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Government of Canada

Canada Emergency Business Account

$40,000 interest-free loan for qualifying businesses. Up to $10,000 of that amount will be eligible for complete forgiveness if $30,000 is fully repaid on or before December 31, 2022.

Reach out to your financial institution 

Export Development Canada (EDC)

EDC Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) Guarantee

EDC works with your financial institution and guarantees a new loan or operating line of credit for 80% of its value, up to $6.25 million, allowing you to deal with payroll and operating cost issues and enabling your financial institution to take on less risk. Available to both exporting and non-exporting companies. 

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Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

BDC Co-lending Program

BDC partners with financial institutions to co-lend term loans for their operational cash flow requirements. Eligible businesses may obtain incremental credit amounts up to $6.25 million, 80% of which would be provided by BDC, with the remaining 20% by the financial institution.

Reach out to your financial institution

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

BDC Small Business Loan

Businesses can access up to $100,000, have the ability to postpone capital payments for the first six months and repay the loan at their own pace over five years. Reduced rates on new eligible loans are available during this difficult time.

 Visit bdc.ca to apply

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

BDC COVID-19 Working Capital loan

The BDC COVID-19 Working Capital loan provides loans between $100,000 and $2 million with a 24-month term and 12-month principal postponement. Reduced rates on new eligible loans are available during this difficult time.

Visit bdc.ca to apply

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Deferred tax payments

Businesses can wait until August 31, 2020 to pay income tax that becomes owing on or after March 18 and before September 2020. For most businesses, CRA will temporarily suspend audit efforts. 

Call liaison officer (small business tax help)

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Export Guarantee Program

This guarantee helps your financial institution provide you with additional access to financing. EDC shares the risk with your financial institution by providing a guarantee on the money you borrow. EDC’s total exposure cannot exceed US$10 million.

Reach out to your financial institution

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Account Performance Security Guarantee

Provides a 100% guarantee to your financial institution for any bonds it posts on your behalf, so you don’t have to put up cash or credit as collateral.

Reach out to your financial institution

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee

Protects against foreign exchange fluctuations so you don’t tie up your cash flow.

Reach out to your financial institution

Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

FCC agri-food programs

FCC has put in place a deferral of principal and interest payments up to six months for existing loans or a deferral of principal payments up to 12 months and access to an additional credit line up to $500,000. 

Get in touch with your FCC Account Manager or contact Customer Service Centre at 1-888-332-3301

Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

CanExport

Financial assistance up to $75,000 to cover up to 75% of international market development activities for Canadian SMEs looking to sell their products and services abroad.

Export Development Canada (EDC)

EDC Credit Insurance

Protects Canadian companies against the risk of non-payment caused by an array of events including customer bankruptcy, contract cancellation, issues with currency conversion or transfer, and more.

Government of Canada

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Qualifying businesses can receive up to 75% in a wage subsidy, for up to three months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This subsidy would be available to eligible employers that see a drop of at least 30% of their revenue. 

Government of Canada

Work-Sharing Program

Helps employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary decrease in business activity beyond the control of the employer. The program provides employment insurance (EI) benefits to eligible employees who agree to reduce their normal working hours and share the available work while their employer recovers. 

Export Development Canada (EDC)

EDC Export Help Hub

Have questions about COVID-19? EDC’s Export Help Hub can help your business navigate this pandemic. Learn about financial support options, risk management strategies, operational best practices, and the support and resources available to companies in each province. Unsure? You can also submit a question to our expert trade advisors.

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