Build Toronto Inc.
Organization to help build relationships with public and private sectors to stimulate job creation and regenerate Toronto’s neighbourhoods.
Canadian Association of Business Incubation, (CABI)
A national organization made up of business owners that foster the exchange of ideas and experiences to improve economic performance by enhancing management educational experiences and removing the barriers to business growth.
Canadian Business Network
Government website providing key indicators of Canada's population and economy to facilitate market research for business development.
Canada Business Ontario
Information on federal and provincial business-related programs, services and regulations for starting a business, financing, legislation, business guides and a host of other services for employers.
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Facilitates relations between the Canadian business sector, provides research on trends, best practices and areas of opportunity for Aboriginal people and encourages Aboriginal businesses towards economic sustainability, training and skill development.
City of Toronto - Stationary Business & Trades Licences
Issues licences and monitors vehicles, stationary businesses and trades to ensure they follow all applicable municipal by-laws.
Employment & Social Services - Help with hiring
A no cost service that brings together qualified candidates and employment opportunities.
Public and private sector alliance created to provide one-stop sourcing of services and programs tailored to meet the needs of the Toronto's Entrepreneurs and small businesses, including assisting with location & relocation, advocating for businesses, and small business information.
Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance
A public-private partnership that serves as the key point of contact for businesses exploring opportunities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) by benefiting with support and guidance from human resource consultants, financial and legal advisors, and commercial/industrial real estate professionals.
How to Hire a Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW)
Employers from all types of businesses can recruit foreign workers with a wide range of skills to meet temporary labour shortages.
Invest in Canada
Government of Canada website on competitive advantages to invest in Canada, industry profiles, an overview to establish a business in Canada and the related legal, tax requirements and research publications.
Invest in Ontario
A single window of access for investment services by multinational companies, providing information, advice and introductions to networks that can make investing in Ontario easy.
Invest in Toronto
Incentive support for new building construction and/or building expansion and stimulate growth in key value-added economic sectors, including manufacturing, bio-medical, environmental, information technology, creative industries and tourism.
Invest in Toronto Business Incentives
A variety of incentives which make Toronto more a competitive and attractive location for new development.
Ministry of Finance – Small Business
Information employers need to understand how Ontario business taxes apply to small businesses.
ONe-Source for Business
ServiceOntario is making it easier for business to get the government services they need through ONe-Source for Business, a free online service that will offer an electronic one-stop shop for Ontario businesses, and people thinking about starting a business.
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration web site – Employer section
Questions for employers on how to access the talent of internationally trained professionals and tradespeople.
Ontario Self-Employment Benefit
Provincial program for unemployed people who are or have recently been eligible for Employment Insurance with income and entrepreneurial support while they develop and start their business.
Self-Employment - Service Canada
Employment program of Service Canada for present/past EI recipients that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them create jobs for themselves by starting a business.
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Information for employers and foreign workers to help support economic growth and create more opportunities for all Canadians.
Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA)
A non-profit umbrella organization promoting successful and effective BIAs in the City of Toronto.
Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC)
Provides help in all phases of business development to help start a business, business planning & consulting, business mail services, entrepreneur forums, and advice.
Toronto Business Improvement areas (BIAs)
Association of commercial property owners and tenants within a defined area who work in partnership with the City to create thriving, competitive, and safe business areas.
Toronto Employment & Social Services (TESS)
Employment services including self-employment programs for eligible Torontonians of the Ontario Works program.
Toronto Food Business Incubator (TFBI)
Non-profit organization that nurtures and assists entrepreneurs and small enterprises in the food sector with hands-on management assistance, education, information, technical and vital business support services, networking resources, financial advice and where to go to seek financial assistance.
Toronto’s Gold Star services for businesses
An enhanced management approach to help businesses reduce the time and cost required to deal with City Hall and support their efforts to stay competitive.
Toronto Public Library – Small Biz XPress
Information written by experts in small business and entrepreneurship by geographic location in Ontario, links to directories, online publications, networking tools, and current important small business and entrepreneurship topics.