Permits and licences
Permits and Licences Search
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In order to do business in Canada, and to comply with government regulations, you may need a variety of licences and permits from different levels of government. Use this permits and licences search to find out which ones may apply to your business.
Please note that not all provinces and municipalities are providing information for the search and not all industry sectors are included. Also, your business may need to comply with regulations or other obligations that do not involve permits and licences.
- Key business permits and licences in the province of Quebec
Learn about frequently required permits and licences for businesses operating in the province of Quebec.
- Access Nova Scotia
Find out how to register your business, obtain permits and licences, and get information on other programs and services.
- FrontCounter BC
If you have a business in mining, forestry, agriculture or land and water, you can get help with applications, licenses and permits.
- Government Service Centres — Permits and Licences
Get the permits, licences and approvals you need to conduct business in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Government of New Brunswick services for business
Search the provincial services website for business webpage for information on regulations, permits, licences, fees, forms, contacts and online transactions.
- The Fair Trading Act
Find out if you need to license your business in accordance with Alberta's Fair Trading Act.
- Tobacco Retail Dealer's Permit
Find out how the permit affects you if you are a wholesaler or retailer of tobacco in Ontario.
- Search Alberta Regulations
Use this search to find all proposed and approved Government of Alberta acts and regulations that may apply to your business.
- Regulatory guidance — Life sciences
If you are developing a new medical device or pharmaceutical, biotechnology or natural health product, get help with approval rules and regulations.
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