Local Government

City of Cambridge
City of Kitchener
• City of Waterloo
• Region of Waterloo
• Public Health Inspection


Municipal Permits, Licenses and Zoning for Business

• Kitchener
• Cambridge
• Waterloo
• Region of Waterloo
• BizPal - Create your own list of federal, provincial, municipal licenses for business



• Cambridge Public Library
• Kitchener Public Library
• Waterloo Public Library
• TRELLIS - online catalogue for the universities of Guelph, Laurier & Waterloo
• Virtual Reference Library
• National Library of Canada - searching for Canadian Information by Subject


Provincial and Federal Government Contacts

• Canada Business - Services for Entrepreneurs
• Canada Revenue Agency - payroll, income tax, HST, import/export
• Industry Canada - tools programs and services for business
• Department Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development - DFATD
• National Research Council of Canada

• Service Canada - programs and services for all Canadians
• Service Ontario - register, renew or amend a small business in Ontario
• Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
• Ministry of Training Colleges and University
• Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
• Ontario Ministry of Apprenticeship
• Ontario Ministry of Transportation
• Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
• Ontario Tobacco Control Act
• Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
• Ontario Ministry of Environment
• Ontario Ministry of Labour
• Ontario Ministry of Health
• Ontario Ministry of Energy
• Ontario Ministry of Culture
• Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
• Canada's Technology Triangle - Waterloo Region Economic Development
• Communitech - helping technology companies start, grow and succeed


Statistics and Data

• Strategis Industry Canada - economic and market research statistics
• Ontario Data and Statistics - provincial and national statistics and data
• Statistics Canada - economic, social and census data
• CANSIM - Stats Canada key socioeconomic data
• GD Sourcing - tool helping reasearcher access statistics collected in Canada
• Workforce Planning Board Waterloo Wellington Dufferin - local labour market data
• Small Business Statistics - key small business statistics
• Canada Post - Households and Business Counts and Maps by Location & Postal Code


Business Financing & Incentives

• Canada Small Business Financing Program - financing
• Export Development Canada EDC
• Industrial Research Assistance Program - IRAP
• FedDev Southern Ontario - incentives
• Community Futures Development - financing in rural communities
• Government Programs & Incentives for Ontario Business
• Business Development Bank of Canada


Youth Financing and Incentives

• Futurpreneur Canada
• Summer Company