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Resources for Starting a Business

Entrepreneurship is one of the keys to job creation in Saskatchewan. Entrepreneurs, working alone or in co-operatives, create the small businesses that provide most of the jobs in the province. The 2020 Small Business Profile report shows that:

  • Small businesses (those with fewer than 50 employees) account for 98.9% of the almost 150,000 businesses operating in Saskatchewan.
  • Small businesses provide most of the jobs in the province. In 2019, small businesses employed 31% of the province's workers.
  • In 2019, small businesses accounted for 23% of Saskatchewan's GDP.

Getting Started

The Saskatchewan Corporate Registry provides services including: incorporating legal entities; registering sole proprietorships or partnerships; maintaining a registry of names; and enforcing registration and compliance requirements.

Square One, Saskatchewan's Business Resource Centre, provides programs and services to assist and guide Saskatchewan entrepreneurs through startup and management of their business.

Square One also offers The Sk Biz Grid, an online directory of organizations, networks, programs and information available to assist small businesses from startup and financing to succession planning.

BizPaL (Business Permits and Licences) is an online service that helps you find the permits and licences you may need to start or operate your business.

Programs and services are also available for First Nations, Métis and northern businesses in Saskatchewan.

Canada Business Network provides information on the process for starting a business, customizable by province and type of business. Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through a network of service centres across Canada. There is a centre in each province and territory working with partners in their region to offer services to entrepreneurs.

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