Every year, Startup Canada undertakes a national Census survey to reflect key characteristics and trends within the Startup Canada network. The Census also provides a snapshot of persistent challenges, needs, and emerging opportunities facing this critical sector of Canada’s economy.Download the report
A holistic understanding of the state of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial support is required to support the success and scalability of startups and small businesses across Canada.
A national census distributed to Startup Canada’s network of 130,000 entrepreneurs and key stakeholders continues to fortify baseline data to measure success and scalability. The strategic insights from the 2022 Startup Canada Census provide a snapshot of key characteristics and trends within the Canadian entrepreneurship community.
Information paralysis is a large roadblock for early stage entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs struggle with accessing government funding.
Funding continues to be a top challenge for entrepreneurs.
Top challenges outside of funding include marketing and sales.
Frustrations with the entrepreneur support ecosystem.