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

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

Business grants and financing

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

Business taxes

Calculate payroll deductions, file GST/HST returns, register a business, and make payments.

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.

International trade and investment

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

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.

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.

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.

Hire and manage employees

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

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.


Business Development Bank of Canada

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

Bold changes to the Build in Canada Innovation Program

The Build in Canada Innovation Program has made major changes to better serve Canadian innovators and testing partners.

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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