Canada is a nation of entrepreneurs who drive economic growth and job creation. A fulsome understanding of the state of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship 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 250,000 entrepreneurs and enterprise influencers establishes baseline data to measure this. The strategic insights from the 2019 Startup Canada Census, summarized here, provide a snapshot of key characteristics and trends within the Canadian entrepreneurship community; persistent challenges that prevent entrepreneurs from reaching full growth potential; entrepreneur needs and wants as they start and scale; and, opportunities for the national support ecosystem to enhance initiatives that amplify entrepreneur-driven economic impact.
Note: Census data was collected pre-COVID-19.
Click below to read the 2018 and 2017 entrepreneur census reports as well as the failure report.