New Loan Programs for Businesses

Canada Emergency Business Account

This program is designed for small businesses to have access to capital.

It will be implemented by eligible financial institutions in cooperation with Export Development Canada (EDC).


This $25 billion program will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced, due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Small businesses and not-for-profits should contact their financial institution to apply for these loans.


To qualify, these organizations will need to demonstrate they paid between $50,000 to $1 million in total payroll in 2019. Repaying the balance of the loan on or before December 31, 2022 will result in loan forgiveness of 25 percent (up to $10,000).

COVID-19 Federal Program Information:
Wage Subsidy:
CRA Measures:
CERB Application:
Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP):