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Franchising in Canada

As Canadians, we live in a land of opportunity. Anyone can run their own business, whether it be a home based business, selling name brand products, serving up quality food, or providing a much-needed service to the community. As well as offering the most comprehensive directory of Canadian franchise opportunities online, we also provide a place where franchisees and future franchisees can find all the invaluable information they need in order to start up and run a successful Canadian franchise. In this section, Franchising in Canada, you'll discover such essential information as Canadian franchise statistics, franchise regulations in Canada, definitions of commonly used words in franchising, and a twelve-point criteria checklist for discerning whether or not a company has true franchisability. Another question that future franchisees commonly ask is which franchises have the most potential to be a lasting, successful Canadian franchise. While there isn't one simple answer to that query, the information we provide will help you to determine which Canadian franchise opportunities are best suited for you. Choosing a Canadian franchise may be one of the biggest decisions you ever make, so it's best to have all of your concerns ironed out and your head filled with accurate information and expert advice. Browse through our Franchising in Canada page today and get a head start on your next successful business venture.
Canadian Franchise Statistics
Most people don’t understand the impact that franchising has on an economy and would be surprised to learn that around 45% of all retail sales in Canada are generated by franchised businesses.

Franchise Regulations in Canada
Although there are several federal and provincial laws that apply to franchising, only three provinces have introduced laws that specifically apply to franchising.

12 Criteria of Franchisability
While it is impossible to determine the franchisability of a business concept without a significant amount of analysis, there are a series of 12 predictive criteria that assess the readiness of a company for franchising and the likelihood that it will achieve success as a franchisor.

Definitions of Commonly Used Terms
Several terms are commonly used in association with the concept of franchising. A person interested in purchasing a franchise needs to be familiar with these terms.

Questions that need to be asked
The questions that need to be asked will vary from franchise to franchise.

Which is the Best Franchise?
People interested in acquiring a franchise often ask the question “Which is the best franchise?”