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Monday, April 23, 2012

Ten More BC Municipalities Join BizPaL
By Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation; Industry Canada

VANCOUVER – Ten more B.C. municipalities are making it easier to start and run a business thanks to BizPaL, an online business permit and licence service that saves entrepreneurs time and money. In total, 110 B.C. communities now offer BizPaL.

The new municipalities are Central Saanich, Delta, Langford, Mackenzie, Nelson, New Westminster, Port Moody, Sechelt, Smithers and Valemount.

On April 20, Federal Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) Maxime Bernier and Provincial Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell, along with municipal representatives, celebrated the launch of the newest communities that now offer BizPaL in British Columbia.

BizPaL is an innovative service that reduces a process that in the past took a full business day, to 20 or 30 minutes. It provides business owners with online, simplified access to information about the permits and licences they need to establish and run their businesses.

BizPaL is the result of a unique partnership among federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments, which cuts through the paperwork burden and red tape that small business owners encounter, helping them focus on business growth and job creation.


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