Barrie Public Library - Enriching our Community

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  • Federally Incorporated Companies - This database lets you search by corporate name or incorporation number for those companies that are incorporated at the federal level. Basic information on each corporation is given.
  • Canadian Public Company Filings - Also known as SEDAR (Securities Electronic Document Analysis & Retrieval) This web site contains all filings by Canadian public companies. You can search the database, or go straight to company profiles. You can also look at the most recent filings.
  • Canadian Importers Database - This site provides lists of the companies (with geographical locations) that import goods into Canada . You can search by a specific product, and identify the top importers from any Canadian city or foreign country. 

Local Resources

Marketing and News Sources

  • Canadian Business - This journal covers the Canadian business community
  • Corporate Knights - This quarterly journal takes a hard look at the ethical side of corporate management. They have a list of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens and an annual RRSP issue.
  • Free Map Tools - This generates a list of postal codes from an area selected on a map.
  • Ivey Business Journal - Published by the University of Western Ontario 's business school, this journal covers topics such as strategy, leadership, global business, workplace and organization change, marketing, governance, innovation, and social responsibility.
  • Marketing Teacher - This site covers the gamut of marketing in its online tutorials. Each lesson has exercises (with answers) included and takes around half an hour to complete.
  • Media Smarts : Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy - Canadian non-profit with a focus on educating and providing information tools on how media works
  • Millie - Millie contains at-a-glance market and competitive intelligence on international industries.  Information is presented on industry dashboards featuring news content, statistics and links to additional topics.
  • Report on Business Magazine - Published monthly as a supplement to the Globe and Mail, the journal covers many aspects of Canadian business, and includes rankings.
  • SICCode - search for Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. These codes are used to describe what a business does and can be useful for searching business databases and directories.

Research and Statistics

Small Business and Business Plans