Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED)

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What is SINED?

Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development (SINED) is an economic development program that strengthens key economic sectors in Canada's three territories. SINED funding will help drive economic growth and diversification; support capacity development; enhance economic infrastructure in the North; and, will help create jobs for Northerners.

For 2018-19 the SINED program will focus on four priorities: innovation, economic growth and diversification, capacity development and economic infrastructure.

The application process for SINED has also been streamlined, following input received from stakeholders, with a new Application Form and more transparent assessment process.

SINED funding is provided to for-profit businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or not-for-profit associations or organizations with a project that will provide economic benefits to one or more of the territories; or, another level of government or other non-federal entity, public or private, that works to promote economic development in the territories.

Priority will be given to recipients who can demonstrate proven capacity to deliver projects in the North and who can demonstrate interest/engagement in territorial economic development.

SINED is delivered directly through the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor).

For more information on the SINED program, please consult the SINED Program Guidelines.

Why should I apply?

SINED helps enable Northerners take advantage of northern economic opportunities to grow a strong, diverse, and sustainable economy in Canada's North. SINED does this by offering support for projects that increase capacity and grow key sectors of the Northern economy, increase northern economic diversification, enhance economic infrastructure and support innovation.

For more information on the SINED program, please consult the SINED Program Guidelines.

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