Links for Businesses


  • Alberta Capital Markets Foundation
  • The Foundation funds specific projects to educate the public and entrepreneurs about investing and capital formation. It is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1998 with start-up funding contributed by the Alberta Securities Commission and The Alberta Stock Exchange (now the Canadian Venture Exchange).

  • All Business
  • The goal of "All Business" is to enable entrepreneurs and managers to do operate their businesses. They accomplish that by providing customized solutions on a wide range of tasks. They offer comprehensive Human Resource materials that can be quickly downloaded. Sales and Marketing solutions that deliver results. Expert advice on numerous Internet and technology issues. And a Marketplace that consolidates all your business-related purchasing into one, convenient location.

  • Business Development Canada
  • The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) offers innovative financial services that address the unique needs of today's small and medium-sized businesses. BDC's wide range of products allows the Bank to provide the right kind of financing -- at the right time -- to support the long-term growth of Canadian businesses in all sectors of the economy, with particular emphasis on knowledge and export-based industries. From a regular term loan to a venture capital investment of up to five million dollars, BDC's line of "Just-in-Time Development Capital" offers a financing alternative to match every need.

  • Canaccord: Investment Firm
  • Founded in 1950, Canaccord Capital is Canada's largest independent investment firm, specializing in small to mid capitalization companies and recognized as a leader in the resource, technology and special situation sectors. With offices in major Canadian centres and affiliated partners in Britain, France, the United States and Barbados, Canaccord Capital offers a full range of professional investment services including corporate finance, research, institutional equities, international trading and private client services.

  • Business Information Site:Strategis
  • Through Strategis, Industry Canada provides Canadians with direct access to valuable business and consumer information resources, time saving interactive tools, and a growing number of on-line and electronic commerce services. The aim is to help Canadian businesses and consumers be better informed and more successful at home and abroad.

  • Businesses Services Centre
  • The Canada Business Service Centres (CBSCs) are your gateway to government information for business. The CBSCs provide a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations and are there to answer your questions about starting a new business or improving an existing one. The goal of the CBSCs is to provide business people in every part of Canada with access to accurate, timely and relevant information and referrals. The CBSCs reduce the complexity of dealing with various levels of government by serving as a central resource for Canadian business information.

  • Canada One
  • The mission of Canadaone is to help Canadian entrepreneurs start, run, and grow successful businesses, and to act as the online business hub for businesses in Canada.

  • Canadian Commercial Corporation
  • The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is a crown corporation established in 1946 to: < a > Assist Canadian business selling to other countries < b > Act as an international trade facilitator < c > Act as prime contractor. < d > Offer a wide range of contracting services. CCC makes it easier for Canadian exporters to sell their products and services around the world.

  • Economic Development Canada
  • Economic Development Canada administers programs and services to promote the regional economic growth of Quebec. In particular, it endeavours to foster business capabilities, stimulate investment and support local trade associations and SMEs. It supports the SMEs to innovate and to disseminate their products and services in a highly competitive global context. It provides them with access to information and advisory services; access to economic leadership assistance; access to additional financial support.

  • Hartford's Corporate Financial Services
  • Hartford offers a complete line of insurance and financial service products to customers all over the world. It gives your business the financial stability you need to thrive and grow in a world of possibilities and opportunities. With The Hartford on your side, your business can become the company that you want it to be.

  • Internet Banking for Financial Institutions:ORCC
  • Online Resources delivers high quality, comprehensive Internet banking services to financial institutions of all sizes. Now any-sized institution can offer the same popular Internet banking services that the largest national banks do. Your customers can use the Internet to move money among the accounts they hold with you, check balances and view statements online. Add as many new users as you like - without paying additional user fees per month.We deliver a complete "single-vendor solution" - Internet banking, bill payment, a 24/7 customer service call center, EFT settlements and other value-added content services. We will even support you with everything from training to Web site design and maintenance.

  • Ionian Securities: Mutual Funds Dealer
  • Ionian Securities Inc. was founded in May 1996. Their corporate head offfice is situated in Laval, with branch offices in Montreal. Their network of investments professionals offers the best alternatives and opportunities for the independent advisor and his or her client. Their goal is to fully utilize the skills, knowledge, and judgement to produce optimal benefits for the independent investor by tailoring services to fit the financial needs of each investor.

  • North American Securities Administrators
  • Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of 66 state, provincial, and territorial securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. In the United States, NASAA is the voice of the 50 state securities agencies responsible for efficient capital formation and grass-roots investor protection. Any individual or organization who wishes to protect themselves from securities fraud will find the information on this site useful. Entrepreneurs will find valuable information on franchising and raising capital in the "Help for small business" section. Other areas contain important information for small investment advisers and those with an interest in state "blue sky" securities laws.

  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
  • The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is the primary regulator of federal financial institutions and pension plans. Their mission is to safeguard policy holders, depositors and pension plan members from undue loss. The OSFI advances and administers a regulatory framework that contributes to public confidence in a competitive financial system.

  • Revenue Can:Guide for Canadian Small Businesses
  • Telenium
  • Telenium's national communications network services includes file transfer, electronic catalogues, distributed faxing and data collection. Meeting the needs of Canadian companies, large and small. The "Corporate File", a new, unique way for companies with shares trading on any of the four major Canadian stock exchanges to inform prospective investors, it links complete details about companies whose share prices are freely available at this website. Telenium's has a FREE quote server, Intraday stock quotes, graphs, and portfolio tracking, custom bill payment services for small and medium sized businesses.

  • Telpay
  • TelPay pioneered automated bill payment service in Canada in 1985 by accepting multiple payment instructions from customers over the telephone. Today, TelPay is the largest independent processor of bill payments in Canada, processing over 5,000,000 bill payments in 1998. Its services are accessible by telephone, computer, Internet and through many Canadian financial institutions. TelPay offers bilingual Telephone Bill Payment Service across Canada, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bills that can be paid include just about any company that sends you a monthly bill - utilities such as phone, hydro, gas, and water. Major credit card and charge cards - Visa, MasterCard, Enroute, Amex, Eaton's, The Bay, etc. over 900 different companies. TelPay service is also available through over 200 financial institutions across Canada.