Business Incubation Centres

Helping you succeed in Canada and China

The Canada China Business Council Business Incubation Centres (BICs) in four distinct locations (Calgary, Montreal, Beijing and Shanghai) have one objective in mind – your business success. Our three-phase process was developed with the purpose of helping Canadian companies set up successful operations in China and Chinese companies set up successful operations in Canada. Working with a broad network of public and private sector partners across Canada and China, our business incubation centres provide infrastructure and keep companies connected, informed and knowledgeable. We help you to get the right tools to refine your business model and work toward achieving your goals.

Our Three-Phase Process


Business incubation is a proven system of infrastructure, networks, and tools that support the development of foreign companies as they enter new markets or areas of growth. When entering a new company, the first few years are critical for establishing a business structure, building connections with suppliers, customers, and other partners, as well as for accessing funding and gaining market exposure. Additional challenges may include unfamiliar social, cultural, legal and economic frameworks, which add to the complexity that companies entering a new market face at the incubation stage. The Canada China Business Council (CCBC) Business Incubation Centers bridge many of these uncertainties and challenges to help companies succeed in the new market.

Physical Incubation Space

During the company’s tenancy at the Business Incubation Centre, CCBC will facilitate the growth of the company’s business operations through the delivery of business mentoring support, market data and business development expertise.

Virtual Incubation Space

With support from CCBC, we will provide mentoring on how to refine the company’s Canadian strategy – making for a smoother transition into the Canadian market.


  • Company must be incorporated in Canada
  • Company must provide a service/product that meets industry needs

See what our Business Incubation Centre tenants have to say about their BIC experience!