Federally regulated business activities

Business Number registration, federal incorporation, advertising and competition, labelling, measurement accuracy, import and export permits, human resources regulations, privacy and personal information protection, environment, accessibility, health and safety and more.

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Business Number registration

Your Business Number is your single account number for dealing with the federal government regarding GST/HST, payroll, import/export and other activities.

Federal incorporation

Access everything you need to incorporate federally and to maintain and update your corporation.

Advertising and competition rules

Fair competition is good for both consumers and businesses. Learn about ensuring truth in advertising, investigation of cartels, preventing abuse of market power, reviewing mergers, ensuring corporate compliance, and regulating promotional contests.

Labelling requirements

Learn about the requirements for labels on consumer packaging, food, textiles, precious metals and pharmaceutical drugs.

Measurement accuracy

Get measurement right! Learn about the requirements for selling measured goods, access technical documents, and find out about device approval, standards calibration, inspections and registration to sell electricity or gas.

Import permits and restrictions

Import controls, permits and licences, compliance requirements, sanctions and prohibited goods.

Export permits and restrictions

Export controls and requirements, certificates and permits, excise taxes, sanctions and prohibited goods.

Human resources regulations

It is important to understand your obligations and responsibilities as an employer. Following these rules will help ensure that your employees are treated fairly and kept safe while at work.

Privacy and personal information protection

If you collect, use or disclose personal information about individuals, you need to understand your privacy obligations.

Environmental regulations

Learn about federal acts, regulations and agreements to protect the environment today and for future generations and learn what your business needs to do to comply.

Accessibility regulations

Find out how to make your business accessible to persons with disabilities.

Health and safety regulations

Learn about the regulations and standards that relate to the safety of your products, your services, and your workplace.

Bankruptcy for business

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

Intellectual property and copyright

Information on how to protect your intellectual property (IP) and gain competitive intelligence.

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