Small Business Financing Programs

Nova Scotia Small Business Financing Program:
Designed to help establish new businesses and empower entrepreneurs with the support they need to create employment for themselves and others. Under the umbrella of this program there are more specific loan programs for certain industries, immigrants and types of businesses such as social enterprises.
Through a partnership with the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council and the Government of Nova Scotia, credit unions are offering a small business loan program that aims to help immigrants who are interested in starting, expanding or buying a small business.

Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBF):
The Canada Small Business Financing Program seeks to increase the availability of loans and capital leases for establishing, expanding, modernizing and improving small businesses.
The program is designed to provide “social enterprises” with access to credit exclusively through local credit unions.