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A Path Forward for Entrepreneurship in Canada

Today, we issued a report entitled A Path Forward for Entrepreneurship in Canada.

Less than five percent of Canada’s SMEs are “high-growth,” yet Industry Canada found they created 45 per cent of new jobs in 2012. These fast growing companies represent a distinct and important part of our economy. In 2013 and 2014, we conducted seven roundtables across Canada with leaders of entrepreneurial firms to identify the challenges they face and opportunities they anticipate to understand how the federal government and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce could support them most effectively. This report outlines what we heard.

Several themes emerged that the Canadian Chamber believes warrant action or more examination:

  • Streamlining/simplifying federal programs
  • Access to capital/taxation
  • Helping entrepreneurs expand into international markets
  • Human capital
  • Federal procurement

 

The findings of our work, along with an action plan, will be presented on Sept. 27 during our AGM in Charlottetown.

Read our report.

For more information, please contact Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, Director, Parliamentary Affairs.

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