HELP WITH SEARCHES IN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY

The businesses in the directory have at least five employees.

Select a region

First select a region, then, if necessary, one or more than one municipality.

Search businesses

A pulldown menu offers you four search options.

After choosing the option you need, you can select your search criteria.

Option 1: sector of activity

You can choose a sector from the first pulldown menu. The menus then displayed enable you to narrow down your search.

The default setting is for businesses with at least five employees. To narrow down your search, use the menu under "with the number of employees between."

To display the businesses from the selected sector, click on "Search."

Go to the About NAICS link to find out more about the classification of the sectors of activity under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Option 2: name (of the business) contains the words

You must enter at least one keyword (with a minimum of three letters) contained in the name of the business.

To display the businesses containing this word/these words, click on "Search."

Option 3: the name (of the business) starts with

Click on the letter of the alphabet or on "Number" to display the names of the businesses that start with that letter or number.

Ignore any articles (le, la, les, the, etc.) that the name of the business may begin with. For example, "Le Moulin rouge" would be under the letter M.

Option 4: the NAICS code is

If you know the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code that interests you, enter it. Enter the 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 digit code without spaces.

The default setting is for businesses with at least five employees. To narrow down your search, use the menu under "with the number of employees between."

To display the businesses found under the NAICS code selected, click on "Search."

Go to the About NAICS link to find out more about the classification of the sectors of activity.

Result page

The pulldown menu on the result page enables you to sort the businesses alphabetically or by municipality.

You can select your favourite businesses by clicking on the star in front of the name. To display your preferences only, click on "Display my preferences." This is particularly useful for printing results.

Changing the search criteria

You can change your search criteria without leaving the result page.