Dec 3, 2014 – According to the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDBC), there are 1.1 million small businesses in the country. Technically, 98.2 percent of all business in Canada falls into this category, with 87 percent of all small businesses comprised of fewer than 20 employees.

Sep 9, 2016 – Where Are Canadian Small Businesses Located? Key Small Business Statistics – July 2012, Statistics Canada. Approximately 56 percent of all business establishments in Canada are located in Ontario and Quebec. Almost all the rest are divided between the western provinces (36 percent) and the Atlantic …

Small business is big in Canada: 98.2% of all businesses have fewer than 100 employees. When you add in medium-sized businesses (100 to 499 employees), the percentage rises to 99.8%.