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 Venture Capital

    An alternate source of funding for your technology-based business.

  • BDC subordinate financing

    Do you own a successful business, but lack the collateral to get a conventional loan? Discover an alternative way to finance 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 live in Nunavut, you can apply for loans, training and business counselling to help you start or grow a business.

  • 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.

  • Capitalization of social economy companies
    Applies only to: Québec

    You could obtain a capitalization loan or benefit from the purchase of preferred shares for your social economy company.

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

    Are you a community-based business looking for capital? Encourage investment in your business by making investors aware of available tax credits.

  • Film and TV Equity Investment
    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

    If your business is dedicated to the creation, production and dissemination of cultural content, and provides technical or technological support services to content businesses, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

  • Innovacorp
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

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

  • Investment Agriculture Foundation funding programs
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    If you are part of the agriculture and food processing industry in BC, you could be eligible for funding.

  • 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.

  • Regional Economic Intervention Fund (FIER)
    Applies only to: Québec

    Your business could obtain financial assistance in the form of equity for your start-up, development, succession and recovery projects.

  • 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.