BDC - Business Development Bank of Canada

We are the only Canadian bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. At BDC, we know business owners. We’ve been working with them for close to 75 years. We know their challenges and we understand their needs. And we want them to grow and succeed.

We support small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. We are the Business Development Bank of Canada. We are BDC.

We are BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.

56,000 Entrepreneurs

123 Business Centres

2,200 Employees

We help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financingadvisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • We support entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of development from 123 business centres across Canada and online at

  • We’re committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs and we understand that a business is more than just dollars and cents.

  • We complement the role played by private-sector financial institutions and have been serving Canadian entrepreneurs since 1944.

  • We are a financially sustainable Crown corporation and we operate at arm’s length from our sole shareholder, the Government of Canada.

We take pride in the success of our clients who:

Employ 900,000 Canadians

Generate $251B in Annual Revenues

Export 16% of our clients are exporters

BDC offers


Business loans for projects and working capital to protect cash flow.

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Advisory Services

Practical solutions and objective advice to help growing businesses successfully address a wide range of challenges and opportunities.

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Wholesale Financing

Indirect and syndicated financing solutions provided through or alongside financial institutions and other private sector lenders.

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Cleantech Practice

Equity and commercial loans for high potential cleantech firms.

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BDC Capital offers

BDC Capital—a subsidiary of BDC—offers a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, growth and business transition capital and growth equity.

Venture Capital

Money for innovators looking to transform their business ideas into successful companies.

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Growth & Transition Capital

Money for established or high-growth companies looking to finance a new project or business transition.

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