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Economic Development Initiative (EDI) in the Prairie provinces


Plan comes with a budget of $2.7 billion over 5 years allocated among 15 federal departments and agencies.


The Economic Development Initiative (EDI) provides financial support to projects that encourage economic diversification, business development, innovation, partnerships and increased support for small and medium-sized enterprises in official language minority communities (OLMCs).

Eligible Applicants

The eligibility criteria are:

  • Applicant(s) must work in French and contribute to the development and vitality of the Prairie province’s Francophonie.
  • Projects must serve a Francophone clientele from OLMCs in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.

Eligible Expenses

Projects funded under the program may be local, provincial or interprovincial in scope. They must demonstrate a real impact with clear and measurable benefits in at least one of the following sectors:

  • economic diversification and development, including trade and investment
  • economic immigration
  • the green economy
  • youth
  • tourism

Deadline Date



Contact Name: Francophone Economic Development Organizations (FEDOs)

E-mail Address:


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