Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) in the Prairie provinces

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, which includes up to $70 million dedicated to businesses created after January 2020 that meet eligibility criteria.

In the West, Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) and Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) are investing $217 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

Indigenous-led organizations and/or businesses are strongly encouraged to apply. Under the initiative, RDAs may contribute up to 100% of eligible costs for projects with Indigenous clients.

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 funding is fully allocated.

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).

Please review the applicant guide for more information.

How to apply

Step 1. Before submitting an application, please make sure to consult the applicant guide.

Step 2. Complete the supplemental form (required).

Step 3. Once you are ready, please complete and submit the Jobs and Growth Fund application form.

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.

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