Resources by Province


Elimination of the Penny - L’élimination du sou noir commence aujourd’hui !

HST by Province

Online information portal for permits and licensing

Build a Privacy Plan for your Business - Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
A toolkit for small business owners and entrepreneurs to developing effective privacy plans.

Business Development Bank Homepage
Website for BDC; the bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.

Canada Business Network Homepage
Find help with financing, permits and licensing, and access to your regional business development center through this Government of Canada service for small business.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business Small Business Factsheet
Key facts and statistics about SMEs and self-employed in Canada

Canadian Retail Solutions™ POS Toolkit
Checklist and tips for buying and implementing POS programs and solutions

Canadian Retail Solutions™ Retailer Resources
List of resources, programs, and useful links for Canadian retailers

Canadian Youth Business Foundation Blog
Resources, links, and news for young entrepreneurs.

Centre for Small Business Financing
Local grants and loans search tool for small businesses across Canada

CRA Small Business Resources
Extensive list of programs, resources, and information for small business owners, from the Canada Revenue Agency.

General Information for GST/HST Registrants
Information for small business owners on how to collect, record, calculate, and remit GST/HST, and instructions on how to fill out your GST/HST return.

HRSDC - Employment Standards
Information on labour standards, health and safety regulations, labour relations, etc.

Industry Canada
Homepage of Industry Canada. Resources and information on financing, permits and licensing, incorporation, intellectual property, industry statistics, and more.

John Molson School of Business (Concordia) Resources for Entrepreneurs
A list of helpful websites and resources for small business start-ups including a list of business plan competitions for young entrepreneurs and graduates.

National Research Council of Canada
Links to many publications and resources, including funding and opportunities through the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).


Ministry of Labour

Alberta Government Business Planning and Startup Guide
A monster list of useful links and resources for business start ups in Alberta. A great resource.

Alberta Venture Small Business Web Portal
Blog-style roll of useful links, info, and feeds for small business ventures in Alberta

The Business Link: Alberta's Business Information Service
A list of resources of the Canada Business Network

Employment Standards Toolkit for Employers
PDF toolkit and reference for employers on topics like overtime, maternity leave, terminations, ES code and regulations.

British Columbia

Ministry of Labour

BC Business Registry Resources
List of useful links for small businesses and start-ups in BC

Resource Center for Small Business - BC Ministry for Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training
A handful of handy links for entrepreneurs looking to plan, start, grow, or exit their small business.

Small Business BC
A resource center for BC entrepreneurs; seminars, events, services, blog.


Ministry of Labour

Canada / Manitoba Small Business Centre
Programs, resources, and seminars to help with starting and running a small business in MB

Entrepreneurship Manitoba
Small Business development services and programs

Gov't of Manitoba Small Business Startup Guide
Links and resources for business start ups in MB

New Brunswick

Ministry of Labour

Canada Business Centre New Brunswick
Events, market research, and services for small businesses in NB.

New Brunswick Economic Development
Department for economic development in NB; Links to programs, services, and information.

New Brunswick Growth Program
Start up grants for qualifying small businesses

Small Business Investor Tax Credit
Information on tax credit program for small business investors.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Ministry of Labour

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service - Newfoundland & Labrador factsheet and resources
Information about business and investment in NL, and links to resources and information on tax credits, incentives, and benefits.

Department of Finance - Taxation
Overview of taxation in NL and links to forms and information

Department of Innovation, Business, and Rural Development
Information, programs, and services for starting a small business; taxation, trade, financing.

Services Directory - Business
Resource directory for entrepreneurs and small businesses; information on taxes, licensing, market research, services, labour standards, health and safety, regional economic

Small Business Counselling - Dept. of Innovation, Business, and Rural Development
Resources and links to counselling and advising services for small businesses in NL.

Small Business Tax Credit
Information on the NL Small Business deduction.

Northwest Territories

Ministry of Labour

Nova Scotia

Ministry of Labour

Business Information
Links and resources for business in NS

Business Nova Scotia
Business resources, information, advice, links to financing and grant programs, etc.

Community Credit Union - Small Business Financing / Loan Guarantee Program
Information on the Nova Scotia Credit Unions' and Nova Scotia Co-operative Council's Small Business Financing Program

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism - Support for Small Business
Links to economic development programs and grants, including the Nova Scotia Business Development Fund.

Employment Rights
Information on the NS Labour Standards Code

HST for Business
Information on HST from Nova Scotia Finance


Ministry of Labour


Ministry of Labour

The Ontario Government is seeking input into a recently released Cycling Strategy for the province. The Draft strategy will replace the current strategy which was developed in the late 90's. Click here for the full Draft Strategy.

Guide to Starting a Small Business in Ontario - Ottawa Public Library
Handy starter guide for thinking and planning through a business proposal

MentorWorks Ontario Grants and Loans for Startups
Informative blog article on government grants and financing for small businesses and start ups

Ontario Business Program Guide - Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Directory of programs and information about tax incentives, tax credits, and government programs to support businesses.

Ontario Employment Standards
Information and General Fact Sheet on labour, and health and safety standards in ON.

Small Business Enterprise Centres Ontario
List of Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBEMs) in ON

Starting a Business - Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Resources for Ontario business start ups

Prince Edward Island

Ministry of Labour

Finance PEI - Small Business
Information on loans and financing for small business through Finance PEI programs.

Innovation PEI
Business development, information, counselling, and resources.

Opportunities PEI - Starting a Business
Links and resources for business start ups in PEI

PEI - Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
Information about HST in PEI.


Ministry of Labour

QST Change: As of January 1st, 2013 the Quebec Sales Tax (QST) rate will increase from the current 9.5% to 9.975% which may mean a modification will be necessary to your system to ensure you do not charge the QST over the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Click here for Changes to the QST.

Click here for the Calculation tables.

Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Québec
Ressources des affaires-culture, approvisionnement régional, développement durable, emploi et immigration, entrepreneuriat, etc.

Commission des normes du travail
Ressources des normes du travail

Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC)
Small business support network for English-speaking entrepreneurs. News, courses and information on entrepreneurship and business networking in QC.

Dévelopment économique Canada pour les régions du Québec
Programmes et services pour aider les entreprises à QC

Fondation de l'entrepreneurship
Recherche, d'expertise et de soutien pour stimuler l'entrepreneuriat au Québec.

Info Entrepreneurs Homepage
A Gov't of Canada service provided through the Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain, and part of the Canada Business Network. Resources, links, and information

Investissement Québec
Financement et ressources d'expertise

Revenu Québec
Une ressource provinciale pour les programmes, les guides, et des informations sur le démarrage d'une entreprise, l'embauche d'employés, impôts et autres déductions, etc

Revenu Québec - TPS/TVH et TVQ
Information et Ressources des taxes TPS, TVH, et TPQ

Services Québec - Enterprises
Portail de ressources et d'information de Services Québec; créer, gérer, transformer son enterprise.


Ministry of Labour

Minimum wage in your province has increased as of December 1st. Click here for more details.

Gov't of Saskatchewan Business Programs and Services
List of programs and services available to businesses and small enterprises in SK

Ministry of the Economy - Starting a Business in Saskatchewan
Key facts and links to resources for starting a small business in SK

Registering a Small Business in Saskatchewan - Article (Sept. 2001)
Brief article with tips and info on registering and incorporating a small business in SK


Ministry of Labour