Loans and cash advances
Examine various borrowing possibilities for your new or existing business.
- Loan guarantees
Having trouble securing a loan for your business? A government-backed loan guarantee could help you attract creditors.
- CYBF Expansion Program
You could get $10,000 to grow your business if you received a Start-Up loan from the Canada Youth Business Foundation within the last three to five years.
- CYBF Newcomer Program
If you are a recent immigrant to Canada and are between the ages of 18 and 39 years old, you can apply for money to start a business.
- CYBF Start-Up Program
Are you between 18 and 39 years old? If you are a Canadian resident with a good business idea, you could get $15,000 or more to start or run a business full-time.
- ATB Financial
If you are looking for money to help you start or operate your small business in Alberta, you may be eligible for financing opportunities.
- Advance Payments Program
You can apply for a cash advance of up to $400,000 for your agricultural business.
- AgriProcessing Initiative
If you are a Canadian processor of agricultural products, you could receive money for new machinery to help you update your manufacturing processes.
- Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Lending
Access loans and services to start or grow farm, agribusiness or other small business.
- Alberta Indian Investment Corporation
If you are an Aboriginal entrepreneur seeking financing and business support, learn about loans, equity investments and services available to you.
- Apeetogosan (Métis) Development Inc.
Are you an established or budding entrepreneur seeking financing and business support services? If so, learn about direct business financing, equity investments, and business services.
- BDC Buying a business
Find out how you may get financing to buy an existing business.
- BDC Market Xpansion Loan
Get financing to help you explore new domestic or foreign market opportunities.
- BDC financing
You could get money to help you start or grow your business.
- BDC growth capital for aboriginal business
Find out how you could get money to help start or grow your Aboriginal business.
- BDC subordinate financing
Do you own a successful business, but lack the collateral to get a conventional loan? Discover an alternative way to finance your business growth.
- Canada Media Fund
If you are involved in the Canadian television or digital media industries, you may be eligible for funding.
- Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program
Find out how you could use this loan guarantee program to secure credit for your farming business.
- Community Futures Alberta — Small Business Loans
You could get a loan to start or grow a business if you live in rural Alberta.
- Community Futures Treaty Seven – Business development
Are you an Aboriginal entrepreneur wishing to start or grow your business? You may be eligible for a business loan.
- Energy Loan
Find financing to help your agricultural or agri-business produce its own renewable energy.
- Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program
If you are an entrepreneur with a disability and you live in Western Canada, you could get help to start or grow a business.
- FACTOR funding for the recording industry
If you have a recording business or if you are a song-writer, composer or musician and record in English, you could get money for certain activities.
- Farm Credit Canada Products and Services
You could access capital for your farming or agri-business operation.
- Financing Support for Inbound Foreign Direct Investment
Selling your business to a foreign investor? Consider pointing them to this financing solution.
- Financing for an equipment purchase
Learn how to get financing to buy new or used equipment or commercial vehicles for your business.
- Financing for land and building purchase
Find out how to get financing to buy land or commercial buildings or to build or expand your existing commercial facilities.
- Financing for working capital
Find out how you may get a loan to grow your business.
- Foreign Buyer Financing
If you export capital goods or services, your foreign buyer could benefit from EDC's financing solutions for terms ranging from 2 to 5 years.
- Funding Platform for Independent Lenders
Your small to medium-sized financing or lease company could access expanded financing options to provide vehicle and equipment loan or lease contracts.
- Indian Business Corporation services
If you are a First Nations person looking for financing for a new or existing business, learn about loans and business services available to you.
- NORTHSTAR Trade Finance Inc.
Your foreign customer could get financing to purchase your products and services.
- NextGen Biofuels Fund
Find out if you are eligible for funding to develop a biofuel production facility in Canada.
- NextStep to Success
You could access loans of up to $150,000 if you are an Aboriginal woman in Alberta who owns a business or who would like to start one.
- Settlement Investment Corporation
As a Métis business owner, you could get support with direct business loans and services such as business plan development and training.
- Supplier Financing
If you have accepted a promissory note from a foreign buyer, consider selling it to free up your cash flow.
- Technology financing — Information and communications technology loan
Do you need financing for your technology projects? Find out how you could get a loan to pay for information and communications technology for your business.
- The Prince's Operation Entrepreneur
If you are a transitioning Canadian Forces member looking to establish a small business, this program could be for you.
- Transition financing
If you are retiring or ready to sell your business, you could get money for succession planning.
- Women's Enterprise Initiative Loan Program
If you are a woman living in Western Canada, you could get a loan to start, grow or buy a business.
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