Home-Based Business Resources

Starting or Registering a New Business

Information about when you need to register your business, taxes, grants, and regulations. You are not required to register your business with the Town, but may need to follow provincial regulations.

Canada Business: Setting up your Home Office

Advice on location, furnishing and stocking supplies for your home office.


Starting or Registering a New Business

Do I need to register my business and charge taxes?

You must register your business with the province if you:

  • Make more than $30,000 per year at the business (as you must also charge and remit HST);
  • Hire an employee; and/or
  • Import or export items into or from Canada

You can register online at this link and print the license using your home printer.

Do I need a permit or license to run my business?

On the municipal level, you are only required to register with the Town if you have a taxi or mobile food vendor business (such as a chip truck, etc.) Other types of businesses are not required to register, but you are invited to join our Business Directory!

On the provincial level, not all business types require permits or licenses, however some do. The best way to determine whether you need a permit or license is to use Canada Business Network’s search tool. The tool will produce a list of any federal and provincial requirements given your business location and industry.

Are any grants available for small businesses?

To search available grants, try this tool.

Demographics Please hover over graphs for data labels.

Deep River has a population of 4,200, comprised of 1,950 households with an average of 2.17 people per house. The median income ($84,300) is higher than the provincial ($76,510) and regional ($64,850) averages.

The majority of Deep River’s population (63%) is married or in a common law relationship, with a significant single (never married) population representing 21% of residents over 15 years old.











Most households speak English at home, with a notable portion speaking other languages. For a drill-down into languages spoken, please refer to the Stats Canada tables.

Request Data

To access spreadsheets or suggest further data collection, please contact us.

Transportation & Market Access

 Access by Air

The Pembroke and Area Airport located in the nearby town of Petawawa offers:

• Private Recreation Aircraft
• Corporate Jets
• Chartered Flights

The Ottawa International Airport at 250 Km away is the nearest of its kind, offering services from over 50 international airlines including but not limited to:

• Cargo shipment
• Passenger flights
• State of the art airplane terminals

Access by Road

The Deep River Area is situated along the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 17). It connects easily to major centers in Canada and the US through the 417, 416 and 401 (130 km, 180 Km, 260 Km away respectively).

Access by Bus

The Greyhound Bus stops at Petro Canada Fuels located on the highway in Deep River.

Distances to Major Centres

Major Centre Kilometers Miles
North Bay, Ontario 167 109
Ottawa, Ontario 196 121
Montreal, Quebec 384 238
Toronto, Ontario 442 262
Rochester, New York 576 357
Buffalo, New York 601 373
Quebec, Quebec 635 394
Detroit, Michigan 802 498
New York, New York 847 526


Major US-Canada Border Crossings
Rainbow Bridge
Whirlpool Bridge
Peace Bridge
Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

Canada One Business Knowledge Engine

Over 900 articles geared towards small and medium-sized Canadian businesses on topics such as marketing, accounting, starting or selling a business, personal management, networking, market research and much more.

Enterprise Renfrew County

Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) aims to encourage the enterprising spirit and economic development of the County by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing companies.

Be sure to check out their calendar, notices and bulletin board for upcoming events.

Canada Business Network

Can help you locate traditional or alternative sources of financing for your small business. You will find an extensive directory of Canadian financial providers, information on different types of financing, and tips to help you secure financing.