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Simplify business licensing process

Cut Red Tape


The City’s Business Licence system is based on the category of business and activity. A review to minimize categories and consolidating activities into a generic title based on fee requirements would simplify the licensing process at time of application and renewals.

Status: Not feasible


The legal definition of the business category does not necessarily fit the business activity.  In collaboration with Law, a review to properly amend numerous categories to align the licence categories and definitions identified in the Business Bylaw 12M2015 will need further review and will be identified in 2016. This project is deemed not feasible by the Cut Red Tape program end date of June 2015 but will continue to be worked on by Animal & Bylaw Services in the future.