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Industry, Manufacturing & Transportation

We’ve provided you with several resources to assist you with starting, expanding or relocating your business. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, have questions, or would like to suggest a resource for this industry, – if you don’t see what you need or would like to suggest a resource for other businesses, please contact our Economic Partnership team.

Go to Startup for a comprehensive list of resources available to new businesses in BC.

Go to Industries for an overview of the different sectors in North Vancouver.

Finding a Site
Looking for a new site to expand or relocate your business? Go to Find a Site.
Permits, Licences & Regulations

Operating a business in the City of North Vancouver:

Apply for a Business Licence

  • If you are renovating or moving into a new space in the City, you may need to apply for a Building & Development Permit (types of permits include Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Sign Permits)
  • The City has several Bylaws, Policies and Guidelines that regulate specific types of businesses and help inform business owners about their responsibilities. Visit the City’s website for a complete list of Bylaws.

Operating a business in the District of North Vancouver

Apply for a Business Licence

  • If you are renovating or moving into a new space in the District, you may need to apply for a Building or Building-related (Trade) Permit (types of permits include Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Sign Permits)
  • The District has several Bylaws, Policies and Guidelines that regulate specific types of businesses and help inform business owners about their responsibilities. Visit the District’s website for a complete list of Bylaws and Policies.

Other Permits, Licences & Regulations:

Funding
Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) – WINN is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace.
Advocacy, Associations & Industry Peers