TORONTO — The Ontario government is making it easier to start and grow a business with the launch of the new Ontario.ca/business website. The website is one of several initiatives under the Fewer Fees, Better Services Act, which received Royal Assent on March 3, 2022, and builds on successive efforts to cut red tape and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens for businesses.
“We’re working to make it easier to navigate, access and find the information entrepreneurs and growing businesses need to open their doors,” said Nina Tangri, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction. . “With the launch of the new website, we are taking the first step towards a holistic end-to-end approach to enabling entrepreneurs to interact more effectively with government to meet the requirements needed to get their business up and running.”
This new resource is the first step towards creating a one-stop shop for businesses that will reduce administrative burdens and make it easier for business owners and entrepreneurs across Ontario to access the information and services they need to get started, create jobs and grow. Their business.
“The business community has told us that it can be difficult to find information on how to start a business in Ontario,” said Kaleed Rasheed, Associate Minister for Digital Government. “Our government listened and created Ontario.ca/Business with consolidated information to make it easier for entrepreneurs to navigate the process of starting a business, so they can realize their dreams faster and help build a better Ontario.” strong.
Over time, the website will become an intuitive, predictable and seamless source of information needed by new and growing businesses, with new tools added to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners. This will eliminate the confusion of completing the necessary paperwork and permits, including some that will be backed by a service guarantee.
“The launch of Ontario.ca/business shows that the province has listened to business owners and is raising the bar for customer service,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “We will take the guesswork out of starting a business in Ontario by using modern technology and design to remove barriers that unnecessarily complicate the business application process.