Canadian Company Capabilities - Industry Canada
Canadian Company Capabilities (CCC) is an online database which profiles approximately 36 200 Canadian companies. It offers free registration to Canadian companies and is available globally through Strategis, Industry Canada\'s Web site. This database contains vital company information that can be searched to locate Canadian suppliers and distribution channels, to determine competition, to form partnerships and to uncover export ventures.
Registration to CCC is voluntary and free of charge. Companies are encouraged to register electronically through the Internet.
For further information, please call 1-800-328-6189, see Canadian Company Capabilities document or visit the Web site at http://strategis.gc.ca/cdncc
Strategis - Industry Canada
Strategis is Industry Canada\'s Web site of business information. It provides fast, accurate and value-added information aimed at small and medium-sized firms. With Strategis, Canadian businesses have access to a vast array of management resources, perspectives and data that can help them further develop and expand markets, create alliances and find new clients. Strategis is easily accessible through various Canada Business Service Centres and community access points.
For further information, please call 1-800-328-6189, see ARCHIVE - Strategis document or visit the Web site at http://strategis.gc.ca/engdoc/main.html
Consulting Group - Business Development Bank of Canada
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) provides customized consulting solutions to meet the complex challenges faced by today\'s Canadian entrepreneurs. Whether it\'s through individual consulting, group training, or a combination of both, BDC\'s Consulting Group (CG) helps innovative Canadian business succeed. These services are often combined with financial services to support an increasing number of innovative Canadian businesses prosper in today\'s global economy.
For further information on BDC, please call 1-877-232-2269, see the document BDC Consulting or visit the Web site at http://www.bdc.ca
Self-Employment Program (SE) - Department of Education, Government of Nunavut
This program provides people with income support, coaching, and technical assistance to help start a business.
For further information, please call the Career Centre nearest to you (Baffin: 1-800-567-1514; Cambridge Bay: 1-800-661-0845; Rankin Inlet: 1-800- 953-8516) or see Self-employment Program - SE
Canada Small Business Financing (CSBF) Program - Industry Canada
The Canada Small Business Financing (CSBF) Program was created to help small businesses reach their potential by making it easier for them to get term business improvement loans to finance the purchase or improvement of fixed assets for new or expanded operations. Administered under theCanada Small Business Financing Act (CSBFA), the program is a joint initiative between the Government of Canada and private-sector lenders.
For further information, please call (613) 954-5540, Canada Small Business Financing (CSBF) Program, contact your lender of choice or visit the Web site at http://strategis.gc.ca/csbfa
Atuqtuarvik Corporation - Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI)
Atuqtuarvik Corporation is an investment and loan fund created by NTI and the Nunavut Trust to help ensure direct Inuit partcipation in major economic opportunities. The corporation provides loand and equity funding for the purposes of business start-up, business expansion and business acquisition. You must be certified by NTI for inclusion on the Inuit Firm Registry or a Birthright Corporation located in Nunavut in order to access this source of funding.
For further information, please call (867) 645-2784, or see Atuqtuarvik Corporation.
Business Development Fund - Department of Economic Development and Transportation, Government of Nunavut
The Business Development Fund (BDF) is a contribution fund aimed at stimulating employment and economic development throughout the Nunavut. It comprises six programs that are designed to assist businesses during all phases of the business cycle. Assistance is provided for research and planning, business start-up and expansion, market and product development, training, and emergency relief to assist businesses in financial difficulty.
For further information contact the Department of Economic Development and Transportation\'s regional office nearest you (Kitikmeot: (867) 982-7453; Keewatin: (867) 645-5067; Baffin: (867) 975-5999), or see Contributions to Business Development
Community Futures Development Corporations - Department of Economic Development and Transportation, Government of Nunavut
CFDCs provide development and expansion capital through loans or loan guarantees to viable businesses that are unsuccessful in getting adequate financing elsewhere, provide technical advice and counseling to new or existing small businesses within the community, and provide assistance with a range of other community development initiatives such as community based economic planning, training, etc.
For further information contact the regional CFDC in your region (Baffin Business Development Corporation 1-800-263-2232, Community Futures Development Corporation of Kitikmoet (867) 983-3007, or Keewatin Business Development Centre (867) 645-2126 ) or see Community Futures Development Corporations
Business Number (BN) - Canada Revenue Agency
The Business Number (BN) replaces the many numbers businesses need to deal with government, thus helping reduce costs and increase competitiveness. The BN increases government efficiency and helps it deliver one-stop service at Business Windows. This program contains information about which accounts a business may need and how to complete a request for a Business Number.
For further information, please call 1-800-959-5525, see Business Number - BN or visit the Web site at http://www.cra.gc.ca
Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax - GST/HST - Canada Revenue Agency
The Goods and Services Tax (GST)/Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) are multi-stage taxes that apply to most transactions throughout the production and marketing process.
For further information, please call 1-800-959-5525, see ARCHIVE - Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) or visit the Web site at http://www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca/tax/business/menu-e.html
GST/HST Returns - Canada Revenue Agency
GST/HST Registrants must file returns for a reporting basis within a prescribed reporting period.
For further information, please call 1-800-959-5525, see ARCHIVE - GST/HST Returns or visit the Web site at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/gm/g500-2-6em/g500-2-6e.htm
Competition Act - Pyramid Selling and Multi-Level Marketing Schemes - Industry Canada
TheCompetition Act is a federal law governing business conduct in Canada. The multi-level marketing and pyramid selling provisions of the Competition Act set out the responsibilities for operators and participants in these types of plans. The Act also explains the difference between multi-level marketing and a pyramid selling scheme.
Multi-level marketing is a plan for the distribution of products whereby participants earn money for the supply of a product to other participants in the same plan. They, in turn, make their money for the supply of the same products to other participants.
Pyramid selling is a multi-level marketing plan that incorporates various deceptive marketing practices, which make it a criminal offence under the Competition Act.
For further information, please call 1-800-348-5358, see Competition Act - Pyramid Selling and Multi-Level Marketing Schemes or visit the Web site at http://strategis.gc.ca
Federal Business Incorporation - Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) - Industry Canada
TheCanada Business Corporations Act and its regulations provide the legal framework for creating and governing federal corporations, excluding financial intermediaries. The Act and Regulations specify the conditions that must be met in order to form, operate and dissolve a legal federal corporation.
Anyone wishing to form a corporation under federal law must make an initial filing.
For further information, please call (613) 941-9042, see Federal Business Incorporation - Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA), and document Statutory Filings under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) or visit the Web site at http://strategis.gc.ca/corporations
Labour Standards in the Federal Jurisdiction Workplace - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
The Labour Program promotes and enforces employer and employee compliance with Part III of the Canada Labour Code (Labour Standards) and the Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act (Fair Wages). Services through local and regional offices include inspections, investigations of complaints and unjust dismissals; client education; and provision of informational material.
For further information, please call 1-800-260-0877, see Labour Standards in the Federal Jurisdiction Workplace or visit the Web site at http://labour-travail.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/eng
Occupational Safety and Health in Canada - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
TheCanada Labour Code (CLC) governs, among other items, occupational safety and health in federal works, Part II of the CLC is intended to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of employment.
Labour Law Update: reports on all significant newly adopted and proposed laws and regulations in Canada that have a bearing on collective bargaining, minimum employment standards, and occupational safety and health.
For further information or to order the Labour Law Update, please call 1-800-565-7757 or see document Workplace Health and Safety in Canada
Record of Employment - ROE - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
The Employment Insurance Act and its Regulations require every employer to complete a Record of Employment (ROE) when an employee stops working. This is considered an interruption of earnings. This happens when the employment ends, or an employee leaves due to pregnancy, injury, illness, adoption leave, layoff, leave without pay, or dismissal. A penalty under the Employment Insurance Act for non-compliance may apply to employers who fail to issue a ROE as required.
Employers can obtain the Guide for Employers: How to complete the Record of Employment (ROE) Form at their nearest HRSDC office or on the Web at http://www.sdc.gc.ca/asp/gateway.asp?hr=en/ei/employers/roe_guide.shtml&hs=rxr
For further information, please call 1-800-260-0877 or see Record of Employment (ROE) Trust Accounts Division- Canada Revenue Agency
Trust Accounts Division - Canada Revenue Agency
The Trust Accounts Division works to ensure that employers and workers meet the withholding, remitting and reporting requirements of the Income Tax Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Employment Insurance Act and the Excise Tax Act .
It also ensures they meet the requirements for provincial tax withheld at source, for all provinces except Quebec.
For further information, please call 1-800-959-5525, see ARCHIVE - Trust Accounts Division or visit the Web sites at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu/EmenuHSA.html
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