Get help and advice from our northern development professionals to start or expand a business in northern Ontario, including:

  • developing domestic and export markets
  • identifying emerging markets and development opportunities
  • making connections with other people and resources that can support your growth

Municipalities and not-for-profits

We provide guidance to northern municipalities and not-for-profit groups when planning community development projects.

Contact any of our northern development professionals to get started.

Trade and investment attraction

We help northern Ontario businesses export their products outside the north by making the right connections and hosting tailored trade events.

We also promote northern Ontario internationally to attract new investment projects to the region and advance development opportunities in key sectors including:

  • mining supplies and services
  • mineral exploration and development
  • forest bioeconomy and aquaculture

Our expertise is connecting you with the right people, including industry, sector experts, innovation and funding partners, and municipal economic development professionals. Email us at to get started.

Apply online for grants and loans for projects that create jobs and encourage economic growth in northern Ontario.

Contact us to get help with your NOHFC application.

Find out how northern industrial electricity consumers can get a rebate to reduce energy costs.