The applicant must:
- Operate in a francophone community – that is, a Census Subdivision in which at least 15% of the population is Francophone according to the Ministry’s Inclusive Definition of Francophone (refer to Francophone Population of Ontario by Census Subdivision table linked below),
- Deliver products and/or services to a francophone market in Ontario,
- Present a realistic business expansion plan supported by market data to start operating in or providing products/services to a francophone market in Ontario, or
- Partner with a regional, national or international organization to bring products and services to Ontario with an aim to increase their offering to the French-speaking market
Other Things to Note:
Program no longer active at the beginning of 2021.