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Canada Small Business Financing Act (S.C. 1998, c. 36)

Act current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2022-07-04. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Act.

lender

lender means

  • (a) a member of the Canadian Payments Association, established by subsection 3(1) of the Canadian Payments Act,

    • (i) referred to in paragraph 4(1)(b) or (c) or any of paragraphs 4(2)(a) to (c) of that Act, or

    • (ii) referred to in any of paragraphs 4(2)(d) to (h) of that Act if the member meets the prescribed conditions;

  • (b) a local cooperative credit society, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Canadian Payments Act, that is a member of a central cooperative credit society, within the meaning of that subsection, if that central cooperative credit society is a member of the Canadian Payments Association; or

  • (c) any other organization designated by the Minister as a lender for the purposes of this Act. (prêteur)

loan

loan means a loan, including a line of credit, that meets the conditions set out in subsection 4(1) and is made to a borrower that meets the criteria set out in subsection 4(2). (prêt)

Minister

Minister means the member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada designated as the Minister for the purposes of this Act. (ministre)

prescribed

prescribed means prescribed by the regulations. (Version anglaise seulement)

small business

small business means a business carried on or about to be carried on in Canada with an estimated gross annual revenue

  • (a) not exceeding $10 million or any prescribed lesser amount for the fiscal year of the business during which a loan is approved by a lender in respect of the business; or

  • (b) in the case of a business about to be carried on, not expected at the time a loan is approved by a lender in respect of the business to exceed $10 million or any prescribed lesser amount for its first fiscal year that is of not less than 52 weeks duration.

It does not include the business of farming. (petite entreprise)


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