Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is 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.
businesses, including co-operatives
not-for-profit organizations and community economic development partners
Indigenous-led organizations and/or businesses are strongly encouraged to apply. Under the initiative, RDAs may contribute up to 100% of eligible project costs for projects with Indigenous clients.
The JGF will support projects that contribute to near-term job creation and long-term resilience through projects that will:
transition to a green economy
foster an inclusive recovery
preserve Canada’s competitiveness, future proof SMEs and enhance resilience through productivity improvement and digital adoption
strengthen capacity in sectors critical to Canada’s recovery and growth