Canadian Businesses Database – New!

Business People IconSearch Canadian Businesses (part of ReferenceUSA database) to find accurate and verified information on every company in Canada. Selected criteria include employee size, sales volume, Primary and Secondary SIC codes, Executive title, Ticker symbol, Yellow page classification/Ad size, & location type. The database contains more than 1.5 million businesses, with files processed monthly against the National Change of Address program, ensuring information is accurate and up-to-date. RefUSA1

If you are creating a marketing plan, conducting competitive analyses, or trying to locate people, this database will be highly useful. Search for similar businesses in a geographic area, find information on competitors, search for businesses to buy, and more. Students can access information that may help in job seeking, such as finding human resource contact names, company descriptions, and website links to job postings. Find articles that may assist in research, including data summaries to profile neighbourhoods, spending habits and growth of a business, and businesses that are similar in size and scope.

DownloadDownload results as excel spreadsheets to easily manage your information. Download/printing is  limited to 50 results per search when on-campus, and 20 results per search when off-campus. Information can also be used to create maps and charts indicating things such as business locations, sales volume, and points of interest. Export data in pie or bar charts for data visualization or view data with colour-coded heat mapping.

WritingHow to cite an entry in APA (6th ed.):

ReferenceUSA. (Date published, if available). Title of article (may simply be the company researched). Canadian Businesses. Retrieved [date accessed] from

Additional information on how to cite entries from this database is provided by RefUSA.

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