Embassy of Canada in France : New Canadian Lending Agreements With the International Monetary Fund

2016 Bilateral Credit Line

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) works to promote economic growth and safeguard the stability of the international monetary system by supporting its membership through economic surveillance and advice, technical assistance, capacity building, and adjustment lending programs.

The IMF’s total financial resources are composed of both permanent and temporary resources. The largest portion is comprised of the IMF’s permanent resources, or quotas, which form the basis of the institution’s resources and in normal times serve as its primary source of funds for lending. In addition to quotas, the IMF has access to temporary resources in the form of …
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