The SJIF is a discretionary grant and loan program designed to support leading-edge investments and jobs in Ontario.
SJIF should be of interest to innovative companies that make anchor investments in Ontario that support cluster development and leading-edge initiatives that build long-term prosperity and global competitiveness.
This program focuses on four priority sectors:
Investments or expansions must meet the project minimum threshold of $10M of eligible costs or create 50 new high-value jobs.
Projects must meet the project thresholds within five years and exhibit an innovation component.
Where applicable, SJIF projects must be consistent with / supportive of Ontario’s Go Green Plan by reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Please note: SJIF is a discretionary, non-entitlement program with a limited funding allocation. In some instances a project that meets all program criteria may not be approved for funding as other projects may more effectively meet the criteria.
Companies interested in the Strategic Jobs and Investment Fund are encouraged to call toll free 1-866-668-4249; or email SJIF@ontario.ca