Business loan request
You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:
Have a Canadian-based business established for the first time
Have been in operation for at least 12 months and generated revenues
Have a good credit history
Have a solid business plan ready—see our free template
You’ve reached the age of majority in the province or territory where you live
Have a reasonable financial investment in the business
Have experience or expertise in your chosen field
Demonstrate realistic market and sales potential
Up to $250,000
To jumpstart your projects
Up to 12 months
Principal payment postponement at the start of the loan
One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is getting adequate financing. We provide funds to help Canadian businesses who have been in operation for at least 12 months and have generated revenues* turn their business ideas into reality.
Financing you can use to
Financing tailored to your needs
BDC not only helped me with financing, they provided me with tools and resources that helped structure the business and gave me the freedom I needed to build my company.
Are you eligible?
Ready to take action?
If you are an Indigenous entrepreneur or a newcomer to Canada, discover solutions designed for you.
* Subject to approval. Certain conditions apply.