For Your Business


Small to Medium-sized Business (less than 500 employees)
  • CFDCCK understands that small business has always experienced problems in obtaining financing.
  • That’s why lending programs have been developed that represent another borrowing option for small to medium-sized businesses in conjunction with traditional lenders.
To find out about our Loan Criteria, Interest Rates, Terms and Fees, click here.

The South Ontario Fund for Innovation and Investment

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has launched a new $20-million program through its Prosperity Initiative. This program will support high-growth, innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in rural and urban communities by offering loans of usually $150,000 to $500,000 to support all aspects of growth challenges facing them. The loans are intended to help finance:

  • Late stage commercialization;
  • New product or service development;
  • New applications or markets; or
  • Development or implementation of new processes or technologies.

The SOFII loan funds will act as a catalyst for increased investment in and support for innovation and will be one element in the emerging climate of support for these high-growth companies in Southern Ontario.

To learn more, or to determine if your business venture is eligible, please read MORE, or contact us today.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

(the Job Grant)

Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.

The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

If you’re an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

For further information, please contact the Employment Ontario Contact Centre. Call toll-free (no charge): 1-800-387-5656 or through the TTY number: 1-866-533-6339 or email at


Canada Summer Jobs
“Supporting Students: Serving Communities”
  • This program is focused on encouraging not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create jobs that not only meet their needs, but also benefit students looking to gain work experience.
  • It is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students.
  • It is designed to focus on local priorities, while achieving tangible results for both students and their communities.


Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (Ontario):
  • The goal of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade is to grow the economy for the benefit of all Ontarians.
  • The Ministry encourages and supports businesses of all sizes to help them innovate and compete in today’s fast changing global economy.
  • This web site has information for people starting a business or expanding their business.
  • For businesses looking to export their products, this web site will provide you with the information you need.
    Click here for more information.
Canada Business
  • This website has links to more funding opportunities, information about registration, licenses, fees, taxes, imports and exports and applying for a government contract.
    Click here for more information.
Canada Business Blog