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Doing Business

Ontario, which is one of Canada’s most prosperous provinces, expects to remain one of the fastest-growing regions in the advanced industrial world.

We have a diverse economy, with extensive manufacturing, financial and business services. Ontario makes up 40 per cent of Canada’s total economic output and more than half of the country’s manufacturing shipments.

In recent years there has been a big shift towards producing exports, especially in areas such as information technology, and the automotive and chemical industries.

This section explains how you can become part of Ontario’s exciting business sector, by applying as a business immigrant. Find out about the application process, and get the help you need to become a successful investor or entrepreneur.

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One of Ontario’s oldest cars is the 1901 Neff Steam Buggy, now on display at the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum. Find out what else is made in Canada.

Resources for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

ONe-Source for business provides you with the services and information you need to start and grow your business.

This video series goes over what you need to know when starting a business.

The Ontario Business Program Guide is your resource for Ontario government programs for small and medium-sized businesses.

What Businesses Need to Know is a great resource for business owners. It explains some of the key employer obligations under the Employment Standards Act.

The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) will connect you with services and programs to help you innovate and gain a competitive advantage.

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) supports and invests in early-stage projects, where the probability of commercial success and potential total return on innovation are both substantial.

Industry Canada provides comprehensive information about most sectors of the economy including company directories, statistics and analysis, events, human resources, related associations and contacts for further details for all of Canada.

Workplace Health & Safety

You have the right to know about workplace hazards, participate in solving workplace health and safety issues, and refuse work you believe is unsafe.  
Find out more.

Bringing Skilled Immigrants to Ontario: Ontario employers can nominate key individuals with critical skills and expertise for work permits and permanent residence in Canada, through Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). This is helpful to employers who are having difficulty finding the skilled workers they need.

If you are looking for Job Market information see our Working section.

See the Ontario Government’s Community Profiles for economic development information in Ontario’s cities.

Visit the Canada Revenue Agency for tax information videos, events, seminars and tax preparation clinics.