Business Development & Tax Incentives
Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit
A non-refundable tax credit within prescribed limits for salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment.
Benefits Legislation in Canada
Annual summary of Canadian legislation affecting benefits plans. (Published by Mercers, an HR consulting firm)
Build Toronto Inc.
Organization to help build relationships with public and private sectors to stimulate job creation and regenerate Toronto’s neighbourhoods.
Business Use of LMI: Survey of Small and Medium Sized Employers on Labour Market Information Needs
Report on the use of labour market information by employers to support business decisions and activities.
Canada Business Network
Government website providing key indicators of Canada's population and economy to facilitate market research for business development.
Canada – Ontario Business Service Centre
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.
Canada Revenue Agency
Administers tax laws for most provinces and territories and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs through the tax system.
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 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 - Economic Development Committee
Monitors and makes recommendations to strengthen Toronto's economy and investment climate.
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.
Co-operative Education Tax Credit
A refundable tax credit available to employers who hire students enrolled in a recognized Ontario university or college co-operative education program.
Employer Health Tax
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and rules regarding the Ministry of Finance's health tax information for employees.
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.
Export Development Canada (EDC)
An export credit agency offering financing, insurance and risk management solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business.
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.
Green Marketing Plan
A City of Toronto strategic plan that brings stronger awareness to the region's green economic potential.
Health Options at Work (HOW)
Free services through Toronto Public Health that assists and supports workplaces in becoming healthier and more productive where all employees enjoy the highest level of health and well-being.
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.
Investment Canada Act
Industry of Canada Act which provides information for non-Canadians when investing in Canada in order to ensure a benefit to Canada.
Labour Relations, Collective Agreements and Rates of Pay
Rates of pay for public service workers, labour relations and collective agreements.
Ministry of Finance – Small Business
Information employers need to understand how Ontario business taxes apply to small businesses.
National Research Council Canada
Government of Canada site with research and services into business support, research, key industry sectors and much more.
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
Employment program for present/past EI recipients that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them create jobs for themselves by starting a business.
SME Research and Statistics
Government of Canada resource for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that supports the knowledge base of timely and unbiased information on SME financing in Canada.
Strategic Jobs and Investment Fund
Government of Ontario's discretionary grant and loan program desigend to support innovative companies in four priority areas: clean/green technologies, information and communication technology, life sciences, and financial services.
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
Business incubation organization that provides help to individuals who are thinking about launching a business, in the process of starting your business, or looking for new ways of growing their businesses.
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 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.
WORKING WELL: A Global Survey of Health Promotion and Workplace Wellness Strategies
Report on how employers around the world implement and evaluate wellness initiatives in the workplace.