Get help starting a business: Business Navigators

Business Navigators help you understand the steps you need to take when starting a business, including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

Business Navigators help you navigate provincial regulations and requirements for new businesses.

A Business Navigator can help you by:

  • providing an overview of how to start specific types of businesses (like a restaurant or a garage)
  • identifying what regulations you need to follow
  • identifying what licences and permits you need to operate your business
  • determining any inspection requirements
  • providing contact information for additional requirements like financing, taxes and staffing
  • providing resources to help with start-up funding
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    Talk to a Business Navigator

    Contact a Business Navigator for help getting your business started and keeping your business running.

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    Starter guides

    Review the starter guides for an overview of how to start specific types of businesses.

    Starting a brewery: guide
    Overview of how to start a brewery, including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

    Starting a construction business: guide
    Overview of how to start a construction business, including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

    Starting a convenience store: guide
    Overview of how to start a convenience store, including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

    Starting a farm: guide
    Overview of how to start a farm, including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

    Starting a food truck: guide
    Overview of how to start a food truck, including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

    Starting a garage: guide
    Overview of how to start a garage, including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

    Starting a meat plant: guide
    Overview of how to start a meat plant or meat processing plant, including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

    Starting a restaurant (food establishment): guide
    Overview of how to start a restaurant (food establishment), including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

    Starting a restaurant (food establishment): guide for inspections
    Overview of how to prepare for inspections when you start a restaurant (food establishment).

    Starting an accommodation or campground: guide
    Overview of how to start an accommodation or campground, including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.