In addition to the hourly wage, there are additional government-mandated holidays and deductions that businesses are required to make. Full information can be found at the Invest in Ontario Website.
Support Programs for Exporting
Diversify your business in foreign markets. Learn more about export opportunities below.
Canada’s official source of news and advice on trade, export and investment opportunities around the world, for entrepreneurs who want to compete, partner and prosper in the global marketplace.
Provides useful links to programs and services for Canadian businesses that require information about exporting internationally.
(Federal) International Trade Centres
DFAIT and Industry Canada have established the International Trade Centre as a “one-stop” trade service to Canadian firms that are export ready or currently involved in international business.
Access to public sector export databases.
Ability to consult numerous public sites simultaneously
Information presented from a business point of view
(Federal) Trade Commissioner Service
The Trade commissioner service helps Canadian firms identify and explore international market opportunities. Trade officers in DFAIT’s geographic branches provide advice and information about doing business in a particular country or region in the world. Working “on-site” in more than 125 cities around the world, trade commissioners can:
Offer valuable market intelligence
Help companies prepare for visits to potential markets and trade fairs.
Provide professional and customized advice and counseling; and,
Assist in partnering and matchmaking
(Federal) Ministry of Economic Development & Trade, International Trade Branch
The International Trade Branch assists Ontario suppliers of goods and services in developing their export strategies for international markets by providing the following core export services:
New Exporters to Border States (NEBS)
Seminars and Workshops
One-on-One Export Consultation and Guidance
Product Promotion and Market Contacts
Community Export Development
(Federal) Export Development Corporation (EDC)
EDC is a Crown Corporation that operates as a commercial financial institution. The EDC provides a full range of trade services to help exporters and investors do business abroad, including:
Claims and recoveries
(Federal) Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
A Crown Corporation with a mandate to facilitate International trade. CCC specializes in International procurement markets for Canadian exporters and provides services to help them win export sales, particularly small and medium sized enterprises. The CCC:
Assists Canadian businesses selling to other countries
Acts as an international trade facilitator
Acts as a prime contractor
Offers a wide variety of contracting services
(Federal / Provincial) Canada Ontario Business Service Centre
Canada Business Centres were established to provide small businesses with a single access point for information on federal and provincial government programs, services and regulations. The Centre provides a telephone and information and referral service, and the Business Information System - and a comprehensive database on government programs and services.