Please note: Canada Business Ontario is now FedDev Ontario Small Business Services.
Our information and services remain the same.
You must follow any regulations that apply to your business and get all of the required permits or licences. To find out what is needed for your business, you need to check with the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government. For some businesses, there could also be industry regulations that must be met.
Use the following tools and resources to find the regulations that will apply to your business and what your next steps may be.
- Business Regulations Guide
Get an overview of the most common regulations that apply to businesses in Ontario.
- Permits and Licences Search
Search for permits and licences that your business may need from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
- Consulting a Lawyer for Your Business
Find out when you might need a lawyer to help you with your business.