Start a handmade business in Canada
Here you’ll find links to information about starting a handmade business in Canada. This is provided as a starting off point only, please consult a lawyer, accountant or specialist as necessary.
CanadaBusiness.ca – The Government’s main hub of information of starting and operating a business in Canada. This is a great starting point, and most questions can be answered here. Provides checklists and guides for everything from choosing a name, registering your business, and applicable permits, licenses & regulations.
Business Registration Online – Register for a Business Number and CRA programs, including GST number and import-export license.
BizPal – A quick and easy way to find out what licenses and permits you might need to start and run your business in Canada.
Information by Province
Alberta Small Business Resources – Information about planning, registering and running a small business in Alberta.
Doing Buisness in BC – Find information on starting a new business in BC, register your business name and other relevant provincial programs.
New Brunswick – staring and managing a small business in NB, including financial assistance and incentives available.
Northwest Territories – Business registration, licenses, funding opportunities and additional services.
Nova Scotia Services for Business – Information about operating a business in NS. Register online for a sole proprietorship or partnership, and for other licenses & permits.
Prince Edward Island – Business planning information, requirements for starting a new business in PEI, and entrepenuership and grants available in PEI.
ServiceOntario Business Services – Register a business name online and find information about relevant topics.
Revenue Québec – choosing a legal form for your business in Quebec, how to register, what permits or licenses you may need to run a small business in Quebec and other important information.
Yukon – Business resources including naming guidelines, tax credits, licensing and more.
Please contact me if you have a resource you think would be beneficial to share or if you’re having trouble finding the information you need.