Alberta Small Brewer Development Program
Alberta beer brewers may be eligible for the Alberta Small Brewers Development Program if they:
- Sell less than 300,000 hectolitres of beer per year
- Produce less than 400,000 hectolitres of beer worldwide per year
This grant lets Alberta's small brewers invest in their businesses, increase production capacity, launch new products, develop new markets and make important capital improvements.
Value Added & Agribusiness Program
This program provides enterprises with financing to start, develop and grow their businesses. The loan can be used to:
- Start, expand, purchase or upgrade facilities, equipment, or other capital assets needed for your business
- Fund training costs that support new or expanded operations or products and change of ownership
Agri-business and Agri-food Financing
This program is offered through Farm Credit Canada (FCC). It provides specialized financial services to food processors and manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, input providers, equipment manufacturers and dealers. It offers term and cash flow financing as well as venture capital options.
Government Services for Canadian Businesses
The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada have partnered to share information about business support programs.
You can learn about your options at https://canadabusiness.ca/.
You can also call a Business Advisor at 1-800-272-9675 (toll-free) to get one-on-one advice and business referrals.
Business Development Bank of Canada
The Business Development Bank of Canada is a financial institution owned by the Government of Canada. It offers business loans and advisory services to help Canadian businesses grow, both at home and abroad.
Through its subsidiary, BDC Capital, it also offers a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, equity and growth and business transition capital. Financing is available to expand production, purchase new equipment or for a special project.
Community Future Business Loans
Community Futures Alberta provides rural Alberta companies flexible and affordable loan products that are specifically designed to support small business growth.
Loans range from $500 to $150,000. They include startup, new market expansion, or technology or process update funds. Each loan is tailored to meet the client's business needs and loan decisions are made locally and quickly.
They also offer free business advice and counselling, low-cost business coaching and other business development programs.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)
A five-year, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.
Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program (FEAP)
The Program is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas emissions.