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    Advance Payments Program (Agriculture)

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a low-interest, repayable cash advance of up to $1 million, with interest on the first $100,000 paid by the federal government. The advance covers 50% of the expected market value of the agricultural products you will produce or have in storage for the program year.
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    AgriInnovate Program

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get up to $10 million in repayable contributions to cover 50% of the cost of projects that aim to accelerate demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.
  • Program

    Agribusiness and Agrifood Young Entrepreneurs

    Farm Credit Canada
    If you are under 40 years old, get a loan of up to $1 million to launch a new business or to take your operations to the next level.
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    Anges Québec Capital Fund

    Anges Québec
    Investments of up to $4 million for innovative companies with high growth potential and a competitive advantage.
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    Apollo13 startup support program (in French only)

    ​Apollo 13
    Do you have an entrepreneurial idea to put into action or a desire to grow your business? The Apollo13 support program may be right for you.​
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    BDC - Business loans

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

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Your small to medium-sized financing or lease company could access expanded financing options to provide vehicle and equipment loan or lease contracts.
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    BDC Business Transition Loan

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a repayable loan with terms tailored to your business if you are thinking of buying a company, making a merger or acquiring a competitor in order to expand your operations.
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    BDC Buying a Business Loan

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get an asset-based loan to acquire an existing business or the business of a competitor or supplier.
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    BDC Capital

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of your business' growth.
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    BDC Capital — Growth & Transition Capital — Buying a business

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get repayable financial support of up to $35 million to increase your working capital to buy a competitor's or supplier's business. You can also obtain guidance and support from a team of experienced professionals to help you find the optimal financing structure in order to raise more capital. There is 2 solutions depending on the clients needs.
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    BDC Capital — Growth & Transition Capital — Working Capital

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get repayable financial support of up to $35 millions to increase your working capital to fund your R&D, product and market development projects.
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    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.
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    BDC Co-Lending Program (BCAP)

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    If your business has been affected by COVID-19, you could get up to $12.5 million to support your operational cash flow, co-financed by BDC and your primary lending institution.
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    BDC Commercial real estate financing

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a long-term loan with terms of up to 25 years to purchase land or buildings, construct or expand premises, or replenish working capital depleted by real estate costs.
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    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.
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    BDC Mid-Market Financing Program

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    If you’re a medium-sized business and need additional funding, beyond what is currently available through BCAP, you could get a commercial loan between $12.5 million and $60 million.
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    BDC Newcomer Entrepreneur

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    If you are an immigrant who arrived in Canada within the past 3 years, you can get up to $50,000, along with expert advice, to start your own business.
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    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.
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    BDC Start-up Financing

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get up to $250,000 to help get your business off the ground, finance operations and replenish working capital spent on start-up costs, if you've been in business for at least a year.
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    BDC Technology Financing

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a loan with flexible repayment terms to cover up to 100% of the cost of investing in information and communications technology such as hardware, software and related consulting services.
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    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.
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    BDC – COVID-19 Working Capital loans

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    If your business has been affected by COVID-19, and you are unable to secure financing from your bank, you could qualify to postpone your payments and/or get working capital loans of up to $2 million with flexible terms for a period of up to 6 months, as well as reduced rates on new eligible loans.
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    BDC — Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a loan of up to $100,000 to help small and medium sized enterprises adopt digital technologies to increase their competitiveness.
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    BDC — Equipment Purchase Financing

    Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get a loan to cover up to 100% of the purchase cost of new or used equipment for your business.
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    BDC — Financing for tech companies

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Borrow money to help increase working capital, speed up customer acquisition and expand into new markets for your tech company.
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    BMO for Black Entrepreneurs

    Get a loan of up to $250,000, tools, training and a business network to grow your majority Black Canadian owned business.
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    Biomass Energy Fund (in French only)

    ​You could benefit from support and funding for a heating project that uses residual forest biomass.
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    Black Entrepreneur Startup Program

    ​Are you a black entrepreneur under the age of 40? Receive a loan, mentorship, and resources to launch your business.
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    Black Entrepreneurship Program – Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund

    ​Government of Canada
    Get a loan between $25,000 and $250,000 to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and grow your business. More details will be available soon.
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    Black-Led Business Financing Program

    ​Scotia Bank
    Get a loan of up to $250,000 to finance your capital expenditures or working capital.
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    Boosted support from Farm Credit Canada

    Farm Credit Canada
    Get a line of credit up to $500,000 to be used for working capital, operating expenses and purchases of land and equipment.
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    Business succession

    ​Fonds de solidarité FTQ
    ​Get coaching and financing to help you buy or sell a business.
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    CED Jobs and Growth Fund — For profit

    ​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 an interest-free, repayable contribution for up to 50% of the project’s costs.
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    COVID-19 aid fund (in French only)

    ​Does your business located within the RCM of Lac-Saint-Jean-Est need financial support for difficulties created by the COVID-19 crisis? This fund could provide an interest-free loan to help.
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    COVID-19: Aid for rural businesses to rebound

    ​Sociétés d'aide au développement des collectivités
    Get a loan between $5,000 and $40,000 to help recover from the pandemic if you are located in Papineau, Collines-de-l'Outaouais, Buckingham or Masson-Angers, Quebec, and are not eligible for other federal emergency aid.
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    COVID-19: Financial help if you are outside Canada

    ​Government of Canada
    Get a repayable loan to facilitate your return to Canada and to cover the cost of basic essential needs such as food, shelter and transportation while you work towards your return. The amount of these loans will be determined and approved on a case-by-case basis by consular officials.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Get a loan of up to $500,000 to establish, improve and develop your farm—or up to $3 million for your co-operative to process, distribute and market agricultural goods.
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    Chantier de l'économie sociale Trust

    Chantier de l'économie sociale Trust
    Get a trust loan between $50,000 and $1.5 million, with no principal repayment requirement for 15 years, to finance costs directly related to the acquisition, construction, or renovation of real estate assets such as land, a building, a warehouse, etc.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Compétivert — Funding Solution

    ​Investissement Québec
    Get a term loan and guarantee starting at $50,000 to increase productivity by financing your green projects.
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    Crop Inputs

    Farm Credit Canada
    Get credit at a crop input retailer to purchase the inputs you need and pay after you sell your crops.
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    If you are under 35 years of age and starting a business or developing a business that is less than 3 years old, obtain financial assistance in the form of a line of credit of up to $15,000 at a preferential rate of 0.5% and a grant of up to $5000.
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    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.
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    DEL's COVID-19 Loan

    Développement économique de l'agglomération de Longueuil
    Is your business struggling with a lack of funds due to the pandemic? Get up to $100,000 to cover your working capital.
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    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.
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    Development Capital —Debt financing

    Investissement Québec
    Debt financing up to $100 million to acquire a company in Quebec or abroad, for growth and productivity enhancements, and more.
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