New Business Licenses
Starting a Business
Use BizPal to find out what permits and licenses you need to start your business. The service simplifies the process by asking a series of questions on your type of business, and providing a list permits and licenses needed from all levels of government, along with resources to learn more.
- Visit the Steps to Starting a Business page.
- View the types of business licenses from the menu on the right.
- Contact the Inspections & Licensing department for more information.
Apply for a Business License
If you have a business, you’ll need a license. Read Applying for a Business License to learn more.
Learn more about the ways to renew your business license.
An Occupancy Permit indicates the building is safe and compliant with the Land Use Bylaw.
Some businesses require a business license and an Occupancy Permit. However, if your business type is not listed on the menu on the right you may only need to apply for an occupancy permit.