As a new entrepreneur, you can take advantage of many government services.

The Canadian government has several programs and resources available to new and established businesses, divided into five categories:

  1. Government financing programs
  2. Grants, contributions, and other financial investments
  3. Loans and capital investments
  4. Tax Credits
  5. Wage Subsidies

The best place to start is with the Business Benefits Finder, an online tool that assists business owners in finding the most suitable funding programs, and the federal government’s financial planning and management resources.

To get started, users answer a few fill-in-the-blanks type questions; the Business Benefits Finder then displays a curated list of programs applicable to the particular business in question. Results may vary depending on where your business is located.

In addition to federal programs, you may be eligible for funding through your provincial or municipal government.

Select your province or territory from the list below to learn more about provincial/territorial funding programs.


British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia



Prince Edward Island