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.


Services and information

Starting a business

The steps you need to consider before operating a business in Canada.

Business grants and financing

Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.

Business taxes

Income tax, GST/HST, payroll, business numbers and customs rates.

Federal corporations

Incorporate or make changes to a business corporation, not-for-profit, cooperative or board of trade.

Hiring and managing employees

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

International trade and investment

Export, import and invest in Canada and foreign markets.

Permits, licences and regulations

The permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.

Doing business with government

Selling to the federal government, selling to other governments, buying from the government.

R&D and innovation

Funding, collaboration, commercialization and licensing resources to help fuel innovation.

Research and business intelligence

Industry sector intelligence, financial benchmarks, labour trends and business statistics.

Intellectual property and copyright

Protecting your intellectual property, trademarks, copyright and using IP as a business tool.

Maintaining and growing your business

Maintain your corporation, business operations, marketing, management leadership, corporate social responsibility and more. Find out what you need to do to help your business thrive and remain in good standing.

Protecting your business

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

Insolvency for business

Proposals, bankruptcy and arrangements for businesses, and how to find help.


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