COVID-19 business relief
COVID-19 business relief
BCAP solutions are designed to help you access cash flow, manage risk and build resilience.
BCAP business solutions help you access cash flow and manage risk.
EDC is working with our federal partners and financial institutions to bring financial relief and support to Canadian companies through the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP). We’re proud to assist businesses—both exporting and non-exporting—with expertise, insurance, and improved cash flow.
EDC COVID-19 Assistance Tool
By answering a few questions about your needs and your company, EDC can help you identify the programs and services that will serve you best as you face challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Thank you for sharing some information about your company with us. Below is a list of solutions and services that might fit your needs right now.
Up to $40K for small businesses with no interest until 2023 and 25% forgiven if paid off before 2023. Contact your financial institution to apply.
Get access to credit through your financial institution to cover operating costs. Contact your financial institution to apply.
Up to $12.5 million for operational cash flow requirements. Contact your financial institution to apply.
Up to $100K for small businesses with 24 months of revenue or more and good credit history.
Up to $2 million with flexible repayment terms and no study fees.
COVID-19 business questions? EDC’s Export Help Hub can help your business get through this pandemic.
The Government of Canada has many programs in place to help your business through this crisis.
The EDC BCAP Guarantee helps companies that sell internationally or within Canada to address cash flow challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified businesses can access up to $6.25 million in credit through their financial institution to cover rent, payroll and other operating costs caused by the current crisis. Please note: this new solution may not be available through your financial institution until a later date.
All solutions listed here have been adjusted to reflect businesses’ current needs.
Please reach out if you have any questions.
As you refine your business model in the second half of 2020, the EDC BCAP Guarantee will provide your financial institution the peace of mind that they need to give you access to credit.
Insure sales and protect your business from non-payment risk.
EDC can offer your financial institution a guarantee of repayment on the money you borrow, making it easier for you to access working capital.
Lock in exchange rates to protect yourself against foreign exchange risk—without locking up your capital as collateral.
Get the benefit of pre-approval and a predictable rate for your guarantees, making it easier to pursue business.
Insure the advance payments you make on capital or quasi-capital goods and protect your business.
Get financing to cover up to 90% of the purchase order amount.
Article October 13, 2021 EDC’s Economics team identifies the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian companies, including the impact of COVID-19, global protectionism, climate change and social unrest.
Guide September 29, 2021 As the world grapples with COVID-19 and rapidly shifting economic and political news, Canadian companies are facing new risks during these uncertain times. EDC’s 2021 Global Economic Outlook offers insight on these challenges and the opportunities to help you make better business decisions.
Report September 24, 2021 EDC’s Canadian Economic Recovery Tracker highlights key trends in Canada’s economic performance.
Weekly Commentary August 19, 2021 Nothing automatic about slower near-term inflation
Guide August 12, 2021 In these uncertain times, EDC is keeping a close eye on how COVID-19 is impacting Canada and the global economy. Stay on top of changing country risks, so you can make more informed decisions.
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