2014 Rank: 19
Change From 2013 Rank: Demoted by 2
Canadians can count on starting a business faster than anywhere but New Zealand, needing just one step, and an average of five days.
Access to electricity remains its biggest bureaucratic risk. Businesses wait an average of 142 days to link up in Canada -- 125 days longer than world-leading Germany. Left: Toronto.
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