Small Business

The City recognizes the value of small businesses to the community and is committed to helping entrepreneurs establish themselves.

Small Business Advantages in the City

  • Competitive tax rate for small businesses
  • Compact urban community well served by public transit and pedestrian friendly corridors
  • Mixed use development provides a built-in customer and client base
  • High income households demand a range of specialized retail and personal services
  • Highly educated residents from diverse backgrounds offer skilled talent and a ready labour force
  • Solid community infrastructure supports new, expanding and home-based businesses
  • Attractive liveable community with an array of community amenities

BizPaL helps you find the permits and licences you may require when starting or operating your business.

Information about renovations construction and building in the City.


Support from the City

Starting a new business or expanding a successful one can be both exciting and challenging. The questions, paperwork, regulations, permits and licences can all be a little overwhelming. When you choose to build your business in the City, you can look to us for support.

We offer several online tools and resources, including a one-stop business portal called BizPaL and a convenient online payment system for Business Licence Renewals.

We also have experienced staff to help you navigate the process for starting your successful business.

Contact Info

Manager,  Economic Development
Tel:  604-982-9675

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