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Saskatchewan. Building an innovative, thriving and sustainable economy.

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.

Get 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.

The SKBIZGRID is a directory of resources found across the province that specialize in small business. It helps entrepreneurs find organizations, networks, programs and information that will aid their small business from start up to succession.

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.

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

Related Links

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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