A unique combination of financing and consulting services

    BDC is the Business Development Bank of Canada. From over 100 offices across the country, BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.

    BDC: Link to Business Development Bank of Canada website.

    Canada Business Network

    Visit the Canada Business Network and learn about the different types of financing that are available. To reach a local partner in your community, please dial 1-888-576-4444.

    Canada Business Network: Government Services for Entrepreneurs. Link to Canada Business Network website.

    Streamlining your business permit and licensing experience

    Go to for permit and licence information you need to start or grow your business.

    Searching for business permits and licences made easy. Link to BizPaL website.

    Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

    The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides technical and business advisory services and potential funding to SMEs in Canada to develop technologies and successfully commercialize them in a global marketplace.

    NRC-CNRC Canada. NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program-Programme d'aide à la recherche industrielle. Link to Industrial Research Assistance Program website.

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