Get a business licence – Overview

Information on business licences, other licences and registrations in Alberta and additional resources for businesses.


Clicking on a business licence below will provide instructions, and other information about licensing procedures. Individual licensing forms are also available.

Other licenses and registrations in Alberta


This online tool helps you find the permits and licenses you may need from all levels of government (municipal, provincial/territorial and federal) through a simple, 4-step process:

  1. Enter your location.
  2. Enter your business type.
  3. Provide some generic information about your business.
  4. Receive a customized list of necessary permits, licences and other requirements, specific to your business activities, which includes basic information and links to more details and downloadable forms where available.

Launch the BizPaL service

Other business connection resources

Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction recommends applicants seek legal advice on setting up their business or contracts, prior to submitting their application.

Incorporate a business or organization

Register, change or cancel a business name

Find out if a business is licensed

Business Link – information about starting or expanding a business

Canada Business and Industry – information on services, programs and regulations

Surety Association of Canada – find a broker


Connect with the Consumer Contact Centre:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-4088
Toll free: 1-877-427-4088 (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]