Canada lends financial support to Quebec food companies
By Food in Canada staffBusiness Operations Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions COVID19 Editor pick Quebec
The federal government is offering financial support to a few food businesses in Quebec.
The government today announced $225,500 in financial support for Les Aliments St-Germain, Inc, Montérégie, Que., that specializes in the processing, distribution and sale of roasted nut products and the sale of confectionery items.
This repayable contribution will enable the family-run business to acquire and install an automated packaging system, a high-precision electronic scale and mixing and cooling tables, as well as refit production areas. The project will lead to the creation and maintenance of two jobs.
Additionally, Bleuet Nordic (Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean), a business specializing in the secondary processing of wild blueberries, is receiving a repayable contribution of $666,400. This support from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) will enable the business to expand its factory, acquire new processing equipment and conduct a study on enhancing the performance of its dryer.
La Maison du Bleuet, a business offering products made from organic wild blueberries, is also receiving a repayable contribution of $359,000. CED’s support will enable the business to acquire and fit out a building and purchase production equipment, and will lead to the creation of six jobs.
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