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Business Resources

Business Directories

SLEP Business Directory

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership maintains a Business Directory of approximately 3,500 businesses in Sarnia and the surrounding municipalities. To access the directory, visit the website of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership.


Chamber of Commerce Directory

The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce also maintains a searchable directory of over 700 of its business members operating in Sarnia and throughout Lambton County. Visit www.slchamber.ca/.

Business Services & Support

There are a number of programs, incentives and services available to help Sarnia business grow and succeed.

Business Development

For assistance with developing a business plan, access to business loans and confidential business counselling and assistance, two local agencies are here to help:

-        Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton (BECSL)

-        Community Futures Lambton

Commercialization and Research

Lambton College Research & Innovation specializes in working with small to medium sized businesses and organizations across sectors in many research areas including advanced manufacturing, advanced material development, biotechnology, economics & business, information technology and renewable energy technologies.

Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park provides facilities, lab space, client services and Canada's largest clean-tech incubator focused on large-scale industrial technology.


Labour Market Information

The Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board conducts and disseminates local labour market research and works with community stakeholders to identify local solutions to local issues.

Education and Training

Lambton College is a publicly funded college located in Sarnia with over 70 post-secondary programs, including Technology and Trades, Business and International Education, Health and Community Services and Information Technology. Lambton College is attended by about 3,500 full-time, 6,500 part-time and 3,500 international students annually.

Bluewater Association for Safety, Environment, and Sustainability (BASES) delivers workplace health and safety training, conducts industrial safety management assessments, and offers instructor accreditation. BASES supports Sarnia refining and petrochemical sectors with trade-specific, contractor and site-specific training.  


The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps Canadian businesses of all sizes that are export-ready prepare for international markets; assess your potential in specific target markets; find qualified contacts; and resolve business problems. TCS also offers funding and accelerator programs, trade missions, and support at trade events in Canada and around the world.

Determine if your business is export ready and access custom tools and resources with the Government of Ontario's https://exportguide.sourcefromontario.com/.

Business Licensing

BizPal is an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licenses, and other requirements needed to start, operate, and grow their business from the federal, provincial/territorial, and participating municipal governments.


Please contact us if you require any additional information on available business support and resources.

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