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Tourism Relief Fund


$500-million national program. Contributions to businesses will be either non-repayable (contributions up to $100,000) or repayable (contributions up to $500,000). Not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous organizations (not generating profits) will be eligible for non-repayable contributions.


The Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), administered by Canada’s regional development agencies, is a $500-million national program to support the tourism sector in Canada.

The TRF will help position Canada as a destination of choice as domestic and international travel rebounds by:

  • empowering tourism businesses to create new or enhance existing tourism experiences and products to attract more local and domestic visitors
  • helping the sector reposition itself to welcome international visitors, by providing the best Canadian tourism experiences we have to offer the world

Eligible Applicants

Tourism sector in Canada

Eligible Expenses

Indigenous applicants
A minimum of $50 million of the TRF will specifically support Indigenous tourism initiatives. For more information and to apply, contact your regional development agency.

Support for national tourism priorities
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will deliver $15 million to support the advancement of national tourism priorities aligned with Canada’s Federal Tourism Growth Strategy. These include destination development, seasonal and geographic dispersion, human resources and skills development. This funding will provide the opportunity to leverage the reach and expertise of national tourism organizations to support pan-Canadian or multi-regional activities addressing challenges facing the tourism sector on its path to recovery, like conferences and events, training and research, and strengthening networks.

Deadline Date


Contact Name: Visit your regional development agency's web page:

E-mail Address:


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