Permits and licences 

In order to do business in Canada, and to comply with government regulations, you may need a variety of licences and permits from different levels of government.

Use the permits and licences search above to find out which ones may apply to your business. Please note that while most provinces and territories are represented in the search, many municipalities and industry sectors are not included. You may want to check with your municipal government about requirements for new businesses.

Additionally, your business may need to comply with other regulations or obligations that do not involve permits and licences.

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