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Small & Medium-sized Businesses

Our Position

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), or companies with fewer than 500 employees, employ two-thirds of Canada’s private sector workforce, make up 40 per cent of Canada’s GDP and account for 50 per cent of net job creation. SMEs are also a significant constituency in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s network. We are committed to advocating to the federal government on effective fiscal and economic policy measures to improve the business climate, ensure business certainty and create necessary conditions to enhance SME competitiveness.