• Business Resources

    FedNor www.fednor.gc.ca

    FedNor is the Government of Canada’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. Through its programs and services, and through its financial support of projects that lead to job creation and economic growth, FedNor works with businesses and community partners to build a stronger Northern Ontario.


    Ministry of Energy, Northern Development & Mines www.mndm.gov.on.ca  

    As the lead ministry for the North, the ENDM works to make Northern Ontario and the provincial minerals sector strong, healthy and prosperous.


    Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) www.nohfc.ca   

    The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) was established in 1988 with a mandate to promote and stimulate economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects that stabilize, diversify and foster the economic growth and diversification of the region.


    The Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area (CDC) www.ssmcdc.com  

    The Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area (CDC) is a community–based, non–profit organization governed by a local volunteer board of directors. The CDC is a FedNor funded Community Futures Development Corporation, which was established in Sault Ste. Marie in 1986. The organization is dedicated to helping small and medium–sized businesses access services and capital, as well as enhancing the community’s economic and employment base through community–based planning and economic development initiatives.


    City of Sault Ste. Marie Business Services www.saultstemarie.ca/Business.aspx

    Links to various municipal departments that and services important to local business


    Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation www.sault-canada.com

    The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is an independent, non-profit and community leader that generates sustainable employment, wealth and growth for Sault Ste. Marie.


    The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) www.ssmic.com  

    The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) is a non-profit organization which functions as a catalyst for economic development and diversification in the science and technology sectors in the Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma region. SSMIC leads business development services and many science and technology sector development projects, workshops and events within the community.


    StartUp Sault www.startupsault.ca

    StartUP Sault is a grass-roots, volunteer organization connecting new entrepreneurs with the small business resources available in the community, and provides the support of existing entrepreneurs who are building successful companies. StartUP Sault connects local entrepreneurs and innovators through events, meetups and networking opportunities.


    Invest Sault Ste. Marie


    Invest Sault Ste. Marie is the investment attraction program of the City of Sault Ste. Marie. This investment and business attraction website includes demographics, quality of life information, a community profile, information on major employers, available land and buildings, key sectors, incentives, programs and much more.


    The Downtown Association www.saultdowntown.com

    Our Business Improvement Area is an organization that allows Queen St E (from Pim to Dennis) business people and commercial property owners and tenants join together and, with support of the City of Sault Ste Marie, organize, finance, and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development in our district.


    Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

    The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) facilitates the flow of legitimate travellers and trade. The Agency also enforces more than 90 acts and regulations that keep our country and Canadians safe.


    Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) www.bdc.ca  

    The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the only Canadian financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. The BDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.


    The Sault Ste. Marie Discover Ability Portal sault.discoverability.network

    Discover Ability is a free online portal and resource that connects Ontario businesses directly to people with disabilities who are looking for work. The Sault Ste. Marie online portal is overseen by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce

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