The Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) is Now Open


Program Overview

The Ontario Automotive Modernization Program is a partnership with small- and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers in Ontario. The goal is to help modernize Ontario’s automotive supply chain and make it more competitive.

O-AMP provides support to projects that fall under one or both of the following categories:

  • Technology Adoption – for example, using advanced manufacturing hardware, software and/or training to improve processes and competitiveness. This might include using logistical systems and investing in production hardware or software that digitize production tracking.
  • Lean Manufacturing – for example, improving operational efficiency and competitiveness by using lean manufacturing techniques or hiring the services of a mentor/consultant to help with lean implementation.


Your business could get up to $100,000 to help cover up to 50% of eligible project costs.

As a successful applicant, you are required to contribute at least 50% of remaining project costs through:

  • Your own business resources.
  • Private or bank financing.


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for O-AMP, you must be a small or medium-sized Ontario-based business in the automotive supply chain. Specifically, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be a for-profit business (with a business number)
  • Employ less than 500 employees globally
  • Generate less than $1 billion in global revenues
  • Have at least two years of financial statements
  • At least 50% of the company’s total sales revenue comes from the auto supply sector

Larger companies (i.e. those with more than 500 employees) must partner with at least one Ontario-based small or medium-sized business to be eligible.

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