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CanNor Applications and Business Tools

CanNor has a dedicated team of professional staff across the three territories, and works alongside its partners and stakeholders to foster northern economic development. The Agency is committed to delivering on the Government of Canada's priority to create a strong, diversified and sustainable economy that creates jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for the benefit of Northerners and all Canadians.

Program Applications

Program Terms and Conditions

Community Economic Development Projects (CROP/SINED). This is an example of a Project Assessment Report Template that is used by Economic Development Officers to assess projects, based on the program criteria.

2020-2021 Expression of interest

CanNor's call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for new single or multi-year projects for the 2020-2021 fiscal year runs from January 7 – February 21, 2020.

The application period is now open. EOI applications received after the deadline will only be considered should funding remain following the completion of the initial EOI assessment process.

Note: These documents are also available in Inuktitut.

Steel and Aluminum Initiative

Canadian SMEs that use steel and aluminum face challenges in making investments to strengthen their productivity and competitiveness.

The Regional Economic Growth through Innovation Steel and Aluminum Initiative, launched on March 11, 2019, aims to support the innovative projects of SMEs operating within the Canadian steel and aluminum supply chain. These investments are expected to maintain and create jobs as well as promote economic growth through adoption of innovative technologies and processes.

More specifically, the Initiative will:

The Initiative will focus on:

Applications received from businesses located in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon will be processed by the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor).

Visit the FedNor website to find out how to submit a project for this initiative.


The initial priority period for applications to the Steel and Aluminum Initiative ended April 8, 2019, with the total value of the applications received exceeding investments available under this fund. Applications received by April 8 are now being assessed on a priority basis, as announced at the launch of the fund. Applications may still be submitted for the fund, but those received before April 9 will be given priority.

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