The Village of Burns Lake is joining approximately 110 other B.C. municipalities in making it easier to start and run a business, thanks to BizPaL.
BizPaL is a free online service that can save entrepreneurs time and potentially money. The service was launched in 2005, and reduces the time spent determining what regulations apply to certain business types. How? By providing business owners with online, simplified access to information about the business permits and licences they may require to start and run their businesses in a specific location.
BizPaL is the result of a unique partnership among federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments. BizPaL cuts through the paperwork burden and red tape that small business owners encounter, helping them focus on business growth and job creation.
Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture) -
“Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our government has demonstrated a commitment to helping our entrepreneurs to succeed. BizPaL is an essential and accessible tool which reduces administrative burden for small business owners, saving them time and money so that they can continue creating jobs and economic growth.”
Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business -
“Creating a business-friendly environment is a key part of the BC Jobs Plan. BizPaL does just that. It’s an important partnership between our government, the federal government and municipalities across B.C., making it easier for people to start businesses in B.C.”
John Rustad, Nechako Lakes MLA -
“BizPaL is an important tool for Burns Lake’s economy, as we look to encourage investment and small business growth. The success of small business is represented in the community’s success, so I am very happy to welcome the BizPaL program as another way to help local businesses succeed.”
Luke Strimbold, mayor for the Village of Burns Lake -
“We are very pleased to be able to offer the BizPaL service to local residents and the surrounding community. Consolidating the required applications in one convenient location will greatly help new businesses.”
Area business owners and entrepreneurs can access the service by visiting the provincial website at: www.bcbizpal.ca or, the Government of Canada website at: http://www.bizpal.ca/
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training