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Upcoming webinars


  • What to expect when we’re inspecting

    June 27, noon - 12:45 p.m.

    Our panel of experts will offer tips and insights to streamline your inspection including how to book your inspection, how to prepare for your inspection and how to identify a Safety Codes Officer or City Inspector.

    Whether you’re a homeowner or a contractor, understanding the fundamentals of inspections will empower you to uphold safety standards and ensure everything is in place to have your inspections completed successfully.

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  • Unlock the potential of a safe and registered secondary suite

    June 12, 2024

    Discover everything you need to know about secondary suites, from navigating the development and registration process, applying for permits, legalizing and registering a suite to understanding safety requirements and the Secondary Suite Incentive Program.

  • Maximize the potential of your backyard detached garage, shed or gazebo

    May 29, 2024

    The City of Calgary presents a guide to renovating or installing accessory residential buildings. Join us for an insightful webinar on unlocking the full potential of your backyard buildings!

  • Licencing essentials for your home-based food business

    May 28, 2024

    Our panel of experts will share insights on what you need to apply for a business licence. Learn about the different business licence types, permit information, how to apply and submit a complete application, approvals, and more.

  • Transform your outdoor space: permitting tips and renovation best practices

    May 15, 2024

    Embark on your outdoor renovation journey by joining us for a presentation and live Q&A. Dive into what you need to know to get started on your backyard improvement projects. Gain valuable expertise and answers to your questions in this informative webinar.

  • Setting up a myID personal account

    Learn step by step how to set up a personal myID account.

  • Setting up a myID business account

    Learn step by step how to set up a business myID account.

  • Home improvement projects: Best practices for a successful renovation

    March 27, 2024

    During this webinar, you will learn key things to consider before starting a renovation in your home, including land use and building regulations, permitting, and inspection processes.

  • Everything you need to know about hiring a contractor in Calgary

    February 28, 2024

    The City of Calgary presents a comprehensive guide on how to hire a licensed contractor

    Learn about the most important factors to consider when starting your home improvement projects, discover best practices for selecting a licensed contractor and make sure you have all the essentials in place before starting your renovation!

  • Navigating the latest business licence requirements for short term rentals

    Hear from The City’s Licensing teams as they discuss the evolving licensing requirements that affect the short-term rental industry. Stay up to date on how you can stay compliant and succeed in this dynamic market.

  • Improving short term rental impact to condo boards

    November 21, 2023

    Hear from The City of Calgary's business licensing team on the new regulations & licensing requirements for short term rentals and their impact to condo boards coming into effect Jan. 2024.

  • Opening a commercial-based business

    October 25, 2023

    Hear from the Planning, Building and Licensing teams as they discuss what to know before signing a lease, what permits are required and how to apply for a business license.

  • Opening a Home-Based Business

    October 25, 2023

    Hear from the Planning, Building and Licensing teams as they discuss what permits are required, the rules a home-based business must adhere to and how to apply for a business license.

  • Opening a restaurant or brewery in Calgary

    October 18, 2023

    Hear from the Planning, Building and Licensing teams as they discuss what permits are required to open a restaurant or brewery and how to apply for a business license. They will also cover why you need city inspections and some of the most common inspection issues.

  • Developing a Backyard Suite

    September 28, 2023

    Hear from the Development, Business & Building Services team about everything you need to know about developing a backyard suite in Calgary, permit fees, how to design your suite and more.

  • Developing a safe and registered secondary suite

    September 18, 2023

    Hear from the Development, Business & Building Services team about permits, fees, and how to design and build your backyard suite.

  • Developing your Basement: Tips and Best Practices for a Successful Project

    September 13, 2023

    Learn about the types of work that require a permit and what is required to get one. Whether you are looking to transform your basement into a functional living space or simply update it, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and resources necessary to tackle your project.

  • Transforming your backyard: getting ready for your deck, pergola, or fence

    June 6, 2023

    Watch everything you need to know before starting or updating your backyard projects. This engaging session is designed to equip you with the information you need to kickstart the permit process for installing or enhancing backyard accessory residential structures.

  • Navigating the approval process: Altering an existing commercial space

    May 17, 2023

    Watch everything you need to know before starting your building permit application. Learn about common building permit application mistakes for altering a commercial space and what your clients need to know about development and building permits before renting a commercial space.

  • Getting a temporary or permanent patio

    April 19, 2023

    Watch our recorded Q&A on everything you need to know about the permitting and inspections process for building a temporary patio this summer.

    The City of Calgary's temporary patio team will walk you through some important considerations like which permits you may need to apply for, how to apply and everything you need to know before getting started.

  • Hiring a licensed contractor

    April 18, 2023

    Watch our recorded Q&A about what to look for when hiring your next licensed contractor.

    Listen to the Development, Business & Building Services team as they walk you through some important considerations when making renovations to your property, best practices for hiring a licensed contractor and how to ensure you have everything in place before you get started.

  • Becoming a Licensed Contractor

    January 18, 2023

    Watch our recorded Q&A on everything you need to know about becoming a licensed contractor in The City of Calgary.

    Hear from the Development, Business and Building Services team as they discuss the business licence process.

  • Licensing Your Home-Based Child Care Business

    November 21, 2022

    On January 1, 2023, The City of Calgary is introducing a new business licence for home-based child care providers.

    Learn more about the new licensing requirement in our pre-recorded webinar.

  • Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

    October 25, 2022

    Watch our recorded Q&A on everything you need to know about making your home more energy efficient.

    Hear from the Development, Business and Building Services team who will provide tips and share resources for improving and maintaining your homes energy efficiency.

  • Getting a Temporary or Permanent Patio

    April 27, 2022

    Watch our recorded Q&A on everything you need to know about getting a temporary or permanent patio for your business.

    Hear from the Development, Business and Building Services team about the patio application process and everything you need to know before you apply.

  • Opening a Hair Salon in Calgary

    March 16, 2022

    Watch our recorded Q&A on everything you need to know about opening a beauty and body service business in Calgary.

    Hear from the Development, Business and Building Services team as they discuss the business licence process, review which permits are required to open a salon and go over common inspection issues during the licensing process.

  • Preventing Mould in Your Home

    January 26, 2022

    Watch our recorded Q&A on everything you need to know about mould.

    Hear from the Development, Business and Building Services team as they discuss how to identify, prevent and remove mould from your home.

  • Impact-resistant Roofing in Calgary

    January 19, 2022

    Watch our recorded Q&A on how to improve the resilience of your home for hail using impact-resistant roofing materials.

    Hear from the Development, Business and Building Services team who will share details about the Resilient Roofing Rebate Program including who is eligible and how to apply.

  • Building Envelope Code Compliance

    November 4, 2021

    Watch our recorded Q&A about Building Envelopes and how to make sure your project is compliant with the relevant Codes.

    Hear from The City's Planning & Development team on how to protect a building from environmental elements and improve overall efficiency, learn about common deficiencies witnessed by City Safety Codes Officers and get tips on planning and building your project so that it meets compliance.

  • Furnaces and Hot Water Tanks

    November 1, 2021

    Watch our recorded Q&A on everything you need to know about upkeeping your furnace and hot water tank this winter season.

    Hear from The City's Planning & Development team about things to consider when choosing a new furnace and hot water tank for your home, why you need a permit and inspection after install, how often you should change your filters and how to prep your HVAC system for the colder months ahead.

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