Governments of Canada and Manitoba join forces to launch BizPaL in Russell–Binscarth

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Free online business permit and licence service saves time, cuts red tape and helps entrepreneurs

June 22, 2017 – Russell–Binscarth, Manitoba – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Starting and running a business in the Municipality of Russell–Binscarth, Manitoba, just became easier thanks to BizPaL, an online business permit and licence service that saves time spent on paperwork and helps entrepreneurs start up faster.

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and the Honourable Cliff Cullen, Manitoba’s Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade, are pleased to announce the implementation of BizPaL in the Municipality of Russell–Binscarth, located in western Manitoba.

BizPaL is a free online application that provides business owners with a directory of the permits and licences required to start or run a business. Entrepreneurs simply select the business activities they plan to undertake, and BizPaL then automatically generates a list of required permits and licences from all levels of government, along with basic information on each. The list also includes links to the various government websites where entrepreneurs can learn more and, in some cases, apply online.

BizPaL is managed across the province through Entrepreneurship Manitoba as part of its mandate to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in urban, rural and northern Manitoba by supporting start-ups, developing entrepreneurial leadership capacity and ensuring programming that supports SME growth.


Quotes

“Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. Our government is committed to reducing red tape so that hardworking entrepreneurs and business owners can continue to innovate and create good middle-class jobs. We continue to work with all levels of government to support the success and growth of businesses across Canada—because an economy that works for everyone is one that enables us all to succeed.”

– The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism

“BizPaL is a partnership between federal, provincial and local governments, This innovative online service provides users with access to information about business permits, licenses and other requirements to start or expand a business venture in the province.”

– The Honourable Cliff Cullen, Manitoba Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade

“BizPal provides an excellent tool for entrepreneurs to access the pertinent information they need to open and operate a business in our community. The Municipality of Russell–Binscarth Council is pleased to partner with the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba to offer this service to our residents.”

– Len Derkach, Mayor of the Municipality of Russell–Binscarth

Quick Facts

  • BizPaL is a unique partnership between federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments.

  • Small businesses account for more than 99 percent of all businesses in Canada; this translates to 1.2 million businesses.

  • All provinces and territories are currently participating in BizPaL, with more than 900 municipalities offering the service, making it available to 74 percent of the Canadian population.

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Follow Minister Chagger on social media.
Twitter: @MinofSBT
Instagram: minofsbt

Follow Minister Cullen on Twitter: @Min_CliffCullen

Jonathan Dignan
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Small Business and Tourism
343-291-2700

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

David von Meyenfeldt
Press Secretary
Manitoba Government
204-945-1494
David.vonMeyenfeldt@leg.gov.mb.ca


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