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

Information about 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.

Research and development (R&D) and innovation

Access resources to help fuel your R&D and innovation projects. Find out about funding, collaboration opportunities, commercialization and licensing, technologies, innovative solutions and more.

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.

Maintain, grow and improve 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.

Protect your business

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

Bankruptcy for business

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


Canadian En[tour]preneur Experience

Interested in being a tourism entrepreneur? Apply now to join us in Ottawa from August 13-15 to learn more.

Innovation Superclusters Initiative

This initiative is a first of its kind for Canada, fostering stronger connections—from large anchor firms to start-ups, from post-secondary institutions to research and government partners.

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