Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
We are a federal institution that leads the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.
Our current Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.
Historic trade accord strengthens Canada's economic union- News release
Canadian Free Trade Agreement will boost business opportunities and create more jobs.
New Research Chairs program will bring the world’s brightest talent to Canadian campuses- News release
Investments support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth.
Services and information
Find all federally incorporated businesses listed with Corporations Canada.
File your annual return. A federally incorporated business is required to file a return annually.
Search the Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency records to find information on all bankruptcies and proposals registered in Canada since 1978.
Find information about Canadian companies that can supply your organization with the goods, services and technology it needs.
Search for government grants, loans and financing to help grow your business.
Find information about how to protect trademarks, patents, copyright and industrial designs.
Discover Canada’s wireless policy: More choice. Lower prices. Better service.
Find information about credit reports, credit scores and credit repair.
What we are doing
- 2015-2016 Guide to submitting proposals to the Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations
- Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Canada Small Business Financing Program, January 2015
- Venture Capital Monitor—Q3 2014
- SME Profile: Canadian Exporters, January 2015
- Consultation Paper for the Space Advisory Board: Driving Canada's Future in Space
- Changes to the Definition of Competitive and User-Defined Service Areas for Spectrum Licences
Manage your corporation
E-services to help you file your annual return or update corporate information.
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.
Computers for Schools
Anyone can give to Computers for Schools. We accept donations from government, private business and individuals.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.
The Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) is the Government of Canada's primary laboratory for research and development in wireless technologies, with a focus on the efficient exploitation of radio frequency spectrum.
The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.
The Industrial Technologies Office (ITO) advances leading-edge research and development by Canadian industries.
The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy supervises the administration of all estates and matters under insolvency legislation.
Measurement Canada is responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of measurement in the Canadian marketplace.
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