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Business Permit and Licence Information

Streamlining your business permit and licensing experience

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NOTE: Information is available in the official language(s) of the province or territory in question.

Why BizPaL?

It's free
Search for the permits and licences you may need to start or grow your business.
Improve business planning
Know which permits and licences are needed so that you get it right the first time.
Save time and money
Spend less time searching for information and more time building your business.
Get answers
Available 24/7 to help you navigate government requirements specific to your business type.

Having opened two restaurants over the span of 6 years, once with the help of BizPaL and once on my own, I can honestly say what a difference it made to the red tape that one normally thinks of when it comes to regulation requirements during the start up phase of a new business. I hope all new and seasoned entrepreneurs are turned onto the time, and headache-saving help you will find with BizPaL. I wish all government services were so user focused and well put together.

—Stephen Beckta
(Owner of Beckta Dining & Wine, and Play Food & Wine)

BizPaL is a service provided by the federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal governments:

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