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Ontario Exporters Fund (OEF)

Description: The Ontario Exporters Fund has been established to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to become export ready and help them gain/increase access to international export markets by hiring an Export Manager for a minimum of a 24 month period.

Funding Details: 50% of eligible salaries, wages and benefits as provided through the payroll statement, up to a maximum of $40,000 per year for two years maximum.

Eligible Expenditures: Eligible costs include only the salary associated with hiring the Export Manager. Any additional expenses incurred throughout the development and implementation of the international business plan are not eligible.

Eligibility Requirements:

Ontario SMEs:

  • With a minimum of 5 employees to a maximum of 500 employees
  • Registered company (federally or provincially) for a minimum of two years
  • Be in one of the following priority sectors of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation:
    • Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Building Products and Construction, Clean Technology, Exportable Professional Services, ICT including Digital Media, Life Sciences
  • Have between $1 million and $20 million in sales
  • Have exports sales ranging from 10% to 50% of total annual sales internationally or outside of the U.S.

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How NorthBridge Will Assist With the Ontario Exporters Fund and Other Funding Programs

NorthBridge has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with government funding programs. We will:

  • Listen and discuss past, present and future project activities.
  • Research and identify the appropriate and optimal government grant, tax incentive, loans, as well as private financing opportunities.
  • Take a hands-on approach to the application process and address relevant program objectives and criteria.
  • Become an in-house project manager for all types of government funding.
  • Interview the key employees and ask specific questions in order to make the right funding decisions.
  • Assist in writing the application and preparing all supporting documentation.
  • Assist with government reporting requirements.

To arrange for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our government funding experts contact us at:

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