Resources

Ratio Calculators

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The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) offers a wide variety of ratio calculators that can help you evaluate the performance of your business and identify potential opportunities and issues. Each ratio informs you about factors such as the earning power, solvency, efficiency, and debt load of your business. You can use these to measure the relationship between 2 or more components of your financial statements and to create comparisons of your company’s performance from year to year or within your particular industry.

Industry Statistics

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment website contains industry sector profiles as well as other publications which contain useful business planning information.

The NWT Bureau of Statistics is responsible for the Government of the NWT statistical programs. Find information on statistical publications, projects, indicators and related data.

Statistics Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand Canadian demographics – its population, resources, economy, society and culture.

Business Data – Statistics Canada is a directory that focuses specifically on Canadian business statistics.

Canadian Industry Statistics provides statistical analysis of GDP, production, employment, establishments, trade, investment and industry performance for Canadian industries.

Additional analyses of sub-sectors, industry groups, industries and national industries in the manufacturing sector are also available. These additional topics include employment, salaries and wages, manufacturing production, manufacturing costs, performance, capital investment and international merchandise trade.

Business Planning

Find out how to write a business plan and access templates and sample business plans at Canada Business.

Sample business plans can also be found at Business Development Canada.

Guide to Starting a Business in the NWT

Start a Business in the NWT

Refer to a online resource guide providing information to help you start a business in the Northwest Territories.