There are a lot of resources available to help you get started as an entrepreneur. Below are just a few that will help you get on your way.

Canada One Magazine

Canadian Business Financing: Grants and Loans for Young Entrepreneurs in Canada

My Own Business Inc. (MOBI)

An international nonprofit organization helping people succeed in business since 1992.

Province of Ontario: ONe-Source for Business.

This portal will help guide you to the government services, forms and information you need to start, operate and grow your business.

Junior Achievement

For 55 years, Junior Achievement learning experiences have helped young Canadians discover leadership, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness skills.

Mentors, Ventures & Plans

You’ll find everything here to help you learn how to become an entrepreneur and start your own business – and much, much, more!

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) Business Resource Centre

Whether you are new to starting and owning a business or an experienced entrepreneur, CYBF can help. Our Business Resource Centre offers critical information and tools to help you establish and grow your business while expanding your skills as an entrepreneur.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Youth Entrepreneurship Links

Province of Ontario: Northern Ontario Young Entrepreneur

Supporting Business Skills Development and Start-Up for Northern Youth

Government of Canada: Starting Your Own Business

Have a great idea for a product or service? That’s exciting! Need help getting your business started? Want some tips on business registration, financing and taxes? Find great sources of information on these and other business topics available on the Web for free.

Aboriginal Youth Mean Business! (AMYB)

You will find information about programs and services specifically aimed at Aboriginal youth who may be looking to start their own business or are hoping to expand a business they already are running. It is also a place to meet existing Aboriginal business people and learn about their operations.

Business Central

The online connection for Youth, Educators & Employers.

SME Toolkit

The SME Toolkit is a program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and is available in multiple languages through local partners around the world. The mission of IFC ( is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives.

Ontario Ministry of Economic Trade and Development

Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)

The CYBF is a national charitable organization providing start-up mentoring, financing and, business resources for young Canadians aged 18 to 34 to launch their own successful business.

OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre

The OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre is dedicated to helping Ottawa entrepreneurs make informed decisions about starting and growing their businesses. The Centre aims to promote Ottawa’s economy, through the development of products and services that encourage entrepreneurship and support business growth.

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade: Students and Young Entrepreneurs

Over 100,000 businesses are started in Ontario each year with youth entering the marketplace at three times the rate of entrepreneurs over 45. Almost a third of Canada’s youth-owned enterprises are located in Ontario. If you’re young and interested in exploring the possibility of going into business for yourself, either now or in the future, we can help.

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