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Canadian Business Services:
Includes Financial Services,
Scientific Services, & Small Business Sector
Market Demographics & Industry Benchmarks

The links below are FREE on-line sources to key Canadian Business Services Industry and Market data for small businesses.

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Subsector Lists:


FREE Sources Available Online


Business & Financial Services

Advertising Standards Canada

Canadian Association of Financial Planners

Canadian Association of Marketing Research Organizations

Canadian Bankers Association

Canadian Corporate Information

Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Canadian Labour & Business Centre

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.

Canadian Payments Association

Canadian Policy Research Network

Canadian Professional Sales Association

Canadian Translation Industry Sectoral Committee

Canadian Venture Capital Association


Coupon Industry Association of Canada

Crosbie & Company Inc

Ernst & Young (Canada)

Federation of Law Societies in Canada

GlobeNet - Globe & Mail

Human Resources Development Canada

Insurance Bureau of Canada

Interac Association

International Federation of Stock Exchanges

Investment Dealers' Association

Investment Funds Institute of Canada

KPMG Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

Macdonald & Associates

Manulife Financial

Marketing Magazine

Mutual Fund Dealers' Association

National Public Relations

PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada

Statistics Canada - Small Business / Business & Financial Services

Strategis - Business Services

Toronto Stock Exchange

UNCTAD's Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development

Women in Capital Markets


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Scientific Services


Biotechnology Human Resource Council

Canadian Council of Professional Engineers

Human Resources Development Canada

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

UFOlogy Research of Manitoba


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Small Business Sector

Business Development Bank of Canada

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

Ernst & Young (Canada)

Grant Thornton LLP

National Foundation for Women Business Owners


Statistics Canada - Small Business / Business & Financial Services

Strategis - Small Business


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Work Place

Aon Corporation

Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada

Canadian Telework Association

Ernst & Young (Canada) - The Salary Calculator


Human Resources Development Canada

Office Team

Runzheimer Canada

Talent Map

Women in Capital Markets

Women's Executive Network



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More Detailed Data

While many of the above references are helpful, you will probably find that they do not address the exact nature of your business or your local market.

Many industry specific and local market databases are only available off-line.

GDSourcing has been helping small and micro businesses access these "hidden" sources since 1997. Our prices and services are geared directly towards entrepreneurs with limited research funds available.


What are the odds your business will be successful?

Canadian Industry Profiles provide you with accurate financial benchmarks for small businesses in the Business Services Sector.  Find out how the typical firm in your industry is performing and what percentage are profitable.

Click below to view a list of business types available and to see a sample.

54 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
55 - Management of Companies and Enterprises
56 - Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services

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UPDATED: 07/09/03
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