Business Development Bank of Canada: BDC Financing Programs for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current BDC financing programs, including loans, investment and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Business Development Bank of Canada funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

Business Development Bank of Canada Mandate

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. BDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

BDC was recertified as a B Corp[1] for the third time in May 2022. This certification reaffirms BDC’s unwavering commitment to creating greater economic, social, and environmental value for Canada and its entrepreneurs.

BDC’s mandate is enacted in the Business Development Bank of Canada Act, passed in July 1995.

Business Development Bank of Canada Priorities

You can learn about BDC’s priorities by reading its Corporate Plan Summary 2022-23 to 2026-27.

Types of Funding Business Development Bank of Canada Offers

The Business Development Bank of Canada offers loans, investment, and more.

Business Development Bank of Canada Funding Programs

Below are links to BDC’s specific programs by funding type:

Loans:

Investment

  • Venture capital:
  • Growth & Transition Capital:

BDC has partnered with other organizations to provide the following programs for black entrepreneurs:

Wholesale Financing – helping other lenders and financial intermediaries fill market gaps and increase the availability of capital for Canadian entrepreneurs:

  • Indirect Financing – securitization, a specialized form of financing that BDC offers to finance and leasing companies through our Funding Platform for Independent Lenders (F-PIL), in partnership with TAO Asset Management (TAO).
  • Syndicated Financing – senior debt financing in syndicated transactions led by other banks.

Business Development Bank of Canada Contact

Business Development Bank of Canada Head Office:

Waterfront Station, 2237 2nd avenue,
Suite 210Whitehorse, YukonY1A 0K7 Branch #1100
613-995-9045

Phone: 1-877-232-2269
Email: info@bdc.ca  

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