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Business development programs

Business information for for small and medium enterprises

  • Canada Business - provides businesses with the resources they need to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations.
  • Competition Bureau - an independent law enforcement agency that ensures that Canadian businesses prosper in a competitive marketplace. The Bureau is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act and various labelling laws.

Canadian business databases

Exporting information

  • Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) - helps Canadian companies export goods and services by identifying Canadian firms to foreign governments and international agencies looking for specific goods or services.
  • Export Development Canada (EDC) - is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative financing, insurance and risk management solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business.
  • The Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) program of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) - helps open doors and opportunities for Canadian women-owned businesses to successfully expand into global markets.

Financial services

  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) - is a financial institution wholly owned by the Government of Canada. BDC plays a leadership role in delivering financial, investment and consulting services to Canadian small business, with a particular focus on the technology and export sectors of the economy.

Industry standards

  • Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) - is a federal government organization that offers client-centred, comprehensive standards development and conformity assessment services in support of the economic, regulatory, procurement, health, safety and environmental interests of our stakeholders — government, industry and consumers.
  • Standards Council of Canada (SCC) - facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services to enhance Canada's competitiveness and social well-being.