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Loan guarantees

Equity investments

  • 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.

Loans and cash advances

Tax refunds and credits

Grants, contributions and financial assistance

  • Agricultural Clean Technology Program — Adoption 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a financial contribution to support the purchase and installation of a commercially available clean technology or process, in 1 of 3 areas: energy efficiency improvements, precision agriculture, and bioeconomy solutions. Funding will be specifically allocated towards projects involving the purchase of more efficient grain dryers and fuel switching initiatives.

  • Agrifood Innov’Action — Technology Adaptation 

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get 70% of your costs covered when you undertake a technological adaptation project linked to agricultural production or food processing activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Get up to $35,000 for a 1-year project, and up to $70,000 for a 2-year project.

  • BioEnergy — Implementation 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    Get financing of up to $5 million for a project that helps reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using bioenergy for thermal energy production applications (heating or process) with a view to replacing fossil fuels.

  • CED Jobs and Growth Fund — Indigenous stream 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your business is working on a project to transition to a green economy, foster an inclusive recovery, become more competitive and create jobs for Canadians, you could get a contribution for up to 100% of the project’s cost.

  • CED Jobs and Growth Fund — Not-for-profit Stream 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    If your business is working on a project to transition to a green economy, foster an inclusive recovery, become more competitive and create jobs for Canadians, you could get a non-repayable contribution for up to 90% of the project’s cost.

  • Farm Credit Canada — Loans and lending options 

    Farm Credit Canada
    You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation.

  • Financial Assistance for Industrial Energy Management Projects 

    Natural Resources Canada
    Get a contribution of up to $40,000 to cover 50% of the costs of an energy management project, or a process integration and computational fluid dynamics study.

  • Fonds d'initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole (in French only)

    ​Affaires municipales et Habitation
    Receive financial support of up to $500,000 to implement a project that aims to improve the development, promotion and influence of Montreal and the metropolitan region in terms of economic, cultural, environmental and social development.

  • Green infrastructure programs 

    Natural Resources Canada
    If your business is undertaking clean energy infrastructure projects, you may be eligible for funding to help with deployment and market entry.

  • Industry audit 4.0 (in French only)

    Investissement Québec 
    Receive up to $30,000 for the digital transformation of your business.

  • Invest-AI (in French only)

    ​Vooban
    Have you started your digital transformation and have one or more projects with an AI component? You could receive a grant to cover up to 50% of your activities.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 1 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 70% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program — Stream 2 

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If you were 35 years old or younger on January 1, 2021, get a non-repayable contribution to cover up to 85% of the costs of on-farm investments in modernizing operations, increasing efficiency, biosecurity, environmental sustainability, and meeting changing consumer demands, retroactive to March 19, 2019.

  • Program of assistance to the digital adaptation of the companies of the written information press (in French only)

    Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
    ​Do you operate a print media enterprise? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance to initiate or continue with digitalization.

  • Quebec Economic Development Program 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    ​Find out about financial and other resources that can help you develop your Quebec business.

  • Scale AI (in French only)

    ​Vooban
    Have you started your digital transformation and have a project or projects with AI components? You could receive a grant covering up to 50% of your activities to integrate artificial intelligence into your supply chain?

  • Tourism Industry Recovery Program (in French only)

    ​Tourisme et loisirs
    Obtain up to $5 million for the implementation and execution of projects aimed at developing and consolidating an innovative, scalable and sustainable tourism offer to ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of the Quebec tourism industry. 

  • Transportez vert — DC fast charging station 

    ​Transition économique Québec
    Get financial assistance of up to $60,000 to acquire and install direct current (DC) fast charging stations to promote vehicle fleet electrification.

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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