We issue about 50,000 business licenses and 100,000 permits every year. These cover everything from busking to home-based businesses to large multinational organizations, and industries ranging from entertainment to high-tech to tourism to finance.
Key resources to to help you start or expand your business in Vancouver.
Key resources to run your business smoothly and sustainably.
Get information on the types of businesses that require licences, and how to apply for, renew, cancel, and manage your business licence.
Along with a business licence, you might need additional permits for the type of business you want to conduct in Vancouver.
Get a temporary event licence and permit; including permits for buskers, weddings, dances, and more.
Your special event may require a number of permits, depending on the location, type of event, and more.
Filming a movie, TV show, documentary, and more requires permits. Find out how to get a permit, the fees required, and more.
Information about advertising and promoting your organization or business on City of Vancouver property.