2020-2021 Expression of Interest

2020-21 ᐆᑦᑐᕈᒪᔪᖃᕐᓂᖅᑲᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for new single or multi-year projects starting in the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

2020-2021 EOI Applicant Guide
2020-2021 EOI Application

As part of this EOI, priority will be given to projects that address one or more of the following business and community economic development priorities; in line with the four key themes of CanNor’s Pan-Territorial Growth Strategy:

  1. Diversification and Innovation - including:
    • Business Scale up and Market Expansion – projects that help businesses to accelerate their growth and assist with the adoption of innovative technologies that support scale-up, productivity and global competitiveness.
    • Regional Innovation Ecosystems – projects that help create, grow and develop strong and inclusive regional networks that support business growth and innovation, that foster the entrepreneurial environment, and that increase the competitiveness of SMEs.
    • Indigenous Economic Development – projects that support and increase the participation of northern Indigenous communities and businesses in economic opportunities.
    • Emerging Sectors Development – projects that foster the development and growth of key sectors (e.g. tourism, fisheries) in a manner which increases community capacity and maximizes jobs and wealth within the territories.
    • Food Systems Innovation – projects that support communities and SMEs in the development of broad and sustainable food systems that will increase food security and reduce reliance on food imports.
  2. Infrastructure Investments and Development – projects that leverage other investments to maximize local and regional opportunities by closing the economic infrastructure gap, as well as by supporting broadband and clean technology initiatives.
  3. Resource Development – projects that support the development and growth of SMEs within the supply chain and remediation sectors, as well as the development of innovative mining techniques and clean technology innovation.
  4. Skilled Workforce – projects that will increase the availability and quality of pre-employment and targeted job skills training based on industry demand, through support for curriculum development, equipment and infrastructure investments.

See EOI Applicant Guide for examples of the types of projects that may be eligible under each of the above priority areas.

All EOI applications must be submitted to CanNor via email at cannor.operations.cannor@canada.ca by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on February 21, 2020, using the EOI Application and EOI Applicant Guide.

Only successful EOI applicants will be invited to submit full applications. EOI applications submitted past this deadline will only be considered should funding remain following the completion of the initial EOI assessment process.

For any questions surrounding this EOI process, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at cannor.operations.cannor@canada.ca, or reach out to your regional office by phone.

Nunavut Regional Office
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Tel: 867-975-3725

Northwest Territories
Regional Office

Yellowknife, NWT
Tel: 867-669-2591

Yukon Regional Office
Whitehorse, Yukon
Tel: 867-667-3263

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