BizPaL: Free Online  Business Permit and Licence Service Saves Time and Helps Canadian Entrepreneurs

BizPaL: Free Online Business Permit and Licence Service Helps Canadian Entrepreneurs

BizPal is a business tool for Canadian entrepreneurs wishing to relocate, expand or start up.

As a FREE online business permit and licence service, BizPal saves time spent on paperwork, cuts the red tape and helps entrepreneurs start up faster.

Also, BizPal makes your entrepreneurial life easier since provinces, territories and hundreds of municipalities have collaborated together to provide you with the permits and licences that may be required to start and grow your business.

Here are the great benefits of BizPal:

  • It’s free – Search for the permits and licences you may need to start or grow your business.
  • Save time and money – Spend less time searching for information and more time building your business.
  • Improve business planning – Know which permits and licences are needed so that you get it right the first time.
  • Get answers – Available 24/7 to help you navigate government requirements specific to your business type.

Although the service is offered online, it can also be used through other service channels (i.e., telephone and in-person centres) to extend services to more clients.

Currently, 11 provinces and territories are participating in BizPaL, with more than 520 municipalities offering the service.

Please note that BizPaL is not available in the following areas at this time:

Visit the BizPaL website (www.bizpal.ca) for a complete list of participating jurisdictions.

Area business owners and entrepreneurs can access the new BizPaL services by visiting the BizPaL website (www.bizpal.ca) for additional information and access to the websites of participating partners.

Industry Canada is the lead federal department for the BizPaL initiative, supporting the centralized functions of the project.

The great green news is that BizPaL is contributing to the Government of Canada’s success in reducing the paperwork burden on small businesses by 20 percent!

Here are recent news of more municipalities in Manitoba offering BizPal to entrepreneurs:

Backgrounder

BizPaL Simplifies Permits and Licences for Canadian Businesses

BizPaL is an online service that benefits Canadian businesses by helping them identify which permits and licences they require and how to obtain them. Entrepreneurs simply answer a series of questions on the type of business they want to start or expand and the activities they plan to undertake. BizPaL then automatically generates a list of all required permits and licences from all levels of government, along with basic information on each, and links to government sites where the entrepreneur can learn more and, in some cases, apply online.

BizPaL also benefits governments by making it easier for them to provide businesses with accurate information on permits and licences. Although the service is offered online, it can also be used through other service channels (i.e., telephone and in-person centres) to extend services to more clients.

To date, 11 provinces and territories are participating in BizPaL, with more than 520 municipalities offering the service. Visit the BizPaL website (www.bizpal.ca) for a complete list of participating jurisdictions.

Industry Canada is the lead federal department for the BizPaL initiative, supporting the centralized functions of the project.  The Government of Canada is fully committed to creating a competitive business environment that supports innovation and reduces red tape. BizPaL is contributing to the government’s success in reducing the paperwork burden on small businesses by 20 percent.

The success of BizPaL is due in part to the multi-jurisdictional partnership among federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments. The partnership operates under a shared governance and costing model with collaborative decision making. Each jurisdiction is responsible for adding and maintaining its own information in BizPaL.

The Manitoba BizPaL Office, located in the Department of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade, is charged with engaging local governments to make this important service available across Manitoba. BizPaL is an integral component of Manitoba’s Single Window for Business Initiative, which is focused on improving the accessibility of the Province’s business information and services and helping to cut red tape. Area business owners and entrepreneurs can access the new BizPaL services by visiting the Government of Manitoba’s Business Portal (www.Manitoba.ca/business).

The City of Selkirk and the Rural Municipalities of St. Andrews and St. Clements join 37 other Manitoba municipalities now offering the BizPaL service. These communities are pleased to join BizPaL and offer additional services to attract new business and strengthen the local economy.

The Town of Teulon and the Town of Arborg join 40 other Manitoba municipalities now offering the BizPaL service. These communities are pleased to join BizPaL and offer additional services to attract new business and strengthen the local economy.

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