Women Entrepreneur Program – Farm Credit Canada (2022)

Description:

FCC provides financing to women entrepreneurs in agriculture, agribusiness and agri-food to start or grow their business. The program includes a one-time loan processing fee waiver for up to $1,000 throughout the lifetime of the program to invest in skill development that best suits your business needs.

Comments on Funding:

FCC offers a one-time loan processing fee waiver for up to $1,000 throughout the lifetime of the program to invest in skill development that best suits business needs.
The applicant will pay interest and other fees, if applicable.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a woman involved in agriculture, agribusiness and food.

Applications Steps:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:

  • Generate a net worth statement,
  • Collect past three years of tax returns or accountant-prepared financial statements, if applicable
  • Gather recent pay stubs or written employer verification for off-farm income (if applicable),
  • Bring government-issued photo ID (drivers license, passport),
  • Collect shareholder agreements (if any),
  • assemble copies of existing operating loan agreements (if applicable),
  • Build a business and marketing plan,
  • Prepare and maintain a cash flow budget.

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