Small Business Lighting Program

Small Business Lighting Program

Small Business Lighting Program:

Objectives and Description:

Small Business Lighting Program provides financial incentives up to $1,500 worth in energy-efficient lighting and equipment upgrades to qualifying businesses. An authorized electrical contractor is available to complete the retrofit. The program provides licensed electrical contractors, a no-risk assessment and clean-up, which includes recycling and proper disposal.

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Process & Systems Upgrade Program

Process & Systems Upgrade Program

Process & Systems Upgrade Program:

Objectives and Description:

Process & Systems Upgrade Program offers financial incentives to qualifying businesses in upgrading their systems (upgrade should save at least 100 MWh annually). Incentives include:

  • up to $10,000 to compare the upgrades available for a key process or single system.
  • up to $50,000 for the in-depth technical and financial information needed to build a solid business case.
  • $200 per MWh for annualized energy savings; 70% of eligible project costs.
  • up to 80% of the salary of an on-site energy expert up to $100,000. 
  • up to 80% of the cost of a monitoring and targeting system – to a maximum of $75,000 per site.

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Energy Design Review Pilot Project

Energy Design Review Pilot Project

Energy Design Review Pilot Project:

Objectives and Description:

The Energy Design Review Pilot Project is providing cross-functional energy efficiency and renewable energy design reviews for up to five industrial facilities located in Ontario. During the project, each participating facility will receive a workshop-style design review, energy training and coaching for their work plan to consider/implement the recommended energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities.

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Ontario’s Municipal Energy Plan Program (MEP)

Ontario's Municipal Energy Plan Program (MEP)

Ontario's Municipal Energy Plan Program (MEP):

Objectives and Description:

Ontario's Municipal Energy Plan Program (MEP) is designed to help municipalities better understand their local energy use, identify opportunities for energy efficiency and clean energy, and develop plans to meet their goals. The Ontario's Municipal Energy Plan Program (MEP) has two funding streams:

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Alternative Renewable Fuels ‘Plus’ Research and Development Fund

Alternative Renewable Fuels 'Plus' Research and Development Fund

Objectives and Description:

The objective of the Alternative Renewable Fuels 'Plus' Research and Development Fund is to fund research that will: 

  • enable continuous improvement in the alternative renewable fuels industry products and processes; 
  • promote agricultural value-added opportunities in the bioproducts and alternative renewable fuels industries in Ontario; and 
  • assist alternative renewable fuels and bio-based production facilities in Ontario to be major participants in these new worldwide markets. 

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Commercial Retrofit Program

Commercial Retrofit Program

Commercial Retrofit Program:

Objectives and Description:

The Commercial Retrofit Program offers commercial businesses one-time incentives of $0.10 per m3 of natural gas saved, up to $100,000, on the implementation of any number of energy-saving measures. Eligible measures include higher efficiency boilers, higher efficiency combination water and space heating systems, better building controls, water conservation and efficient make-up air and ventilation.

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Water Efficiency and Rebate Programs

Water Efficiency and Rebate Programs

Water Efficiency and Rebate Programs:

Objectives and Description:

The Water Efficiency Plan is made up of a number of incentives and educational programs for residents and businesses. Reducing current water use will ensure that Toronto's water system can meet the needs of a growing city.

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Capacity Buy Back Program

Capacity Buy Back Program

Capacity Buy Back Program:

Objectives and Description:

Capacity Buy Back Program encourages and rewards commercial and institutional organizations that reduce water use. By implementing permanent process or equipment changes that save water, commercial and institutional organizations could be eligible for a cash rebate of up to 30 cents per liter of water saved per average day. Replacing older, high-water-use equipment or fixtures with new water-efficient equipment can help organizations save money. In addition to the cash rebate and long-term water savings, participation in the program has many other benefits, including saving energy.

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Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring Recent IT/Web/Graphic Design Grads

Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring Recent IT/Web/Graphic Design Grads
 
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, Jul 09, 2013
 
After months of anticipation, The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has finally announced the re-launch of their popular small business grants for hiring program. The program, formerly known as ICTC Career Focus, has been rebranded ICTC CareerConnect, capping off a host of alterations aimed at giving small and medium-sized businesses greater access to the program while increasing the maximum funding amount for eligible applicants.
 
$16K Hiring Grant Funding for Business via ICTC CareerConnect
 
The ICTC CareerConnect hiring grant will cover 50% of an eligible candidate's wage, up to $16,000, for any internship that is at least 3 months in length. All internships must end on, or before February 28, 2014.
 
The main focus of this program continues to be the subsidizing of high demand careers for unemployed or underemployed graduates that will bring passion, energy, and skills their employer. ICTC CareerConnect will help employers meet their skill shortages while helping to create stronger ICT workers among Canada's youth.
 
Positions Eligible for Small Business Grants Remain the Same, Process for Determining Eligibility Changes
 
Approximately 1,000 different position titles from the industry are eligible for government grants for small business support through ICTC. The titles have been divided among 23 career titles, each of which denoted by a National Occupational Classification code, or "NOC code". Some of the more popular roles include, but are not limited to:
 
— Web Designer/Developer
— Computer Programmer
— Mobile Application Developer
— Computer/Hardware Engineer
— Graphic Designer/Illustrator
— Computer and Information System Manager
— Interactive Media Developer