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Business Registration, Licenses, and Permits

BizPal is an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow their business from the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments.

Benefits of BizPaL

Finding out which government requirements apply to a certain business type can be time consuming and frustrating. BizPaL was created to help identify what you may require, quickly and easily.

The information you need is available from a single source; entrepreneurs spend less time dealing with red tape--saving effort and money in the process--and more time building their business. The service is the result of strong collaboration between the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:

  • it's free to use
  • it saves time
  • it's available 24/7

Launch BizPal

Helping protect workers and settle workplace disputes, supporting skilled trades, apprenticeships and employment services, attracting highly-skilled newcomers and helping people get settled in Ontario.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has information on:

  • Employment standards
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Labour relations
  • Services for job seekers
  • Services for employers
  • Education and career planning

Immigrate to Ontario

Discover the many pathways to immigrate to Ontario and learn what supports are available to you.

Visit Immigrate to Ontario

Get Settled in Ontario

Everything you need to know about moving to, and settling in, Ontario.

Visit Get Settled in Ontario

Through the Ontario Health and Safety for Small Business portal you will learn about your responsibilities as a small business employer and how to get help keeping your staff trained and your workplace safe. 

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), small business employers have many of the same duties as any other employer, including the following:

  • to do everything they reasonably can to protect their workers in each situation
  • to inform, instruct and supervise workers to protect their health and safety
  • to make sure that every worker and supervisor takes the required training, including basic occupational health and safety awareness training, and keep records of that training

Do you need Help?

Our Economic Development Officer is ready and willing to help you make informed decision about starting a business in the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen and can be reached at or 705-778-2308, ext. 123.

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