Find Funding

Get access to up-to-date funding opportunities to help your business innovate and grow in Oakville.

Find funding with Fundica

Fundica makes it easier and faster for businesses to navigate available public and private sector funding opportunities in Canada through their innovative search tool. 

Companies can explore the user-friendly search engine to generate customized lists tailored to their unique business needs. Results include a comprehensive summary of up-to-date government grants, business accelerators, and venture capital funds.

The award-winning Fundica search engine is now available as a free service to Oakville businesses. 

To connect with the Economic Development team for more information or to share feedback on the tool, businesses are encouraged to email staff at

Funding sources

The major funding sources listed below are open on a consistent basis. For a more detailed list of funding opportunities for your business, please use Fundica.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program

The SR&ED program offers investment tax credits on research and development in Canada.

Learn more about the Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax incentives.

Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

The IRAP offers a wide variety of services designed to help companies accelerate the growth of their business through innovation and technology.

Learn more about the Industrial Research Assistance Program.

Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

The CDAP offers funding for SMEs to help them overcome the challenges of digital adoption. 

To learn more about the grants, visit the Canada Digital Adoption Program page.


CanExport holds four streams (SMEs, Innovation, Associations, and Community Investments) for foreign direct investment and other international business activities.

Learn more about the CanExport funding for exporters, innovators, associations and communities.

Customized Working Capital

Customized Working Capital is a loan program for tech companies looking to raise working capital for growth.

Learn more about BDC's customized working capital financing program.

Export Guarantee Program (EGP)

The EGP helps businesses in expanding their sales into the international market through extending their line of credit, providing term loans or margin international assets.

Learn more about Export Development Canada's Export Guarantee Program.


NGen is the leader of Canada’s Global Innovation Cluster for Advanced Manufacturing, provides funding opportunities in the advanced manufacturing field.

Learn more about NGen's available funding opportunities.

Regional Development Program - Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) Stream

The Regional Development Program - AMIC Stream provides financial support to advanced manufacturing companies with a focus on SMEs across Ontario. 

Learn more about Ontario's Regional Development Program.

Skills Development Fund Training Stream

The Skills Development Fund Training Stream funds innovative projects and businesses that address challenges to hiring, training, or retaining workers. 

Learn more about Ontario's Skills Development Fund.

Southern Ontario Business Scale-Up and Productivity

The Southern Ontario Business Scale-Up and Productivity is a Federal Development Ontario program that helps established southern Ontario business scale up and assists with adopting new, innovative technologies. 

Learn more about the Government of Canada's funding for businesses in southern Ontario.

Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)

The OVIN programs that support SMEs in developing, testing, and validating innovative technologies and connects them with partners to advance the commercialization of products and solutions. 

Learn more about the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network programs.

Racialized and Indigenous Supports for Entrepreneurs (RAISE)

The RAISE grant program that supports Indigenous, Black, and other racialized entrepreneurs in Ontario with access to business development training, culturally responsive and tailored business coaching, networking opportunities, and a one-time grant of $10,000.

Learn more about the Ontario's RAISE grant program.

Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)

OCI offers a range of funding programs that nurture partnership and collaborations, drive business development, and most importantly encourage innovation. 

Learn more about Ontario Centre of Innovation's programs.

Interactive Digital Media Fund (IDM)

Ontario Creates' IDM fund holds programs aimed at strengthening and stimulating economic growth in the interactive digital media sector. 

Learn more about the Interactive Digital Media Fund.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides one-sixth of eligible training costs (max. $10,000 per person) to train new or existing employees in Ontario. 

Apply for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant.

Ontario Business Grants database

The Ontario Business Grants database offers a complete funding resource for Ontario businesses. Find grants, loans, and other funding sources based on your location, audience, industry, and more. 

Explore the Ontario Business Grants database.