Depending on the type of business you're starting, you may be required to meet other requirements and to obtain other permits.
Use BizPal to determine your list of other potential permits and licenses, from all levels of government, to operate or start your business.
You may also be required to register with provincial and federal governments to meet other requirements to operate your business. You may be required to register:
- If you plan to hire employees, Employment Standards Branch (Website. New window) outlines important regulations regarding pay rates, vacations, overtime, sick and maternity leave.
- For payroll deductions account, visit Canada Revenue Agency Business Registration Online (Website. New window).
- For insurance premiums to cover your employees in case of work related injuries or disease, register with WorkSafeBC (Website. New window).
- For importing/exporting, register with Canada Revenue Agency Business Registration Online (Website. New window) or visit the Canada Border Services Agency (Website. New window) for more information on importing/exporting to and from Canada.