CEEFC is a subsidiary of CDEV that has been formed to administer the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF)


Canada Development Investment Corporation’s Emergency COVID-19 Mandate

CDEV and CEEFC have been mandated to assist the Government of Canada as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.

As a federal Canadian Crown Corporation established to manage investments assigned to it, CDEV has been mandated to implement the Government of Canada’s Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility in cooperation with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) and the Department of Finance.

This program will provide emergency funding support for large Canadian enterprises facing financial challenges in light of the economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. CEEFC has been formed to administer this mandate.

LEEFF will be open to large Canadian employers who (a) have a significant impact on Canada’s economy, as demonstrated by (i) having significant operations in Canada or (ii) supporting a significant workforce in Canada; (b) can generally demonstrate approximately $300 million or more in annual revenues; and (c) require a minimum loan size of about $60 million.

Broader sectoral dynamics for LEEFF applicants will be considered by Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada. As part of this process, applicants will also be contacted by ISED officials.

LEEFF Factsheet

A factsheet providing responses to frequently asked questions about LEEFF is available https://www.cdev.gc.ca/leeff-factsheet/

The government’s announcement can be found here: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/11/prime-minister-announces-additional-support-businesses-help-save

LEEFF Application Process for Qualifying Enterprises

Large enterprises that meet the qualifying criteria for LEEFF may begin an application by completing the online enquiry form HERE and sending it to  applications@ceefc-cfuec.ca.

Alternately, interested applicants may send an email to applications@ceefc-cfuec.ca with the following information:

  1. Name of business
  2. Headquarters address
  3. Description of business
  4. Business annual revenues (FY2019 results)
  5. Number of employees
  6. Stock exchange symbol (if publicly listed)
  7. Name of contact
  8. Title of contact
  9. Email address of contact (must be from the enterprise’s corporate domain)
  10. Phone number of contact

Only email addresses from the enterprise’s corporate domain will be accepted.


Additional COVID-19 Support Measures for Businesses and Individuals 

CEEFC’s and CDEV’s mandate relates exclusively to the Government of Canada’s LEEFF Program.

For inquiries relating to other government support measures for Canadian businesses and individuals, please refer to https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html 

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please submit questions our Media Relations team at media@ceefc-cfuec.ca

Please note that due to high volumes of inquiries, there may be delays in responding.

Thank you for your understanding.

Date modified: 2020-10-06