Equity investments 

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Searching for a long-term financial solution for your business? An equity investor may be willing to bank on your potential.

  • APEX Investment Fund
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    If your business is in one of three key industry sectors, you may be able to attract an equity investment of up to $5 million from this private fund.

  • AVAC Ltd.
    Applies only to: Alberta

    If you operate a new Alberta agricultural business, you can apply for money for R&D and to help you market your product or service.

  • Ag-West Bio Commercialization Fund
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    You may be eligible for funding up to $300,000 to help commercialize your early-stage or expanding company if you operate in the bio-based sectors in Saskatchewan.

  • Alberta Indian Investment Corporation
    Applies only to: Alberta

    If you are an Aboriginal entrepreneur seeking financing and business support, learn about loans, equity investments and services available to you.

  • BDC Capital

    Access a wide range of specialized financing to match the various stages of your business' growth.

  • Business Attraction Fund
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Get a loan or equity investment to establish your company in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Business Development Centres of Nunavut
    Applies only to: Nunavut

    If you are a Canadian living in Nunavut, you can apply for help to start or grow a business in your community.

  • Business Investment Fund
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Need financing to grow or expand your business? If it is part of the Province’s strategic sector, you could be eligible for funding.

  • Business succession
    Applies only to: Québec

    If you plan to sell or purchase a financially viable business, this fund may be able to help.

  • Canada Media Fund

    If you are involved in the Canadian television or digital media industries, you may be eligible for funding.

  • Community Enterprise Development Tax Credit Program
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    Is your community-based business in need of capital? Encourage investment in your business by making investors aware of available tax credits.

  • Equity Investment — Film and TV
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Receive an equity investment of up to $250 000 toward the production of your Nova Scotia film or tv project.

  • Financial programs
    Applies only to: Northwest Territories

    Are you looking to obtain financing for your business? This program offers term loans, equity, contributions and letters of credit.

  • First Nation Youth Livestock Program
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    If you are an Aboriginal youth interested in a livestock operation, this 4-year program can help you build equity by providing financing, training and support.

  • Fonds d'investissement de la culture et des communications
    Applies only to: Québec

    Benefit from this funding if your business creates, produces and distributes cultural content, and offers technical/technological support to content businesses.

  • Innovacorp
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Get the capital and guidance you need to take your emerging technology business to the next level.

  • Local investment fund
    Applies only to: Québec

    Apply for financing to start or expand a business in Quebec.

  • Nova Scotia First Fund
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Find out how to commercialize your emerging technology with a venture investment of up to $3 million.

  • Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Find out about funding that may be available for your Ontario-based emerging technology business.

  • Réseau des SADC et CAE (Network of CFDCs and CBDCs)
    Applies only to: Québec

    If you live in a rural region of Quebec, you could access business counseling, financing and training to start or grow your business.

  • Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit Program
    Applies only to: Manitoba

    Are you a small business owner looking for more capital? This program can help you attract new investors by offering them potential income tax credits.

  • Strategic Investments Program — Nunavut Equity Investment Fund
    Applies only to: Nunavut

    If you live in Nunavut, you could get money to start or grow a business in mining, tourism, cultural industries or fisheries.

  • The Eastlink TV Independent Production Fund
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    You could receive an equity investment of up to 20% of your total budget towards the production of your independent television project.