Finding a Site
Looking for a new site to expand or relocate to a new industrial or light industrial location? Go to Find a Site.
City of North Vancouver – Land Use
District of North Vancouver – Land Use
Permits, Licences & Regulations
If you are renovating or moving into a new space, you may need to apply for a Building & Development Permit (types of permits include Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Sign Permits)
Operating a business in the City of North Vancouver (CNV):
- City of North Vancouver:
- Apply for a CNV Business License
- CNV Building & Development Permit
- Visit the CNV website for a complete list of Bylaws.
Operating a business in the District of North Vancouver (DNV)
- District of North Vancouver:
- Apply for a DNV Business License
- DNV Building or Building-related (Trade) Permit
- Visit the DNV website for a complete list of Bylaws and Policies
- BC Hydro – multiple residential and commercial connections.
- Fortis BC – order construction services to install, move or remove natural gas and/or electricity at your building site. Plus, learn about incentives for developers to build with natural gas.
Associations & Industry Peers
- BC Construction Association – The provincial voice for the construction industry providing the latest industry news and extensive resources.
- BC Construction Safety Alliance
- BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association
- Canadian Home Builders’ Association-BC
- Construction Labour Relations Association
- Independent Contractors and Businesses Association
- Progressive Contractors Association of Canada
- Red Seal Trades – Designated trades are governed by regulations under the Provincial and Territorial Apprenticeship Acts. These regulations outline the administrative procedures and, in some cases, the standards and conditions of training for specific trades (e.g. methods of registering apprentices, curriculum, accreditation, and certification).
- ‘Starting Your Own Construction Company’ – This article outlines some of the things you should consider before starting your own construction company.
- BC Building Codes & Standards
- Mobility & Transportation:
- North Shore Area Transit Plan – long-term vision for transit in the City of North Vancouver, Districts of North Vancouver and West Vancouver, Village of Lions Bay, Bowen Island, Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and the service and infrastructure priorities needed to realize that vision. The plan will guide future transit service and infrastructure investments and ensure coordination between transit service and ongoing changes in land use
- BC Climate Action Toolkit – Sustainable Transportation
- Not Just Bike Racks – HUB Cycling – Informing Design for End of Trip Cycling Amenities in Vancouver Real Estate.
- Energy Management:
- BC Hydro Powersmart Programs – Builders & Developers – Energy efficient new construction and renovation project
- Fortis BC – Builders and Developers