Become A Franchisee | Canadian Franchise Association
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Become a Franchisee

Franchising is a diverse and exciting industry! Join the ranks of entrepreneurs who have decided to go into business for themselves, but not by themselves.
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Becoming a franchisee means running your own business with the support and assistance of the franchisor, the advantage of the franchise system’s past success, and access to the knowledge and experience of a network of franchisee peers.

When you invest in a franchise, you align yourself with a brand that may already enjoy established consumer awareness and loyalty in the Canadian marketplace. This instant brand recognition can bring many advantages, including a stronger position when applying for a business loan. As a franchisee, you’ll benefit by being licensed to use the franchise system’s proven branding, trademarks, and proprietary products, services and recipes.

A franchise also provides you with the benefit of a tried-and-true system and an operations manual that fully explains how to replicate the franchise’s system at your location. While it’s impossible to eliminate all risk, if you work and follow that system, you can reduce the risk of business failure and increase your likelihood of success.

As a franchisee, you’re considered a small business owner and it’s important for you to assume a leadership role in your business. By joining an already established system, you don’t have to invent the business from the ground up like you would as an independent business owner.

Ready to get started? A good first step is to start researching online. You can find franchise opportunities and resources at, the Canadian Franchise Association’s official online member directory. Search by category, location and investment level to find the franchise that is right for you and check out our resource library to learn more about the franchise business model!