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Business Resources - City of Ottawa

Starting a Business

A one stop site for doing business in the city of Ottawa. All the tools you need to start your business from permits to by-laws.

Business Resources - Trade Cert

Document Certification

Since March 2020, the Ottawa Board of Trade has been offering an online certification service for Certificates of Origin (CO) through TradeCert.

Business Resources - BizPal

Licencing Tools

BizPaL is a free online service that allows entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently create a tailored list of permits and licences that are required from all levels of government to operate…

Business Resources - Kanata North

Kanata North Technology Ecosystem

We did some research, analyzed the data, crunched the numbers and what we found was exhilarating. Exciting. Thought-provoking.

Business Resources - Industry Canada

Access to Capital

The Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP) facilitates access to affordable asset-based financing to small and medium-sized businesses by sharing the risk with the lenders.

Business Resources - Government of Canada

Industry Statistics

Canadian Industry Statistics (CIS) provides an insight into your industry’s performance. CIS is a “one-stop shopping” area for industry statistics. It brings together various statistics…

Business Resources - Government of Canada

Trade Data

Trade Data Online (TDO) provides customs-based statistics on international trade in goods. Source data is obtained from Statistics Canada and from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Business Resources - Government of Canada

Importers Database

Canadian Importers Database (CID) provides the names and locations of the largest Canadian importers of goods. CID is an essential tool for conducting research on commodities imported into Canada.

Business Resources - Concierge Service

Concierge Service

Concierge Service provides one-on-one assistance to help guide you to the most relevant public innovation programs and services available to help meet your innovation needs..

Business Resources - Tourism

Ottawa Tourism

As Canada’s Capital, Ottawa is a hub for culture and history, being home to seven national museums that recount the tales of the country’s colourful past.

Business Resources - Employment Hub

Ottawa Employment Hub

Ottawa Employment Hub is your provincially-funded Local Employment Planning Council.  We connect business and community partners to bridge the skills gap and broaden the search for talent.  We provide local labour market information to help employers, workers and job seekers make informed choices.

Business Resources - Invest Ottawa

Why Ottawa

Ottawa is in the midst of a giant outdoor playground featuring mountains, beaches, camping, skiing, golfing, and hundreds of freshwater lakes.