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Business Support

Businesses are supported by a number of local agencies and programs in the region. Discover how Ear Falls can be the ideal location to conduct your business.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

The NOHFC provides funding to new or expanding businesses, as well as funding for short-term internships. Visit NOHFC for more information on their programs.

Chukuni Communities Development Corporation (CCDC)

CCDC is funded by Industry Canada for the purpose of creating and maintaining employment through small business development. Visit for more information.

Northwest Business Centre

New and expanding businesses should visit the Northwest Business Centre for free services including: business planning, market research resources, e-business and exporting information, seminars and workshops, guidence on legislation and regulations, business licencing, networking assisance and help with loan/grant applications. Find out more about the Northwest Business Centre here.

Ontario’s Sunset Country Tourism Association

Sunset Country Travel Association and its members are dedicated to helping you in your quest for that perfect adventure. Visit for more information.

Invest in Ontario

Canada’s business and economic development site proves why Ontario is the powerhouse of the Canadian economy.


FedNor is an initiative of the Government of Canada which works with numerous partners, and through its programs and services. FedNor helps fund community projects as well as private sector initiatives designed to improve the economic and social well-being of the North as a whole. FedNor also provides internship programs. Find out more about FedNor.

Futurpreneur (previously Canadian Youth Business Foundation)

Futurpreneur is a national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors. Find out more about them here.

PARO Centre

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is a business support and networking organization. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, they work to empower women, strengthen small business and promote community economic development across northern Ontario. Find out more about the PARO Centre.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant is designed for employers with businesses of any size that wish to provide skills training to current or potential employees.  Costs for training are greatly reduced if the employer receives program funding approval. For detailed program information and application guidelines visit their site.