B.C. Lean for Food Processors Program

By mmuise

The B.C. Lean for Food Processors Program supports specialized business skill development to enable processors to make more informed decisions, optimize operating procedures, improve production capacity, labour productivity and strengthen their business. Lean is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of local food and beverage processing firms in the sector.

Comments on Funding:

The Ministry will provide successful applicants up to $7,000 for services from a Qualified Business Consultant. Successful applicants are required to pay $1,500 upfront to the Qualified Business Consultant.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.
    Applicants must
  • be food processors;
  • be processing food, beverage or agricultural products which are processed and packaged with 51% or more of the direct cost of producing the product in its final form (i.e. the sum of raw materials, direct labour, variable processing, and packaging) originating in B.C.
  • have reported total annual gross revenues greater than $50,000/year in the previous year to Canada Revenue Agency;
  • have a head office or be registered to do business in B.C.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

Applications for the 2023 intake were open July 14th and have been extended to October 6, 2023 at 5:00pm.

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