Business Support

Accessibility Standard Information

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Ontario has laws to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. Learn about the standards you need to follow and reporting deadlines for complying with accessibility requirements. Learn more…

Business Support Services in the Kenora Area

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The Northwest Business Centre (NWBC) is your resource for small business in the Kenora and Rainy River District. The NWBC offers free and confidential, one-on-one business support through personal consultation. We offer guidance, resource and deliver referrals to ensure you are ready for your next step! Learn more…

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Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation strives to strengthen and diversify the local and regional economies through business development and lending services. Whether you’re looking to open a business or expand an industry, the Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation is here for you! Learn more…

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Business Development Bank of Canada is Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, consulting services and securitization, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. Learn more…

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PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is one of Canada’s most successful business support and networking organizations. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we collaborate to empower women, strengthen small business and promote community economic development across the North of Ontario. Learn more…

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Canada Business Ontario (CBO) is part of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Our goal is to help Ontario entrepreneurs gain access to government business information. As a member of the Canada Business Network, we strive to provide accurate and relevant information to help you plan for, begin, expand or exit your business. Learn more…

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FedNor is the Government of Canada’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. Through its programs and services, and through its financial support of projects that lead to job creation and economic growth, FedNor works with businesses and community partners to build a stronger Northern Ontario. Learn more…

Online Business Support Services

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BizPaL, your online source of information on permits and licences. Launched in 2005, BizPaL is jointly managed by a partnership involving governments at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels. Provinces, territories and hundreds of municipalities have collaborated together to provide you with the permits and licences that may be required to start and grow your business. Learn more…

Office of the Employer Adviser

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The Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) provides Ontario employers with expert, free and confidential advice, representation and education on all workers’ compensation issues under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and on unjust reprisal issues under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Learn more…

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Ministry of Transportation

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The Ministry of Transportation strives to be a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life. Learn more…

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