Helpful Links

Business Associations

Chamber of Commerce for SOMA members

Ontario Business Improvement Area Association

Community Futures Development Corporation

Business Support Agency

ServiceOntario Services for Business:

The government's initiative to simplify and streamline registration, renewal and reporting processes for Ontario businesses.


Canada's Business and Consumer Site

Ministry of Economic Development & Trade:

Promotes economic growth.

The Business Development Bank of Canada:

Provides small and medium-sized businesses with flexible financing, affordable consulting services and venture capital.

The Canada Business Service Centres:

A gateway to government information for business.

Government Services:

Regulates tax laws and tax benefits.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce:

Select an OCC member Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade name from the link for contact information.

Government of Canada:

Main Canadian government website.

Government of Ontario:

Ontario government website.

Business Financing

The Ministry of Finance:

Responsible for managing the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of Ontario.

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario:

Regulates insurance, pensions, credit unions, caisses populaires, coopertives, mortage brokers and loan & trust companies.

The Bank of Canada:

Canada's central bank.

Trade Assistance

Market Development Strategies (MDS - PEMD):

Part of the Program for Export Market Development (PEMD) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, jointly administered with Industry Canada.

International Prime Contractor Service (CCC):

A package designed for exporters selling in international markets, primarily to foreign governments.

Export Development Canada:

Provides trade finance and risk management for Canadian exporters and investors.

Ontario Export Inc.:

Ontario's export development agency.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal:

An administrative tribunal operating within Canada's trade remedies system.

International Trade Canada (ITCan):

Supports the development of trade by providing services to exporters, developing policy, and by attracting investment in the Canadian economy.

Business Technology Support

Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC):

The federal government's primary laboratory for R&D in advanced telecommunications technologies and systems.

Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC):

A special operating agency of Industry Canada with a mandate to provide funding support for strategic research and development, and demonstration projects that will produce economic, social and environmental benefits to Canadians.

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