Businesses in British Columbia typically require a license to operate. Business licences are usually issued by the municipal government to regulate where particular businesses operate and what kinds of services they can offer.
Business licenses may require an inspection of the building’s structure and systems, including electricity and plumbing. Regular health and safety inspections, including inspection of fire protection systems, may be required.
Professionals such as doctors, massage therapists, and some tradespeople may need to show proof of membership or good standing with their professional or trade association. Some businesses, particularly those in the resource sector, manufacturing or construction, may require environmental permits.
British Columbia Incorporation Service
Company Formations Canada provides fast and easy British Columbia Incorporation Service to Canadian residents and non-Canadian residents wishing to start and operate a new business in British Columbia and Canada:
British Columbia Incorporation service for Canadians
British Columbia Incorporation Service for Non-Canadians residents
British Columbia Extra-Provincial Registration
British Columbia Registered Agent Services
Foreign Company Registration in British Columbia