Online Business Resources

Canadian Government

  • Canada Business Service Centres (CBSCs) - Your gateway to government information for business. CBSCs provide a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations and are there to answer your questions about starting a new business or improving an existing one.
  • Western Diversification - Information for businesses on startup, financing, exporting and other topics for businesses in Western Canada.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade - An excellent resource for exporters and potential exporters, and Canadians travelling abroad. This site also links to the Virtual Trade Commissioner, which provides customized market information and international market reports by industry sector from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food - Canada’s Agri-food Trade Service covers exporting for the agri-food sector and would be useful for anyone who exports products or services.
  • Industry Canada
  • Canada Revenue Agency - Provides information on tax issues and customs rules and regulations.
  • Team Canada - Team Canada Inc.’s export assistance and information website, includes the export diagnostic tool.
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office - Provides information on patents, trademarks, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property.
  • Statistics Canada - Provides comprehensive statistics at the local, provincial, national and international level.

Provincial Government

  • Alberta, Canada - The Official Website of Alberta Economic Development
  • Alberta First - A Provincial, Municipal and Industry Partnership created to provide valuable information to businesses and individuals interested in starting a business or locating to Alberta.
  • Canada Business - No matter what stage of business you’re at, or where you live in the province, the Business Link is your first stop for business information and services in Alberta.

Local / Regional Government & Government Partnerships

International Business Websites

Statistics, Demographics, Market Research & Marketing

Financing & Support

  • Agriculture Financial Services Corporation - Agriculture Financial Services Corporation is a provincial crown corporation with a private sector Board of Directors that provides farmers, agribusinesses and other small businesses loans, crop insurance and farm income disaster assistance.
  • Alberta Women Entrepreneurs - Fuelling the entrepreneurial spirit of Alberta’s women business owners, the Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurs’ (AWE) interactive events and workshops, business advising and loans are designed to help you take action to grow your business.
  • Canadian Venture Capital Association
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Export Development Canada - Provides Canadian exporters with financing, insurance and bonding services as well as foreign market expertise.
  • Canadian Commercial Corporation - Canada’s export contracting agency, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) brings buyers and Canadian exporters together through contracts built on the best possible terms and conditions. Since our inception, we’ve provided assistance to thousands of companies from across Canada, helping them close more than $30 billion in win-win deals with foreign governments and private sector buyers.