How do I apply for a business licence?

Business Licence applications are available from the Planning & Development Services Department located on the lower level of City Hall. You can also find a copy of the Business Licence application form (PDF).


As part of the application, and at time of application intake, applicants are required to:

  • Describe the nature of the proposed business
  • Give the correct number of employees (full and part-time)
  • Provide the correct business address and/or mailing address
  • Provide payment of the appropriate fee
  • Provide Provincial Government certificate of qualifications (if required)


Staff will only accept a full and complete application at time of submission at the front counter. Business licences are only valid for one year after the date of issuance.

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1. How do I apply for a business licence?
2. How can I renew my business licence?
3. What is the general fee structure?
4. In what parts of the City can I operate my business?
5. What other approvals might be required for my business?
6. What about liquor licencing?