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Advanced Manufacturing and Technology for Primary Agri-food Businesses


25 per cent, up to a maximum of $200,000


Advanced Manufacturing and Technology for Primary Agri-food Businesses program provides support to agri-food sector in the implementation of technologies and equipment neede/d to enhance labour productivity or input efficiencies.

Eligible Applicants

Primary Agri-Food Businesses with projects in any agri-food sector may apply, but Primary Agri-Food Businesses with projects in the following sectors are currently given preference:

  • Grain and oil seed post-harvest handling
  • Vegetable and/or fruit post-harvest handling

Eligible Expenses

  • Capital expenses directly related to new advanced manufacturing equipment, technology, robotics and software systems to increase automation for the purposes of:
    • labour productivity improvements; and/or
    • input efficiencies and waste reduction
  • Costs of input (ingredient or resources) and waste measurement, metering and monitoring equipment (permanent systems intended to be left in place), software and reporting systems
  • Costs associated with installation and configuration of eligible equipment
  • Development of new or translation of manufacturing policies, feedback systems, preventative maintenance procedures and standard operational procedures, such as processing standards (time, temperature, speed etc.); proactive, preventative maintenance routines; and employee scheduling systems
  • One-time costs associated with training key personnel on project-related new equipment, technology and software systems (e.g., train the trainer)
  • One-time labour costs specifically required for the project for third party advisory fees (not including costs for an applicant’s staff)
  • One-time costs for rental of facilities, processing equipment or machinery required specifically for the project

Deadline Date

  Please click the link indicated below for update.


Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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