Please note: Canada Business Ontario is now FedDev Ontario Small Business Services.
Our information and services remain the same.
If you are new to Canada and want to start your own business, Small Business Services (SBS) can help. Whether you come to Canada as a business immigrant, foreign investor or self-employed person, Small Business Services has a variety of resources to help you plan or start your business including:
You can learn about government resources for immigrant entrepreneurs in Ontario starting a business.
Recent immigrants between the ages of 18 and 39 years old can apply for money to start a business.
If you or one of your employees has acquired business skills, training or qualifications outside of Canada, this guide can help you get them recognized in Ontario.
Get help recruiting skilled foreign workers and international students for your business.
Find out if you can immigrate as an investor or as a self-employed individual.
Browse statistical resources on ethnic groups, visible minorities, the Canadian-born population, immigrants and non-permanent residents.
In addition to being available in English and French, many documents are also offered in 13 other languages, including:
- Chinese - Simplified
- Chinese - Traditional
For more information on starting a business as a newcomer to Canada, contact Small Business Services today. Telephone services are available in English or French.