You do not require a business licence in the District of Highlands. Although the District (along with the 12 other local participating municipalities) issues an Intermunicipal Business Licence. This licence is issued to specified contractors and service providers that operate their business withing the Capital Regional District. This licence permits a business to operate within all thirteen participating municipalities without having to purchase a licence in each individual municipality.
What is the fee for an Intermunicipal Business Licence?
The annual fee for an Intermunicipal Business Licence is $100. Payment of the licence fee is due prior to the licence being issued. Cash, cheque or interact are accepted at the District Office.
When is the annual renewal of my licence due?
All businesses must renew their business licences by January 1st of each year by remitting the annual licence fees. Invoices are mailed to businesses the first week of December. Unpaid licences are subject to fines.
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.