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The BizPaL Program

BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides you with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to establish, operate and grow your business.

Benefits of BizPaL?

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 process:

Select a location and enter an industry to start the search. You can filter permits based on business activities.

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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The information provided on this page regarding the BizPaL Program is sourced from BizPaL. The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) presents this information as a convenience to users but does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information provided.

TIAC assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this page or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Users are encouraged to directly verify the information with BizPaL and the relevant government authorities.

The presence of links to third-party sites does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by TIAC. Users are advised that upon accessing third-party sites, they are subject to the privacy and security policies of those sites.

The BizPaL Program, an initiative supported by the federal, provincial, territorial, and participating municipal governments, offers simplified access to information about business permits, licenses, and other requirements. While TIAC supports the dissemination of this valuable resource, the responsibility to comply with all applicable laws and to ensure that all necessary permits and licenses are obtained remains with the individual user.

TIAC expressly disclaims all liability for actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this page. Users of this information do so at their own risk, and TIAC shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or reliance on the information provided herein.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding permits and licenses, please directly consult the BizPaL service and the relevant authorities.