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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are all local governments participating in BizPaL?
A: Not all local governments are currently participating in the BizPaL program. However, all incorporated municipalities are listed in BizPaL, so even if yours is not yet participating, you can still receive pertinent provincial, territorial and federal information. You will need to contact your municipal office to determine the local requirements for your business.

Q: What should I do if the business I am searching for is not listed?
A: Try entering different search words (instead of 'cafe' use 'restaurant'), or select a similar business sector from the drop down list provided. If you are still having issues please go to the Contact Us link at the top of this page to seek assistance from the BizPaL office.

Q: How can my local government join BizPaL?
A: Your local government can request to join the BizPaL program by clicking on the Contact Us link at the top of this page.

Q: Will BizPaL provide me with a complete list of permits and licences that I require?
A: While every attempt has been made to ensure that the information is current and comprehensive, it remains your responsibility to obtain all required permits and licences before starting or expanding a business.