Want to Startup Your Digital Media Business Faster? Check out BizPal Services
By Andrea Wahbe on Sep 7, 2012 / Categories: CDMN News, Featured
To help Canadian businesses save time on paperwork and startup faster, BizPal (launched in 2005) offers a quick and easy online business permit and licence service that is managed through a multi-jurisdictional partnership among federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments. The service simplifies access to accurate government information on the permits and licences that entrepreneurs need to launch and manage their businesses effectively.
In recent years, the program has spread across the country and is now available in almost every province and territory – covering almost 650 municipalities nationwide.
The program just got a little bigger this week as the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), along with the Honourable Pat Bell, British Columbia’s Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, Dave Formosa, Mayor of Powell River, and Deb Walters, Mayor of Pitt Meadows, celebrated the launch of BizPaL in the municipalities of Pitt Meadows and Powell River in British Columbia (B.C.).
“By improving access to financing, keeping taxes low and cutting red tape, our government is giving small and medium-sized businesses some of the tools they need to succeed,” said Minister of State Bernier. “BizPaL is a great example of our government’s commitment to cutting red tape so that Canadian businesses can continue to do what they do best: create jobs and wealth in our communities.”
According to a press release by Industry Canada, the new BizPaL service in Powell River and Pitt Meadows was created in partnership by their municipalities, the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.
“Creating a business-friendly environment is a key part of Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan,” said Minister Bell. “BizPaL does just that. It’s an important partnership between our government, the federal government and municipalities across B.C., allowing businesses to spend less time on paperwork and more time growing and innovating.”
B.C. entrepreneurs and small business owners can check out the service by visiting the provincial BizPaL website. For more information on what’s available in your province or territory, visit the BizPaL national website.