Business Development Bank

Who we are

We are a different kind of bank

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

      72,000                                                      $41.2B                                                                2,500

      clients                        committed to small and medium-sized businesses                       employees

We help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory 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 business centers 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.

BDC offers


Advisory Services

Corporate Financing

Wholesale Financing

Cleantech Practice

BDC Capital offers

Venture Capital

Growth & Transition Capital

Growth Equity Partners