Determine your business structure
Your business structure may be a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, or Incorporate your company. Always seek professional advice.
Obtain Relevant Permits and Licenses
These could include bonded permits, development permits, or home occupation licenses.
- Obtain a City Business Licence - Come and see us at City Hall, 201-1st Avenue West, or call 403-362-3333.
- If your business will operate from home, contact the Development Officer to inquire about a home occupation license 403-362-3333.
Register your business with Alberta Registries (Licence Centre/Bureau, or AMA)
Prior to registering, do a name search to see if the name is available. For a free search go to http://www.arvic.com/.
Obtain Commercial Insurance
Research and purchase the appropriate commercial insurance for your business.
Obtain a Business Number and GST Number
Contact the Canada Revenue Agency (1-800-959-5525), for a Business Number and GST Number, if you will have more than $30,000 in sales in a 12-month consecutive period, and/or if you intend to hire employees.
If applicable, obtain WCB coverage
Research and acquire WCB coverage if necessary for your business (Phone: 800-661-1993)