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  • Program

    Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development

    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
    Apply for financing to start or grow your Aboriginal business.
  • Program

    BDC business loans

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

    BDC Buying a business

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Find out how you could get financing to buy an existing business.
  • Program

    BDC Capital

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of growth of your business.
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    BDC New Canadian Entrepreneur Loan

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    As a new immigrant to Canada with little to no credit history, you can apply for a repayable loan of up to $50,000 to start a business.
  • Program

    BDC Small Business Loan - for existing business

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a loan of up to $100,000 within 5 business days. There are no application fees or hassles and the entire process is online.
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    BDC Start-up financing

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Learn how you could get a loan to start or buy a business or to buy property or equipment to set up your business.
  • Program

    Canada Small Business Financing Program

    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
    Access funds for your small business with the help of this loan guarantee program.
  • Program

    Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Find out how this loan guarantee could help you secure credit for your farming business.
  • Program

    Chantier de l'économie sociale Trust

    Réseau d'investissement social du Québec (RISQ)
    Your social economy business, non-profit organization or cooperative could benefit from financing for real estate investments or to cover operating costs.
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