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Increasing productivity

  • BDC Capital Bridge Financing Program 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    If you operate a high-growth company that has been specifically impacted by COVID-19, you could get matched financing of at least $500,000 in the form of a convertible note if you are already backed by a qualified venture capital firm and have raised at least $500,000 in external capital.

  • Fonds de solidarité FTQ 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    ​If your Quebec business is in a period of growth and profitability, you can use this fund to obtain personalized business solutions that meet your needs.

  • Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology (ICE) Venture Fund 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    ​Benefit from this funding if your business is in industrial, clean and energy technology sector and has a strong potential for productivity growth.

  • National Bank SME Growth Fund 

    ​National Bank
    ​Receive up to $15 million for the growth, transfer or purchase of your company.

  • Réseau des SADC et CAE (Network of CFDCs and CBDCs) 

    ​Réseau des SADC et CAE
    ​If you live in a rural region of Quebec, you could access business counseling, financing and training to start or grow your business.

  • Solunov 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    ​If you would like to implement an innovative solution into your business, you could benefit from coaching assistance as well as funding.

  • Vector 

    ​Zú
    Does your start-up operate in the creative and entertainment industry? Do you have an innovative idea that will drive your growth? The Vector program is designed for you.

Buy or lease a plant, machinery or property

Increase my working capital

  • BDC Capital 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of your business' growth.

  • Canada Media Fund 

    Canada Media Fund
    Financial support for the development of innovative and new Canadian content, including digital content, content representing minority groups and content destined for export markets.

  • Culture and Communications Investment Fund 

    Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications
    Quasi-equity loans for performing arts, publishing, audiovisual, recording, radio, television, multimedia and digital companies.

  • Financing program for cultural businesses 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Loans, loan guarantees and capital investments for cultural businesses, as well as tax credit advances for film, books, sound productions and shows.

  • National Bank SME Growth Fund 

    ​National Bank
    ​Receive up to $15 million for the growth, transfer or purchase of your company.

  • Réseau des SADC et CAE (Network of CFDCs and CBDCs) 

    ​Réseau des SADC et CAE
    ​If you live in a rural region of Quebec, you could access business counseling, financing and training to start or grow your business.

  • Vector 

    ​Zú
    Does your start-up operate in the creative and entertainment industry? Do you have an innovative idea that will drive your growth? The Vector program is designed for you.

Increase sales in Canada

  • BDC Capital 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of your business' growth.

  • Culture and Communications Investment Fund 

    Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications
    Quasi-equity loans for performing arts, publishing, audiovisual, recording, radio, television, multimedia and digital companies.

  • Fonds de solidarité FTQ 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    ​If your Quebec business is in a period of growth and profitability, you can use this fund to obtain personalized business solutions that meet your needs.

  • Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology (ICE) Venture Fund 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    ​Benefit from this funding if your business is in industrial, clean and energy technology sector and has a strong potential for productivity growth.

  • National Bank SME Growth Fund 

    ​National Bank
    ​Receive up to $15 million for the growth, transfer or purchase of your company.

  • Réseau des SADC et CAE (Network of CFDCs and CBDCs) 

    ​Réseau des SADC et CAE
    ​If you live in a rural region of Quebec, you could access business counseling, financing and training to start or grow your business.

Commercialization

Start or buy a business

Hire or train employees

To export my products or services

  • BDC Capital 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of your business' growth.

  • Culture and Communications Investment Fund 

    Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications
    Quasi-equity loans for performing arts, publishing, audiovisual, recording, radio, television, multimedia and digital companies.

  • Fonds de solidarité FTQ 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    ​If your Quebec business is in a period of growth and profitability, you can use this fund to obtain personalized business solutions that meet your needs.

  • Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology (ICE) Venture Fund 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    ​Benefit from this funding if your business is in industrial, clean and energy technology sector and has a strong potential for productivity growth.

  • National Bank SME Growth Fund 

    ​National Bank
    ​Receive up to $15 million for the growth, transfer or purchase of your company.

  • Réseau des SADC et CAE (Network of CFDCs and CBDCs) 

    ​Réseau des SADC et CAE
    ​If you live in a rural region of Quebec, you could access business counseling, financing and training to start or grow your business.

Get a patent, license, or apply a new technology

  • BDC Capital 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of your business' growth.

  • Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology (ICE) Venture Fund 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    ​Benefit from this funding if your business is in industrial, clean and energy technology sector and has a strong potential for productivity growth.

  • National Bank SME Growth Fund 

    ​National Bank
    ​Receive up to $15 million for the growth, transfer or purchase of your company.

  • Réseau des SADC et CAE (Network of CFDCs and CBDCs) 

    ​Réseau des SADC et CAE
    ​If you live in a rural region of Quebec, you could access business counseling, financing and training to start or grow your business.

  • Solunov 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    ​If you would like to implement an innovative solution into your business, you could benefit from coaching assistance as well as funding.

Research, develop or commercialize a new product/idea

  • Anges Québec Capital Fund 

    Anges Québec
    Investments of up to $4 million for innovative companies with high growth potential and a competitive advantage.

  • ArcTern Ventures' Fund 

    ArcTern Ventures
    ​If your business is a cleantech start-up that aim to create a positive environmental impact, you could get investments from this early-stage venture capital.

  • BDC Capital 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of your business' growth.

  • BioMed Propulsion Program (in French only)

    ​Investissement Québec
    ​Your Quebec business with high growth potential in the life sciences sector could get financial assistance to commercialize its research results.

  • Canada Media Fund 

    Canada Media Fund
    Financial support for the development of innovative and new Canadian content, including digital content, content representing minority groups and content destined for export markets.

  • Culture and Communications Investment Fund 

    Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications
    Quasi-equity loans for performing arts, publishing, audiovisual, recording, radio, television, multimedia and digital companies.

  • Impulsion PME (in French only)

    ​Investissement Québec
    ​Do you have an innovative start-up company looking for investment capital? You could receive a convertible loan or equity capital.

  • Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology (ICE) Venture Fund 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    ​Benefit from this funding if your business is in industrial, clean and energy technology sector and has a strong potential for productivity growth.

  • Innovexport Fund 

    Fonds Innovexport
    Get an equity or quasi-equity investment between $50,000 and $1 millon dollars as an initial disbursement for your project, with possible additional investments up to a maximum of $3 million.

  • Montreal Social Value Fund 

    ​National Social Value Fund
    ​Does your social enterprise, NPO, or cooperative offer sustainable solutions to achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)? You could receive up to $70,000 to achieve your objectives.

  • National Bank SME Growth Fund 

    ​National Bank
    ​Receive up to $15 million for the growth, transfer or purchase of your company.

  • Réseau des SADC et CAE (Network of CFDCs and CBDCs) 

    ​Réseau des SADC et CAE
    ​If you live in a rural region of Quebec, you could access business counseling, financing and training to start or grow your business.

  • Solunov 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    ​If you would like to implement an innovative solution into your business, you could benefit from coaching assistance as well as funding.

Selling or closing a business

Other resources

You can also consult our other directories of financing programs.

You could also avail yourself of non-financial resources to succeed in your business venture.

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