Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Funding Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) funding programs, including grants, contributions, and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Natural Resources Canada funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

Natural Resources Canada Mandate

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) develops policies and programs that enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy, improve the quality of life for all Canadians and conducts innovative science in facilities across Canada to generate ideas and transfer technologies.

NRCan is an established leader in the fields of:

  • Energy sources and distribution,
  • Forests and forestry,
  • Minerals and mining,
  • Earth sciences,
  • Energy efficiency, and
  • Science and data.

It also represent Canada at the international level to meet the country’s global commitments related to the sustainable development of natural resources.

Improving the quality of life of Canadians by creating a sustainable resource advantage is NRCan’s Vision.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Priorities

The Department’s priorities include:

  • Accelerating development and adoption of clean technology to build a more resilient economy and transition to net-zero by 2050;
  • Creating and maintaining market access while improving competitiveness for Canada’s resource sectors;
  • Advancing reconciliation, strengthening relationships, increasing engagement and sharing economic benefits with Indigenous Peoples;
  • Promoting, building and fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion while supporting resource communities to thrive in a net-zero carbon economy; and
  • Protecting Canadians from the impacts of natural and human-induced hazards while supporting and advancing climate change adaptation.

You can learn about Natural Resources Canada’s priorities by reading its 2022-2023 Departmental Plan.

Types of Funding Natural Resources Canada Offers

Natural Resources Canada offers grants, repayable and non-repayable contributions and more.

Natural Resources Canada Contact

Natural Resources Canada

580 Booth Street, 18th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0E4

Toll-free: 1-855-525-9293


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