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Burnaby offers new inter-municipal business licence
Starting Oct. 1, eligible construction and trades-related businesses will only need one licence to work in Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Delta, Richmond or Vancouver.
The new inter-municipal business licence will allow businesses based in those cities to work in all the others for a single fee instead of having to obtain separate non-resident licences for each city where they operate outside their home municipality.
“Because our city is in the centre of the region, it is a great home base for contractors who work in many places,” said Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, who credited the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) for advocating for the change with city council. "We believe that this new inter-municipal business licence will streamline licensing processes and reduce costs for Burnaby construction- and trades-related businesses, helping them to be even more successful.”
“We are very pleased that Burnaby construction- and trades-related businesses will now be able to enjoy the cost – and paperwork – savings that come from having a single business licence that allows them to work in six municipalities,” said BBOT president and CEO Paul Holden. “It is very satisfying to be able to fulfill a need that was identified by these businesses in our community."
For more information on the new inter-municipal business licence, call 604-294-7320, email email@example.com or visit www.burnaby.ca.