Finance your startup

Loan guarantees

  • Lac-Mégantic Economic Assistance Fund 

    Investissement Québec
    Whether your business operates inside or outside of Quebec, you can obtain a loan, loan guarantee or non-repayable contribution towards an investment that contributes to the economy of Lac Mégantic.

  • Local investment fund 

    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Loans and loan guarantees to start or expand a business, or purchase at least 25% of an existing business, in Quebec.

  • 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.

  • Société d’Investissement Jeunesse Loan Program (in French only)

    société d'investissement jeunesse
    ​Are you aged 18 to 40 and the owner of an innovative technology business? You could receive a loan of up to $150,000.

Equity investments

  • 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.

  • 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 

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

Loans and cash advances

Grants, contributions and financial assistance

Tax refunds and credits

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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