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Saskatchewan LEAN Improvements in Manufacturing (SLIM) Program

The Saskatchewan LEAN Improvements in Manufacturing (SLIM) Program supports businesses involved in the value-added processing of crops and livestock into food, feed or bio-products. The goal is to help these businesses adopt best practices, new technologies and state-of-the-art processes that improve productivity and efficiency.


1. Guidance

Eligible activities include:

  • LEAN Gap Analysis - provides funding to help applicants determine ways to enhance productivity and/or implement LEAN manufacturing.
  • Infrastructure Project - funding helps with activities that significantly impact productivity and represent progressive development from current processes (such as process automation, process improvement and technology adoption).
Funding: 50 per cent reimbursement, to a maximum of $500,000.

Refer to the Saskatchewan LEAN Improvements in Manufacturing Guidelines


2. Eligibility

Businesses involved in the value-added processing of crops and livestock into food, feed or bio-products are eligible to apply.

Proponents must be spending a minimum of $200,000 on eligible activities.


3. How To Apply

The deadline to apply for SLIM funding was May 15, 2017


4. Apply

Proponents must contact a program administrator to discuss their projects and obtain pre-approval and application forms. 

Program administrator - Robert Brodner - 306-787-0632 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and proponents will be notified of decisions on an ongoing basis.

  • The final deadline for pre-approval activities was  May 15, 2017
  • The deadline for completion of all eligible pre-approval projects is the earlier of the contract date or February 1, 2018.

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