Business and industry

Information for businesses on tax and tariff requirements, permits and regulations, intellectual property and copyright, and how to fund or incorporate a business, hire employees or sell to government.


Starting a business

Information on what to consider before starting a business, including registration, business plan templates, regulations and incorporation.

Grants and financing

Information on grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.

Business taxes

Information on how to collect and remit Goods and Services Tax (GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and payroll deductions, and information on available tax credits and refunds.

Research and business intelligence

Key economic indicators for sectors of the Canadian economy, tools to help you gain the competitive edge and the latest statistics and labour market information.

International trade

Information on importing and exporting, free trade agreements and foreign investment. Includes hands-on help for navigating complex international markets.


Advice on how to move your technology from the lab to the marketplace with financial assistance and tax credits and information on how to partner with government on advanced research projects.

Intellectual property and copyright

Information on how to protect your intellectual property (IP) and gain competitive intelligence.

Permits, licences and regulations

Information about the permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.

Sell to government

Information on how to promote and sell your goods and services to government, search for bidding opportunities and compete for government contracts in Canada and internationally.

Hire and manage employees

Information on payroll, wages and other human resources obligations and advice on recruiting, training and managing employees.


Whether you owe money or are owed money, consider your options, and learn about proposals and bankruptcy.

Protect your business

Information on insurance, risk, legal issues and security to help protect your employees, business and shareholders.


Business Development Bank of Canada

Business Development Bank of Canada

The BDC offers business loans and consulting services to help Canadian businesses grow, both at home and abroad.

Export Development Canada

Export Development Canada

EDC provides Canadian exporters with financing, insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise.

Licensing someone else's product

Licensing can help you access new and better products. It allows you to leverage ideas generated outside of your own development team.

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