Who we are

We are a different kind of bank

We are Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.

42,000

entrepreneurs

+110

business centres

2,100

employees

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 more than 110 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.

We take pride in the success of our clients who:

Employ 710 000 Canadians
Generate $235,5 B in annual revenues
Export 18% of our clients are exporters

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