Doing Business in Ontario
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities:
Find out how accessibility standards, under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, will affect individuals and businesses in Ontario, in areas including customer service, transportation, information and communications, built environment and employment.
Provides general information and resources including checklists and guides on establishing a franchise in Ontario.
- Government Programs for Business:
Government programs and incentives that may be of interest to international and domestic firms.
- Identity Theft:
Information to help develop secure information management practices for customer data.
- ServiceOntario – Change Your Business Information:
Change your existing business information with a number of Ontario programs and the federal government or submit a business name cancellation.
- ServiceOntario – Renew your Business Name:
Register or renew a business name in Ontario and complete applications for a Retail Sales Tax Vendor Permit, Employer Health Tax, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. You can also search a business name registered with the Ontario Ministry of Government Services.
- Tax Guide for Canadian Small Businesses:
This federal guide helps businesses with various forms of taxation, plan for taxes, keep records, and make report payments.
Doing Business outside Ontario
- Cross-Border Movement of Business Persons:
Information on criteria and procedures for crossing borders under the North American Free trade Agreement (NAFTA)
- Doing Business in the NAFTA Region:
Links assembled by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International trade
- Exporting to the United States Info-Guide:
Resources for product manufacturers and service providers interested in the U.S. market
- Importing Info-Guide:
The Importing Info-Guide is designed to help you navigate through the federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations that may apply to individuals and businesses starting to import in Ontario.
- Information on Exporting:
Single window access to government services and information for exporting your services, entering the export market, developing an export plan, market development funding, resources on export from Canada.
- International Trade:
Export programs and services to assist Ontario companies succeed in international markets.
- Employment Regulations Info-Guide:
The Employment Regulations Info-Guide is designed to help you navigate through the federal and provincial government regulations on employment.
- Occupational Health and Safety:
A guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Workplace Gateway:
The Ontario Workplace Gateway provides employers, workers and others with one-stop access to information and services on a wide variety of workplace-related topics.
Management & Planning
- Employing People:
The Employment Regulations Info-Guide is designed to help you navigate through the federal and provincial government regulations on employment. The Employment and Training Assistance Programs Info-Guide is designed to help you navigate through the federal and provincial government programs and services available to businesses in Ontario that are seeking assistance to hire employees.
- Termination of Employment:
This fact sheet is provided for information regarding Termination of Employment and Severance Pay.
Selling Products and Services to Government
- Bidding Process:
Information on federal governments online tendering system and bidding process.
- Doing Business in the Government Procurement Marketplace:
Information on doing business with Government procurement and contracts.
- Doing Business with the Ontario Government:
Selling to the Ontario government means supplying a huge marketplace. Businesses of all sizes and types are successful suppliers to us, because our goal is to help you do business with us. We welcome new suppliers.
- Government Electronic Tendering Service:
Information on the federal governments online tendering system that advertises opportunities to potential bidders.
- MERX Canadian Public Tenders:
Opportunities from federal and provincial governments and MASH (municipal, acedemic, school and hospital) sectors across Canada.
- Request for Proposals:
Information on federal governments processes for generating, and selection methods, for a Request for Proposal (RFP).
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