10 Small Business Ideas You Can Easily Start In Canada!

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Canada business ideas

If you are self-employed, you have your freedom, financial gain, and prestige. A small business can start as a ‘side hustle’ but end up being a permanent income option for you.

However, the most common struggle that people face is getting started. This includes thinking about all your small business ideas, identifying the best for you, and mapping a plan forward.

So, if you want a start a small business in Canada this article is for you. Here is the list of 10 small businesses you can easily start.

Start a photography business

If you love taking photographs, what better than starting a photography business. You can start a home-based photo studio or book trips to see your customers in the field. All you need is a camera and related equipment. You can make around $100- $500 per shoot.

Start a home-based daycare

If you love kids, starting a daycare can be a good business idea. All you have to do is take care of the kids. You can make between $100 to $500 per week per child per week, depending on your location. 


You can always start a tutoring business. All you need to do is choose the right topic and tutor kids. You can do any subject like Math, English, Science, History, Computers or Business. Also, you can start by creating a website and getting some social media presence. Lastly you can charge by the hour, or a flat fee. 

Freelance Writing

The demand for freelance writing is huge in today’s world. Companies are always looking for quality content. As a freelance writer, you can make anywhere between $20 to $200 per article. It depends on your industry and the contract. 

Start a Blog

Blogging about topics that people are interested in is one of the easiest ways to make money. Thus, this could turn into a viable home-based business idea. All you need to do is choose a niche that is a happy medium between popularity and originality. After that, you can make money from your blog including advertising or selling goods and services on the website. 

Open a cleaning business

Cleaning businesses can make a lot of money. All you need to do is get the equipment. Also, you need to find residential and commercial clients. You can earn a minimum of few thousand dollars per month.

Sell Online

You can sell products or services online through your own eCommerce business in Canada. Selling online these days is quite simple. You can do it directly on your website, through social media, or pretty much anywhere. All you need to do is research and purchase product inventory. A typical online shop can be set up under $100.


If you have driver’s license and a newer car, a home-based business idea for you is to take on is driving people around or delivering food. There are many companies like Uber, Lyft, Skip the Dish or Uber Eats, that help you make some money and turn it into a business.

Oil Changing Business

A lot of people in Canada don’t have time to wait at a local oil shop for an hour to change oils on their vehicle. Thus, you can turn this into a business idea. You can visit the house of people and change the oils of their vehicle. It is a low start-up cost that can turn to high profitability.

Home Inspector

Another great business idea is to become a home inspector. Since the real estate has always been a priority in Canada, people like to have their homes inspected prior to buying a home. You can start this business. All you need to do is get the certificate

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Shanvi Kaur is a content writer at Immigration News Canada. She moved to Canada as an immigrant and now focuses on bringing the latest news to immigrants to make their journey easier in Canada!