Useful Links & Resources

Equifax Canada is a credit reporting agency that collects data and compiles credit reports for individuals. You can get your credit report for FREE without the score or pay a fee to see the report with the credit score.

Credit Canada Debt Solutions provides personal debt consolidation and credit counselling services for people experiencing debt problems and financial distress. We are a non-profit organization that provides service to over 60,000 people annually across Canada.

Enterprise Toronto offers free seminars which you can register for online. If you have written a business plan, you can book a free consultation with one of ET's business advisors to review and evaluate your business idea.

Canada Business Network provides resources and information to help Canadians get their businesses going and growing.

BizPal helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting or operating your business.

Service Ontario allows you to search for, register and renew a business name online.

Immigrant Access Fund provides micro loans of up to $10,000 to internationally trained immigrants so they can obtain the Canadian licensing or training they need to work in their field. The loan can pay for exams, training, qualification assessments, professional association fees, books and course materials, living allowance and other expenses related to obtaining the Canadian licensing or training they need.

Brampton Entrepreneur Centre provides seminars and workshops, consultations and business plan reviews for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Brampton and surrounding areas.

Entrepreneurship Connections is program is offered by ACCES Employment to help immigrants launch their own business.

Centre For Entrepreneurship - Centennial College located at Centennial College, Progress Campus, ACCEL gives comphrehensive business and advisory support.

Toronto Employment and Social Services If you are receiving Ontario Works and are interested in starting a business, the Self-Employment Development program available through Employment and Social Services may be right for you.

Toronto Business Development Centre As a business incubator, TBDC assists entrepreneurs in starting and developing a new business. It offers entrepreneurial training programs, business seminars and business networking opportunities.

Working Women Community Centre Working Women is a charitable organization that provides a variety of programs and services, which help immigrant women adjust to living in Toronto.

COSTI Immigrant Services is a community-based multicultural agency providing employment, educational, settlement and social services to all immigrant communities, new Canadians and individuals in need of assistance.

Toronto Public Library provides access to a wide variety of materials and resources essential to starting a new business.

Pro-Bono Law Ontario is a charity founded in 2001 to bridge the justice gap between lawyers who want to give back and the many Ontarians who can’t afford legal services and have a legal problem not covered by government funding.

Youth Employment Services (YES) offers BizStart, a youth entrepreneurship training program that assists youth to start a business.