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Find programs and services
Find everything that government can do for your business, all in one place. The Innovation Canada digital platform can match you with the best-fitting programs and services from across federal, provincial and territorial governments—in less than 3 minutes.
RStarting your business
Get tools and information on what to consider before starting a business. You'll find business plan templates; information on registration, regulations and incorporation; sector and other economic data; and more.
Financing your business
Learn how to fuel your R&D and innovation projects through government grants, contributions and loans, as well as private sector financing. Get information on tax refunds and credits. Gain access to equity funding. Unlock the potential of crowdfunding.
Learn about programs and services available in your region to help your business succeed.
Permits and licences
Find out more about the municipal, provincial, territorial and federal permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.
Managing your business
Learn how to handle day-to-day operations, including budgeting, marketing and payroll deductions. Find out how to attract and develop one of your most important assets: people.
Protecting your intellectual property
Learn how to protect patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright. Get information to help you build an IP business strategy and make the most of your IP assets.
Protecting your business
Are you prepared to handle anything? Learn about emergency and disaster plans, business continuity, e-business security, fraud prevention, privacy, legal requirements, workplace hazards and more.
Selling to government
Promote and sell your goods and services to government, search for bidding opportunities and compete for government contracts in Canada and internationally.
Are you a woman with a business idea? Learn about how the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy can help you grow your business and gain access to financing, talent, networks and expertise. Find out what tools and resources are available to support you through the phases of business development.
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Resources for new business immigrants: Programs and Support Services
• Entrepreneurship Connections
Entrepreneurship Connections helps newcomers who plan to start a business in Canada. This program will assist you with setting up a successful small business in the Canadian market.
New Canadians’ Immigrant Café
The Immigrant Café is a community of immigrant entrepreneurs at all levels of experience and expertise. It is a great way for newcomers to make new business connections and to get the know-how and inspiration to venture out on their own.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
BDC offers loans and services exclusively for businesses. You can also find articles and resources on how to start or grow your business.
Connect Legal: Legal advice for immigrants
Connect Legal helps immigrants succeed by providing commercial legal education and assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs.
Learning Enrichment Foundation’s Emerging Entrepreneurs program
This program supports immigrants looking to start a business, or working to grow their small home-based business. The focus is on connecting entrepreneurs with general business information and on learning key business language, with a focus on transferrable skills.’
Futurpreneur offers free business planning resources, financing and mentoring for entrepreneurs (18-39 years), with tailored support for newcomers to Canada.