Incentive Programs

Grants, loans, and support resources to help your business grow and succeed in the Town of New Tecumseth are available from a variety of sources. Contact us to discuss your plans and find out if your business is eligible for these development incentive programs.

Municipal incentives

Accessibility - Portable Ramp Grant Program
Do you operate a business in New Tecumseth? Is it accessible for wheelchairs, scooters, strollers and walkers? The Town of New Tecumseth and its Accessibility Advisory Committee are dedicated to helping business owners increase accessibility, and are offering a grant program to assist in the purchase of a portable ramp. Please complete the grant application form and submit to the Committee Secretary. For more information on accessibility and the grant program, please view our brochure
Community Improvement Plan
If you own a business or property in one of New Tecumseth's three downtown areas, you may be eligible for grants through our Community Improvement Plan program.
Development charge reductions
Looking to develop property in one of our downtown commercial cores? Planning to expand an existing industrial facility? Adding space to your small/medium sized business' building? Your project may be eligible for discounts on development charges. To find out if you qualify, contact us today.
Nottawasaga Futures Loans
Nottawasaga Futures offers loans up to $150,000 to support the creation of new jobs, or maintain existing jobs, in the community. You can apply if you have a business located in the municipalities of Adjala-Tosorontio, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil and New Tecumseth.

Provincial government incentives

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit offers a tax credit of up to $10,000 per year if you hire and train apprentices in skilled trades.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant helps employers pay for up to $10,000 (per employee) in training costs for current and future employees.
Digital Main Street
Digital Main Street is a grant program designed to help main street businesses adopt new digital technologies and build an online presence.
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Contact the Ontario Centres of Excellence for help with industrial research and development, commercialization of technology, and access to knowledge from industry and academic communities in Ontario.
Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund
If you're an Ontario-based firm in the emerging technology sector, the Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund can help you. You may be able to apply for up to $25 million for your business.
Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)
The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs is a collaborative network that can help your business succeed. Whether you are planning, launching, growing or exiting your company, they will connect you with the experts and information you need to get ahead. Their teams will assess your situation and connect you with the support that you need.
Ontario Research and Innovation Funding
Ontario Research and Innovation Funding can help you support research and innovation in the province. Learn how you can apply for funding to cover the cost of research operations, infrastructure, and more.
Place to Grow: Agri-Food 
Place to Grow: Agri-Food Innovation Initiative provides cost-share funding opportunities to agriculture and food-value chain partners, which encourages greater collaboration to identify opportunities and address challenges in the sector.
Save on Energy
Save on Energy Business Incentive Programs assist organizations from the smallest of retail stores to the largest industrial complexes. Find out how you can transform your business with energy efficiency.

Federal government incentives

Agri-Food Trade Service
Agri-Food Trade Service (ATS) provides you with access to market information, trade counselling and export support.
Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit
The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit can help you offset the cost of hiring and training apprentices. A maximum credit of $2,000 per year is available for each eligible apprentice.
Business and Industry Grants and Financing
The Government of Canada's Business and Industry grants and financing portal provides information and resources on grants, loans, private and public sector financing, and leveraging personal assets.
Business Scale-up and Productivity
FedDev Ontario's Business Scale-up and Productivity stream helps accelerate the growth of firms and assist with the adoption of new, innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity, and the development of and entry into new markets to help companies become globally competitive.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant helps employers pay for up to $10,000 (per employee) in training costs for current and future employees.
Canada Small Business Financing Program
The Canada Small Business Financing Program can help your small- or medium-sized business receive term loans of up to $500,000 to help finance your establishments, expansions and improvements.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership helps to strengthen the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector. Find out how you can manage risks that threaten the viability of your farm and more!
Futurpreneur Canada
Futurpreneur Canada helps youth (ages 18 to 39) start and run a successful business. Learn how to apply for pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring.
Industrial Research Assistance Program
The National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program can provide you with both technical and business advice and services. Find out about the potential financial support available to Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises.
Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation
The Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation supports growth or expansion of innovative companies based in Southern Ontario. They offer loans of $150,000 to $500,000 to create jobs in our communities.