Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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 the federal institution that leads the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio.
Services and information
Business taxes, permits and regulations, intellectual property, business support and how to sell to government.
Scientific research, funding, datasets, innovation support, facilities and educational resources.
Managing your money, debt and investments, planning for retirement and protecting yourself from consumer fraud.
Funding, collaboration, commercialization and licensing resources to help fuel innovation.
Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.
Incorporating or making changes to a business corporation, not-for-profit, cooperative or board of trade.
Consumer proposals, bankruptcy and how to find a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.
Protecting your intellectual property, trademarks, copyright and using IP as a business tool.
Industry sector data, financial benchmarks, labour trends and business statistics.
Exporting, importing and investing in Canada and foreign markets.
Broadcasting, distribution and spectrum licences, telecommunications standards, certification and more.
The different types of standards and certifying bodies that can be used by your business.
The permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.
Registering as a Canadian supplier, searching for competitors and checking a company's incorporation status.
What we are doing
- Consumed by debt? Considering a fresh start? Information for consumers on the insolvency process
- The Contribution to Canadian Net Employment Change by High-Growth Firms, December 2017
- Fraud Facts 2017—Recognize, Reject, Report Fraud
- Draft Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act
- Market Studies Information Bulletin
- 2018-2019 Annual Plan: Building trust to advance competition in the marketplace
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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