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  For Canadian Businesses - Export Financing
Canadian Government Departments and Agencies
Grants, Loans and Financing Government Services for Entrepreneurs
The Canadian Government Services for Entrepreneurs has developed an easy to use tool that can provide you with a custom list of Government grants, loans and various sources of financing specificly designed for the intended purpose of your financing, your business location, and your type of business.
Export Development Canada (EDC)
Export Development Canada EDC
Companies often need financing to support their international transactions: to pay for the up-front costs associated with the production of a large export order, to expand into new markets or to respond to a buyer's request for financing.

Export Development Canada, a Crown corporation wholly owned by the Government of Canada, provides trade finance and risk mitigation services to Canadian companies to help them compete internationally.
Export Guarantee Program

You need to manage all kinds of upfront costs before you are paid. Our Export Guarantee Program shares the financial risk with your bank so you can get the financing you need to break into new markets, increase production for a new order or support foreign investments.

Learn more - Export Guarantee Program Download (PDF).
Foreign Buyer Financing

In the competitive global marketplace, every benefit you can offer your customers can help you make a sale. With Foreign Buyer Financing from the EDC, even small- to medium-sized companies can offer financing to their customers, helping them to win more contracts in emerging markets.

Learn more - Finance Your International Sales Download (PDF).
Foreign Investment Financing

Working in collaboration with your financial institution, the EDC can consider lending against foreign assets in many markets to support your expansion plans, including investments in equipment and facilities, as well as the acquisition of a foreign company.
Supplier Financing

You can accept a promissory note of payment within your contract so that you can, in turn, offer your customers flexible payment terms. The EDC can buy those promissory notes from you which gives you access to additional cash flow.
Project Finance

Whether you are embarking on a large-scale global infrastructure project or looking to expand your current operations, EDC Project Finance Solutions may be able provide the support you need to succeed.
Domestic Financing

To create more capacity in the marketplace, the EDC has partnered with Canada’s financial institutions so that they can provide you with the financing solutions you need to support your domestic business. This was made possible when the Government of Canada extended their ability to provide this support until March 12, 2013.

​EDC domestic financing is available to qualified Canadian companies involved in trade-related sectors of the economy in the form of direct loans, co-lending or guarantees.

Learn more - Financing Support for Inbound Foreign Direct Investment Download (PDF).
Canadian Government Departments and Agencies
Business Development Bank BDC
The Business Development Bank of Canada is solely dedicated to Canadian entrepreneurs. They help create and develop Canadian businesses through financing, venture capital and consulting services, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

BDC provides the following options and credit practices in export financing:
Working capital;

Political risk insurance;

Payment guarantees;

Security for foreign distributors or clients;

Long-term financing to purchase fixed assets;

Cash in advance;

Letters of credit;


Open accounts; and

Dealing with payment problems.
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