Microbusiness Density
Low High

~19 microbusinesses per 1000 people throughout the country

~19 microbusinesses per 1000 people throughout the country

Venture Forward is an international research initiative by GoDaddy that quantifies the growth and economic impact of more than 20 million microbusinesses – those with an active website and the majority with fewer than 10 employees – including over 700,000 microbusinesses in Canada.


It also provides a unique view into the attitudes, demographics and needs of the entrepreneurs who start them. 

Plan on hiring at least 1 additional employee
Started to be their own boss
Generate over half of their household income
Source: GoDaddy Venture Forward Canada National Survey.
November 2023 ( N-CA = 4,833)
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Updated Q1 2024
Canada Entrepreneur Survey Results
National survey of over 5,500 microbusiness owners answering questions on their business operations, economic outlook, demographics and more.
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Canada Microbusiness Density
This dataset captures the geographic distribution and growth rate of active microbusinesses across the country down to the province-level.
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Canada Industry and Commerce Data
This unique dataset ranks industries in Canada based on the number of sellers, orders, and gross merchandise value (GMV), providing a new lens into how effectively microbusinesses are performing.
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