Loans and Loan Guarantees

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    Business Start Program (MB)

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    The Business Start Program is a loan guarantee program with an educational component. Loans to new owner-managed businesses are provided through participating financial institutions and guaranteed by the Manitoba government.

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    Canada Small Business Financing Program (CAN)

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    The Canada Small Business Financing Program is a loan loss-sharing program between the federal government and private sector lenders that facilitates access to affordable asset-based financing to small and medium-sized businesses.
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    Communities Economic Development Fund (NGO)

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    The Communities Economic Development Fund (CEDF) is designed to provide financial assistance to start or expand small to medium-sized businesses in northern Manitoba.
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    Community Economic Expansion Program (NGO)

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    The Community Economic Expansion Program is intended to assist First Nations community-owned businesses with start-up, expansions or acquisitions.
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    Community Futures Program (NGO)

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    The Community Futures Program was created to strengthen rural economies by enabling entrepreneurship and assisting in community economic development.
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    Export Development Canada (CAN)

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    EDC provides insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers.
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    Futurpreneur Canada (NGO)

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    Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization that encourages and supports young Canadians, 18 to 39 years of age, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and contribute to their community by establishing successful businesses.
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    Louis Riel Capital Corporation (NGO)

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    The Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC) was created to finance the start-up, acquisition and/or expansion of viable Métis and controlled small businesses based in Manitoba.
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    Manitoba Industrial Opportunities Program (MB)

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    The objective of the Manitoba Industrial Opportunities Program (MIOP) is to secure significant business project investment that would not occur in Manitoba without the provision of some level of government assistance.
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    Newcomer Program – Futurpreneur Canada (NGO)

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    Futurpreneur Canada recognizes that the needs of newcomer entrepreneurs may differ from those of other entrepreneurs. The Newcomer Program and application process is specifically designed to meet these unique needs.
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    Rural Entrepreneur Assistance (MB)

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    Rural Entrepreneur Assistance is designed to assist rural businesses in accessing financing. It provides loan guarantees to participating financial institutions for loans to new or expanding, small and home-based businesses in rural Manitoba.
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    Rural Small Business Operating Credit Guarantee (MB)

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    The Rural Small Business Operating Credit Guarantee (RSB) program provides guarantees on lines of credit from participating lending institutions. Loans can be used to purchase inventory, finance receivables and cover the costs of most other common day-to-day business expenses.
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    Western Innovation Initiative (CAN)

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    The Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative offers repayable contributions to western Canadian businesses with less than 500 employees, to bring innovative products, processes and services to market.
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    Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (NGO)

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    The Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba provides extensive, practical, results-oriented services such as loans, business advice, seminars, referrals and networking opportunities for Manitoba women.