Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Canada Small Business Financing Program

January 2015

Daniel Seens
Research and Analysis Directorate,
Small Business Branch
Industry Canada


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© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada,
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Cat. No. Iu188-119/2015E-PDF
ISBN 978-1-100-25278-0

Aussi offert en français sous le titre Analyse coûts-avantages du Programme de financement des petites entreprises du Canada, janvier 2015.


This study measures the cost of resources devoted to administering the Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP), as well as the direct and indirect economic benefits that result from the program. The report calculates program net benefits/costs and performs a sensitivity analysis to determine the lower and upper bounds of these benefits/costs, which might not otherwise accrue to the economy in the absence of the program.


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