BizPaL is a free online service that helps you identify and obtain the permits and licences you need in order to open or expand your business.
BizPaL asks you to provide some generic information about the type of business you want to start or expand. Based on your input, it provides you with a customized list of permits and licences you'll need from all levels of government - and instructions on how to obtain them.
You can then save, print or email your results for future reference.
The BizPaL service is the result of collaboration between the Government of Canada and participating provincial/territorial, regional, and municipal governments, including the City of Markham. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, currency and reliability of the information provided, the information may not be considered, and is not a substitution for, legal advice regarding the requirements for establishing a business. Making sure that all required permits and licences are obtained remains the responsibility of the business person.