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Financial support for businesses


How Meridian can support your business

Getting in touch with us is the fastest way to start building a plan to get your business through this challenging time and keep planning for future success. We’re working with Members on a case-by-case basis to create solutions, like deferring payments and applying for government relief programs to help your business. Reach out to your dedicated Relationship Manager or Small Business Advisor to get started.


Government relief programs


To help businesses get through the financial upheaval caused by COVID-19, the Canadian government has created several relief programs to help you keep your business running, re-hire employees, make rent, and more.

BDC BCAP Co-Lending Facility

A term loan of up to five years to help with operational cash flow requirements, offered by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

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EDC Business Credit Availability Guarantee Program

A short-term working capital loan to help sustain operations impacted by COVID-19, offered by Export Development Canada (EDC).

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Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Get a $40,000 term loan at 0% interest until December 31, 2022 to help your small or medium-sized business with its most pressing needs.

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

A subsidy to 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020 so you can re-hire people you’ve had to lay-off and avoid future job losses.

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

Forgivable loans for eligible commercial property owners to reduce the rent owed by their impacted small business tenants by at least 75% for the months of April, May and June, 2020.

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Get in touch

The best way to get personalized help and support is to reach out to your Relationship Manager or Small Business Advisor. You can also call your local branch to get in touch with a business advisor.

Call the Contact Centre at 1-866-592-2226 and choose Option 3 if you have been locked out of online banking or the Automated Funds Transfer Platform (AFT), need to add a service or want training on a service, need support adding a payee or paying a bill, or need to add a user or administrator to online banking or AFT.

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1-866-592-2226 (Choose Option 3)