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Accelerate your business growth with our curated selection of resources.

New Business Registration

Licenses, Permits, & Registry

Service Ontario

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Description

Service Canada's business services online provides for a variety of resources, including registering a business name.

Key Features

  • Register a business name
  • Proprietorship & partnerships
  • Online or in-person
  • Fees & resources

Government of Canada

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Description

Resources from the Government of Canada about everything you need to create and operate a corporation.

Key Features

  • Information on process
  • Incorporation
  • Online or in-person
  • Fees & resources

Description

Bizpal is a streamlined service that assists in understanding what you need in permits and licensing in your area.

Key Features

  • Permits
  • Licenses
  • New businesses
  • Free online resource

Canada Revenue

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Description

Administrating tax laws for the Government of Canada. Key business registrations with the federal government. 

Key Features

  • Business number
  • Tax account
  • New businesses
  • CRA programs

Canada Business App

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Description

Your mobile business partner. Download the app to find all the information you need for your business.

Key Features

  • Gov. programs & services
  • Recommendations
  • COVID-19 Resources
  • Personalized Notifications

City of Guelph Licensing

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Description

Licensing requirements, regulations and applications for businesses within the City of Guelph.

Key Features

  • Licensing Requirements
  • Application Documents
  • Permit Applications
  • City of Guelph Regulations

WDG Public Health

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Description

Health and safety requirements for businesses prior to opening and ongoing inspections requirements. 

Key Features

  • Health Requirements
  • Safety Requirements
  • Business Specific Regulations
  • Health and Safety News

Getting Started Guides

Guides & Information

Canada Business

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Description

Information on starting a business from taxes, permits, and regulations, to intellectual property.

Key Features

  • Permits & regulations
  • Intellectual property
  • Business support
  • Government resources

Description

Ontario’s economy and how to do business here; from tax credits for business to the Ontario Budget.

Key Features

  • Start-up
  • Economic development
  • Export & trade
  • Finances

E-business Toolkit

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Description

Ontario resources to help you harness the power of the internet and profit from e-business.

Key Features

  • Online
  • E-business
  • Start-up
  • Resources

FedDev Ontario

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Description

Small Business Services (SBS) helps Ontario entrepreneurs access government business information and services.

Key Features

  • Online
  • Start-up
  • Business support
  • Government resources

Financial Performance Data

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Description

Government of Canada resource for creating a report to view financial performance data by industry

Key Features

  • Online
  • Market research
  • Business data
  • Government resources

Ontario Made

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Description

Register Ontario Made products to a searchable government consumer database. Receive a digital Ontario Made logo for labeling

Key Features

  • Labels
  • Register products
  • Business support
  • Ontario resource

Labelling Requirements

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Description

The Canadian labelling requirements for consumer packaging, food, textiles, precious metals and pharmaceutical drugs.

Key Features

  • Food labelling
  • Product labelling
  • Labelling regulations
  • Labelling requirements

Description

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Learn about the Ministry's commitment to delivering services and information in accessible formats to all Ontarians.

Key Features

  • Agricultural production
  • Food regulations
  • Foodland Ontario
  • Food safety

Canada Border Services

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Description

Canadian border services regulations and requirements for import and export within Canada. 

Key Features

  • Import requirements
  • Export requirements
  • Commercial goods
  • Government regulations

Health Canada Cosmetics Reg.

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Description

A multipage document concerning cosmetics and food/drug regulations, including links to resources.

Key Features

  • Cosmetic regulations
  • Cosmetic labelling
  • Food/Drug requirements
  • Government resources

Local Business Resources

Guelph-Wellington Support

Grow Guelph

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Description

Guelph's Business Retention and Expansion Program (BR+E) which aims to create a strong local economy.

Key Features

  • Resources
  • Start-up
  • Business support
  • Finances

Innovation Guelph

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Description

Mentorship and business support programs to help innovative enterprises grow and thrive.

Key Features

  • Existing businesses
  • Mentorship
  • Resources
  • Innovation

Guelph Chamber

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Description

The Chamber of Commerce focuses on advocating, connecting and convening to grow the local economy.

Key Features

  • Business advocacy
  • Growing Guelph
  • Partnership
  • Connections

Description

10C Shared Space is a hub for community changemakers in Guelph focused on social enterprise and collaboration.

Key Features

  • Shared space
  • Collaborative work
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Innovation

Downtown Guelph BIA

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Description

An association of downtown businesses who work with the City to create safe and thriving business areas.

Key Features

  • Downtown Guelph
  • Business improvement area
  • Resources
  • Business Association

Check Before You Choose

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Description

Public health inspection results for businesses in Wellington county, Dufferin county, and the city of Guelph.

Key Features

  • Public Health
  • Licensed kitchens
  • Resources
  • Approved facilities

Mental Health Resources

Entrepreneurs Wellbeing

Description

Mental health and COVID-19. Tips, coping strategies and resources for the public and health care workers.

Key Features

  • Mental health
  • Science & research
  • Education
  • Health info

Canadian Centre for Occupation Health and Safety

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Description

Everyone at the workplace has a shared responsibility for safety and health, and that includes mental health. 

Key Features

  • Tools to support health
  • Assessment tools
  • Education
  • Safe work space

Canadian Government Mental Health Resource

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Description

Learn about mental health, mental illness and related services in Canada

Key Features

  • Covid-19 resources
  • Prevention information
  • Funding for initiatives
  • Stress coping skills

Canadian Mental Health Association

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Description

Founded in 1918, the CMHA is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada.

Key Features

  • Covid-19 resources
  • Government policies
  • National programs
  • Events and training

Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace

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Description

Find information about how the Government of Canada addresses mental health in the workplace.

Key Features

  • Covid-19 resources
  • Government policies
  • Services for organizations
  • Learning and training

Douglas Mental Health University Institute

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Description

One of the Douglas Institute's missions is to prevent mental illness, support recovery, and contribute to destigmatizing mental illness.

Key Features

  • Relevant articles
  • Recovery support
  • Information and resources
  • Training for professionals

First Nations & Inuit Mental Health and Wellness

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Description

Works with First Nations, Inuit, other federal departments, provincial and territorial partners to support healthy First Nations and Inuit individuals and communities.

Key Features

  • Influencing factors
  • Recovery support
  • Information and resources
  • Awareness programs

Mental Health Commission of Canada

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Description

Mental Health First Aid Canada’s COVID-19 Self-Care & Resilience Guide. Find helpful strategies and a template to create your own resilience plan.

Key Features

  • Virtual courses
  • Recovery support
  • Information and resources
  • Awareness programs

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support

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Description

Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to help get Canadians back on track.

Key Features

  • Free support
  • Counselling services
  • Information and resources
  • Wellness journey support

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