Useful Links

Local Resources

Northwest Training and Adjustment Board - a community directed, non-profit corporation leading the Kenora and Rainy River Districts in their approach to workforce development and labour market planning.  NTAB provides services for employers, employment seekers and community organizations.

Northwest Employment Works
- Employment Ontario Assessment Centre offering the Employment Service Program.

Patricia Area Community Endeavours
- a Community Futures Development Corporation committed to encouraging local community and economic development by assisting community groups and entrepreneurs.  Services include small business loans, non-profit funding, counselling and support.

Government Links

Grants Ontario - your source for grants provided by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment.

Government of Ontario Business & Economy - tools & resources to start, operate and grow a business in Ontario.

Government of Canada - Canada Business Network - for business starting, planning, financing, managing and growing.

Industry Canada - Investing in Innovation

Canada Border Service Agency - information on requirements for exporting

Export Development Canada - insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers.

Business Banking and Investors

BMO Commercial Banking

HSBC Canada Business Bank

CIBC Business Services

Scotiabank Business Banking

TD Small Business Banking

Business Development Bank of Canada - offers financing, venture capital and consulting services. We focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


Canadian Manufacturer's and Exporters - Canada's largest industry and trade association

Enactus - a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action.

CDMN Outbound Soft-Landing Program
CDMN Outbound Soft Landing Program

CDMN Soft Landing Program Accepting Applications

There's only so much that can be done in sales remotely. Sometimes the difference between closing a company-changing piece of business and a missed opportunity is a face-to-face meeting to close the deal. This program provides $4K for International travel between Jan 1-March 15th

Applications close Nov 29th.

Articles & Information Resources

Canada One - your source for Canadian business news, articles & information.