Many newcomers come to Canada with skills and financial resources to start a business, and Peel provides a variety of government and community supports:

Local small business centres can provide information about registering and starting a new business, preparing a business plan, taxes and available government programs:

Economic development offices can provide information on the local business environment:

Some local organizations also provide business start-up programs for newcomers:

Boards of trade and chambers of commerce are local business associations that entrepreneurs can join to network and partner with other business owners and operators:

Other government resources for entrepreneurs:

  • Province of Ontario - provides advice, support and information on government regulations.
  • Government of Canada's Canada Business Network - provides information on planning, financing, managing and growing your business.

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