A business licence is not required in the District of Highlands. Although the District is part of the Intermunicipal Business Licencing Program.
What is an Intermunicipal Business Licence? Intermunicipal licences are issued to business owners that operate their business within the Capital Regional District. The licence enables a business to conduct business activities within the thirteen participating municipalities without having to purchase thirteen separate business licences.
What is the cost of an Intermunicipal Business Licence? The annual fee for an Intermunicipal Business Licence is $100 and may be purchased at the District Office.
Home-based Business What are the Home-based Business Regulations? Home-based businesses are permitted in the District (no business licence required) but home-owners must be aware of the restrictions noted in the home occupation regulations. and also that the use is permitted in their zone. Please contact the Planner to confirm proper zoning.
One Stop Business Registration
What is OneStop Business Registration? OneStop Business Registration is an easy way to start your business and get registered with multiple agencies.
After your name search is done you can register on the Web at www.bcbusinessregistry.ca. No longer do you have to visit multiple locations to get your business started. You can apply for a Municipal Business Licence; register with Canada Revenue Agency for GST, payroll deductions, corporate income tax and import/export accounts; register a Proprietorship or Partnership; register as a vendor for the Provincial Sales Tax; and register as an employer with the Workers' Compensation Board, and apply for Personal Optional Protection with the WCB. You control whom you register with, it's an easy OneStop process.