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Futurpreneur Canada Start-Up Program

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Loan for young entrepreneurs

Get a loan of up to $45,000 to get your start-up off the ground.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum amount: $15,000 from Futurpreneur + $30,000 from BDC (if needed)

Application fee: $50

Interest rates

Futurpreneur: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) prime rate + 4%

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC): Floating base rate + 5%

How it works

  1. Register for the Start-up Program.
  2. Share a draft business plan and cash flow (Futurpreneur can help if you don't have one!)
  3. They'll check your credit score and make sure you're eligible.
  4. You'll need to submit supporting documents, including a final, complete business plan and cash flow.
  5. They'll review your application.
  6. If successful, you'll be assigned a mentor and get an orientation.
  7. You get the money.
  8. Provide updates as needed and continue working with your mentor.
  9. Make interest-only payments for the first year and repay the principal in equal monthly instalments together with interest, over the remaining 4 years.

Futurpreneur Canada

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(Available in French only)

BDC Xpansion Loan

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Business expansion loan

Loans of over $100,000 to help you realize projects that are key to your growth and success, without putting your cash flow at risk.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum amount: $750,000

Use this loan to

Expand your market (domestically or abroad)

Invest in technology

Launch a new marketing campaign

Develop new products

Protect or license intellectual property

Hire and train additional employees

Obtain a certification and more

How it works

  1. Contact BDC online or by phone.
  2. A BDC representative will get in touch with you to set up a meeting and review your project.
  3. Depending on the project, documents will have to be provided to BDC to process your application.
  4. Your application will be processed. The loan will be approved or denied.
  5. Your repayment period could be up to 6 years.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Canada Small Business Financing Program

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Loan guarantee for capital purchases

Access funds for land, buildings, leasehold improvements and purchases of new or used equipment.

Status is green

Status

Contact your lender

Funding

Maximum amount: $1 million

Registration fee: 2% of the loan (can be rolled into loan)

You

Maximum annual revenues of $10 million

How it works

  1. Find a participating bank or lender
  2. Book an appointment to talk about the Canada Small Business Financing Program
  3. Present your business plan
  4. Your financial institution will decide:
    • if you get the loan
    • repayment terms, including early repayment penalties
    • when you get the money
    • any additional fees
    • the interest rate (variable rate: maximum is prime +3%; fixed rate, maximum is the lender's single family residential mortgage rate +3%.)

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

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Loans for entrepreneurs with disabilities in Western Canada
Loans for entrepreneurs with disabilities in Western Canada who are unable to obtain funding from traditional sources.

Government of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada

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(Available in French only)

Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation

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Loan for innovation
Interest-bearing loans of $150,000 to $500,000 for late-stage commercialization, new product or service development, new applications or markets, development or implementation of new processes or technologies.

Community Futures Development Corporation (Eastern Ontario)

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(Available in French only)

FACTOR funding for the sound recording industry

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Financial support for the sound-recording industry
Get a grant, loan (or hybrid) of up to $200,000 for a variety of business activities in the Canadian sound-recording industry.

Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings

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(Available in French only)

Women's Enterprise Centre — Small Business Loans

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Loans for British Columbia women entrepreneurs
Loans of up to $150,000 for market-ready start-ups, expansion projects and business purchases, with flexible repayment options and terms up to five years and competitive interest rates.

Women's Enterprise Centre

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(Available in French only)

Loan Programs

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Loans for companies owned or controlled by Métis in Saskatchewan
Get a variety of loans, up to $500,000, starting at an interest rate of 7.5%, for projects owned or controlled by Métis.

SaskMétis Economic Development Corporation

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(Available in French only)

NBIF Startup Investment Fund

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Seed capital for new products, services and technologies in New Brunswick
Existing companies may access up to $100,000 in funding for a new or improved product, service or technology that meets an unmet market need.

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

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(Available in French only)

Atuqtuarvik Corporation Financing

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Loans and equity investments for Nunavut start-ups and expansion
Funding for commercially viable business start-up, expansion or acquisition projects in Nunavut for which companies have exhausted other financing sources.

Government of Nunavut, Atuqtuarvik Corporation

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(Available in French only)

ATB Financial

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Business borrowing in Alberta
Loans, credit cards and other types of financing for Alberta businesses for a variety of business needs.

Government of Alberta, ATB Financial

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(Available in French only)

MicroEntreprendre

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Microcredit for Quebec entrepreneurs
Quebec entrepreneurs who are unable to obtain financing elsewhere can apply for loans of $500 to $50,000.

MicroEntreprendre

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(Available in French only)

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute Programs

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16-week entrepreneurship program in Toronto

Formal certification and access to exclusive finance networks, with a chance to pitch your idea and receive up to $500,000 in seed funding after graduation, as well as access to mentors and resources.

Status is red

Status

Not accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $500,000

You

Founder or co-founder of an early-stage, for-profit company with an innovative idea
Commute to or reside in Toronto for the program
Communicate in English at an intermediate level

How it works

  1. Apply online.
  2. Your application will be evaluated by industry experts and partners. York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) accepts 15 entrepreneurs per cohort, twice a year.
  3. You'll find out if you've been accepted within one month of the application deadline.
  4. If accepted, you'll take part in a free, intensive, 16-week program, including formal academic lectures by Schulich Executive Education Centre instructors, workshop-based training in entrepreneurship and mentorship by key industry leaders.
  5. Graduate and receive formal institutional certification from the Schulich School of Business (York University) and YEDI.
  6. You'll be invited to pitch your professionally developed business plan at the Venture Fair for the opportunity to receive up to $500,000 in funding from YEDI's own venture capital fund.

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute

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(Available in French only)

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan—Financing

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Loans for Saskatchewan women entrepreneurs
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to help finance up to 80% of your business project.

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan

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(Available in French only)

Jobs and Prosperity Fund — New Economy Stream

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Funding for innovation, growth and productivity in Ontario
Grants and loans that can help you build research and development capacity, improve productivity, boost competitiveness and gain access to global markets.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Northern Business Opportunity Program — Business Expansion Projects

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Grants and loans for Northern Ontario business expansion

Existing businesses in Ontario can get up to $1 million, $400,000 in grants and $600,000 in loans, to expand or improve operations in Northern Ontario.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $1 million

Stacking

Maximum investment by this program: 50% of eligible costs

Maximum total investment by all government programs: 50% of eligible costs

Your project

Capital construction
Leasehold improvements
New or used equipment
Training costs incurred with third parties
Land servicing costs
Information and communications technology investments including, but not limited to, software
Other business activities that will result in an economic development advantage for Northern Ontario

How it works

  1. Read the program overview.
  2. Contact the Regional Economic Development Branch closest to you. They can connect you with an advisor who can help you develop your application. 
  3. Create an account to complete and submit your application. You'll need to provide details such as the number of jobs you expect to create, expected outcomes and detailed project costs. 
  4. Your application will be assessed against the program objectives. You'll hear back in 2 to 4 weeks. 
  5. You may be invited to submit a much more detailed stage 2 application, which would include documents such as a business plan and financials to be evaluated by an external third party due diligence service provider.
  6. Your application would then be considered by a sub-committee and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) Board.
  7. If successful, you'll sign a legal agreement that will outline your responsibilities. Your funding could take the following forms:
    • conditional grant only to a maximum of 20% of total eligible costs OR $400,000, whichever is less
    • conditional grant to a maximum of 20% of total eligible costs OR $400,000, whichever is less, plus a repayable loan to a maximum of 30% of total eligible costs OR $600,000, whichever is less
    • repayable loan only to a maximum of 50% of total eligible costs OR $1,000,000, whichever is less
  8. NOHFC reimburses your funding based upon costs incurred, so be prepared to have bridge financing in place.
  9. Fulfil any reporting obligations.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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(Available in French only)

BDC Women in Technology Fund

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Venture capital for early stage technology companies with women executives
Venture capital funding technology companies with women executives raising a minimum of $1 million in equity at the seed stage and up to $10 million at the growth stage.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Farm Credit Canada Credit Lines

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Credit line for agricultural producers
Flexible lines of credit for working capital, operating expenses and purchases of land and equipment.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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(Available in French only)

BDC Buying a Business Custom Financing

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Custom financing to buy an existing business
Get mezzanine or cash flow financing of $250,000 to $35 million to acquire an existing business.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan

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Loan for Indigenous entrepreneurs
Purchase assets, start exporting, pay start-up or franchise fees and replenish working capital with a $250,000 loan for existing businesses or $150,000 for start-ups.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Loans

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Loans for Alberta women entrepreneurs
Loans of $30,000 to $150,000 for market-ready start-ups, business expansion and business purchases.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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(Available in French only)

Ontario Catapult Microloan Fund for Social Enterprises (revenue-generating)

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Loans for social enterprise growth in Ontario
Help your social enterprise innovate and grow with loans of $5,000 to $25,000.

Centre for Social Innovation

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures British Columbia NextGen

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Start-up loan for young BC entrepreneurs
If you want to start a new business in rural British Columbia and you're a young entrepreneur aged 18 to 39, you can get a loan of up to $150,000.

Community Futures British Columbia

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(Available in French only)

PME MTL Fund – Solidarity Fund

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Loans for new Quebec businesses
Get a low interest rate loan of up to $300,000 and resources to start your business.

PME MTL

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(Available in French only)

BDC Working Capital Term Loan

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Working capital loan
Get a loan to complement your line of credit in order to boost inventory and take advantage of supplier discounts.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

New Canadian entrepreneur

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Loan and advice for immigrant entrepreneurs
Recent immigrants who arrived in Canada within the past 3 years can get up to $50,000 to start their own company.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Food and Beverage Growth Fund

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Funding for food and beverage sector growth in Ontario
Grants and loans for strategic investments in the food and beverage processing, and bioproduct sectors, including creating and retaining jobs, strengthening supply chains, enhancing innovation and productivity, and increasing access to domestic and foreign markets.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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(Available in French only)

BDC Commercial Real Estate Financing

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Loan to purchase real estate or expand facilities
Get a long-term loan with terms of up to 25 years to purchase land or buildings, construct or expand premises, or replenish working capital depleted by real estate costs.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Business Investment Program—Equity Investment

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Equity funding for business improvement in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get equity funding of up to $1 million to increase your productivity, take advantage of export potential and improve your competitiveness.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures British Columbia BizBuyout

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Loan to buy a business in rural BC
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to buy a business in rural British Columbia.

Community Futures British Columbia

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(Available in French only)

Jobs and Prosperity Fund — Forestry Growth Fund

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Funding for forestry sector growth in Ontario
Grants and loans for strategic investments by manufacturers and processors of wood products across Ontario, including improving productivity and innovation, enhancing competitiveness, supporting new market access, and strengthening supply chains and regional economies.

Government of Ontario, Service Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Market Readiness

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Equity for early-stage commercialization in Ontario
Capital investments of up to $125,000 at the customer-creation stage and up to $250,000 at the company-building stage to support the development of innovations that give companies a competitive advantage.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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(Available in French only)

Investment Attraction Fund

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Newfoundland and Labrador Investment Attraction Fund
Get a loan to cover infrastructure, human resources and other costs to support economic growth in the province.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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(Available in French only)

BioMed Propulsion Program

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Equity loan for biotechnology and medical technology in Quebec
Financial assistance of $500,000 to $10 million for research and development (R&D), product development and commercialization in human or animal health biotechnology and medical technology.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures British Columbia GlobalReach

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Loan to start exporting from rural BC
Loans of up to $150,000 for rural British Columbia businesses to expand into global markets.

Community Futures British Columbia

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Community Futures British Columbia Opportunity

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Loan to seize an opportunity for rural BC businesses
Take advantage of an opportunity and enhance your existing rural British Columbia business with a loan of up to $150,000.

Community Futures British Columbia

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Community Futures Manitoba — Business Loans

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Loans for new and expanding businesses in rural Manitoba
Loans of up to $150,000 to start or grow your business in rural Manitoba (terms vary by location).

Government of Manitoba, Community Futures Manitoba

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(Available in French only)

Venture Investments

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Venture capital for Northwest Territories entrepreneurs
Find out about venture capital investment options for your business.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Accel-Rx

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Support for medical innovators
Get capital and other support through the seed stage of development to prepare for successfully raising venture capital funding.

Accel-Rx

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(Available in French only)

BDC Buying a Business Loan

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Loan to buy an existing business
Get an asset-based loan to acquire an existing business or a competitor or supplier's business.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Export Development Canada (EDC) - Buyer financing

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Flexible financing for your international buyers
This loan guarantee could help you win more contracts by providing flexible financing to your international customers for transactions under $10 million.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

Young Farmers

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Loans for young farmers
Loans for agricultural producers under age 40 to start a farm or take it to the next level.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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(Available in French only)

Alberta Indian Investment Corporation

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Alberta First Nations entrepreneurs loans
Loans to start or expand a business or to increase working capital.

Alberta Indian Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Clarence Campeau Development Fund

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Financing for Saskatchewan Métis entrepreneurs
Grants, loans and equity investments for Métis people, from $10,000 to $1,000,000, to stimulate entrepreneurship and economic development activities.

Clarence Campeau Development Fund

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(Available in French only)

Term Loans — General Term Loans

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Term loans for Northwest Territories businesses
Variety of fixed and variable interest rate term loans available to businesses that are unable to secure financing elsewhere.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Créativité Québec

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Loans for innovation projects in Quebec
Flexible term loans or loan guarantees from $50,000 to $5 million for technological innovation with commercial potential in manufacturing or high-value added services (for example, information technology (IT), communications, environmental services, creative and industrial design services and more).

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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(Available in French only)

BDC Wholesale Financing

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Capital to fund your customers
Indirect and syndicated financing to allow you to provide loans, leases and other financing to your customers.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Business Investment Program—Term Loan

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Loan for business improvement in Newfoundland and Labrador
Get a term loan of up to $500,000 per fiscal year, at a 3% interest rate, for increasing productivity, taking advantage of export potential and improving your competitiveness.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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(Available in French only)

Export Development Canada (EDC) - Structured and Project Finance

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Financing for large-scale international infrastructure projects
Funding is available to businesses with revenues of over $50 million, with operations outside of Canada, to execute a large-scale global project with clear economic benefits to Canada.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

Aboriginal Economic Development Fund — Economic Diversification Grants Program

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Financial support for Ontario Aboriginal business and Indigenous communities and organizations
Grants of up to $250,000 for projects that contribute to economic diversification, employment, training and business opportunities.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

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(Available in French only)

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Lending (AFSC)

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Loans for Alberta farmers and other agribusinesses
Agricultural producers and food processors can get loans of up to $5 million to start, develop and grow their farming operations, develop products, cover working capital requirements and other needs.

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)

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(Available in French only)

Livestock Financing

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Financing to purchase livestock
Get credit at a livestock supplier to purchase cattle.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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(Available in French only)

Eastern Ontario Development Fund — Business Stream Loans

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Loans to grow or expand in eastern Ontario
Loans of up to $5 million for large investments that create more than 50 jobs in eastern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

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(Available in French only)

Aboriginal Economic Development Fund — Business and Community Fund

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Grants for Ontario Aboriginal businesses, Indigenous communities and organizations
Financial backing for economic capacity-building projects, community projects, and business support services.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

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(Available in French only)

BDC - Equipment Purchase financing

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Loans to purchase equipment

Get a loan to cover up to 125% of the purchase cost of new or used equipment for your business.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: No limit

Use this loan to

Buy production line machinery and equipment

Purchase specialized technology, such as lab equipment

Buy commercial vehicles and more

How it works

  1. Contact BDC online or by phone.
  2. A BDC representative will get in touch with you to set up a meeting and review your project.
  3. Depending on the project, documents will have to be provided to BDC to process your application.
  4. Your application will be processed. The loan will be approved or denied.
  5. Your repayment period could be up to 12 years.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Ontario Renovates

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Funds to repair rental properties
If you run a business that provides affordable rental properties, you may be eligible for financial assistance to repair deficiencies and increase accessibility.

Government of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Microlending for Women in Ontario Program

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Microloans for low-income women in Ontario
Microloans and supporting literacy training, entrepreneurial mentoring and skills development and life skills support.

Government of Ontario, Ontario Women's Directorate

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Program (Ontario)

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Loan to start or expand a business in rural Ontario
Loans of up to $150,000 to finance new or existing small businesses and social enterprises in rural Ontario.

Community Futures Ontario

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(Available in French only)

Femmessor — Conventional loan

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Loans for women-owned Quebec businesses
Loans from $20,000 to $150,000 to start or grow a Quebec business with a least one woman shareholder owning 25% and occupying a strategic leadership role.

Femmessor

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(Available in French only)

OCE Funding Programs

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Funding to commercialize innovation from Ontario research
Dozens of programs are available to help commercialize innovation originating in Ontario’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

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(Available in French only)

Economic Diversification Fund — Central Quebec and La Mauricie

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Financing for central Quebec business development
Contributions or loans for business development projects in central Quebec or the Mauricie.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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(Available in French only)

BDC Working Capital Custom Financing

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Customized working capital financing
Get mezzanine, cash-flow financing or quasi-equity financing to inject working capital into your growth projects.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Farm Equipment Financing

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Financing for agricultural equipment
Finance new or used equipment through hundreds of dealerships across Canada.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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(Available in French only)

Export Development Canada (EDC) - Working Capital Financing

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Working capital for exporters
Meet export market needs or invest in foreign markets with this working capital loan for Canadian exporters to increase operational capacity.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

BDC Start-up Financing

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Loan to start a business
Financing for new businesses in the start-up phase or first 12 months of sales for working capital, assets, marketing, start-up fees, consulting and franchise fees.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

BDC Small Business Loan

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Borrow up to $100K fast

Apply online for a business loan of up to $100,000 within two to five business days**.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

$10,000 to $100,000

Use this loan to

Buy equipment

Attend a tradeshow

Purchase extra software or hardware

Apply for intellectual property protection

How it works

  1. Apply online
  2. Provide all required information and get approved within 5 days.
  3. Your funds will be deposited into your account within 2 to 5 business days after approval**
  4. Repay your loan over 5 years.

**From the time all required information has been submitted

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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Investment Accelerator Fund

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Seed funding for early-stage tech in Ontario
If your company is close to commercialization in information technology (IT), health or clean tech—and your addressable market size is $100 million—this capital investment of $500,000 may be for you.

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

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BDC Technology Financing Information and Communications Technology Loan

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Loan to purchase or upgrade technology

Loans of over $100,000 to invest in information and communications technology such as hardware, software and related consulting services.

Status is green

Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum amount: No limit

Use this loan for

Hardware: servers, networks, telephone equipment, computers and accessories

Software: enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), human resources, supply chain, finance and accounting applications

Consulting services: IT planning, strategy, security, online sales, Internet marketing and social media

How it works

  1. Contact BDC online or by phone.
  2. A BDC representative will get in touch with you to set up a meeting and review your project.
  3. Depending on the project, documents will have to be provided to BDC to process your application.
  4. Your application will be processed. The loan will be approved or denied.
  5. Your repayment period could be up to 4 years.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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(Available in French only)

Project Financing

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Project financing for Quebec entrepreneurs
Loans, loan guarantees or capital investments of $50,000 and up for projects involving expansion, exporting, modernization, innovation, buildings and equipment, marketing and more.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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(Available in French only)

ATB BoostR

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Crowd sourcing for Alberta entrepreneurs
Raise money for your business on this crowd-sourcing platform and offer your investors rewards for investing in your idea.

Government of Alberta, ATB Financial

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(Available in French only)

PME MTL Fund – Young Entrepreneurs

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Funding for Quebec entrepreneurs
Get a 30% subsidy on a loan if you are under 35 starting a business in Montreal.

PME MTL

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(Available in French only)

Impact: More than a start-up loan

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Loans for young entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada
Get a low-interest loan of up to $20,000 to start, grow or improve a small business if you are a young entrepreneur between 18 and 34 years of age in St. John's, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton or Charlottetown.

Impact Atlantic Canada

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(Available in French only)

General Business Loans

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Financing business development in Two Rivers, Ontario
Loans provided by the Two Rivers Community Development Centre can be used to purchase businesses, buildings and equipment.

Two Rivers Community Development Centre

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(Available in French only)

Capital équitable

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Loans for importing fair trade products into Quebec
 Short-term loans of $5,000 to $25,000 for businesses importing fair trade products, in a start-up or growth phase, throughout the province.

Filaction

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(Available in French only)

Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program

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Loan guarantee for farmers
Get a loan of up to $500,000 to establish, improve and develop your farm—or up to $3 million for your co-operative to process, distribute and market agricultural goods.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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(Available in French only)

Youth Strategy Business Project—Quebec

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Start-up loan for young Quebec entrepreneurs
Young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 39 can get a loan of up to $25,000 to start a business.

Community Futures Development Corporations (Quebec)

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(Available in French only)

FONDS MOSAÏQUE

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Loans for entrepreneurs from cultural communities in Quebec
Start-ups and businesses under five years old owned by members of Quebec's cultural communities can access loans of $5,000 to $25,000, and in some cases up to $75,000.

Filaction

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(Available in French only)

Apeetogosan Loans

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Loans for Alberta Métis, Inuit or Non-Status Indigenous Entrepreneurs
Financing of up to $325,000 in support of a strong business plan.

Apeetogosan & Pinnacle Business Services

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(Available in French only)

Toronto Enterprise Fund - Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund

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Grant/loan hybrid for social enterprises
Get up to $30,000 in financial assistance (part grant, part loan) for early-stage, high-growth social enterprises in Toronto.

Toronto Enterprise Fund

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(Available in French only)

CBDC First-time Entrepreneur Loan

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Atlantic Canada start-up loan
Loans of up to $150,000 for first-time entrepreneurs in rural Atlantic Canada to start or buy a business.

Community Business Development Corporations

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FinDev Canada Financing and Investment

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Loans and investments for Canadian innovations that benefit developing countries
Direct loans, loan guarantees, structured project financing and investments are available for Canadian companies operating in developing countries that bring sustainable social and economic benefits to local communities.

Government of Canada, FinDev Canada

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(Available in French only)

TACC Conventional Loan

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Conventional business loans for Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Coast Salish
Aboriginal entrepreneurs in the Coast Salish Territory who want to start or grow businesses may be eligible for the Tale’awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation (TACC) Conventional Loan: up to $250,000 with a sliding scale interest rate and flexible amortization.

Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Commercial/Agriculture Loans

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Commercial and agricultural First Nations business loans in Saskatchewan
Capital loans, working capital and other financing for First Nations businesses where traditional financing is not available.

Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation Inc.

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(Available in French only)

Solunov

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Financing and coaching for innovative projects in Quebec
Get loans or equity investments, as well as business coaching, for innovative business projects of $1 million or more that involve improving a product or business process, adopting a new marketing strategy or implementing a new technology.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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(Available in French only)

Women's Enterprise Centre (Manitoba)—Loans

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Loans for Manitoba women entrepreneurs
Loans up to $150,000 for start-up, expansion and purchase of existing businesses.

Women's Enterprise Centre Manitoba

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(Available in French only)

Agribusiness and Agrifood Financing

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Financing for agribusiness and agrifood
Term lending, syndicated lending and inventory financing to help grow or improve your agrifood or agribusiness by investing in equipment, buying inventory and more.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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Equity Tax Credit

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Nova Scotia equity tax credit
A personal income tax credit designed to enable people to invest in small businesses, cooperatives and other eligible organizations.

Government of Nova Scotia, Finance and Treasury Board

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(Available in French only)

Micro-Loan Program

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Micro-loans for PEI entrepreneurs
Get up to $15,000 to meet your start-up or working capital needs with repayment terms up to 5 years.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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(Available in French only)

CBDC Community Development Fund

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Financial assistance for Atlantic Canadian non-profit associations
Loans of up to $225,000 and bridge financing are available for non-profit organizations involved in community development.

Community Business Development Corporations

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(Available in French only)

Small Business Assistance

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Loan for Prince Edward Island (PEI) businesses to acquire, expand, manage debt or build retail malls
Use this term loan to finance the acquisition of a business, expand, consolidate debt or construct a new mall.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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(Available in French only)

Financing of Refundable Tax Credits

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Tax credit advance loan in Quebec
If you're eligible for a refundable tax credit and need the funds to carry out your project right away, you can get a loan of up to 100% of the anticipated amount, starting at $50,000 for scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credits and at $20,000 for other tax credits.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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(Available in French only)

NBIF Venture Capital Fund

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Venture capital for high-risk, growth oriented New Brunswick companies
If you're on the verge of taking your product to market, you may be able to access $50,000 to $1,000,000 in venture capital (pre-revenue investments are capped at $250,000).

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

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(Available in French only)

BC Agri-food Futures Fund

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Money for British Columbia emerging agrifood sectors
Get funding for emerging agrifood projects such as small lot agriculture, agritourism and Aboriginal agriculture.

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

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(Available in French only)

Apeetogosan Grants

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Grant for Alberta Métis, Inuit or Non-Status Indigenous entrepreneurs
Get a grant of up to $99,999 to cover up to 30% of the costs of starting or expanding your business.

Apeetogosan & Pinnacle Business Services

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(Available in French only)

MASC Lending Programs and Loan Guarantees – Rural Entrepreneur

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Loans for Manitoba rural entrepreneurship
Get guarantees on 80% of a loan to a maximum of $200,000.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation

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(Available in French only)

EDC Post Bonds and Guarantees

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Guarantees for export sales
Bonds and guarantees that provide protection for your export sales without tying up your working capital.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

Metis-Dene Development Fund

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Financial support for businesses in the Northwest Territories including First Nations
Loan guarantees, working capital loans, lines of credit, term loans, and business advisory services.

Métis-Dene Development Fund

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Funding for sustainable agri-business

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Loans for Quebec agribusiness growth and innovation
Loans and support growth, innovation and development projects in Quebec agribusinesses.

Fondaction

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CBDC General Business Loan

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Rural Atlantic Canada business loan
Get a business loan of up to $150,000 to buy or expand a business, develop new markets or purchase equipment in rural Atlantic Canada.

Community Business Development Corporations

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(Available in French only)

New Entrant Fisheries Loan Program

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Direct loans for new entrants in the New Brunswick commercial fishing industry
Direct loans to help new entrants that have never owned a vessel-based commercial fishing licence.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures British Columbia BizAble

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Start-up loan for people with disabilities in rural BC
Loans of up to $150,000 for entrepreneurs with disabilities to start a new business in rural British Columbia.

Community Futures British Columbia

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Community Futures Treaty Seven — Lending Services

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Business loans for Treaty Seven Members (Alberta)
Loans of up to $25,000 to start or grow a business with a viable business plan.

Community Futures Treaty Seven

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Tourism Financing Assistance - Capital Loan

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Loans for Prince Edward Island (PEI) tourism businesses
Financial support to help tourism-related businesses across a range of activities, including acquisition, expansion, debt consolidation, and repairing restaurants, accommodations and equipment.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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BC Food & Beverage Processing Initiative

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Money for British Columbia food and beverage initiatives
Industry associations and business partnerships may be eligible for funding for marketing, feasibility planning and other activities to help the sector stay competitive.

Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Alberta BizAble

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Start-up loan for people with disabilities in rural Alberta
Loans of up to $150,000 for entrepreneurs with disabilities to start a new business in rural Alberta.

Community Futures Alberta

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Fonds afro-entrepreneurs – Loans to Afro-Québécois businesspeople

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Loans for Afro-Quebec entrepreneurs
Get up to $75,000 in loans for your start-up or existing business.

Filaction

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MASC Lending Programs and Loan Guarantees

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Loans for Manitoba agricultural producers
Get favourable terms and rates on loans for your business and/or production operation.

Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Fishing Licence Loan Program

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Loan to purchase fishing licence and gear in Nova Scotia
Loan to cover 90 to 95% (maximum 20-year term) of the cost of a licence or a licence and associated gear to help businesses enter or re-enter the industry, or to diversify into new species.

Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Community Futures British Columbia FranchiseRoute

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Loan to franchise your rural BC business
Expand your rural British Columbia business through franchising with a loan of up to $150,000.

Community Futures British Columbia

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Perennial Crop Establishment Loan Program

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Loans to establish a perennial crop in New Brunswick
Farms that want to establish a perennial crop may be eligible for this financial assistance provided by New Brunswick’s Agricultural Development Board.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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Livestock Incentive Loan Program

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Loan guarantee for New Brunswick livestock purchase
Get loans of up to $67,500 guaranteed when you're a farmer purchasing livestock.

Government of Manitoba, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

BDC Business Transition Custom Financing

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Customized financing to transfer a business
Get mezzanine or cash-flow financing of $250,000 to $35 million to help transfer a business.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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Advance Payments Program

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Cash advance for farmers
Get a cash advance of up to $400,000 (based on the value of your agricultural product) to purchase inputs, do product marketing or otherwise meet your immediate financial obligations.

Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Manufacturing and Processing Assistance - Operating Loan

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Loan to purchase inventory or for day-to-day operating costs in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Use this term loan to finance up to 100% of inventory purchases and day-to-day business operating costs.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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(Available in French only)

Northern Business Opportunity Program — New Investment Projects

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Considering expanding a Canadian business into Northern Ontario?
Financial assistance in the form of a conditional grant, term loan or a combination of both for businesses from outside of Ontario that expand into northern Ontario and create jobs.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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NADF Financing

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Loans for Northern Ontario Aboriginal business and economic development
Youth loans, term loans, bridge loans, leasing and microloans for Aboriginal businesses and other organizations in Northern Ontario.

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

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SME tourism fund

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Loans for Quebec tourism businesses
Get a loan of up to $250,000 for your for-profit or social economy business in the tourism sector to finance facilities and equipment or increase working capital.

Gouvernement du Québec, Tourisme Québec

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Development Capital — Equity financing

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Equity for large- scale projects in Quebec
Developmental capital of $2 million or more (20% to 30% of shares) to acquire a company in Quebec or abroad, for growth and productivity enhancements, and more.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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New Land Purchase Program

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New Brunswick agricultural land lease-to-own
If you need help to purchase agricultural land, this program may be for you: financing of up to 100% of enhanced land value if you agree to purchase the land at the end of the six years.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Manitoba — Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

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Loans and advice for rural Manitoba entrepreneurs with disabilities
Get one-on-one business consultation, business plan assistance and loans to help you start or grow your business in rural Manitoba.

Government of Manitoba, Community Futures Manitoba

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(Available in French only)

CBDC Clean Technology Initiative

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Loan for clean tech in rural Atlantic Canada
If you are a rural Atlantic Canadian entrepreneur with a clean-tech idea or want to implement clean technology or processes in your business, you can get a loan of up to $150,000.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

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Financing for Nova Scotia small business
Get loans, capital, or lines of credit of up to $500,000.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Cooperative Council

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Financing program for cultural businesses

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Financing for cultural businesses in Quebec
Loans, loan guarantees and capital investments for cultural businesses, as well as tax credit advances for film, books, sound productions and shows.

Gouvernement du Québec, Société de développement des entreprises culturelles

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Ag-West Bio Commercialization Fund

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Loans or equity for Saskatchewan bio product commercialization
Injection of $30,000 to $300,000 into early stage companies in the agricultural biotechnology, bioproducts, bioprocesses, natural health products and functional foods sectors.

Government of Saskatchewan, Ag-West Bio Inc.

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(Available in French only)

Development of Québec Intellectual Property in the Video Game Industry

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Venture capital for Quebec video game projects
Equity investment in Quebec multimedia companies developing new video games that have playable prototypes.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Social Enterprise Ontario — Loans

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Loans for francophone social enterprises in Ontario
Get a loan of up to $40,000 to start or expand a business with social or environmental objectives.

Social Enterprise Ontario

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TACC First Citizens Fund (FCF) Loan

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Loans with partial forgiveness for Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Coast Salish
Aboriginal entrepreneurs in the Coast Salish Territory who want to start or grow businesses may be eligible for the First Citizens Fund loan: up to $75,000 with a 40% forgiveness portion.

Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures British Columbia NewBiz

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Rural BC start-up loan
Loans of up to $150,000 to start a new business in rural British Columbia.

Community Futures British Columbia

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Environmental Solutions

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Financing for environmental farm upgrades
Get a pre-approved line of credit to make environmental upgrades to your farm.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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(Available in French only)

Fisheries Loans

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Direct loans to finance viable commercial fishing vessel projects in New Brunswick
Term loans at various rates to finance construction, purchase or repair of commercial fishing vessels, as well as replacement of motors and fishing equipment.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Student Entrepreneurship

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Interest-free loans to New Brunswick student operated businesses
Loans of up to $3,000 to help students start a business, with the option to be reimbursed a portion of the loan under certain conditions.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

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(Available in French only)

Kitikmeot Community Futures

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Loans and advice for Kitikmeot Region
Start-up loans, term loans, business counselling and business planning assistance for entrepreneurs.

Kitikmeot Community Futures Inc.

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(Available in French only)

Chantier de l'économie sociale Trust

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Loans for social economy real estate projects in Quebec
Get $50,000 to $1.5 million in trust loans for a term of 15 years.

Réseau d'investissement social du Québec (RISQ)

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Business Start Program

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Manitoba business start loan guarantee
Get loans of up to $30,000 guaranteed and take part in a three-day workshop to start your business.

Government of Manitoba, Department of Growth, Enterprise and Trade

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(Available in French only)

Fisheries Loan Guarantees

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Funding to purchase New Brunswick fishing licences or quotas
Get loan guarantees for the purchase of fishing licences or quotas.

Government of Manitoba, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Strategic Investments Program — Nunavut Economic Foundations Fund

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Funding for Nunavut economic development
Financial contributions to Nunavut organizations for events, professional development and training, and infrastructure that support economic development in strategic sectors.

Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development and Transportation

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(Available in French only)

Femmessor — Share capital

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Equity investment in women-owned Quebec businesses
Capital investment of $50,000 to $250,000 for growth or acquisition of a Quebec business when women entrepreneurs own at least 25% of the shares and occupy a leadership position in the firm.

Femmessor

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CBDC Kick$tart

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Loan for young entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador
If you're an entrepreneur under the age of 35 in Newfoundland and Labrador and you haven't been able to get funding from other sources, you can get a low-interest loan of up to $5,000.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Strategic Investments Program — Nunavut Business Investment Fund

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Funding for large business ventures in Nunavut
Financial contributions to increase project equity in strategic sectors of Nunavut's economy.

Government of Nunavut, Department of Economic Development and Transportation

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(Available in French only)

CBDC Innovation Loan

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Loan for technology improvements
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to increase your business productivity with the introduction of new technology.

Community Business Development Corporations

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(Available in French only)

Nicolet-Yamaska agri-food investment fund

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Loans for small farms or agrifood businesses in Nicolet-Yamaska
Up to $10,000 to cover 50% of the costs of start-up, expansion, acquisition and transformation projects in small farms and agrifood businesses.

Gouvernement du Québec, Service de développement économique de la MRC de Nicolet-Yamaska

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Community Futures Manitoba — Churchill Region Economic Development Fund

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Funding for Churchill economic development
Contributions for projects that focus on long-term, sustainable economic development and diversification of the economy in the Churchill region.

Government of Manitoba, Community Futures Manitoba

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(Available in French only)

Manufacturing and Processing Assistance - Capital Loan

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Loan to purchase or refurbish capital assets in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Access this term loan (with a term of up to 20 years and worth up to 80% of the market value or purchase price of capital assets, whichever is less) to refurbish capital assets or to restructure debt.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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Community Futures Alberta FranchiseRoute

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Loan to franchise your rural Alberta business
Expand your rural Alberta business through franchising with a loan of up to $150,000.

Community Futures Alberta

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FIJE Fund

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Loans for business in Yamaska, Quebec
If you are a woman, settler, or a new Canadian citizen, you may be eligible for a business loan of up to $50,000 at a rate of prime +3%.

Centre d'Aide aux Entreprises Haute-Yamaska et région

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Vessel Loan Program

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Loans for fishing vessels, engines and equipment in Nova Scotia
Term loan of up to 90% to purchase or build a fishing vessel, install engines, equipment, and/or electronics, or make technical modifications to a vessel.

Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture

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(Available in French only)

Innovative Manufacturer Financing

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Innovation and commercialization loan for Quebec manufacturers
Loans from $50,000 to $250,000 for Quebec manufacturers to start an innovation project or commercialize an innovative product.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Capital Intelligent Mtl

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Capital for Montréal innovators
Venture capital investment for Montréal start-ups or rapidly growing firms with innovative solutions to urban challenges.

PME MTL

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(Available in French only)

Community Enterprise Development Tax Credit Program

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Tax credit for Manitoba community enterprise development
Manitoba residents and corporations that invest $60,000 annually get 45% (or $27,000) income tax credit while approved enterprises receive a maximum of $3 million in repayable capital.

Government of Manitoba, Department of Agriculture

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(Available in French only)

Settlement Investment Corporation

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Developmental debt financing for the Métis in Alberta
Development lending and financial services in agriculture, heavy equipment and machinery, and other viable business opportunities for the Métis in Alberta.

Settlement Investment Corporation

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ESSOR — Forestry Business Component

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Loan guarantee for forestry equipment in Quebec
Guarantee on loan of up to $1 million to purchase high-performance forestry equipment for your harvesting, loading, transporting or silviculture business.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Alberta Opportunity

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Opportunity loan for rural Alberta businesses
Get a loan of up to $25,000 (sometimes more) to enhance an existing rural Alberta business by taking advantage of an opportunity.

Community Futures Alberta

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Farmland Financing Program — Up tp 450 Acres

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Loan to purchase farmland in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Term loan to finance up to 80% of the purchase price of a maximum of 450 acres of farmland with either interest-only payments or a fixed interest rate of 4%.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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Standby Letters of Credit

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Contract security and security of payment for Northwest Territories companies
If your business bids on contracts that require contract security or if your suppliers require security of payment, these standby letters of credit can provide the necessary assurance to third parties.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Alberta BizBoost

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Rural Alberta business improvement loan
Use this loan of up to $10,000 to make improvements to your rural Alberta business.

Community Futures Alberta

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Community Futures Alberta NextGen

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Start-up loan for young entrepreneurs in rural Alberta
If you want to start a new business in rural Alberta and you're a young entrepreneur aged 18 to 39, you can get a loan of up to $25,000.

Community Futures Alberta

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Export and cultural visibility support program

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Financing for Quebec cultural exports
Funding in varying amounts for activities relating to the export of Quebec cultural products, in the form of non-repayable or partially repayable grants.

Gouvernement du Québec, Société de développement des entreprises culturelles

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New Entrant Farmer Loan Program

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Loans for new entrants to New Brunswick’s agriculture sector
Loans up to 100% of the appraised value of security to a maximum of $750,000 to purchase a farm.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Program Northwest Territories

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Northwest Territories business loans and counselling
Get a loan or guarantee of up to $150,000 to start or expand a business, as well as business counselling services.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Industry, Tourism and Investment

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(Available in French only)

CBDC Chaleur Future Entrepreneur Loan

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Loan for young entrepreneurs in New Brunswick
If you are a prospective entrepreneur (19 years old or younger) in the Chaleur region of New Brunswick, you can get a loan of up to $1,500, with a possibility of being reimbursed 30% of the loan value.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Economic Diversification Fund — Les Sources RCM

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Financing for business development in MRC des Sources
Contributions or loans for business development projects in the MRC des Sources region of Quebec.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Economic Opportunity Fund

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Money for tourism-based businesses the Qikiqtani Region
Get up to $10,000 in grant funding for new equipment, safety gear, and marketing.

Kakivak Association

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(Available in French only)

Agriculture Direct Loans

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Loans for strategic agriculture projects in New Brunswick
Loans for projects that fit within the province's agricultural strategies with respect to land, jobs, export sales, markets and more.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Community Futures Alberta GlobalReach

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Loan to start exporting from rural Alberta
Get a loan of up to $150,000 for your rural Alberta business to expand into global markets.

Community Futures Alberta

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Black Business Initiative Financial support - Term Loan

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Term loans for black businesses in Nova Scotia
Loans of up to $25,000 for capital equipment acquisition, working capital, or short-term receivable financing.

Black Business Initiative

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Fisheries and fur programs

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Money and resources for fishing, sealing, and fur businesses in Nunavut
Businesses in these sectors may be eligible for subsidized marketing and training, and to have up to 50% of their freight costs covered.

Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment

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Term Loans — Seasonal Production Financing

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Seasonal production financing in the Northwest Territories
Loans of up to $25,000 to purchase supplies for artists, craft-makers or harvesters.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Loan Guarantees – Agriculture

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Loan guarantee in New Brunswick agriculture, aquaculture, or fishery
Get loan guarantees of up to 80% of a line of credit, for up to three years.

Government of Manitoba, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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(Available in French only)

Working Capital Guarantee

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Loan guarantee for Northwest Territories businesses
Get an irrevocable standby letter of credit to help you secure working capital financing from your bank.

Government of the Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

Eligible Business Corporation

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Tax credit for investment in BC small business
Individuals and corporate investors can get a tax refund of 30 % when they invest in a British Columbia small business that has registered as an Eligible Business Corporation.

Government of British Columbia, Employment, Business & Economic Development

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(Available in French only)

Export Development Canada (EDC) - Direct Lending

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Loan to gain a competitive edge in international markets
This secured loan is available to Canadian companies (or foreign affiliates) to help build an international presence.

Government of Canada, Export Development Canada

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(Available in French only)

PADAT: A Program Supporting the Development of Tourist Attractions

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Loans to develop Quebec tourist attractions
Loans or loan guarantees from $150,000 to $5 million covering up to 60% of project costs related to boosting the region's potential to attract tourists from other parts of Canada and abroad.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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(Available in French only)

Farmland Financing Program — Up to 150 Acres

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Loan to purchase farm land in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Term loan to finance up to 100% of the purchase of a maximum of 150 acres of farmland at a fixed interest rate of 4% over a five-year term.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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(Available in French only)

Aquaculture Capital Equity Program

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Newfoundland and Labrador commercial aquaculture funding
This program offers at least $250,000 for finfish operations and $100,000 for shellfish operations to match private sector cash investments.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Fisheries and Land Resources

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(Available in French only)

Term Loans — Winter/Summer Re-Supply Financing

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Seasonal inventory re-supply loan in the Northwest Territories
If your business is located in a community with no all-season road access, you can get a short-term loan to take advantage of the most cost-effective way to re-supply your inventory (by winter road or summer barge).

Government of the Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation

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(Available in French only)

First Citizens Fund — Business Loan Program

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Business loans for Indigenous entrepreneurs in British Columbia
Partnership loan program with four Aboriginal Capital Corporations located throughout British Columbia.

Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

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(Available in French only)

Farm Land and Buildings Financing

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Loan for farm land and buildings
Use this loan to help purchase new land or expand a farm operation by adding a new building.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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(Available in French only)

Solidarity Fund FTQ

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Investment backing in Quebec
Get equity or unsecured loans for business ventures over $2 million or regional projects of up to $3 million.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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(Available in French only)

Crop Inputs

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Financing for crop inputs
Get credit at a crop input retailer to purchase the inputs you need and pay after you sell your crops.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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Indian Business Corporation Services

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Loans for First Nations' businesses in Alberta
Loans for agriculture and live stock purchases, heavy equipment and machinery, and other viable business opportunities.

Indian Business Corporation

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Anges Québec Capital fund

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Angel investment for innovative Quebec companies
Investments of $5 million to $25 million for 2 to 6 years for innovative companies with high growth potential and a competitive advantage.

Anges Québec

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ESSOR

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Loans for fast growing Quebec companies
Loans of $100,000 or more for manufacturing innovation projects and $250,000 or more for creation of a new business or expansion/modernization of an existing business.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program

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Funding for northern Ontario infrastructure projects
Contributions or loans of up to $1 million to cover 50% of the costs of infrastructure projects in northern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

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Filaction — Business funding

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Financing for Quebec SMEs
Loans or capital investments of $50,000 to $500,000 for SMEs, in particular in social economy, culture and tourism sectors.

Filaction

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Innovexport Fund

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Seed funding for innovative Quebec start-ups
Equity investments of $50,000 to $1 million per round of funding for export-destined innovative products and services.

Fonds Innovexport

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Community Futures Saskatchewan — Loan products for small businesses

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Rural Saskatchewan business loans
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to start, expand or buy a business in a rural community.

Community Futures Saskatchewan

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Farm Transfer Transition Loans

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Farm transfer loan
Access loans to help the transition of a farm from seller to buyer, including for intergenerational farm transfers.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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Canada Media Fund

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Funding for Canadian TV and digital media
Financial support for the development of innovative and new Canadian content, including digital content, content representing minority groups and content destined for export markets.

Canada Media Fund

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Community Economic Development

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Funding for Northern Ontario community economic development
Contribution fund intended to support economic growth and development in Northern Ontario communities.

Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada — FedNor

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Tourism Financing Assistance - Operating Loan

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Loan to finance tourism operating costs in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Support to help tourist facilities cover operating costs during pre-season preparation.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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Community Futures Alberta BizBuyout

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Loan to buy a business in Rural Alberta
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to buy a business in rural Alberta.

Community Futures Alberta

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Southwestern Ontario Development Fund — Business Stream Loans

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Loans to grow or expand in southwestern Ontario
Access loans of up to $5 million for large investments that create more than 50 jobs in southwestern Ontario.

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

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Kakivak Association — Makigiaqvik Loans

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Loans for Inuit business in Nunavut’s Qikiqtani Region
Up to $50,000 in secured term loans to establish or expand a business, which can be combined with a grant.

Kakivak Association

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Futurpreneur Canada Newcomer Program

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Loan for young immigrant entrepreneurs

Get a loan of up to $15,000 to start a business in Canada, without an established credit history.

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Status

Accepting applications

Money

Maximum: $7500 from Futurpreneur + $7500 from BDC

Application fee: $50

Interest rates

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) prime rate + 4%

How it works

  1. Create an account and start your application.
  2. Share a draft business plan and cash flow (Futurpreneur can help if you don't have one!)
  3. They'll check your credit score and make sure you're eligible.
  4. You'll need to submit supporting documents, including a final business plan and cash flow.
  5. They'll review your application.
  6. If successful, you'll be assigned a mentor and get an orientation.
  7. You get the money.
  8. Provide updates as needed and continue working with your mentor.
  9. Make interest-only payments for the first year and repay the principal in equal monthly instalments together with interest, over the remaining 4 years.

Futurpreneur Canada

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Innovacorp — Investment

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Early stage investment for Nova Scotia innovators
Venture capital fund targeting emerging venture-grade technology companies with high growth potential and attractive risk-return prospects in Nova Scotia.

Innovacorp

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CBDC Social Enterprise Loan

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Loans for social enterprises in Atlantic Canada
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to start or improve a social enterprise in rural Atlantic Canada.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Impact Loan Program

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Impact loans for residents of London/Middlesex (Ontario)
Start-up and expansion loans for businesses unable to access traditional financing.

Goodwill Industries

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Community Futures Alberta TechBlazer

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Loan to invest in technology in rural Alberta
Invest in technology or develop new products and markets in rural Alberta with a loan of up to $150,000.

Community Futures Alberta

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Development Capital —Debt financing

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Loans for large-scale projects in Quebec
Debt financing up to $100 million to acquire a company in Quebec or abroad, for growth and productivity enhancements, and more.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Business succession

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Investment in Quebec businesses
Partner with Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) as a majority or minority interest holder to help ensure continuity for your business.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ

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Entrepreneur Loan Program

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Loan for PEI entrepreneurs
Get a loan of up to $100,000 with a maximum 7 year term for starting, improving or expanding a business.

Government of Prince Edward Island, Finance PEI

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Collective entrepreneurship

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Loans for co-op business projects in Quebec
Loans covering up to 100% of the costs for most co-operative and not-for-profit business projects, starting at $50,000.

Gouvernement du Québec, Investissement Québec

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Community Futures British Columbia TechBlazer

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Technology loan for rural BC businesses
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to invest in technology or develop new products and markets for your rural British Columbia business.

Community Futures British Columbia

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CBDC Micro-Loan Program

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Micro-loan for Nova Scotia entrepreneurs
Loans of $500 to $5,000 for Shelburne, Nova Scotia, entrepreneurs to fund a start-up or to get a boost in working capital.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Fondaction — Funding adapted to your needs

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Financing to meet needs of Quebec businesses
Loans or capital investments between $500,000 and $10 million to help you meet business goals with social or environmental benefits.

Fondaction

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Employee Share Ownership Plan

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Transfer ownership to employees in BC
Business owners in British Columbia can transfer ownership to their employees and the employees can get a 20% tax credit for their investment.

Government of British Columbia, Employment, Business & Economic Development

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BDC Business Transition Loan

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Business transition loan
Financing for the buyers of your business, so that you can get your equity out when selling or retiring.

Government of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada

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Culture and Communications Investment Fund

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Support for cultural enterprises in Quebec
Quasi-equity loans for performing arts, publishing, audiovisual, recording, radio, television, multimedia and digital companies.

Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications

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PME MTL Fund – Social Initiatives

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Subsidy for social initiatives in Montreal
Get up to $50,000 in subsidy and resources to start a social initiative.

PME MTL

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Nova Scotia Farm Loans

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Loans for Nova Scotia farm operations
A variety of lending products are available to help farmers start a business, purchase equipment, consolidate debt and meet other cash flow needs.

Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board

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Community Futures Alberta NewBiz

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Rural Alberta start-up loan
Get a loan of up to $150,000 to start a new business in rural Alberta.

Community Futures Alberta

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Yukon Venture Loan Guarantee Program

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Yukon business loan guarantee
Get a loan guarantee of up to $100,000 to start or grow a business.

Government of Yukon, Department of Economic Development

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Nunavut Business Credit Corporation

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Financial and business support for businesses in Nunavut
Loans for businesses with offices in Nunavut unable to secure financing from financial institutions.

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Business Credit Corporation

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Eastern Ontario Investing in Regional Diversification Pool (RDP)

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Loans for Eastern Ontario business start-up and expansion
Eastern Ontario entrepreneurs can apply for loans of up to $350,000 for new ventures, expansion and additional capital needs, in particular for innovation, green tech, clean tech, women entrepreneurs, and succession planning and ownership transition.

Community Futures Ontario East

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Agribusiness and Agrifood Young Entrepreneurs

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Agribusiness and agrifood loan
Loan for entrepreneurs under age 40 to launch a new business or take their operations to the next level.

Government of Canada, Farm Credit Canada

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Aquaculture Loan Program

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Loan for aquaculture businesses in Nova Scotia
Loans with varying interest rates and repayment terms to develop and sustain aquaculture for finfish, shellfish and seaplants.

Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Rise Asset Development – Event Lending

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Event loans for Ontario individuals with mental health or addiction challenges
Loans of up to $1,500 for event planning at a rate of prime + 2.5%, with an average term of 3 years, and repayment starting 30 days post loan disbursement.

Rise Asset Development

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CBDC Youth Loan

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Business loans for young Atlantic Canadians
If you're a young entrepreneur (aged 18 to 34) in Atlantic Canada, you could get a loan for up to $150,000 for start-up, fixed assets and working capital needs.

Community Business Development Corporations

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Forestry Financing

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Forestry investment in Quebec
Get low interest rate loans and assistance resources for forestry projects.

La Financière agricole

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Entrepreneurship@UBC Seed Fund

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Early stage risk capital for University of British Columbia (UBC) connected innovators
Risk capital for new and innovative start-ups founded by UBC students, alumni, faculty and staff.

University of British Columbia

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Rise Asset Development – Small Business Lending

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Business loans for individuals with mental health or addiction challenges in Ontario
Loans of up to $10,000 to launch or grow a business at a rate of prime + 2.5%, with an average term of three years, and repayment starting 30 days post loan disbursement.

Rise Asset Development

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Aboriginal Business Loans - General

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Loans for Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada
Get a loan of up to $250,000 to start, expand or improve an Aboriginal-owned business in Atlantic Canada.

Ulnooweg

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PME MTL Fund – New Community Businesses

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Money for community-based businesses in Montreal
Your new community-based venture may be eligible to receive up to $23,000 in loans and subsidies.

PME MTL

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Local investment fund

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Loans for rural entrepreneurs in Quebec
Loans and loan guarantees to start or expand a business, or purchase at least 25% of an existing business, in rural communities in Quebec.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation

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Aquaculture Loans and Loan Guarantees

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Loans for New Brunswick aquaculture production
Loans and loan guarantees designed to complement other sources of lending for aquaculture production and related services.

Government of New Brunswick, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

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Financial Support for Fishing Enterprises

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Loan guarantee for Quebec fishing enterprises
Get a loan guarantee to help cover the costs of commercial fishing boats, commercial fishing quotas and licences, boat components (electronic, mechanical and hydraulic) or debt consolidation.

Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec

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(Available in French only)

Venture Capital Corporation

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Tax credit for investment in BC venture capital
Individuals and corporate investors can get a tax refund of 30 % when they invest in a registered British Columbia Venture Capital Corporation.

Government of British Columbia, Employment, Business & Economic Development

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