Posted: January 26, 2022


$ 250,000.00

Type of Program:



BDC helps Canadian start-ups get off the ground. Financing can be used for: working capital to supplement an existing line of credit; for fixed assets; to fund marketing and start-up fees; a franchise purchase; or for advisory services.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a loan of up to $250,000, and starts at: 

  1. 1
    $10,000 for businesses that have been in operation between 12 and 24 months and
  2. 2
    $100,000 for businesses that have been in operation for more than 24 months.

Loan terms:

  1. 1
    up to 12 months principal postponement at the start of the loan.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian-based business established for the first time
  • have been in operations for at least 12 months and generated revenues;
  • have a good credit history
  • have a solid business plan ready
  • be entrepreneurs must have reached the age of majority in the province or territory where they live
  • be entrepreneurs must have a reasonable financial investment in the business
  • be entrepreneurs must have experience or expertise in their chosen field
  • demonstrate realistic market and sales potential.

Application Steps:


complete an online business loan request providing a few details about the business, the project and contact information;


further discuss with a BDC representative when contacted.


"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." - Jamie Hoobanoff, Owner

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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