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Canada is one of the most welcoming and favourable countries for businesses looking to move or expand, and Calgary is arguably your best bet. After all, we have the highest head office concentration and the most patents per capita in Canada. Plus, Canada ranks #1 for Business Environment of the G7 countries (for forecast period 2016-2020). It also has the lowest total tax rate and one of the most generous R&D tax incentives of the G7 countries.

In this section, you’ll find tools and resources to support business development in Canada. We also have plenty of resources for established businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. Browse for:

  • details on grants, financing, and angel investors
  • demographics and forecasting information
  • guides and advice for goods importers and exporters
  • help and tools to expand your business
  • immigration and employment resources

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Tax credit to support medium and large-scale productions filming in Alberta.

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A free online search platform of Canadian businesses launched in 2018.

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The Canadian Cluster Mapping Portal is a national economic initiative that provides millions of open data records on industry clusters and regional business environments across Canada.

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Resource list for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Includes a dedicated list for women entrepreneurs.

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Find new market opportunities for your product using the interactive export data tool. Find information on Alberta exports, world imports, tariffs, and more.

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The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator.

Grant search provided by a full-service grant writing agency.

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Harvest takes founders with disruptive ideas and provides them with world-class talent, funding, and support to co-build their startups into successful, fast-growing companies. By leveraging the unique infrastructure that built SkipTheDishes, Harvest develops and ultimately keeps such companies here in the Prairies.

Effective January 1, 2021, Alberta’s government is introducing the Innovation Employment Grant (IEG). This program will promote economic growth and job creation by supporting small and medium-sized businesses that invest in research and development (R&D).

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This service is only available for corporations and limited partnerships from British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan that have a valid MyAlberta Digital ID for Business. Alberta corporations and limited partnerships can connect to British Columbia, Manitoba, or Saskatchewan for registration in those provinces. You may be required to create an online account in the other province before extra-provincially registering your Alberta corporation.

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REACH Canada helps launch and accelerate the most promising technology companies in real estate and adjacent industries through an intensive event-based program.

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) will provide financial support directly to women-owned businesses to address COVID-19 impacts on their short-term stability. This financing will support small enterprises that are struggling with working capital needs and are unable to access larger federal relief funding programs or unable to obtain a loan/credit from traditional financial institutions.

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Scotiabank's initiatives supporting Canada’s women-owned, women-led businesses.

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Explore advice, lessons and tips from our community of entrepreneurs and operators.

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UCalgary Crowdfund is a platform for members of the University of Calgary community to raise funds and awareness for the innovative projects they are working on.

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This guide provides insights to assess whether the UK is the right market; explores how Brexit will impact business and trade; and offers guidance for Canadian tech companies expanding to the UK.

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Welcome to Alberta is a settlement mobile app designed to help immigrants and refugees to achieve a smooth and successful transition into their life in Canada by providing centralized services.

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Resource list for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Includes a dedicated list for women entrepreneurs.

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