Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace. We are the federal institution that leads the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio.
Services and information
Business taxes, permits and regulations, intellectual property, business support and how to sell to government.
Scientific research, funding, datasets, innovation support, facilities and educational resources.
Managing your money, debt and investments, planning for retirement and protecting yourself from consumer fraud.
Funding, collaboration, commercialization and licensing resources to help fuel innovation.
Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.
Incorporating or making changes to a business corporation, not-for-profit, cooperative or board of trade.
Consumer proposals, bankruptcy and how to find a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.
Protecting your intellectual property, trademarks, copyright and using IP as a business tool.
Industry sector data, financial benchmarks, labour trends and business statistics.
Exporting, importing and investing in Canada and foreign markets.
Broadcasting, distribution and spectrum licences, telecommunications standards, certification and more.
The different types of standards and certifying bodies that can be used by your business.
The permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.
Registering as a Canadian supplier, searching for competitors and checking a company's incorporation status.
Solutions for everyday consumer topics like complaint resolution and consumer protection.
Canada's tourism sector, tourism vision, advisory council, initiatives and more.