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Ontario. Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

  • Co-ordinates and delivers provincial government economic development programs and services
  • Fosters job creation and strengthens the economies of northern communities

Northern Ontario Indigenous Internship Program
  • Provides internships to Indigenous individuals who are interested in launching and building their careers in Northern Ontario

Northern Ontario Skilled Labour Internship Program
  • Provides internships to provide on-the-job career development and address skills shortages in areas such as the skilled trades and provides apprentices with the ability to attend required training throughout their placement

Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program
  • Supports infrastructure projects that help create jobs in northern communities
  • Provides financial assistance to help communities make investments necessary to improve infrastructure

Northern Community Capacity Building Program
  • Seeks to promote, attract, and support economic growth in the existing and emerging economic sectors in Northern Ontario

Includes the following projects:
  • Community Capacity Building Initiatives
  • Event Partnerships

Northern Business Opportunity Program
  • Encourages business productivity, expansion, and global investment in northern communities

Includes the following projects:
  • Business Expansion Projects
  • Film and Television Industry Projects
  • New Investment Projects
  • Small Business Start-up Projects

Northern Innovation Program
  • Provides financial support to both private and public sectors to aid in the development of new technologies that will contribute to the economic growth of Northern Ontario
  • Encourages collaboration and partnership among the private sector, academic institutions, and research institutes

Includes the following projects:
  • Applied Research and Technology Development Projects
  • Industrial Research Chairs
  • Opportunity Assessment Projects
  • Pilot Demonstrations and Commercialization Projects
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Each program has specific eligibility criteria
Application Process
Each program has a specific application process
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(30) Provincial Government
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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