B.C. Lean for Food Processors Program

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.

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.  

Application intake is now closed. Next intake is expected in June 2019.

Eligible Activities

  • Research and Development
  • Inventory Management
  • Quality Assurance Procedure
  • Analysis of Production Process
  • Marketing Activities
  • Staff Training
  • Food Safety Protocols
  • Re-tooling Procedures

Eligible Applicants

  • Food processor processing food, beverage or agricultural products which are processed and packaged in B.C. 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.

Processors must have reported total annual gross revenues greater than $30,000/year in the previous year to Canada Revenue Agency. Applicants must also have a head office or be registered to do business in B.C.

Application Instructions

Applications for this program are now closed.


Next application intake expected: June 2019