Financial Programs

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    Business Start Program (MB)

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    The Business Start Program is a loan guarantee program with an educational component. Loans to new owner-managed businesses are provided through participating financial institutions and guaranteed by the Manitoba government.
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    Canada Small Business Financing Program (CAN)

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    The Canada Small Business Financing Program is a loan loss-sharing program between the federal government and private sector lenders that facilitates access to affordable asset-based financing to small and medium-sized businesses.
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    Canada-Manitoba Job Grant (MB)

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    The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant is an employer-driven approach to help Manitobans gain the skills they need to fill available jobs and to help employers develop the skills of their existing workers to meet the requirements of their present job, or to move into a better job.
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    Commercialization Support for Business Program (MB)

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    The CSB program targets Manitoba entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to develop and commercialize innovative products, processes, and expand into new markets outside of Manitoba.
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    Communities Economic Development Fund (NGO)

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    The Communities Economic Development Fund (CEDF) is designed to provide financial assistance to start or expand small to medium-sized businesses in northern Manitoba.
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    Community Economic Expansion Program (NGO)

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    The Community Economic Expansion Program is intended to assist First Nations community-owned businesses with start-up, expansions or acquisitions.
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    Community Futures Program (NGO)

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    The Community Futures Program was created to strengthen rural economies by enabling entrepreneurship and assisting in community economic development.
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    Employee Share Purchase Tax Credit (MB)

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    The Employee Share Purchase Tax Credit offers new owners, including current employees, support to buy in and own a portion of a business to support business growth and avoid business closures.
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    Export Development Canada (CAN)

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    EDC provides insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers.
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    Futurpreneur Canada (NGO)

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    Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization that encourages and supports young Canadians, 18 to 39 years of age, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and contribute to their community by establishing successful businesses.
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    Growing Value – Commercialization

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    This program provides financial assistance for pre-commercialization, commercialization and market development activities that move innovative ideas to market.
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    Hometown Manitoba (MB)

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    Hometown Manitoba helps fund local projects that improve the quality and appearance of rural and northern communities. It also supports projects that help promote special features that define a community and increase community pride.
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    Industry Services (MB)

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    Industry Services promotes business and industry-related human resource development to create a highly skilled, knowledgeable and adaptable workforce in Manitoba.
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    Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (MB)

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    The Manitoba Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (MIDMTC) is a refundable corporate income tax credit. Qualifying companies can claim a 40% tax credit on eligible project costs they incur and pay to develop an eligible interactive digital media product in Manitoba.
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    Journeyperson Business Start Program (MB)

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    The Journeyperson Business Start Program encourages newly certified journeypersons living in rural Manitoba to start their own full-time businesses.
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    Louis Riel Capital Corporation (NGO)

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    The Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC) was created to finance the start-up, acquisition and/or expansion of viable Métis and controlled small businesses based in Manitoba.
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    Manitoba Community Enterprise Development Tax Credit Program (MB)

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    The Community Enterprise Development (CED) Tax Credit encourages local private investment in Manitoba-based opportunities by providing community-based enterprise development projects with the means to raise necessary equity capital.
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    Manitoba Industrial Opportunities Program (MB)

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    The objective of the Manitoba Industrial Opportunities Program (MIOP) is to secure significant business project investment that would not occur in Manitoba without the provision of some level of government assistance.
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    Neighbourhoods Alive! Tax Credit (MB)

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    The Neighbourhoods Alive! Tax Credit is designed to stimulate community economic development in Manitoba through the creation of new social enterprises and employment opportunities for Manitobans facing barriers to employment.
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    Newcomer Program – Futurpreneur Canada (NGO)

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    Futurpreneur Canada recognizes that the needs of newcomer entrepreneurs may differ from those of other entrepreneurs. The Newcomer Program and application process is specifically designed to meet these unique needs.
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    Paid Work Experience Tax Credits (MB)

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    The Co-op Education and Apprenticeship Tax Credit (CEATC) is a group of programs that provide incentives to employers who offer work experiences to qualified students, graduates, apprentices, and recently certified journeypersons.
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    Rural Entrepreneur Assistance (MB)

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    Rural Entrepreneur Assistance is designed to assist rural businesses in accessing financing. It provides loan guarantees to participating financial institutions for loans to new or expanding, small and home-based businesses in rural Manitoba.
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    Rural Small Business Operating Credit Guarantee (MB)

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    The Rural Small Business Operating Credit Guarantee (RSB) program provides guarantees on lines of credit from participating lending institutions. Loans can be used to purchase inventory, finance receivables and cover the costs of most other common day-to-day business expenses.
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    SEED Winnipeg (NGO)

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    SEED Winnipeg Inc. is a non-profit agency that works to combat poverty and assists in the renewal of Winnipeg’s inner city.
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    Self-Employment Program (MB)

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    The program provides participants with the training and supports necessary to start a business by offering business planning, self-employment/entrepreneurial skills training (may include classroom instruction) and individual consulting.
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    TechFutures (MB)

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    The program will provide support to assist these entrepreneurs in launching or growing an early stage technology start-up.
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    The Worker Co-op Fund (NGO)

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    The Worker Co-op Fund – Tenacity Works – is a small investment fund whose purpose is to create new and expand existing worker-owned co-operatives in all regions of Canada.
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    Urban Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Project (NGO)

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    The Independent Living Resource Centre, with the support of Western Economic Diversification Canada, provides entrepreneurs with disabilities a variety of business opportunities.
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    Wage Subsidies

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    Wage subsidies provide a financial incentive to eligible employers. Applying for a wage subsidy can offset the costs associated with wages and benefits.
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    Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Fund (MB)

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    The Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention (WRAPP) Fund supports projects focusing on waste reduction, pollution prevention, and innovative integrated waste management practices.
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    Western Innovation Initiative (CAN)

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    The Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative offers repayable contributions to western Canadian businesses with less than 500 employees, to bring innovative products, processes and services to market.
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    Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (NGO)

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    The Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba provides extensive, practical, results-oriented services such as loans, business advice, seminars, referrals and networking opportunities for Manitoba women.
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    Young Entrepreneurs Program (MB)

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    Under this program, approved applicants are eligible for a grant of up to $4,000 to help cover some business start-up costs and capital expenditures.