Permits and licences 

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Permits and Licences Search

Find details about your business obligations.

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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.

  • The Fair Trading Act
    Applies only to: Alberta

    Find out if you need to license your business in accordance with Alberta's Fair Trading Act.

  • Search Alberta Regulations
    Applies only to: Alberta

    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
    Applies only to: Alberta

    If you are developing a new medical device or pharmaceutical, biotechnology or natural health product, get help with approval rules and regulations.