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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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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 and industry

Business taxes, permits and regulations, intellectual property, business support and how to sell to government.

Science and innovation

Scientific research, funding, datasets, innovation support, facilities and educational resources.

Money and finances

Managing your money, debt and investments, planning for retirement and protecting yourself from consumer fraud.

R&D and innovation

Funding, collaboration, commercialization and licensing resources to help fuel innovation.

Business grants and financing

Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.

Federal corporations

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.

Intellectual property and copyright

Protecting your intellectual property, trademarks, copyright and using IP as a business tool.

Research and business intelligence

Industry sector data, financial benchmarks, labour trends and business statistics.

International trade and investment

Exporting, importing and investing in Canada and foreign markets.

Broadcasting and telecommunications regulations

Broadcasting, distribution and spectrum licences, telecommunications standards, certification and more.

Canadian and international standards

The different types of standards and certifying bodies that can be used by your business.

Permits, licences and regulations

The permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.

Directories of Canadian companies

Registering as a Canadian supplier, searching for competitors and checking a company's incorporation status.

Consumer affairs

Solutions for everyday consumer topics like complaint resolution and consumer protection.

Tourism in Canada

Canada's tourism sector, tourism vision, advisory council, initiatives and more.

What we are doing

Corporate information


The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Mandate letter Navdeep Singh Bains


The Honourable Mélanie Joly

Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages

Mandate letter Mélanie Joly


The Honourable Mary Ng MP

Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

Mandate letter Mary Ng


The Honourable Maryam Monsef

Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development

Mandate letter Maryam Monsef

Portfolio organizations

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.

Communications Research Centre 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.

Competition Bureau Canada

The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy

The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy supervises the administration of all estates and matters under insolvency legislation.

Measurement Canada

Measurement Canada is responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of measurement in the Canadian marketplace.

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