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Business tools and information

Canada Business Network
Provides Canadian business people with a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations.
Canadian Revenue Agency: Tax-Related Events and Seminars
Videos, events, seminars, webinars and tax preparation clinics offered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The CRA administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories as well as various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
Canadian Innovation Centre
A not-for-profit organization that helps organizations turn their innovations into market-ready products and services.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Provides SMEs with flexible financing, affordable consulting services and venture capital. BDC supports the needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of growth.
Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
Promotes the use and understanding of venture capital in Canada and is committed to providing wide-ranging services and activities to support that goal.
Corporations Canada
Offers incorporation and related services under the Canada Business Corporations Act, including leading edge online incorporation and other e-filing options.
National Research Council: Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Canada's premier innovation assistance program for Canadian SMEs. NRC-IRAP provides Canadian SMEs with value-added technological and business advice, financial assistance and a range of other innovation assistance.
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED)
A federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada that will lead to new, improved or technologically advanced products, services, or processes.
Canada Small Business Financing Program
The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders.

Canadian IP resources

Plant Breeders' Rights Office (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Administers the Plant Breeders' Rights Act and Regulations that provide legal protection for up to 18 years to plant breeders for new plant varieties.
Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP)
The CIPP's mission is to advance research and policy formation of intellectual property and innovation systems.
Copyright Policy Branch (Department of Canadian Heritage)
Responsible for formulating and maintaining an integrated copyright policy for Canada as well as developing a legislative framework for the modernization and enhancement of copyright protection.
Library and Archives Canada: Legal Deposit
Legal deposit is the means by which a comprehensive national collection is gathered together as a record of the nation's published heritage and development.
Copyright Board of Canada
An economic regulatory body empowered to establish the royalties to be paid for the use of copyright works when the administration of such copyright is entrusted to a collective-administration society. The Copyright Board also supervises agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licences when the copyright owner cannot be located.
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
An independent quasi-judicial body that contributes to Canadian health care. The Board's regulatory function ensures that prices charged by patentees for patented medicines sold in Canada are not excessive. Its reporting function covers pharmaceutical trends for all medicines and the R&D spending by pharmaceutical patentees.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Intellectual Property Rights Crime - Resources
Industry Canada: Intellectual Property Policy Directorate (IPPD)
Advises the Minister of Industry and senior departmental officials on intellectual property matters (except for patents) to develop specific policy proposals and legislative initiatives in these areas.
Industry Canada: Life Sciences Gateway – Intellectual Property
Industry Canada: Programs and Services – Intellectual Property
Additional intellectual property resources provided by Industry Canada.
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
A national association of intellectual property specialists committed to the protection and promotion of intellectual property in the Canadian economy.

International IP resources