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Entrepreneurship & Small Business

  • Entrepreneurship is one of the keys to job creation in Saskatchewan.
  • The small business sector represents 98% of all businesses in Saskatchewan. In 2014, there were over 147,000 small businesses operating in the province.
  • Entrepreneurs, working alone or in co-operatives, create the small businesses that provide most of the jobs in the province. In 2014, small businesses employed over 150,000 people, almost one-third of Saskatchewan's workers.
  • Entrepreneurship is being encouraged through a variety of initiatives, including working with educational institutions, organizations and associations to improve education about private and co-operative enterprise as a career option.

This document provides information about establishing a business in Saskatchewan.

Find information about funding programs and services for First Nations, Métis, and northern businesses and entrepreneurs.

Visit the Square One website for products and services to assist and guide you through the start-up and management of your business.

Here you will find links to a variety of resources and tools for entrepreneurs.

Easy and convenient, BizPaL is an online service that provides Canadian businesses with one-stop access to permit and licence information for all levels of government.

Related Documents

Small businesses – businesses with fewer than 50 employees – account for over 98% of the 148,000 business enterprises in the province.

Related Links

Follow this link to register your business online. Business Registrations Saskatchewan provides business owners an easy-to-use online process to complete all the steps required to register a new business with the Corporate Registry, Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance and with the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board.

The Saskatchewan Corporate Registry co-ordinates, promotes, develops, implements and enforces policies and programs that relate to the registration and regulation of business corporations, non-profit corporations, co-operatives and other businesses.

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (W.E.) is a non-profit membership organization that works with women who are considering starting a business, purchasing a business, or operating an existing business. W.E. offers business advisory and support services, start-up and expansion lending, networking and mentoring opportunities, and business development seminars.

Futurpreneur Canada is a national, non-profit organization with regional offices in Regina and Saskatoon that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.

With 13 offices across Saskatchewan, Community Futures is a part of a national economic development program that provides loans, advice and support to entrepreneurs as they start and expand their small businesses.

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