The following programs provide specific support to funding, please click the links below for more detailed information.

Business Taxes

If you are already registered for GST, no further registration is required. Your first HST return is due at the same time that your old GST return would have been due. HST will save businesses over $500 million a year in administrative and compliance costs alone.

Harmonized Sales Tax

The 13% HST came into effect on July 1, 2010 in Ontario. What is HST?

Is it mandatory to register for a HST number?

If your taxable sales are more than $30,000 and they are not exempt from HST, you must register. If your sales are less than $30,000, you have the option of registering. Registering is generally a good idea since you can then claim input tax credits in respect of your expenses.

Grant Programs

Interested in learning more about grant programs for small businesses in Cornwall, SD&G and Akwesasne?

Click here for more details on the Starter Company PLUS and Summer Company programs.

Business Benefits Finder

Find programs and services to help your business grow. – Business Benefits Finder

Community Improvement Plan

A Community Improvement Plan is a municipal planning and financial tool that sets out programs and strategies for improving the built, economic and social environment in designated areas of the Township.


Community Improvement Programs – City of Cornwall

North Dundas:

Business Funding Support | North Dundas

South Dundas:

Community Improvement Plan | South Dundas

North Stormont:

Economic Development | North Stormont

South Stormont:

Community Improvement Plan – Township of South Stormont

North Glengarry:

Community Improvement Plan – Township of North Glengarry

South Glengarry:

Community Improvement Plan – South Glengarry


Department of Economic Development – Mohawk Council of Akwesasne

Have Questions?

Our staff is here to support your entrepreneurial journey, if you have questions on starting a business in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry or Akwesasne, please contact us at 613-930-2787 x2276 or email