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Emerging Opportunities


Maximum grant funding provided by this program is $500,000 per fiscal year


The Emerging Opportunities program helps to support Alberta’s strategic objectives related to growth and development of Alberta’s value-added agriculture sector. Through targeted investment in new and/or emerging opportunities in the sector, this program enables growth, pursuit of new markets and diversification of Alberta’s value-added industries. The sector is broadly defined as Alberta agriculture, agri-processing and agri-based products, and all projects must clearly support both diversification and economic growth in the Province.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants must be either:

  • Processors including food processors and bio-industrial processors
  • Agri-businesses, or
  • Industry Organizations

Eligible Expenses

Projects must also include one or a combination of the following activities:

  • Equipment, installation and engineering related to new manufacturing facilities and expansion projects in Alberta.
  • Initiatives to explore new market opportunities and directly address barriers to export and market access.
  • Initiatives to promote collaboration among companies to grow the sector.
  • Any other activity deemed eligible by the Minister that supports an emerging opportunity in the sector.

Deadline Date

  Not accepting applications.


Contact Name: Program Specialist

Phone Number: (780) 422-0907

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Alberta ,
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