Streamlining your business permit and licensing experience

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Getting started is easy. Just click on the map where you wish to start or grow your business.


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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.
  • Save time and money — Spend less time searching for information and more time building your business.
  • Improve business planning — Know which permits and licences are needed so that you get it right the first time.
  • 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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