Labour Productivity Plans


Stream: Processor



For projects to conduct assessments and audits, and develop plans to measure improvements in labour productivity.

Who should apply?

See “To apply you must”.

To apply you must

Be a processor that manufactures products in a facility with fewer than 200 employees.

Eligible activities and expenditures

  • First-time assessment or audit by a qualified business advisor or a third-party consultant, including:
    • Productivity-costing models
    • Automation and technology acquisitions study
    • Productivity audit or assessment
    • Manufacturing and competitiveness audit
    • Operations and process audit
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Supply chain optimization planning
  • Reconfiguration planning related to production efficiencies
  • Labour resource planning

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • Ongoing audits or assessments that are part of standard business practice
  • Product verification audits or assessments
  • Travel and meal costs
  • In-kind contributions
  • Activities and expenditures as detailed here

Available cost-share

50 per cent, up to a maximum of $25,000

Required documentation

  • Quote or proposal from a third-party organization or consultant, detailing services to be provided, costs and outcomes

Merit assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed against the extent to which:

  • Application demonstrates the impact of the project to address current deficiencies and opportunities
  • Potential results of the assessment, audit or plan for:
    • Increased labour productivity
    • Increased production output
    • Reduced risk
    • Reduced downtime
    • Reduced waste
    • Technical skills development and improved performance of personnel
    • Competitive advantage for new and emerging markets
    • Job creation or retention
    • Increased sales or revenue
    • Increased profitability
  • Project helps address regional (e.g., northern), sector or community level needs
  • Resources, experience and skills necessary to oversee and carry out the project are identified
  • Project work plans are clearly defined and aligned to project goals

What's Next?

Is this project for you? Find out if you meet the program requirements
Program Requirements


For more information on upcoming application intakes, visit omafra.gov.on.ca

Edit date: November 27, 2019

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