Next Level Program

What is it?

If you are a business with an innovative product or service and looking to expand, Next Level can help. Oftentimes, businesses have difficultly accessing funding for growth and get stuck doing the same old thing. This program is designed to help businesses capitalize on market opportunites, expand, and grow.

The purpose of the Next Level program funding is to assist with innovative business growth.  This support may be applicable to contracted expertise, services or direct costs in any of the following areas. 

Sales and Marketing

  • Trade show exhibiting
  • Sales training
  • E-Commerce
  • Test marketing
  • Branding development
  • Selected promotional materials
  • Export market development

Product Development

  • Market research
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Product testing
  • Certifications, in-market licences, market entry fees
  • IP research and protection

Business Enhancement

  • Management support/training
  • Business capacity development
  • Productivity or lean production implementation

Up to $5,000.00 in assistance may be provided towards approved costs in the above categories.


  • Must be an innovative for-profit registered sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation. Next Level funding is not intended for businesses operating as distributors or resellers.

  • Outcomes of the Next Level project must be geared towards growing sales, increasing employment levels, or decreasing costs.

  • The applicant is required to contribute 20% of total project costs. Paid expenses occuring before the date of the application for Next Level funding will not be recognized as an eligible contribution. 

  • Applicant contribution must be recieved before payment is advanced to contractors. 

How to Apply?

We want to make sure you don't spend time applying to a program that may not be the right fit, so email Jaquelyn using the button below or call at 807-768-6676.  

email Jaquelyn

Download the Next Level Application Form and Business Model Canvas to apply.     


Next Level Project Examples

For an example of recently completed Next Level project, take a look at the following case studies.



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