Schedule a one-on-one or group session and discover how library resources can help you determine market potential and target market, find Canadian demographics and consumer spending data, pinpoint suitable business locations, and much more.
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Access demographic, business, and marketing data to support business development and understanding the socio-demographic and economic conditions of any area in Canada with SimplyAnalytics. Available for use within the library during business hours. Remote use allowed between 7pm-7am and all day on weekends.
Schedule a one-on-one or group session and discover how SimplyAnalytics can help you determine market potential and target market, find Canadian demographics and consumer spending data, pinpoint suitable business locations, and much more.
TBPL is now providing free public access to the InfoCanada - Canadian Businesses database. InfoCanada allows you to search businesses across the country by city, postal code, keyword, business size, SIC or NAICS code, and more. Use this powerful tool in your business plan, grant or loan applications, and future business development.
This product is available for in-house (at any TBPL Community Hub location) and remote usage. To access InfoCanada log in to our virtual collection and click on "Info Canada" in the list of databases.
Citing SimplyAnalytics/ InfoCanada
Below are citation examples for SimplyAnalytics and InfoCanada data accessed via the Thunder Bay Public Library in APA style.
SimplyAnalytics (2017). EASI/MRI Consumer Expenditure Data 2016. Retrieved February 17th, 2017, from SimplyAnalytics database.
SimplyAnalytics (2017). Census 2016 Current Estimates Data. Retrieved February 17th, 2017, from SimplyAnalytics database.
SimplyAnalytics (2017). Map with 2016 Consumer Expenditure Data. Retrieved February 17th, 2017, from SimplyMap database
The Reference Group. (2018). InfoCanada. St. Louis, United States:Reference Group from InfoGroup. Accessed March 23 2017.
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Your Library has FREE information to help you build your business.
Check out our collection of books, eBooks, DVDs and more on:
- business plans
- human resources
- health and safety
- women in business
- Indigenous businesses
- resume writing
- interview preparation
- etiquette and presentation
The Library also has a wealth of online databases filled with up-to-date articles from leading newspapers, magazines, and journals. Look for the Business and Careers category or check out specific databases (such as Gale Virtual Reference Library).
Business Web Links
Visit the websites of these organizations that support businesses and job seekers in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario:
- Anishinabek Employment & Training Services
- Government of Canada Job Bank
- Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund
- Northwest Employment Works (NEW)
- North Superior Workforce Planning Board
- Northern Ontario Business Magazine
- Northern Ontario Angels (NOA)
- Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre
- PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise
- SHIFT Young Professionals Network
- Small Business Resource Guide
- Thunder Bay Business Women's Network
- Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
- Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)
- Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre
- Thunder Bay Ventures
- YES Employment Services