Find business permits and licences with BizPaL

Are you starting or growing a business? Use BizPaL to find the permits and licences you may need from all levels of government.

Last updated: February 8, 2023

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BizPaL is a free online service for businesses. It gives you a customized list of permits and licences you may need to start and grow your business.

You can find permits and licences from all levels of government, including:

  • Federal
  • Provincial
  • More than 130 communities in British Columbia

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Talk to your local government

To learn more about business licences, mobile business licences and other requirements, talk to your local government.

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Get expert and tailored small business advice from a Small Business BC advisor. Guided registration services, information and business education is available.

Advisors are available 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday, and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday.

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