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Business and Economy

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Running your own business is challenging, even at the best of times. We’re here to make it easier for you. Here’s the information you need to enable your business success.

Vaccine Passport Bylaw

Effective September 23, 2021, many businesses, entities and events require proof of vaccination, negative test result or medical exemption. See details, support and signage.

Mask requirement update

Masks are required in all workplaces. Learn more about the Provincial mask requirements.

Calgary REP Business Support Grant

The grant provides an opportunity for financial assistance to businesses that are impacted by the Provincial Restrictions Exemption Program (REP). See eligibility details and the application form.

Contact us

Call 311
403-268-CITY (2489) from outside Calgary​

Business licensing and permits
Live chat at
Call 403-268-5311

Property assessment
Call 403-268-2888

Business Improvement Areas (BIA)
BIA contacts

Business Perspectives - business research panel

How we're taking care of business

We're improving our business environment to make sure our local businesses can thrive and grow, and new businesses can get started as fast as possible.

Bringing art and colour to public land patios

Opening a non-profit coffee shop in downtown Calgary

The Giving Wall: a pay-it-forward food initiative helping businesses and customers

Business news

City approves more supports for Calgary's business community

On June 1, City Council approved another $15.9 million in a growing list of municipal supports for Calgary’s business community. The package provides targeted financial support to business owners as they look to re-open, in sectors impacted most by the pandemic.

The City is supporting restaurants, pubs, bars, fitness centres, and entertainment establishments, including nightclubs and live music venues, in their reopening efforts through a grant, as well as hotel and motel property owners through a 2021 tax deferral program.

The City will start accepting applications for the grant program on July 2, 2021.

Read more

Social media

As part of The City's efforts to support business, we have formed a Facebook group open to the public and for businesses.

This group lets The City and our partners share accurate information quickly and create community connections and support.

Join and invite others to our Business Sector Support Facebook Group for information, tips and advice.

Projects of interest

We do regular research with businesses to better understand the outlook and viewpoint of the business community. If you are a business owner, leader or manager, join our online business research panel, Business Perspectives.


We're working with our civic partners to support Calgary businesses.

Business Improvement Areas

We work with Business Improvement Areas to support over 6,000 businesses. They help create some of Calgary's best known and most loved neighbourhoods with a variety of local businesses.