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.
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Protecting your intellectual property, trademarks, copyright and using IP as a business tool.
Managing your money, debt and investments, planning for retirement and protecting yourself from consumer fraud.
Incorporating or making changes to a business corporation, not-for-profit, cooperative or board of trade.
Scientific research, funding, datasets, innovation support, facilities and educational resources.
Funding, collaboration, commercialization and licensing resources to help fuel innovation.
Consumer proposals, bankruptcy and how to find a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.
Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.
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.
Programs and initiatives geared toward the continued development of rural Canada.
Canada's tourism sector, tourism vision, advisory council, initiatives and more.
What we are doing
- Pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy: What We Heard Report
- Consumer Confidence in the Accuracy of Clean Fuel Measurement
- Canada Digital Adoption Program – Focus group testing of creative concepts
- Consultation on Copyright in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence
- Consultation on the development of a Canadian code of practice for generative artificial intelligence systems
- Strategic Intellectual Property Program Review
- Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Legislative Review
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development
Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
Minister of Small Business
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office ( CIPO ) is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.
The Communications Research Centre Canada ( CRC ) is the Government of Canada's primary laboratory for research and development in wireless technologies, with a focus on the efficient exploitation of radio frequency spectrum.
The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.
The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy supervises the administration of all estates and matters under insolvency legislation.
Measurement Canada is responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of measurement in the Canadian marketplace.