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New Funding Available for Ontario’s Meat Processors

Funding from the Government of Canada and Ontario will add $7 million to increase Ontario’s meat processors and processing capacity

The governments of Ontario and Canada are investing in Ontario’s meat processors and processing plants. The Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative will provide project-based funding of up to $150,000 to employers. Projects selected for this funding will support the purchase of new handling and processing equipment. The overall goal of the project funding is to increase efficiency, productivity, and food safety in Ontario’s meat processing plants.

Applications for funding under this project will open on November 19, 2021. Costs can be incurred against this project as of November 12, 2021. All successful projects must be completed by March 21, 2022, with an expectation that all equipment secured through the initiative will be installed by June 20, 2022.

To learn more about how the City of Hamilton supports the agri-food sector, click this link.  

Did you know…

  • That since June of 2018, both the federal and provincial governments have committed over $100 million in cost-share support to more than 5,000 projects through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) to help eligible Ontario farmers, processors, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow.
  • Ontario’s agri-food sector supports more than 720,000 jobs in the province, and contributes nearly $47 billion each year to the province’s economy.
  • There are 480 provincially licensed and 230 federally licensed meat processing facilities in Ontario
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