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BUSINESSES AND SELF-EMPLOYMENT

More than 100,000 companies are located in Peel Halton region. From large, Fortune 500 companies to small independent businesses, you have choices of the kinds of companies where you might want to work. Use these resources to locate companies and prepare for job interviews.

 Finding Local Businesses

Peel

Brampton Business Directory & Top Employers | Caledon Business Directory | Mississauga Business Directory | List of Fortune 500 Companies in Mississauga | Top Employers in Mississauga

Halton

Burlington Business Directory | Burlington Major Employers | Halton Hills Business Directory | Milton Business Directory | Oakville Business Directory | Oakville Top Employers

 For a searchable map of businesses in Peel Halton, visit our Sector Map

 Beyond Peel Halton

Industry Canada Business Search

Service Ontario Public Record Search

Directories of Canadian Companies

Award-Winning Companies

Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers

Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Employers

Greater Toronto’s Top Employers

Peel Halton Employer Surveys

Each year, Peel Halton Workforce Development Group surveys local employers about their workforce needs, including expected retirement rates, training priorities and significance of newcomers to Canada as potential employees. Click here for the surveys.

Chambers of Commerce / Boards of Trade

·       Brampton Board of Trade

·       Burlington Chamber of Commerce

·       Caledon Chamber of Commerce

·       Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce

·       Milton Chamber of Commerce

·       Mississauga Board of Trade 

·       Oakville Chamber of Commerce

SELF-EMPLOYMENT / STARTING A BUSINESS

Starting a business can be both rewarding and challenging, but there is no reason to do it alone! There are so many resources, supports, and financing to help you and increase your chances of success. This section lists local support in Peel and Halton as well as resources for anyone starting a business throughout Ontario.

 Small Business Enterprise Centres 
Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs) provide entrepreneurs with all the tools needed to start and grow a business. Contact the centre of your choice.

·       Halton Region Small Business Centre

·       Brampton Entrepreneur Centre

·       Caledon Business Centre

·       Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre

Click here for a complete list of Small Business Enterprise Centres across Ontario. 

 Economic Development Offices 
Each city in Peel and Halton regions have their own Economic Development department. They provide information and assistance to anyone interested in starting or buying a business or wants to know about possible business opportunities. Contact the office where you want to start your business.

Brampton

Burlington

Caledon

Halton Hills

Milton

Mississauga

Oakville

 Grants & Financing

If you are looking for money for your business, learn about the different types of financing available.

Government of Canada- Business Grants & Financing

Federal Development Ontario

The Funding Portal

Youth Entrepreneurship

If you are an aspiring young entrepreneur with a solid business idea, these programs might be able to help you with financial support and expert advice to bring your business idea to life.

Ontario Government- Youth Entrepreneurs

The Next 36

Start a Summer Company

Futurpreneur

Newcomers & Self-Employment
If you’re new to Canada and want to start a business, there are programs, resources and financial supports available to help you every step of the way. Contact any one of these services to get started.

·       Global Business Centre

·       Futurpreneur Canada

·       BDC Newcomer Entrepreneur (bank)

·       Government of Canada: Starting a Business

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