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Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Business & Economics

Databases (Library card required)

BC Stats — Up-to-date business and economic indicators such as the Consumer Price Index, Earnings & Employment Trends, Small Business Quarterly, etc. Available in library and at home.

Business Source Premier — Articles from more than 8,800 top business magazines. Detailed company profiles averaging 100 pages in length for the 5000 largest companies in the world. Need more information?

Business Plans Handbook — Collection of hundreds of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

Regional Business News — Articles from 75 American business journals, newspapers and newswires.

Reference Canada — Database of 1.5 million Canadian businesses and 12 million households - great for market research and job hunting. Search by name, industry, location, business size, phone, etc. (up to 5 users at a time) 

JobFreeway — Search job postings in BC. Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.


Small Business

Canada Small Business Financing Program From Industry Canada, this program makes it easier for small businesses to obtain loans by sharing the risk with lenders. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

The Small Business Accelerator A gateway to business information for small firms and entrepreneurs in BC. Accelerator guides provide detailed guides to help with your business planning research.CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Small Business BC Business resources and small business guides, as well as news and events, from this non-profit resource centre. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Small Business Profile Trends and key statistics for small business in British Columbia, including Growth, Employment, Gross Domestic Product, Women Entrepreneurs, Exports, and more.

Business & Finance (General)

Asia Pacific Business A service of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Business in Vancouver...Local business news and information CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Provides small and medium-sized businesses with financing, consulting services and venture capital. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Business license renewal online City of Surrey. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Canada Business Network Government of Canada.information for people considering going into business. Includes an Interactive Business Plan and Business Information Guides providing a blueprint for developing various kinds of enterprises. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Importers Database Canadian importers data from Industry Canada. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Industry Canada A source on Canadian companies, products, business opportunities, importing, exporting, laws and regulations governing the marketplace, statistics, foreign investment, and more. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

International Trade Canada From the Government of Canada, services for business, information on countries and regions. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Merx Government business tendering opportunities. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

OneStop BC Business Registry. Online business registration and business address changes, with other resources. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Starting and Growing Your Business in Surrey If you are interested in starting a business use the tools and resources provided to help you create a business plan for a successful business. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Business Associations

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Association advocating for Canadian business, with information on issues relevant to business, and policy information. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Surrey Board of Trade (formerly Chamber of Commerce ) CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Business News Sources 

Bank of Canada Review Quarterly publication containing economic commentary and feature articles. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Business Source Premier  Articles from more than 8,800 top business magazines. (Library card required)

Financial Post Investing, money rates, market watch and special reports. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Report on Business From the Globe and Mail. Includes links to ROB magazine and Globeinvestor. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Company Directories

Local | British Columbia | Canada | International

Company Directories - Local

Ocean Park Community Groups Directory CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Surrey Board of Trade - Business Directory CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

White Rock & South Surrey Chamber of Commerce - Business Directory CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Company Directories - British Columbia

Better Business Bureau - Accredited Business Directory CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Reel West Film, video and multimedia production in western Canada, with Film Lists of movies being produced locally. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Company Directories - Canada

Canadian Trade Index An online version (partial). The complete published Canadian Trade Index directory is available at either the Guildford or Ocean Park libraries. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Fraser's Canadian Industrial Supply Directory Provides supplier information for industrial manufacturers and distributors in Canada. Requires one time free registration for full searching CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Industry Canada Find companies and industries by sector. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

SEDAR Public Companies and mutual funds (the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval) used for electronically filing securities-related information with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Company Directories - International

EuroPages The European Business Directory

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers Directory of industrial products and services in the US and Canada. Free membership required to search directory.


The Canadian Intellectual Property Office From Industry Canada. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Canadian Patents Database From Industry Canada. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Google Patent Search

Stocks & Investments

BC Securities Commission official site CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Canada Wealth Net Investment information including mutual funds, financial news, stock quotes, etc. CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Global Investor News & research for all types of investors from around the world

Investment Funds Institute of Canada Links (IFIC) CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Formerly Investment Dealers Association of Canada, a national trade association and self regulatory body for the Canadian investment industry CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

MorningStar Stock quotes.

MarketWatch Reports covering hot stock picks & tips from the Wall Street Journal.

Stock Charts Financial charts with market best investing opportunities

TSE Toronto Stock Exchange, with link to the TSX Venture Exchange CdnFlagSmall.gif (897 bytes)

Wall Street Journal Markets Markets Data Centre online