Finding out which government requirements apply to a certain business type can be time consuming and frustrating. BizPaL was created to help identify what you may need from participating levels of government, quickly and easily. The service is a result of combined efforts by the federal, provincial, territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:

  • It’s free to use
  • It saves time
  • It’s available 24/7

Getting Started

Starting and growing a business can be a challenging experience. That’s why we have made BizPaL as easy to use as possible using a simple three-step process:

  1. Select a location
  2. Enter a business type
  3. Using the checklist, select the activities you may undertake

Based on your selections, the BizPaL service generates a list of permits and licences from participating levels of government, along with basic supporting information. Links to government sites where you can learn more and, in some cases, apply online are also provided. Though every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the content offered on BizPaL, it remains your responsibility to obtain all required permits and licences before starting or expanding a business.

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