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James Smith

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Office of the Premier

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

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More information about the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund
  • The BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund will have two streams of funding: the project readiness stream, and the capital investment stream.
    • Under the project readiness stream, the Province will provide up to 50% of a project to a maximum of $50,000 to help projects that are in the earlier stages of development.
      • These grants will support final-stage business and project planning, and operational or technical assessments for a capital project.
    • Under the capital investment stream, the Province will fund up to an average of 20% of a project, to a maximum of $10 million, for projects that are investment ready.
      • These grants will be for capital projects, including new or renovated manufacturing infrastructure, technology, equipment and processes.
  • Examples of eligible projects include:
    • adopting innovative processes to manufacture value-added forestry products from biomass or other alternatives; 
    • expanding industrial facilities;
    • machine upgrades;
    • improvements to fabrication processes;
    • construction of new facilities;
    • business planning or technical assessments to prepare for capital investment; and
    • renovating ageing industrial buildings, such as unused mills to serve new purposes.
  • A program guide and proposal form will be available by Feb. 28, 2023.