Great news … these popular programs have been revamped and renewed, and are now accepting applications!

Let Vox ISM assist you with the application process as we have with other companies that have successfully obtained government money to fund their training and software projects.

  1. CME SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth supports manufacturers who wish to adapt or adopt advanced technologies to improve their competitiveness. Applicants may access up to $15,000 towards the costs of an assessment to identify opportunities for improvement, and a further $100,000 to implement these improvements through the purchase and installation of new plant equipment and software.

  1. Yves Landry AIME Global provides funding for training expenses that will support innovation in manufacturing. Applicants may access up to $50,000 for employee training or skills-upgrading activities such as developing new engineering skills, training in the use of new software, hardware or other tools necessary to support innovation; and training to adopt and adapt new technologies or new manufacturing methods.
  • If you are a manufacturer employing 10-1000 workers in Southern Ontario, and have been in business for at least 3 years, you could be eligible for significant funding through these programs. Applicants must be exporting their products or be able to clearly link their project to an increase in global competitiveness.

  1. IBGP – Investing in Business Growth and Productivity

This initiative supports eligible SMEs to undertake activities related to:

  • Adapting or adopting new technologies, processes, and related skills development;
  • Business opportunity development, growth and integration in global value chains;
  • Facilities improvement or expansion;
  • Market development and expansion; and
  • Business expansion to support greater economic diversification.

  1. Canada-Ontario Job Grant
  • Provides direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees.
  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.