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Find site selection tools that can help you decide where to establish or grow your business. These tools provide information such as:

  • Demographics on the local workforce and client base
  • Industrial parks in the area
  • Availability of commercial and industrial real estate
  • Region-specific wage data
  • Business costs

General resources

  • Labour market information

    Find information on local wage rates and regional hiring news and events to help you understand the trends in your area.

  • Select Ontario: Site Selection Tool
    Applies only to: Ontario

    Find the best location for your business in Ontario with data on properties and workforce skills, along with community profiles.

  • Invest PEI
    Applies only to: Prince Edward Island

    Looking to set up your business in Prince Edward Island? If so, this website can provide you with information to help you relocate your business.

  • Alberta site selection tools
    Applies only to: Alberta

    Access information to help you choose the best location in Alberta to set up or expand your business.

  • New Brunswick site selection tools
    Applies only to: New Brunswick

    Access information to help you choose the best location to set up or expand your business.

  • Invest in Ontario
    Applies only to: Ontario

    You can speak with experienced professionals if you need information on business investment in Ontario.

Community profiles

  • Census profiles

    Get information from the 2011 Census of Population on the age, occupation, level of education and income of Canadians across the country.

  • Alberta Community Profiles
    Applies only to: Alberta

    View profiles of Alberta communities featuring key contacts, population figures, labour and education statistics, tax rates, and building permit data.

  • Alberta Labour Market Information
    Applies only to: Alberta

    If you are an entrepreneur, you can use this website to get information on demographics, labour force and shortages, salaries and wages.

  • BizMap - Vancouver Market Area Profiles
    Applies only to: British Columbia

    Find commercial and neighbourhood area profiles for Vancouver that describe the customer base, business mix, land use and development potential to support your market research activities.

  • Regina neighbourhood profiles
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    View profiles of Regina neighbourhoods for a quick source of detailed information on population, income, family characteristics and more, to help research areas you may want to target.

  • Saskatoon neighbourhood profiles
    Applies only to: Saskatchewan

    Get detailed demographic data for each Saskatoon neighbourhood to help support your market research.

  • Nova Scotia Community Counts
    Applies only to: Nova Scotia

    Help identify the right location for your business by taking a virtual stroll through communities across Nova Scotia using social, economic, environmental and cultural data.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Community Accounts
    Applies only to: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Get detailed demographic data for each Newfoundland and Labrador neighborhood to help support your market research.