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Loan guarantees

  • EDC — Account Performance Security Guarantee 

    ​Export Development Canada
    Get 100% coverage of bonds posted by your bank on your behalf, and issue letters of guarantee associated with contractual, regulatory and supplier guarantees. This frees up your cash or credit line to expand your business.

  • EDC — Buyer financing 

    ​Export Development Canada
    Get a loan guarantee to give your business a competitive edge and to reduce your risk of non-payment. Offer flexible repayment terms on loans for your international customers, covering their purchases from you, for transactions of less than $10 million.

  • EDC — Export Guarantee Program 

    ​Export Development Canada
    Get an EDC loan guarantee of up to $10 million on money you borrow from your bank, allowing you to increase your access to capital. This will help you manage your cash flow, increase international sales, and support your investments.

  • ESSOR — Steel and aluminum 

    Investissement Québec
    Get loans and loan guarantees to cover 75% of special tariffs placed on your steel and aluminum export products, at 25% and 10%, respectively, for a maximum duration of 10 years.

  • FinDev Canada Financing and Investment 

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

  • Fonds afro-entrepreneurs 

    ​Filaction
    Are you a member of one of Quebec's black communities? You could receive a loan or loan guarantee for your business' needs.

  • Program Supporting the Development of Tourist Attractions — Stream 1 

    Investissement Québec
    Get a loan or loan guarantee between $150,000 and $5 million to cover up to 60% of project costs to boost the region's potential to attract tourists from other parts of Canada and abroad.

  • Project Financing 

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

Equity investments

  • Ambition ME 

    ​Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
    Obtain financing in the form of investment, support from specialists and access to an international network to propel the development and growth of your medium-sized Quebec company.

  • BDC Capital 

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

  • BDC Capital — Venture Capital 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get financing and advice from venture capital investors to help you build and grow your business in Canada and internationally.

  • 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.

  • Scotiabank Women Initiative 

    ​Scotiabank
    Access capital, training, consulting and mentoring to develop your women-owned business.

Loans and cash advances

  • BDC - Business loans 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    ​You could get money to help you start or grow your business.

  • BDC Capital 

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

  • BDC Capital — Growth Equity Partner 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get financing and advice from growth equity partners to help grow your business in Canada and internationally. This support will be provided through partnerships, funding and access to potential growth capital.

  • BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Purchase assets, start exporting, pay start-up or franchise fees and replenish working capital with a $350,000 loan if you have an existing businesses or $250,000 if you are a start-up.

  • BDC Small Business Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Apply online for a business loan of up to $100,000 with flexible repayment terms. Use this financing to supplement cash flow, improve operations, or cover expenses for your small business.

  • BDC Working Capital Term Loan 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a loan to complement your line of credit in order to boost inventory and take advantage of supplier discounts.

  • Canada Feature Film Fund 

    Telefilm Canada
    Financing for Canadian film producers to develop, produce and market movies in English or French in Canada and internationally.

  • Collective entrepreneurship financing 

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

  • Community Futures Program 

    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Get funding for starting or growing a business in a rural or disadvantaged area of the province of Quebec.

  • EDC — Direct Lending 

    ​Export Development Canada
    Get a secured loan to help you expand internationally. You can use the loan to help finance equipment or facilities, or establish a foreign affiliate. Lending amounts are based on the level of risk and the market involved.

  • EDC — Women in Trade Investments Program 

    Export Development Canada
    Get equity capital for your high-revenue, women-led business in the form of direct investment or venture capital funds, to grow and scale to new markets.

  • ESSOR — Steel and aluminum 

    Investissement Québec
    Get loans and loan guarantees to cover 75% of special tariffs placed on your steel and aluminum export products, at 25% and 10%, respectively, for a maximum duration of 10 years.

  • Export and cultural visibility support program 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Funding in varying amounts for activities relating to the export of Quebec cultural products, in the form of non-repayable or partially repayable grants.

  • Farm Credit Canada — Loans and lending options 

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

  • FinDev Canada Financing and Investment 

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

  • Fonds afro-entrepreneurs 

    ​Filaction
    Are you a member of one of Quebec's black communities? You could receive a loan or loan guarantee for your business' needs.

  • Fonds de microcrédit agricole (in French only)

    ​MRC de la Vallée-du-Richelieu
    Get an interest-free loan to help you develop your farm business.

  • 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.

  • Program Supporting the Development of Tourist Attractions — Stream 1 

    Investissement Québec
    Get a loan or loan guarantee between $150,000 and $5 million to cover up to 60% of project costs to boost the region's potential to attract tourists from other parts of Canada and abroad.

  • Project Financing 

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

  • 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.

Tax refunds and credits

  • Indigenous business at EDC 

    Export Development Canada
    Get support for building a global brand and removing barriers to access for your Indigenous business, whether you’re exporting products, services or experiences.

  • Quebec book publishing tax credit 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Credit of 27% to 35% on various costs associated with publishing books, comic strips and collections of poetry in Quebec, including developing foreign markets, major publishing projects, translation into other languages and creation of digital versions.

  • Tax credit for multimedia event or environment productions sponsored outside Quebec 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Tax credit of up to 35% of labour costs and production expenses relating to showcasing your Quebec production outside the province, up to a maximum credit of $350,000 per production.

Grants, contributions and financial assistance

  • Aboriginal Initiatives Fund III (in French only)

    Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
    Your for-profit or non-profit Indigenous organization could be eligible for a grant for its economic development project.

  • Arts Abroad - Co-Production 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts Get a grant to cover up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $50,000, for an artistic or financial co-production with a foreign arts organization, combining creative, financial and/or human resources.

  • Arts Abroad — Circulation and Touring 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $200,000 to cover up to 50% of eligible costs related to touring and exhibition activities of Canadian artists, artistic groups and arts organizations which build international exposure and increase the visibility of Canadian artists and their works abroad.

  • Arts Abroad — Representation and Promotion 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $30,000 for travel linked to the international promotion of Canadian artists and artistic works internationally, establishing a place for Canadian arts practice in the global arts market.

  • Arts Abroad — Residencies 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get up to $20,000 to cover eligible costs when you are invited to participate in an artistic or cultural exchange involving creative research, creation or networking activities within the context of an international residency.

  • Arts Abroad — Translation 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $20,000 to cover costs associated with the translation of Canadian literary works or dramatic works for international presentation or publication.

  • Arts Abroad — Travel 

    ​Canada Council for the Arts
    Get a grant of up to $30,000 to cover travel costs associated with presentations, exhibitions, artistic collaborations, networking or building market opportunities outside of Canada, to build an international presence.

  • BDC Women in Technology Venture Fund 

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get up to $1 million in financing at the seed stage and up to $10 million at the growth stage if your technology company is led by women.

  • Biofood market development program — Stream 2 

    ​Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
    Get up to $750,000 to cover 70% of expenses (not-for-profit businesses) or 50% of expenses (business combinations) related to prospecting missions and trade shows to promote your biofoods outside of Quebec.

  • Business Assistance — Immigrant Investor Program 

    Investissement Québec
    Non-repayable contributions of $40,000 to $250,000 covering up to 10% of project costs for existing businesses and 15% for start-ups.

  • CanExport SMEs 

    ​Global Affairs Canada, Trade Commissioner Service

    Get a contribution of up to $50,000 to cover up to 50% of costs related to developing and expanding your e-commerce presence, attending virtual events, applying for certification and intellectual property protection in international markets, search engine optimization, and more.

  • Canada Book Fund Publishing Support 

    Canadian Heritage
    Contributions for ongoing production, marketing and distribution of Canadian-authored books, in Canada and globally.

  • Canada Pavilion Program 

    ​Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    If your export-ready company features products from the agriculture and agri-food sectors, you can get funding to offset the cost of booth prices on a show-by-show basis when you exhibit at trade shows.

  • EDC — Portfolio Credit Insurance 

    ​Export Development Canada
    Get coverage of up to 90% of your losses if your international customer can’t pay for an order, whether you are an occasional exporter or regular exporter.

  • EDC — Structured and Project Finance 

    ​Export Development Canada
    Are you undertaking a long-term, capital-intensive project? Get financing, step-by-step guidance, market intelligence and expertise across a range of sectors, including renewables and sustainable technologies, energy, infrastructure, and extractive industries.

  • EUREKA! 

    ​National Research Council Canada
    Get funding for industrial R&D projects of any size when you collaborate with a foreign partner in the EUREKA! network, including those from Europe, Israel, and South Korea.

  • Export and cultural visibility support program 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Funding in varying amounts for activities relating to the export of Quebec cultural products, in the form of non-repayable or partially repayable grants.

  • FACTOR funding for the sound recording industry 

    Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings
    Get funding for the production and marketing of English-language Canadian sound recordings, domestic and international touring and showcasing, and more.

  • Farm Credit Canada — Loans and lending options 

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

  • FinDev Canada Financing and Investment 

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

  • Financial aid for festivals and tourist events (in French only)

    ​Tourisme et loisirs
    Are you planning to hold a festival or tourist event between November 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023 or between May 1 and October 31, 2023? The financial aid program for festivals and tourist events may interest you.

  • Financial assistance for music production and variety programming (in French only)

    ​SODEC
    ​Do you own a music, entertainment-production, or artist management company? If so, you could get a grant for your commercial activities.

  • Funding from Canada Council for the Arts 

    ​Canada Counsil for the Arts
    Are you an artist? You may be eligible to apply for various grants and prizes through the Canada Council for the Arts.

  • Grand Challenges Canada 

    Grand Challenges Canada
    Have a bold idea for an innovation that will save and improve lives? Apply to the challenges that are posted and get funding of up to $10 million to bring your idea to vulnerable populations.

  • Industrial Agreement Programs 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Get a fixed sum of $1,200 or $1,500 for a trip to France and certain other European regions to acquire knowledge or intellectual property or to collaborate on R&D.

  • MUSICACTION 

    Musicaction
    Get funding for the production and marketing of French-language Canadian sound recordings, domestic and international touring and showcasing, and more.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 1 

    ​Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Receive financial support to carry out operations aimed at improving the development, promotion and outreach of Montreal and the metropolitan region.

  • Metropolitan Initiative and Outreach Fund – Stream 2 

    Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation
    Access funding to address theme-based calls for projects in the economic, cultural, environmental and social fields to improve the quality of life in the metropolis and the metropolitan region of Montreal.

  • Museums Assistance Program — Indigenous Heritage 

    ​Canadian Heritage
    Maximum funding per fiscal year of $200,000 for projects related to the preservation, management and presentation of Indigenous cultural heritage in Canada.

  • National Trade Corridors Fund — Continuous Call 

    Transport Canada
    Get a financial contribution for projects that improve access to overseas markets, in particular ones that add capacity or address bottlenecks near major ports, airports, or along road and rail corridors in Canada.

  • OPTions Initiative Next-Generation Methods 

    ​Grand Challenges Canada
    Get seed grants between $250,000 to $400,000 for innovations in new or improved approaches to increasing early access to existing abortion products and services in low and middle income countries.

  • PME MTL – Social Initiatives 

    PME MTL
    Get up to $50,000 in subsidy and resources to start a social initiative.

  • Programme de soutien à la commercialisation et à l'exportation (PSCE) (in French only)

    ​Investissement Québec
    Obtain financing to strengthen your SME's ability to commercialize its products and services on the Quebec market and to export them to national and international markets.

  • Protein Industries Supercluster 

    ​Protein Industries Canada
    Get a grant to cover up to 75% of eligible expenses for a collaborative project focused on creating, making, growing or selling high-quality plant-based protein products and co-products of processing. Collaborators must be Protein Industries Canada members, with annual membership fees totalling $500.

  • 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.

  • REGI — Business Scale-up and Productivity — CED (QC) — Private sector 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Get a financial contribution to help you scale up and expand, adopt and commercialize innovative technologies and processes, or diversify your markets.

  • REGI — Regional Innovation Ecosystems — CED (QC) — Not-for-profit 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Your organization could get a financial contribution to assist businesses at all stages of development in scaling up and becoming more globally competitive. Investments will focus on enhancing business support networks for under-represented groups — including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs — and supporting regional strategic clusters, accelerators and incubators, and projects that attract foreign investments.

  • REGI — Regional Innovation Ecosystems — CED (QC) — Private sector 

    ​Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    Your organization could get a financial contribution to assist you in scaling up and becoming more globally competitive. Investments will focus on enhancing business support networks for under-represented groups — including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs — and supporting regional strategic clusters, accelerators and incubators, and projects that attract foreign investments.

  • Soft Landing Program 

    Canadian Digital Media Network
    Get up to $4,000 to offset travel and accommodations costs to open new markets, close international sales, and secure investments abroad.

  • Soutien aux initiatives de développement économique dans l'arrondissement d'Ahuntsic-Cartierville (in French only)

    ​Ville de Montréal
    Get financial assistance to propel your collective economic development initiatives.

  • TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good 

    ​Telus
    Get funding for your innovative projects in health, education, agriculture and the environment.

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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