Doing Business Here

General Resources


Ottawa Board of Trade

The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce brings together businesses for networking opportunities and advocacy. 

Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa services include seminars  and mentorship for local businesses

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)



Relocating Your Businesses to Bells Corners

Spacelist (Bells Corners)

Search Spacelist for properties in Bells Corners available for lease or purchase

MLS (Lease)

Search MLS for commercial properties for lease in Bells Corners

MLS (Purchase)

Search MLS for commercial properties for sale in Bells Corners


Federal Online Filing + Annual Return

Incorporate federally online

Canada Business Corporations Act

The Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) is the legislation for federal incorporation.

Business Corporations Act

The legislation covering incorporation provincially in Ontario

Limited Partnerships Act

Legislation covering partnership businesses not incorporated.

Councillor & Parliament

Ward and Councillor

Bells Corners is in Ward 8 — College Ward and the Councillor is: Rick Chiarelli (613) 580-2478 /

Member of Parliment

Bells Corners is in the Constituency of Nepean

The MP is Chandra Arya — — Constituency Phone # (613) 825-5505

Member of Provincial Parliment 

Bells Corners is in the Riding of Nepean

The MPP is Lisa MacLeod — — Community Office # (613) 823-2116

Starting Out

Canada Business Ontario — Starting a Business Guide

If you are starting a business, our start-up guide will give you an overview of your options and the steps you need to complete in order to operate in Ontario.

Futurpreneau Canada

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.

By-Laws For Businesses

Businesses that Require a Municipal Licence

Some business require a municipal license to operate in Ottawa. 

Remembrance Day By-law

In recognition of the significance of Remembrance Day most retail businesses are required to close until 12:30 p.m. on November 11th each year.




Government of Canada – Job Bank For Employers

Post your job for free to thousands of job seekers and receive a list of potential candidates matching your job requirements.

Hire a Young Person

Hire a young person through Employment Services, Youth Job Connection or Youth Job Connection Summer.






Labour Law

A Guide to the Employment Standards Act

Know your rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act. This guide details minimum wage, hours of work, termination of employment, public holidays, pregnancy and parental leave, severance pay, vacation and more.

Summary of Ontario Employment Law

A summary of specific laws and rules governing the employment relationship by Torkin Manes LLP

Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out the rights and duties of all parties in the workplace, as well as the procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and for enforcement as needed..

Posters Required in the Workplace

Download posters and find out what you must post in the workplace by law.

Programs to Assist with hiring





Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Get money to help pay for training of existing and new employees


Hire an Apprentice

Find out how to hire and train an apprentice and how it benefits you as an employer.

Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers

Get money for training apprentices in over 100 eligible trades and from underrepresented groups