Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Resources for Canadian businesses
Managing your business during COVID-19
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace. We are the federal institution that leads the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio.
Services and information
Business taxes, permits and regulations, intellectual property, business support and how to sell to government.
Scientific research, funding, datasets, innovation support, facilities and educational resources.
Managing your money, debt and investments, planning for retirement and protecting yourself from consumer fraud.
Funding, collaboration, commercialization and licensing resources to help fuel innovation.
Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.
Incorporating or making changes to a business corporation, not-for-profit, cooperative or board of trade.
Consumer proposals, bankruptcy and how to find a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.
Protecting your intellectual property, trademarks, copyright and using IP as a business tool.
Industry sector data, financial benchmarks, labour trends and business statistics.
Exporting, importing and investing in Canada and foreign markets.
Broadcasting, distribution and spectrum licences, telecommunications standards, certification and more.
The different types of standards and certifying bodies that can be used by your business.
The permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.
Registering as a Canadian supplier, searching for competitors and checking a company's incorporation status.
Solutions for everyday consumer topics like complaint resolution and consumer protection.
Canada's tourism sector, tourism vision, advisory council, initiatives and more.
What we are doing
- SME Profile: Canadian Start-Ups — A perspective based upon the 2014 Survey on Financing and Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises, September 2018
- Consumed by debt? Considering a fresh start? Information for consumers on the insolvency process
- The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd edition
- Consultations on enhancing retirement security
- Draft Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines
- Consultation on the Utilization of the Bands 18.8–19.3 GHz and 28.6–29.1 GHz, and the Bands 17.3–17.7 GHz, 19.3–19.7 GHz and 29.1–29.25 GHz by the Fixed-Satellite Service
- National Digital and Data Consultations
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages
Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.
The Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) is the Government of Canada's primary laboratory for research and development in wireless technologies, with a focus on the efficient exploitation of radio frequency spectrum.
The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.
The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy supervises the administration of all estates and matters under insolvency legislation.
Measurement Canada is responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of measurement in the Canadian marketplace.
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