Additional Resources for Businesses
Thinking about starting a business? Unsure where to start? Check out these additional resources to help get you started:
Canada Customs & Revenue Agency (CCRA) – Federal Government
Click on the ‘business’ link where you can find information on how to register for a Business Number, payroll taxes, HST and other information on corporations, sole proprietorships and partnerships.
BC Registry Services – Business Name Registration
Location: 2nd Floor – 940 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC V8W 3E6
Mailing: PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9V3
BC Registry Services administers and supports the registration of businesses, personal property and manufactured homes.
OneStop Business Registry
Toll Free: 1-877-822-6727
Mailing: PO Box 9431, Stn. Prov. Govt., Victoria BC V8W 9V3
The OneStop Business Registry is a public sector partnership offering integrated Business Registration, Business Address Change and Liquor Licensing services based on the Business Number.
BizPaL is jointly managed by a partnership involving governments at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels. 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.
Canada Business Network
Government Services for Entrepreneurs, including guides and checklists.
Small Business BC
Small business resources.
Grow your business with WorkBC. Learn about funding, training and how to secure talent with our job board’s free job postings.
Women's Enterprise Centre
Women’s Enterprise Centre is a business resource for existing and aspiring BC women entrepreneurs. They provide business loans up to $150,000, business skills training, personalized business advice, mentoring, practical business resources and a supportive community to help women business owners gain the skills, mindset, financing and networks they need to realize their business potential.