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Who we are

We are a different kind of bank

We are BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs.




committed to small and medium-sized businesses



We help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • We support entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of development from business centres across Canada and online at bdc.ca.
  • We’re committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs and we understand that a business is more than just dollars and cents.
  • We complement the role played by private-sector financial institutions and have been serving Canadian entrepreneurs since 1944.
  • We are a financially sustainable Crown corporation and we operate at arm’s length from our sole shareholder, the Government of Canada.

Our purpose and values

Empowering a nation of dreamers and doers to build a better tomorrow for all

We take pride in the success of our clients who:


1.2 million




revenues generated by our clients



of our clients are exporters

Free tools and advice for entrepreneurs

Learn how to make the most of today’s opportunities and maximize the potential of your business.

Visit our Articles and tools section

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