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Be Your Own Boss – Buy a Business in Thunder Bay

This is the perfect time to realize your dream of entrepreneurship.

Many reputable, profitable businesses are available to be purchased as owners are seeking to retire and are looking for the right person to take over.

Buying a business has a number of advantages over starting a business from scratch. Buyers enjoy an established client base, established cash flow, a proven track record, established senior management, existing processes and an record of past business profitability. The risk of taking over a business is much lower when compared to the risk associated with starting a new business.

The Business Immigration and Investor Program allows a qualified applicant to enter Canada as a Permanent Resident by purchasing or investing in a qualified Canadian business.

The Thunder Bay business community is friendly and welcoming. Plus, of course, you can enjoy an unparalleled quality of life here while operating your new business!

Grow your business here and grow your life here. Enjoy this vibrant city with easy access to nature and your favourite kind of recreation. Go To Thunder Bay. For Life.

Businesses for Sale

Find businesses for sale in the Thunder Bay area:

Local Legal and Accounting Firms

CPA Canada – Use this website to find accounting firms in Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Law Association– Use this website to find lawyers in Thunder Bay who specialize in Corporate and Commercial Law.

Online resources on buying and selling a small business

Community Profile

Thunder Bay Economic Data – This interactive website includes data on demographics, labour force, tax, quality of life, housing transportation, education, companies and utilities.

Thunder Bay Community Profile for Investors – This PDF provides demographic and economic information about doing business here.

Buy or Sell a Business in Thunder Bay

Is it time to exit your current Business? Selling is better than closing down. Learn more about how to value your business, structure a business exist strategy and connect with potential buyers. Get confidential advice from professional advisers. Participate in CEDC's business success matching program.

For more information, download BUY OR SELL A BUSINESS IN THUNDER BAY brochure.

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Why Thunder Bay

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Canadian Business Magazine ranked Thunder Bay in the top ten best cities in Canada in which to conduct business in 2005.


"Real estate is a good deal here, and it makes a big difference to be comfortable. Our productions are international; we fly around the world and we have the ability to make films without having to worry so much about the high cost of living" – Ron Harpelle, Historian at Lakehead University Read the full story

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