The Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP) is a collaboration between the federal government and financial institutions like Affinity. We work with the government to help established businesses and startups get the financing they need.
Here’s who qualifies:
- Corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships and co-operatives in Canada with gross revenue under $10 million.
- Charitable and religious organizations aren’t eligible under this program. Farming businesses have another federal government program they can apply to.
You can get a maximum loan of $1 million under CSBFP. No more than $350,000 of that can be used to finance equipment purchases or improvements, or purchase leasehold improvements.
Loans can finance these purchases:
- Land or buildings used for commercial purposes.
- New or used equipment.
- New or existing leasehold improvements, including renovations to a leased property by a tenant.
- The registration fee for the loan.
Items such as goodwill, working capital, inventories, franchise fees, or assets that a holding company acquires aren’t eligible for financing.
These are the costs that come with the CSBFP loan:
- 2% registration fee, which can be financed as part of the loan.
- Normal lending fees.
Call our Contact Centre at 1.866.863.6237 to learn more about the program and to get your application started.