Business Resources for Newcomers

Small and medium businesses are a vital part of our economy. They have a major impact on local jobs, investment, trade, innovation and prosperity. If you are new to Canada, Ontario, Durham or Ajax and need assistance for your business, please browse the information below or contact us for more information.

Economic Climate - Town of Ajax

Economic Climate - Durham

Economic Climate - Ontario

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade

Canada Business - Assistance for Canadian Entrepreneurs


Valuable Resources - Local Connections

Community Development Centre Durham (CDCD) 

The Community Development Council Durham (CDCD) is an independent, not-for-profit social planning organization that has been working to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and communities in Durham for more than 40 years.

Durham Immigration Portal

The Community Immigration portal is a one-stop, community-based immigration web portal, designed to welcome, support, attract and retain skilled newcomers, newcomer entrepreneurs, businesses and other new Canadians to Durham Region.

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Ajax Business Network

The Town of Ajax Business Development team provides specific services to the small and medium business community, commonly referred to as the Ajax Business Network. Connect and network with entrepreneurs from all over the world who are willing to share their experience and expertise with you as you start your business.