Alberta is a great place to start your own business. Albertans have an entrepreneurial spirit supported by a young, educated, and diverse workforce. Starting a business is easy in Alberta as we have the lowest corporate tax in Canada and no provincial sales tax.

We welcome talented immigrants and job-creating entrepreneurs who will move to, live and work in Alberta.

As an entrepreneur, learn how you can start a business and live permanently in Alberta:

Interested and prospective applicants

If you have questions or need help with your application, contact us.

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Here are some resources to help you start your business in Alberta.

Start a small business in Alberta

Alberta leads the country in small business creation.

Find out how to start a business in Alberta, operate a business and obtain licenses and permits for small businesses.

Government programs

Our program and service providers help Alberta small businesses access:

  • advice and coaching
  • financing and training
  • information about market expansion and grant funding

Find more information on government programs to support your small business.

Business Link

The Business Link offers services for immigrant entrepreneurs. These services include:

  • one-on-one coaching supports
  • informative resources, guidebooks and checklists
  • training and workshops
  • network referral building

Community Futures Alberta

Community Futures Network of Alberta (CFNA) offers small business development and rural economic development through their 27 Community Futures offices throughout rural Alberta.

Services offered by Community Futures offices include:

  • helping you write a business plan
  • marketing plan or business expansion strategy
  • one-on-one coaching and business mentoring


Connect with us if you have questions or need help with your application:
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