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BizPaL Online Business
Permits and Licences

BizPaL is an innovative online service that allows business clients to easily generate a customized list of the permits and licences they require from three levels of government – local, provincial and federal – simply by providing some generic information about the 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 require, quickly and easily. The information you need is available from a single source; entrepreneurs spend less time dealing with red tape – saving effort and money in the process – and more time building their business.

This service is the result of strong collaboration between the Government of Canada and participating provincial/territorial, regional, and municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:

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

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Information for New Businesses

Although the SCRD does not issue business licences, most of the land use zones in the SCRD permit a range of home businesses, but certain restrictions do apply. New business owners are encouraged to contact the Planning & Development Division to discuss their future business plans to confirm compliance with the zoning.