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Starting a New Business

Thinking of setting up your own business? We provide assistance to entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting a business or have recently done so. Here, you will find the resources and help you need to get started.

The City issues a variety of licences depending on what type of business you have to regulate activities and ensure a safe and healthy community. Please see our Applications, Licenses & Permits for more information on the type of business licenses available along with applications and fees.

See our Information on Business Costs section for what you need to know for starting up your own business.


Please see the Business Resource for Success for information on:

  • Support Programs for Exporting
  • Finance & Funding for Business
  • Human Resources
  • Research Development
  • General Business Information