Get support for your small business, backed by the Government of Canada

Access funds for your business needs

Apply for a term loan of up to $1 million to purchase land, buildings, vehicles or equipment used directly in your business operations.1

It's easy to apply

Small businesses or startups operating in Canada with gross annual revenues of $10 million or less are eligible to apply for the CSBFP.

We're here to help

Our business advisors will guide you through the application process and answer any questions.

What you need to know about the CSBFP term loan

CSBFP term loan at a glance

Ready to apply? It's easy.

Book a meeting

When you're ready to borrow funds, book a meeting with one of our business advisors. You’ll increase your chances of getting approved if you have a good credit score and a detailed business plan.

Get a decision

One of our business advisors will review your financing application. For full details on what to bring to your meeting, review the business credit application document checklist (PDF, 160 KB). Opens in a new window.

Receive funds

If your application meets our borrowing criteria, you'll get approved for a specific borrowing amount, interest rate and repayment term. Then we’ll disburse the funds and register the loan with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).

Frequently asked questions

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