Loans and cash advances
Examine these loans and other 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.
- BDC Small Business Loan — for existing business
Get a loan of up to $50,000 within 2 to 5 business days. There are no fees or hassles and the entire process is online.
- BDC Technology financing — Information and communications technology loan
Find out how you could get a loan to help buy or upgrade information and communications technology for your business.
- BDC transition financing
If you are retiring or selling your business, you could get a loan to help with the costs of the transition.
- 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.
- 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.
- Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
As a woman in Alberta, you can take advantage of this network and its tools to gain business skills and help your business succeed.
- 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 Capital
Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of your business' growth.
- BDC Xpansion Loan
Get financing to help you explore new domestic or foreign market opportunities.
- BDC business loans
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.
- 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 this loan guarantee could help you 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.
- 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 — loans and lending options
You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation.
- 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 could 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.
- Futurpreneur Canada Newcomer Program
If you are between the ages of 18 and 39 and have lived in Canada for less than 60 months you can apply for financing to start a business.
- Futurpreneur Canada 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.
- 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 Canada
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.
- Securitization — 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund
As a young entrepreneur with a social or environmental goal, you may be eligible for loans of up to $25,000 to start or grow a business.
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