This semi-annual publication provides information on the most frequently asked questions pertaining to small businesses in Canada. … Some statistics are presented by demographic characteristics of owners (e.g., women, visible minorities), province, industry and firm size. Archived Previous Editions: December 2009, …

Key Small Business Statistics — June 2016. … A Comparison of the Performance of Female-Owned and Male-Owned Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises — November 2016. … SME Profile: Canada Small Business Financing Program Borrowers (March 2016)

1.1 HOW MANY SMES ARE THERE IN CANADA? As of December 2015, there were 1.17 million employer businesses in Canada, as shown in Table 1.1-1. Of these, 1.14 million (97.9 percent) businesses were small businesses, 21,415 (1.8 percent) were medium-sized businesses and 2,933 (0.3 percent) were large enterprises.

What is Financial Performance Data? Financial Performance Data provides access to more than 1000 industries across Canada, including more than 30 performance benchmarks to help small businesses determine how they measure up to their competitors. Reports feature the number of businesses in the selected industry …

Most start-ups and existing for-profit small businesses in Canada with gross revenues of $10 million or less are eligible to apply for loans under this program. Such businesses can be corporations, sole proprietors, partnerships or cooperatives.

There are almost 1.1 million SMEs in Canada. More than half (55%) have fewer than 4 employees. Only 1.6% are medium-sized businesses. Small businesses employed almost 69.7% of private sector workers in 2012, or 7.7 million people across the country. In the 2002 to 2012 period, small businesses were responsible …