This year, as we celebrate our past, we want to empower the future entrepreneurs - the creators, innovators, and game changers who will shape Canada’s economy.
So for all Canadians who have a big idea, a passion they want to share with the world, or who are just curious about becoming an entrepreneur, we’re here to give you tools, tips, and inspiration.
We’re here to inspire you to become Canada’s next success story.
The true north strong and free.
The truth is, our economy is driven by small business. Check out how entrepreneurship is growing in Canada.
Up 3,165 (+103%) from last year
Up 4,792 (+77%) from last year
Up 7,163 (+65%) from last year
Up 9,599 (+53%) from last year
Percentage of Canada’s economy made up by small businesses.
Percentage of Canadians want to be their own boss one day
Percentage of total private labour force made up by small businesses.
Percentage of Canadians who have started their own business.
Shopify is a proudly Canadian company that helps small to medium-sized businesses around the world realize their dreams. In fact, empowering entrepreneurs is at the heart of our philosophy. By providing affordable software, we enable anyone to sell anything, anywhere, while bringing their passion to life.
Gotamago Toronto, ON
Lichia Liu & Christopher Guest
“I needed to figure out what I wanted to do and I had to live it. I had no idea what it was going to be... Read more
Cartolina Nelson, BC
When Fiona Richards became tired of working as a graphic designer for corporate clients, she decided to start her own business... Read more
Love that Bag Montreal, QC
“I don’t look like your typical fashion entrepreneur. And in fact, I have no retail or fashion experience. But I was completely fascinated by the e-commerce revolution... Read more
Nova Scotia Fisherman New Minas, NS
“As a small business here, we can support other small businesses in our community. When they see a new small business start, it’s always exciting... Read more