Business Links

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Canada's small business bank.  BDC plays a leadership role in delivering timely and relevant financial and management services, with a particular focus on the emerging and exporting sectors of the economy

Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre
Business information about importing/exporting, taxation, marketing, etc., as well as locations of business services centres across the province.

A business development corporation providing flexible solutions to advance the development and growth of businesses in the region

Industry Canada
This site is ideal for both new and experienced exporters. A one stop shop for information on export financing, export regulations, trade statistics, export contacts, trade shows and missions and market research.

The Planning People
This site offers business planning advice and tools for the start-up entrepreneur such as a starting costs calculator, sample plan wizard, and much more! - Ultimate Trade Show Resource
You can find tradeshows, expos, conferences, seminars, event industry suppliers, virtual tradeshow & online floorplan management solutions, webcasts, and more...

Strategis makes the information resources of Industry Canada available to you.

CED Links

Ontario Association of CFDC's
This site provides information and links to CFDCs across Ontario.

Economic Developers Council of Ontario

Economic Developers Association of Canada
Canada's national not for profit networking Association for professional economic developers in the Federal, Provincial, Municipal and Private Sectors.

Federal Government Links

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
This site offers business financial information including the Guide for Canadian Small Businesses and the Guide to Payroll Deductions.

FedNor (Federal Economic Development Initiative in Northern Ontario)
FedNor's mission is to promote economic growth, diversification, job creation and sustainable, self-reliant communities in Northern Ontario, by working cooperatively with community partners and other organizations.

Government of Canada Internet Addresses Directory
This is an alphabetical list of Government of Canada organizations and their related Web site addresses.

Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)
The HRDC website provides information about employment and self-employment programs, jobs, retraining, and much more.

The Canada Site
Government of Canada Primary Internet Site (Canada Site) is the Internet access point through which Internet users around the world can obtain information about Canada.

Statistics Canada
Identifies major international trading partners, with comparative demographic statistics. Contains links to provincial statistics servers.

Industry Canada
Information and links to federal and provincial small business initiatives. Details marketplace legalities for new businesses, and information about Strategis.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Assistance for exporters, and market information by region. Outlines Canada's International Business Strategy, and features Canada Export On-Line, the department's trade newsletter. Of interest is a list of trade offices in Canada and information on the Program for Export Market Development.

Department of Finance Canada
The Department of Finance Canada is the federal department primarily responsible for providing the Government of Canada with analysis and advice on the broad economic and financial affairs of Canada.

Canada Business
Resources and information designed for business owners starting and established. These resources will help business owners get ahead and be successful.

Provincial Government Links

Algoma District Services Administration Board
Umbrella site for various services for the Algoma region, including social services.

Government of Ontario
A quick way to find any Ontario Ministry official web site.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
This site provides information on agribusiness, food and rural development.

Ontario Ministry of Government Services
Check business-related information, and hot link to sites about business name registration, searches, and more. Includes Ontario Business Connects and Companies Branch.

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade (MEDT)
Find information on starting a small business and related programs.

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Information on MNR's offices, publications, news releases, etc.

Ontario Ministry of Northern Development & Mines (MNDM)
This ministry's mission is to develop a healthy business climate that encourages mineral investment and exploration in Northern Ontario

Ontario Ministry of Tourism
Find information on tourism agencies, attractions, research and publications.

Local Resources

Individual Work Information Network (iWIN) - Algoma District
iWIN is a website dedicated to the provision of comprehensive information about the District of Algoma.

ADnet - Algoma District Community Network


Trade Northern Ontario
A local Trade Advisor is available to:
- Assist Northern Ontario businesses in accessing and developing new markets, both nationally and internationally,
- Provide advice on export marketing, risk management services, and trade finance programs,
- Facilitate exporter participation in trade-related shows and events,
- Use a one on one approach to provide specific guidance regarding external markets.

Community Access Program
Industry Canada’s Community Access Program works with rural Canadian communities to take advantage of new communications technologies. Sites are community based, with a variety of community partnerships supporting these local initiatives. There are currently over 170 communities in Northern Ontario that have established a Community Access Program site connection.

Youth Canada
A site for Canada's youth. Find internship opportunities, career information, etc. Also the home of the Federal Public Sector Youth Internship Program, a program in association with the YMCA that helps get young people work experience.

Young Canada Works
Department of Canadian Heritage - Young Canada Works (YCW) program has six components: four provide summer placements for high school and post-secondary students; two make internships available to college and university graduates.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)
Find information on NOHFC's programs.

Ontario Trillium Foundation
Program funding for the charitable and non-profit sectors.

FedNor Youth Internships
This initiative provides Northern Ontario post-secondary graduates with valuable work experience in business development and economic development.

Local Labour Market Partnerships (LLMP)
Human Resources Development Canada - LLMP program enables the creation of community partnerships and supports the development of strategies to expand a community's employment base and enhance local economic success.

Industrial Research Assistance Program
The Industrial Research Assistance Program is a service of Canada's National Research Council.