A variety of federal and provincial grants, loans, tax credits, and support programs are available to help businesses become and remain successful.

Explore federal and provincial incentives and initiatives with the Concierge Service. This tool is a Government of Canada program that offers free, customized advice to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), connecting them to funding and support programs that will help them grow their business through innovation. Innovation Advisors with extensive technical and entrepreneurial backgrounds are located in communities across the country. Their own business experiences working with innovation support programs are an invaluable resource for Canada's SMEs.

Our office is here to assist businesses throughout the funding application process. Accompanying letters of support from the City can also be provided to supplement the application package upon request.

The City has been a big force in both helping us start up the business and also getting started with the people and incentives that are required to get going.

Sergio Cipriani, Blanking Operations Manager, Samuel Metal Blanking

Local funding announcements
CompanyAnnouncedFundingFund / ProgramEconomic Value
Ferrero Canada Ltd./Ltée October 2017 $11 million Jobs and Prosperity Fund – Food and Beverage Growth Fund
  • $90 million capital investment
  • 80 jobs
Mitsui High-tec (Canada) Inc. March 2016 $2 million Jobs and Prosperity Fund
  • $38 million capital investment
  • 48 high skilled jobs
Patriot Forge January 2015 $10 million FedDev Ontario
  • $63 million capital investment
  • 75 jobs
GreenMantra Technologies January 2013 $750,000 FedDev Ontario
  • Commercialization of recycling prototype
  • 13 jobs

City of Brantford Economic Development support services

We can help your company establish its presence in Brantford with a variety of resources and services such as:

  • designating City staff to work with and guide your company through the municipal approval process and assist in expediting any municipal approvals required;
  • assisting with temporary office space location search, as required, and related professional services, as requested (legal, accounting, banking, real estate);
  • assisting with community integration process relating to healthcare, education, housing and lifestyle amenities;
  • provide community familiarization tours as requested;
  • familiarizing staff with the local services accessible through Newcomer Connections Brantford-Brant;
  • assisting Foreign Direct Investments in securing work visas through local MP Office;
  • accessing a wide range of entrepreneurial services available through the Business Resource Centre; and,
  • exploring additional funding opportunities available through Enterprise Brant - one of 24 provincial Community Futures Development Corporations.