Programs and Funding

The Town of Caledon has a number of programs and incentives to support your business success.

Whether you are starting a new business, expanding, planning a new development or renovation project, we can assist you in finding and accessing relevant resources to support your business needs.

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Business Support Program

One on one support for your business

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Grants and Funding

Grant and funding resources for business

Workforce support

Resources to support local employers to find, hire and maintain their workforce.

 Jobs Caledon (CCS)

Operated through Caledon Community Services, Jobs Caledon is the Employment Ontario office in Caledon offering our employers:

  • Access to Government hiring incentives
  • Job matching
  • Post a job - Online Job Bank
  • Host Company or participate in Multi-Employer Job Fairs
  • Business resources

Connect with Jobs Caledon for all your employment needs.

 Peel Halton Workforce Development Group

PHWDG provides expertise and local labour market information to improve coordinated planning of employment and training services and meet community needs.

Tools for employers include:

  • Workforce Hub – an interactive toolkit designed for job seekers, employers, employment services providers, educators as well as training and skills development practitioners to better understand Peel and Halton Regions labour market.

  • Experiential Learning – provides information regarding experiential learning, how to provide the best experiential learning experience, and connection to students.

  • Employer surveys – reports of the annual employer survey as it pertains to their workforce needs which investigates a range of parameters including expected retirement rates; training priorities and significance of newcomers to Canada as potential employees.

New to Canada - Settlement Services

Have employees that are new to Canada? Settlement Services are now available in Caledon. Free language classes, assistance to connect with resources, assisting family members find employment and more.

Settlement Services

Parking enforcement

Notice a vehicle parked on your commercial or industrial property that shouldn't be there? The Town has a Parking on Private Property By-law which allows commercial/industrial property owners to request authority for their own staff or our enforcement officers to ticket and/or have removed a vehicle parked on private property. Contact Regulatory Services to learn more and request the application.

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Commuting options

SmartTripsON

COMING SOON

SmartTripsON is more than just a carpool matching forum – it is a true travel options portal where users can instantly find information on various options to get from A to B.

Included in your search results will not only be carpool partner matches, but options for vanpools, bike, walking and transit buddy matching.

In addition to being able to explore your travel options, you will also be able to log trips and receive rewards. SmartTripsON also offers users the ability to find one-off single trip carpool matches or a regular carpool partner.

SmartTripsON’s sophisticated matching will find passengers close to a driver’s origin, destination and drive route, according to schedule and personal preferences. Passengers looking to join a carpool will see results based on proximity to origin, destination, travel route and personal preferences. Match results are shown in both tabular and in mapped form, based on two sorting algorithms: distance to you, and best matching your commute preferences. Users also have the ability to filter matches based on driving preference, male/female preference, distance from origin, route, or destination, or organization.

Payment transfer for carpool trips is facilitated directly through the system using suggested government mileage rates.

Frequently asked questions

 Caledon and Peel Transit
Transit is available in and around Caledon and the Peel Region. Check out Brampton TransitGO Transit and Metrolinx for rates and schedules. You can use Triplinx to plan your route.

Business organizations

Check out the following economic development organizations for additional resources, support and networking opportunities:

 Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) advocates and represents the interests of over 2,500 leading manufacturers from coast to coast to help their businesses grow. CME is run by manufacturers for manufacturers. Led by a national board of directors made up of senior leaders from a diverse group of Canadian manufacturers of all sizes, we have our finger on the pulse of the sector. CME has member-driven programs and services to help you work on your business. We partner with you to strengthen your competitive advantage by building your knowledge and capacity in key areas, like LEAN and productivity; trade and export; energy and environment; leadership development; safety and more. 

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

 Caledon Chamber of Commerce

 The Caledon Chamber of Commerce lists the following as benefits of membership:
  • Group insurance
  • Access to exclusive pricing and discounts at various local retailers
  • Opportunities for networking
  • Connection to events to take part in, volunteer at or sponsor
  • Business referrals
  • Assistance to start and grow your business
  • An organization with your best interests at heart, advocating on your behalf at the local, provincial and federal level

To learn more check out the Chamber's website: caledonchamberofcommerce.ca 

 Bolton BIA

If your business is located in the historic commercial core area of Bolton you are part of the Business Improvement Area (BIA).

To learn more check out the BIA's website at: downtownbolton.ca

 Partners in Project Green

Businesses join Partners in Project Green to realize bottom-line results

  • Reduce utility costs

  • Increase operational efficiency

  • Attract, retain & engage employees

  • Drive innovation & create new business opportunities

To learn more check out the Partners in Project Green website at: partnersinprojectgreen.com

 Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium - Ontario

Founded in the mid-1980's and incorporated in 1997, EMC facilitates events in more than 60 consortium regions, across more than 450 communities. Offering a broad range of hands-on programs and services, EMC is helping manufacturers to lower costs, access greater opportunities to compete for business and improve efficiencies in dealing with the day-to-day complexities of running a manufacturing operation. 

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium - Ontario

 Canadian Federation of Independent Business

CFIB provides a personalized connection to practical resources, including advice from dedicated business counsellors, important business news, and tools and templates to help you manage your business. We’re in every province, coast to coast. We advocate for you, the Canadian independent business owner, and fight for fairer taxes, laws and regulations that will promote your success. Stronger small businesses mean a stronger Canada.

Being part of CFIB also means more value. We leverage the size of our membership base to negotiate great rates on products and services that help you save time, money, and frustration.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

 Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre

The RIC team consists of more than 100 expert advisors, industry, academic, government partners. The team helps companies in Advanced Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Hardware & Software, Cleantech and Life Sciences to commercialize their products and get them to market faster.

RIC Centre is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, and other communities in Southern Ontario. RIC Centres’ focus is to be a dynamic catalyst for tech companies. We help our companies grow faster and stronger.

Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre

 Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)

OCI supports the commercialization of academic intellectual property (IP), industry-academic collaborations and the development and adoption of emerging technologies. This includes overseeing the execution of advanced technology platforms that will equip Ontario companies to compete in a competitive global digital economy. We also support and invest in early-stage projects where the probability of commercial success and investment return on innovation are substantial. 

Ontario Centre of Innovation

 Ontario Food Cluster

The Ontario Food Cluster works across the province to research locations that offer your business that most strategic fit.  At the Ontario Food Cluster, our job is to help you make the best decisions for the growth and prosperity of your business. 

The federal and provincial governments are active players in the province’s agri-food economy providing different supports to help grow the sector.  Financial assistance and incentive programs for food and beverage companies in Ontario come from a variety of different locations. Check out their website for more information.

Ontario Food Cluster