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What we don’t do

Every dollar in our portfolio is used to support Canadian entrepreneurs. Here’s a list of what BDC doesn’t provide:

  • Grants
  • Interest-free loans
  • Lines of credit
  • Personal loans
  • Bank accounts, credit cards, term deposits, guaranteed investment certificates
  • Loans for the following activities:
    • Businesses that are sexually exploitive or inconsistent with generally accepted community standards of conduct and propriety, including those that feature sexually explicit entertainment, products or services.
    • Businesses trading in countries that are proscribed by the federal government.
    • Businesses that operate as stand-alone nightclubs, bars, lounges, cabarets, casinos, discotheques, video arcades, pool and billiard halls, and similar operations.
    • Businesses that promote nudism and naturism.

This is not an exhaustive list; if you have any questions about your eligibility, please call 1-877-232-2269.