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The StartCanada Blog provides insights about some of the work that we’re doing; including web design / development, design thinking, social media marketing, small business information, trends, tips, ideas and inspiration for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses.

Canadians Increasingly Becoming Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

  • Following the worst financial collapse since the Great Depression, an increasing number of Canadians have taken control of their earning potential and become their own bosses. But unlike past recoveries, more Canadians are choosing self-employment, rather than as a means of escaping unemployment.
  • Western Canada is home to the country’s hottest startup activity. British Columbia leads the country with 3.7% of its working population owning a startup, defined as a business under two years of age. Alberta and Saskatchewan follow in second and third positions, respectively.
  • Canadians over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment of the startup population, owning nearly 30% of new businesses.
  • Canadians in their twenties have increased their startup ownership by nearly 10%.
  • StatsCan reports that nearly 20% of immigrants were self-employed by the end of the 2000s, compared with 15% for their Canadian-born counterparts.
  • StatsCan reports that self-employment among women grew by 23 per cent between 2001 and 2011, compared with only 14 per cent for men.

Source: Matt Lundy, Canadian Business
Photo: © Angelo Narciso, Wieners, Waterton, AB

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StartCanada Business Development Corporation

Big dreams. Start here.

StartCanada is a Canadian company that designs, develops and manages elegant and effective websites for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses. StartCanada also provides social media marketing services for its clients.

Angelo Narciso leads StartCanada and is involved with business development, the design thinking process of web design / development, website management and social media marketing.