Agri-Food
Customized financial products


Why Investissement Québec?

 

Because we are both a financial insti­tution and an economic development agency, which is good news for you.

 

We have everything you need to get your expansion project up and running—all under one roof! In addition to offering advice and support as you set up your business in Québec, we can provide financial solutions that suit your requirements.

Investissement Québec provides a range of financial products—in particular, loans, equity investments and tax credits—tailored specifically to agri-food businesses. Here are some examples:

 

  • ESSOR
    A program designed to support strategic, transformative investment projects in Québec to boost businesses' ability to compete globally
  • Development capital
    Equity capital (minimum of $5 million) to develop strategic partnerships and launch major projects in Québec
  • Project Financing
    Loans, loan guarantees and quasi-equity covering up to 100% of project costs, to help you grow in Québec
  • Gaspésie and maritime regions
    Tax credit for companies in certain Québec regions that operate in the maritime resource sector

Other solutions for your industry

 

  • Agricultural Clean Technology Program Open a new window
    The Agricultural Clean Technology Program supports the development and implementation of clean technologies able to reduce our environmental impact or improve the ways we use energy and natural resources. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada prioritizes two aspects: precision agriculture and agri-based bioproducts.
  • Avrio Capital Open a new window
    Avrio Capital identifies agri-food companies that have earned a reputation for their innovative solutions to global challenges in the areas of health, wellness and sustainability and invests in those companies to help them reach their full potential
  • Capital Financière agricole Open a new window
    Equity capital or debentures for investment projects from $500,000 to $10 million
  • Employment Fund Open a new window(Emploi-Québec)(French website)
    A program targeting skills develop­ment, job creation and training for the Québec labour force
  • Farm Credit Canada Open a new window(FCC)
    Agriculture industry lender offering term financing, venture capital and insurance products for agri-food processors, wholesalers, input suppliers, manufacturers and equipment dealers
  • Innov’Action agroalimentaire program  Open a new window(MAPAQ)(French website)
    The aim of this program is to expand knowledge and promote its transfer by supporting research and innovation in order to boost the competitiveness, profitability and productivity of the farm production and food processing sectors in keeping with sustainable development principles.
  • Transformation alimentaire : robotisation et systèmes de qualité [Food processing: robotization and quality systems] program  Open a new window(MAPAQ)(French website)
    This program was created to boost investment in food processing in order to alleviate the worker shortage and make businesses more competitive.

 

Did you know?

As well as benefiting from financial products tailored to their needs, manufacturers can qualify for an investment tax credit for acquired manufacturing equipment.

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Contact your expert

Benoît Larouche

Director, Business Development, New York

212 843-0976