Thank you for your interest in the ShopHERE program.

The ShopHERE program application portal is now closed.

What does the program do?
  • creates and configures your online store
  • trains you on how to manage it
  • works to get the store live
  • helps with marketing the store
Who is eligible
  • under 10 employees (25 if a restaurant)
  • registered in Ontario
  • can be a business or artist
  • home based or commercial
What are the program benefits?
  • Free 90 day trial of Shopify
  • Ad credits including $100 for Facebook and Google
  • Free .CA domain registration
  • and many more benefits

Wait, why is this free?

ShopHERE is funded by a combination of the federal government and province of Ontario, combined with key corporate sponsors to help Ontario businesses and artists get selling online.

Check out some of our program graduate success stories and see how we've helped small businesses succeed online

Hear from ShopHERE Graduates

Program Partners

Supporting Partners

View the full list of additional benefits provided by program partners.


The ShopHERE Process

How It Works

2 - 6 Weeks


Participant Sign up & Approval


Online Store Development


Online Store Review & Launch


Marketing Training & Support

The ShopHERE program helps small businesses and artists get online to reach local and global audiences.

  • Participants get online in as little as a matter of days
  • Participants receive 1:1 support from an e-Commerce Coordinator
  • Support includes training in digital marketing, shipping and inventory management
  • Gain free access to benefits and tools from partners


**The ShopHERE program is free for participants to signup and have an online store built. Businesses are responsible for any third party platform fees after any applicable trial ends.