There are many government resources available to support you in starting your business.

FedDev Ontario – Small Business Services

Small Business Services (SBS) is part of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). We help Ontario entrepreneurs access government business information and services.

Access resources in Multiple Languages.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a special operating agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. They deliver intellectual property (IP) services in Canada and educate Canadians on how to use IP more effectively.

WSIB (Workplace Safety and Insurance Board)

The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) helps small business owners understand their legal obligations to prevent accidents and injuries.


Ontario Exports (Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and  Trade) 

International Trade Canada 

Canada Business, International Trade

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is the national statistical office. The agency ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada’s economy, society and environment required to function effectively as citizens and decision-makers.

Youth Entrepreneurship Guide

This guide will introduce you to the basics of starting a business and highlight government programs available to young entrepreneurs in Ontario.