We are a different kind of bank. We are Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. 72,000 entrepreneurs, +110 business centres, 2,500 employees with over $41.2B committed to small and medium-sized businesses.
We help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing
, advisory services
, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. We support entrepreneurs in all industries and at all stages of development from business centres across Canada and online at bdc.ca.
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.