Find a loan for your small business

This is a loan program in collaboration with financial institutions. If you are looking for other government financial incentives including grants or general information for small businesses, please access the Canada Business Network.

What can loans be used for under this program?

To finance the cost of:

  • purchasing or improving land and buildings used for commercial purposes
  • purchasing new or existing renovations to premises occupied by the business as a tenant
  • purchasing or improving new or used equipment (including commercial vehicles)

What are the maximum loan amounts?

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Who is eligible?

Small businesses or start-ups operating for profit in Canada, with gross annual revenues of $5 million or less.

Not eligible under this program are farming businesses (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has a similar program for the farming industry — for information, visit www.agr.gc.ca), not-for-profit organizations, or charitable and religious organizations.

For more information, visit the business eligibility section of our guidelines.


How do I apply?

Present your business plan directly to a chartered bank, credit union or caisse populaire. Your financial institution is responsible for making the decision to approve your loan.

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Want to know more about the program? Register today for our next webinar!


To access all documents, please visit our Documentation Centre.

Canada Small Business Financing Act

If you require a previous version of the Annual Report, please contact us.


To access all documents, please visit our Documentation Centre.

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