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Permits and Licences

When starting a business, you may be required to obtain permits or licenses depending on the services you provide or the products that you sell. 

  1. Permits, Licences and Regulations Guide This Business and Industry Canada page links to pages to explore for various permits and licences you may need. 
  2. Business Regulations Guide The FedDev Ontario Small business Services guide is an overview of the various areas with regulations, with links to further details.  The following are specific guides for Labelling and Packaging and Food Labelling.
  3. City of Ottawa Permits and Licences  The City of Ottawa’s links to municipal permits and licences, including business licences and by-laws.
  4. BizPaL is a one-stop service for finding permits and licences from all levels of government. a one-stop service for finding permits and licences from all levels of government.  Answer a series of questions to obtain a list of permits and licences specific to your business.

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