and grow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through digital adoption, including those that:

Activities that strengthen capacity in sectors critical to Canada’s recovery and growth, including those that:

Eligible applicants

Indigenous applicants

Indigenous-led organizations and/or businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.  Contact us for help with the application process.

Assistance available

* Other sources of funding (government and non‑government) must be confirmed at the time of application.

Eligible costs

Incremental costs that are essential to the project may be eligible for reimbursement. For example:

Ineligible costs

Costs that are deemed unreasonable, non-incremental and/or not directly related to project activities will not be eligible for reimbursement. For example:

Repayment terms (for repayable funding)

How to apply

Step 1. When completing an application, please make sure to refer to the applicant guide. Contact us if you have questions.

Step 2. Complete the supplemental form (required).

Step 3. Complete the online Jobs and Growth Fund application form. Attach the completed supplemental form and other supporting documents, and submit your application.

Applicants are advised to submit a complete and thorough application.

For more information on the resources available for businesses, visit Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan page, consult the Managing your business during COVID-19 page or download the Canada Business application.

Assessment process

Applications will be evaluated on their ability to achieve the program objectives and on their relative strengths. Only the strongest applications will be funded.

Our evaluation will consider the following areas:

**Confirmed funding: Confirmation of non-RDA funding must be provided at the time of application.

We might also use your information to consider whether your project is better positioned under, and meets the objectives and eligibility criteria of, other PrairiesCan programs, such as the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) and the Regional Innovation Ecosystem (RIE).


For additional information, contact us directly at one of our local offices.

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