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Who we are

We are Canada’s development bank. We exist to support entrepreneurs.


BDC’s mission is to help create and develop Canadian businesses through financing, growth and business transition capital, venture capital and advisory services, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

As a complementary lender, we offer loans and investments that fill out or complete services available from other financial institutions.


We have more than 70 years of experience working with small and medium-sized businesses. Our 2,200 dedicated and experienced employees help 49,000 entrepreneurs reach their full potential from a network of 118 business centres across the country. Our head office is in Montreal.


As a commercial Crown corporation, BDC has a single shareholder—the Government of Canada.


Every day, BDC employees are guided by the following values.

Our employees are our ambassadors. BDC’s Code of Conduct, Ethics and Values (PDF) helps our employees clearly understand what is expected of them and apply these principles in everything they do. We also have a policy that encourages employees to come forward and disclose wrongdoing in the workplace.