The Government of Canada is taking immediate and significant action to help Canadians facing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. Among these is the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP).
For many business owners like you, this type of assistance could be crucial to your business’s survival. Through EDC and BDC, more than $10 billion in loan and other financial support will be made available to businesses whose cash flows are constrained and access to traditional financing might be restricted.
As former bankers and financing experts, you can rely on our expertise. We can help clients navigate the system and access a portion of the $10 billion dollar fund during this difficult time.*
Establishing a Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)
The Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) will allow the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC) to provide more than $10 billion of additional support, largely targeted to small and medium-sized businesses.
This will be an effective tool for helping viable Canadian businesses remain resilient during these very uncertain times. BDC and EDC are cooperating with private sector lenders to coordinate on credit solutions for individual businesses, including in sectors such as oil and gas, air transportation and tourism.
The near-term credit available to farmers and the agri-food sector will also be increased through Farm Credit Canada.
Lowering the Domestic Stability Buffer
Let our Team of Financing Experts know about your BCAP-related needs.