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Increasing productivity

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Indigenous Growth Fund 

    National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)
    Access investments to help you develop your Aboriginal business.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 — 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.

  • Development Capital — Equity financing 

    Investissement Québec
    Developmental capital of $5 million or more (20% to 30% of shares) to acquire a company in Quebec or abroad, for growth and productivity enhancements, and more.

  • 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.

  • National Bank SME Growth Fund 

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

  • Real estate fund 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    Get an investment for your start-up business with an environmentally responsible construction, renovation or building revitalization project.

  • 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.

Increase my working capital

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Indigenous Growth Fund 

    National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)
    Access investments to help you develop your Aboriginal business.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Indigenous Growth Fund 

    National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)
    Access investments to help you develop your Aboriginal business.

  • 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.

Commercialization

  • 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 — 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.

  • Compétivert — Investment Matching Solution 

    ​Investissement Québec
    Your Quebec business with strong growth potential could secure the capital needed to carry out projects that have a significant impact on the environment and a strong market potential.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Start or buy a business

  • Anges Québec Capital Fund 

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

  • 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.

  • Business succession 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    ​Get coaching and financing to help you buy or sell a business.

  • 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.

  • Development Capital — Equity financing 

    Investissement Québec
    Developmental capital of $5 million or more (20% to 30% of shares) to acquire a company in Quebec or abroad, for growth and productivity enhancements, and more.

  • Impulsion PME 

    ​Investissement Québec
    Investment for start-up of young innovative businesses with growth potential located in Quebec region.

  • 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.

  • Real estate fund 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    Get an investment for your start-up business with an environmentally responsible construction, renovation or building revitalization project.

  • 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.

Hire or train employees

  • 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 — 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

To export my products or services

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Scotiabank Women Initiative 

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

  • 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 — 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.

  • 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.

Get a patent, license, or apply a new technology

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Compétivert — Investment Matching Solution 

    ​Investissement Québec
    Your Quebec business with strong growth potential could secure the capital needed to carry out projects that have a significant impact on the environment and a strong market potential.

  • 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 

    ​Investissement Québec
    Investment for start-up of young innovative businesses with growth potential located in Quebec region.

  • 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.

  • Scotiabank Women Initiative 

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

  • 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.

  • 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 — 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.

  • Compétivert — Investment Matching Solution 

    ​Investissement Québec
    Your Quebec business with strong growth potential could secure the capital needed to carry out projects that have a significant impact on the environment and a strong market potential.

  • Fonds économie circulaire (in French only)

    ​Fondaction
    Obtain up to $2,000,000 for the realization of innovative projects demonstrating a strong potential for optimizing the use of resources or their valorization.

  • 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.

  • Real estate fund 

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    Get an investment for your start-up business with an environmentally responsible construction, renovation or building revitalization project.

  • 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.

Selling or closing a business

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