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 and industry
Business taxes, permits and regulations, intellectual property, business support and how to sell to government.
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Intellectual property and copyright
Protecting your intellectual property, trademarks, copyright and using IP as a business tool.
Money and finances
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.
Science and innovation
Scientific research, funding, datasets, innovation support, facilities and educational resources.
R&D and innovation
Funding, collaboration, commercialization and licensing resources to help fuel innovation.
Consumer proposals, bankruptcy and how to find a Licensed Insolvency Trustee.
Business grants and financing
Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.
Research and business intelligence
Industry sector data, financial benchmarks, labour trends and business statistics.
International trade and investment
Exporting, importing and investing in Canada and foreign markets.
Broadcasting and telecommunications regulations
Broadcasting, distribution and spectrum licences, telecommunications standards, certification and more.
Canadian and international standards
The different types of standards and certifying bodies that can be used by your business.
Permits, licences and regulations
The permits, licences and regulations that apply to your business.
Directories of Canadian companies
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.
Rural economic development
Programs and initiatives geared toward the continued development of rural Canada.
Tourism in Canada
Canada's tourism sector, tourism vision, advisory council, initiatives and more.
What we are doing
- Consumer Confidence in the Accuracy of Clean Fuel Measurement
- Canada Digital Adoption Program – Focus group testing of creative concepts
- CyberSecure Canada — Promoting cyber security and awareness among Canadian businesses
- Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Legislative Review
- Consultation on the future of competition policy in Canada
- Consultation on the oversight of electric vehicle charging devices used in non-commercial applications
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development
Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance
Minister of Rural Economic Development
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office ( CIPO ) is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.
Communications Research Centre 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.
Competition Bureau Canada
The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.
Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy
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.