Funding & Loan Programs


Alberta Innovates

With many programs available and annual investments of $286 million, Alberta Innovates delivers a broad spectrum of funding and grant opportunities.

Community Futures Capital Region

Customized and affordable loan options for small business owners and entrepreneurs in rural Alberta, from $500 to $150,000.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Funding to support your personal artistic practice or your organization's arts programming or projects.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Provincial and federal loans, grants, and other funding opportunities for the agricultural sector.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

A non-profit organization dedicated to helping women gain access to capital, connections and business development capacity. 


Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan)

Leads in building a strong, competitive Canadian economy by supporting business, innovation and community economic development unique to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Funding to help employees and unemployed Albertans access training opportunities.

Work Sharing Program

Designed to help eligible employers avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity, that is beyond the control of the employer.

Business Benefits Finder

Find the right programs and services, whether you’re starting out or scaling up.

Government Support for Small Business

Overview of federal government services for small business.

Canada Business Grants and Financing

Grants, loans, and private and public sector financing.

Business Development Canada (BDC)

Business loans for entrepreneurs.

Start Up Canada

Entrepreneurs working together to build a Canada for entrepreneurs and give a voice to the Canadian startup community.

Invest in Canada

Programs, incentives, and tax credit programs available for investors and businesses.

Futurpreneur Canada

Provides young entrepreneurs with up to $60,000 in financing.

Government of Canada – Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program

Provides access to capital and business opportunities to Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada.

Canada Council for the Arts

Grants, services, prizes, and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations.

Black Business Ventures Association 

Helps black founders gain knowledge and obtain resources to build their tech startup.