Clean Growth Program


Action on Clean Growth

Clean growth is good for our planet and our pocketbooks. That is why we introduced the Clean Growth Program (CGP), which provides $155 million for clean technology research and development (R&D) and demonstration projects in Canada’s energy, mining and forestry sectors.

This program covers five areas focused on pressing environmental challenges and economic opportunities facing Canada’s natural resource operations:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas and air-polluting emissions
  • Minimizing landscape disturbances and improving waste management
  • The production and use of advanced materials and bioproducts
  • Efficient energy use and productivity
  • Reducing water use and impacts on aquatic ecosystems

Before you get started

A project is eligible if it advances a pre-commercial clean technology, between technology readiness levels 3 to 9, in Canada’s Energy, Mining, or Forest sectors. All projects will be required to secure provincial and/or territorial support (financially and/or in-kind) by the full project proposal phase in order to be eligible for funding under this program.

Steps to make it happen

Step 1

Read our Letter of Interest (LOI) Applicant’s Guide

Anticipated LOI submission deadline:  February 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m. EST

Step 2

Register for NRCan’s new Funding Portal, Integro to begin your application.

Step 3

Await notification of LOI submission results with next steps.


Applying to NRCan’s Clean Growth Program?

Join the new Clean Growth Collaboration Community

To create new partnerships and gain access to a network of support and like-minded professionals

The Collaboration Community helps you

Explore Provincial and Territorial resources

Find collaborators for your projects

Build financial and in-kind partnerships

Join discussions

Share resources

Schedule meetings

So what are you waiting for?!

Request your invitation today!

Is this program for you?

Eligible recipients include legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada:

  • Indigenous organizations and groups;
  • For-profit and not-for-profit organizations;
  • Federal research centres;
  • Community groups;
  • Canadian post-secondary institutions; and
  • Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies, where applicable.

Who are our partners?

We coordinate extensively with provinces and territories to:

  • ensure investments are helping Canada meet its climate change goals;
  • create economic opportunities; and
  • expand global-market opportunities.

What makes the Clean Growth Program unique?

The program also puts into action the Government of Canada’s new collaborative approach of doing business by leveraging investments in publicly funded research, research centres and provincial and territorial funding programs to better mobilize clean technologies.

The program will advance emerging clean technologies toward commercial readiness so that natural resource operations can better reduce their impacts on air, land, and water, while enhancing competitiveness and creating jobs.

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Email the Clean Growth Program

Stay tuned!

Successful applicants will be contacted in winter 2017–2018, with final project selections in summer 2018.

CGP Collaboration Community

Clean Growth Collaboration Community

A new and exciting online community will be introduced to foster collaboration among stakeholders within the innovation spectrum and to help them find the support they need to be successful.

Request your invite now!