Grants, Loans, and Subsidies

The Canadian Government makes grants and loans available. 
Here are three sources:

  1. The Co-Vision Start-Up Financing Program helps entrepreneurs start up new businesses by providing them with long-term loans.

  2. The Micro Loans for Small Business Program provides loans through financial institutions to entrepreneurs for small business start-up or expansion in western Canada.

  3. Women’s Enterprise Initiative Loan Program

The British Columbia Government makes grants and loans through the Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development.

  1. Venture Capital Programs

  2. Employee Share Ownership Program

  3. Labour Sponsored Funds Program

The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation offers commercial loans and subsidies to First Nations individuals and tribal enterprises.