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					STARTING A
 BUSINESS
    IN
       THE YELLOWHEAD EAST
       BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
        CORPORATION REGION




Alberta Beach                                     Mayerthorpe
Barrhead                                          Woodlands County
County of Barrhead                                Onoway
Lac Ste. Anne County                              Sangudo
Swan Hills                                        Whitecourt
                           Fox Creek

      The Yellowhead East Business Development Corporation
                   P.O. Box 249, 5028 - 50 Avenue
                     Sangudo, Alberta T0E 2A0
    Phone: (780) 785-2900 or 1-800-556-0328, Fax: (780) 785-3337
                    e-mail: yebdc@yebdc.ab.ca
                     website: www.yebdc.ab.ca


                           February 2002
                                 INTRODUCTION



The Yellowhead East Business Development Corporation (YEBDC) has compiled this

guide to assist individuals or businesses wishing to establish or expand a business in our

region. The intent of this guide is to provide a source book of information and

assistance, which is available to small businesses. While every attempt has been made

to ensure the accuracy of this guide, some information is subject to change without

notice. The individual agencies responsible for different programs should be contacted

directly for more detailed information. For further information and assistance, please

contact The Yellowhead East Business Development Corporation in Sangudo at (780)

785-2900 or 1-800-556-0328, or The Business and Education Link in Barrhead at (780)

674-6880 or 1-877-848-3030 or e-mail us at yebdc@yebdc.ab.ca. or visit our website at

www.yebdc.ab.ca.
                                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                                                                                 Page #
Starting A Successful Business: .......................................................................................... 4

Business Registration: ......................................................................................................... 6

Licensing: ............................................................................................................................ 8

Subdivision: ......................................................................................................................... 9

Development Permits: ......................................................................................................... 9

Building Permits: ................................................................................................................. 9

Signage Permits: .................................................................................................................. 9

Home Occupations: ........................................................................................................... 10

NUANS Report:................................................................................................................. 10

Environmental Standards and Health Regulations: ........................................................... 11

Patents and Trademarks:.................................................................................................... 12

Goods and Services Tax (GST): ........................................................................................ 12

Workers’ Compensation Board: ........................................................................................ 13

Taxes:................................................................................................................................. 13

Business Counselling & Sources of Financing:............................................................14-16

Need Employees? .............................................................................................................. 17

Government Contacts: ....................................................................................................... 17

The YEBDC Services Available For New & Existing Businesses: .................................. 18

Municipal Contacts and Information:...........................................................................19-29

Hawkers & Peddlers Licenses (All Municipalities): ......................................................... 30

Websites:.......................................................................................................................31-32
                       STARTING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

STEPS TO SUCCESS

One of the most attractive features of running and operating a small business is that it is an
important way of fulfilling personal and professional goals. As a small business
owner/manager, your biggest challenge may be reaching those goals.

The following checklist for "Starting a Successful Business" may help to ensure that your
business operates at an optimal level.

1. Contact your local Municipal office to determine if your business is approved, within the
   Land-use Bylaws. Also, refer to the index for information on appropriate permits and
   licenses that may be required in the municipality where you are opening your business.

2. Develop a Business Plan. Assistance with Business Plan preparation may be obtained
   from The YEBDC, either in Sangudo at (780) 785-2900 or 1-800-556-0328 or from our
   Barrhead office at (780) 674-6880 or 1-877-848-3030.

3. Use the Business Plan to help obtain financing for the start-up. Many sources are
   available for financing business start-ups and expansions. Check the municipality
   listings on pages 19 to 30 or contact The YEBDC for further information.

4. Obtain the financial commitment before proceeding with start-up costs. Planning,
   financing, and set-up often takes much longer than expected. Many companies
   jeopardise their chances of success by committing to expenses before financing is in
   place.

5. If you intend to operate as a sole proprietorship or a partnership, contact Alberta
   Registries at (780) 427-2311, or The YEBDC at (780) 785-2900 or 1-800-556-0328 for
   information and assistance to register your business.

6. If you are going to incorporate, contact The YEBDC at (780) 785-2900 or 1-800-556-
   0328 or Alberta Registries at (780) 427-2311. Incorporations may be done without the
   assistance of a lawyer; however, this is something you will want to consider carefully. A
   “standard” Alberta Corporation Registration is currently costing $370.00 and a full
   package is $550.00.

7. To obtain information about Provincial Business Licensing requirements, contact the
   Consumer Services for information on Provincial business licensing at (780) 427-4088.
   The Business Link can also be contacted at (780) 422-7722 or 1-800-272-9675.



                  NOTE:             Please use the Rite # 310-0000 when calling any


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                                    Provincial Government Number and there will be
                                    no charge to you.



8. All commercial businesses that sell or provide GST taxable goods and services of
   $30,000.00 or more in a taxation year must register with Canada Customs and Revenue
   Agency (CCRA) at 1-800-959-5525 and must apply for a Business Number (BN)/GST.

9. Contact the Workers' Compensation Board, Employer’s Services Department to obtain
   information about registering your company at (780) 498-3999 or check out their web-
   site at www.wcb.ab.ca

10. Contact Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (Source Deductions) at 1-800-959-5525
    to obtain an employer’s account number for Employment Insurance, Canada Pensions
    Plan, and Federal Income Tax deductions.

11. Alberta Health and Wellness Group Coverage is compulsory for employers with five or
    more eligible employees, even if it is a non-profit organization. For more information
    contact (780) 427-1432 (Registration Inquiries) or 1-800-272-8864 (Group
    Administration).

12. The Employment Standards Branch of Alberta Human Resources and Employment is
    responsible for administering the labour standards provisions under the Employment
    Standards Code. For information regarding wages, hours of work, vacations, and other
    labour concerns, contact (780) 427-3731.




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                                 BUSINESS REGISTRATION
There are four (4) types of business organizations:

1. SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP

     The simplest type of business formation is the “sole proprietorship”. The proprietor
     (owner) assumes all responsibility for the business including financing, operating, and
     taxes. The owner accepts all profits or losses and assumes total liability should the
     business fail. The owner is personally and totally responsible for any debts and
     contractual agreements involving the business.

2. PARTNERSHIP

     A partnership is formed when two or more people enter into a joint business venture.

     a)      General Partnership

             In a general partnership each partner is jointly and severally liable for the debts of
             the partnership. This means one partner can be held responsible for all the debts
             and obligations incurred in the name of the business by any other partner.

     b)      Limited Partnership

             This is a special arrangement whereby a person may contribute financially but
             cannot take part in the management of the firm or act on behalf of the company. A
             limited partner is generally liable only to the extent of that partner's financial
             contribution to the firm. All members of a limited partnership are required to file a
             declaration under The Partnership Act.

     Proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnership agreements and trade names should be
     registered with Corporate Registry. Any business trade name, other than that of the
     individual owner(s), should be registered even if the business is not incorporated.



     Note:        A fee is charged for name searches (NUANS) and registrations. Trade Names are
                  not reserved prior to registration.




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3. LIMITED COMPANIES

     The terms "Corporation", "Incorporated Companies" and "Limited Company" are
     synonymous.

     In an incorporated company, the company is a legal entity separate from its owners
     (shareholders) and there is limited liability to the owners. Generally, no shareholders of
     the corporation can be held personally liable for the debts or actions of the corporation.
     Individuals may be required to sign Personal Guarantees for corporate loans. In this
     case, individuals will assume personal liability. Companies can be incorporated either
     provincially or federally, depending upon the scope and nature of the business. A
     company incorporated in Alberta must register as an extra-provincial company if it
     wishes to do business in provinces other than Alberta.

     Although it is possible to file for incorporation yourself, it can be somewhat
     complicated. Legal advice should be considered.

     To incorporate provincially, contact The Yellowhead East Business Development
     Corporation.

     Note: A Name Search (NUANS Report) is required prior to incorporation and there is an
           incorporation fee.

     For information on how to incorporate federally, contact:

     The YEBDC                                                           The Business Link
     P.O. Box 249                                            #100 - 10237 - 104 Street NW
     Sangudo, AB                                                        Edmonton, Alberta
     T0E 2A0                                                                       T5J 1B1
     (780) 785-2900                                                         (780) 422-7722
     1-800-556-0328                                                         1-800-272-9675
     (780) 785-3337 (Fax)                                             (780) 422-0055 (Fax)
     or (780) 674-6880                                        email: buslink@cbsc.ic.gc.ca
     1-877-848-3030                                         website: www.cbsc.org/alberta
     (780) 674-8699 (Fax)
     email: yebdc@yebdc.ab.ca
     website: www.yebdc.ab.ca




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            Sample Costs of The YEBDC fees associated with forming a Business

                             Trade Name               Partnership        Corporation
                             $45.00                   $45.00             $45.00
            Name Search &
                             $45.00                   $45.00             $45.00
            Registration
            Registration     00                       00                  $370.00
            Legal Assistance                          Based on legal fees
            Minute Book and 00                        00                  $107.00
            Seal                                                           $54.00
            Total Costs      $90.00                   $90.00              $621.00




                                               LICENSING
1. PROVINCIAL

     Manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers do not require a provincial license. Businesses
     that require special provincial licensing include agriculture, highway development,
     sawmills and timber cutting operations, nursing homes, mines, oil and gas drilling,
     private investigators, security agencies, locksmiths, guards, cemeteries, commercial
     trucking, bus operations, employment agencies, insurance and real estate agencies,
     homes for special care, day-care centers, private school, and tradesmen. It is
     recommended that such businesses contact Alberta Municipal Affairs, Housing and
     Consumer Affairs for licensing requirements.

     Consumer Services                       Alberta Seniors           Alberta Municipal Affairs
                                         th
       Commerce Place                   4 Floor Standard Life Centre         10155-102 St.
 13th Floor, 10155-102 Street               10405 Jasper Ave.             Edmonton, Alberta
      Edmonton, Alberta                     Edmonton, Alberta                  T5J 4L4
           T5J-4L4                               T5J 4L4                    (780) 427-2732
        (780) 427-4088                        (780) 422-2219


2. MUNICIPAL

     Businesses operating within the Yellowhead East region are generally required to obtain
     a municipal business license. Most business licenses are available through the respective
     municipal offices, please refer to pages 19 – 30 for individual municipal requirements.




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                                             SUBDIVISION
To start the subdivision process, submit an application for subdivision to the subdivision
approving authority (S.A.A.) for your area, designated by the Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Application forms are available at the municipal offices. Subdivision applications normally
require a minimum of three months to process.




                                  DEVELOPMENT PERMITS
Development permits are required whenever the start-up or expansion of a business entails
new construction, additions to buildings, or a change in use or intensity of use of the existing
buildings. There is an application fee for development permits. Development permits and
applications are obtained through the municipality office. Under the Municipal Government
Act, development authorities must reach a decision within 40 days, unless the applicant
agrees to a greater length of time. Development permits are not automatically granted and
are subject to public input and municipal approval. Contact your municipal office for more
information. If you are unsure of who to call, there is a provincial permit hotline. Their
number is 1-800-555-1212.



                                       BUILDING PERMITS
Building permits are purchased through each municipal office. Development permits are
required prior to the application for a building permit. The cost for building permits varies in
each municipality and may be dependent on the structure and/or cost of the building.
Building permits normally require a minimum of two weeks to process. Please contact your
municipal office for more information.



                                        SIGNAGE PERMITS
There may or may not be a fee required for a signage permit (i.e. to put up a sign) in your
municipality. Contact your municipal office for more information.




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                                     HOME OCCUPATIONS
Applications for home occupation permits (Home Based Businesses) are available through
your municipal office. Such businesses are allowed, where it is determined that there will be
no significant adverse impact on surrounding properties, or on the residential character of the
neighborhood. Usually, there is an application fee for home based businesses. In addition,
home occupations in most municipalities require business licenses. Contact your municipal
office for more information.



                NUANS AND TRADE NAME REGISTRATIONS
                            (Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search)

The NUANS report is the most comprehensive provincial name search available. It searches
the following:
1. Alberta Trade Names (Proprietorships & Partnerships)
2. Alberta Limited Companies
3. Federal Companies
4. Trade Marks

The NUANS name search will reserve your name in Alberta for 90 days.
    In order to INCORPORATE a company you must do a NUANS search. It is required by
    the government and must accompany the incorporating documents.
    In order to register a TRADE NAME Corporate Registry strongly recommends a
    NUANS search be completed to ensure that the name is available. If the name is not
    searched and infringes on a Corporation or a Trade Mark you may be found liable.

Contact the YEBDC if you require a NUANS Report. This service is available for $45.00.




               ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AND HEALTH


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                                            REGULATIONS
Information on environmental standards and health regulations is available through the
agencies administering these programs.

Health Regulations

  Aspen Health Services         Aspen Health Services     Aspen Health Services     Westview Regional
  Provincial Building           20 Sunset Blvd.           P. O. Box 4131            Health Authority
  10008 - 107 Street            Whitecourt, Alberta       6203 - 49 Street          P. O. Box 3520
  Morinville, Alberta           T7S 1M8                   Barrhead, Alberta         205 Diamond Avenue
  T8R 1L3                       (780) 778-5555            T7N 1A1                   Spruce Grove, Alberta
  (780) 939-3699                (780) 778-3852 - (Fax)    (780) 674-3408            T7X 3A8
  (780) 939-7126 - (Fax)                                  (780) 674-3941 - (Fax)    (780) 962-7500
                                                                                    (780) 962-7502 - (Fax)

  Summer Village of Alberta     Fox Creek, Mayerthorpe,   Barrhead, County of       Entwistle
  Beach, Onoway, Lac Ste.       Woodlands County,         Barrhead & Swan Hills.
  Anne County (Gunn, Birch      Sangudo & Whitecourt.
  Cove, Castle Island,
  Nakumun Park, Ross Haven,
  Sandy Beach, Silver Sands,
  Southview, Sunrise Beach,
  Sunset Point, Val Quentin,
  Westcove, Yellowstone).



Environmental Standards                                                  Occupational Health & Safety

Environment                                                              Human Resources &
Communication Division                                                   Employment
10th Floor 9915 – 108 St. South Petroleum Plaza                          10th Floor, 7th St. Plaza South
                                                                          Tower
Edmonton, Alberta                                                        10030-107th St..
T5K 2G8                                                                  Edmonton, Alberta
(780) 427-6267                                                           T5J 3E4
(780) 427-1874 (Fax)                                                     (780) 427-8848
website: http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/                                      (780) 427-0999 (Fax)
                                                                         email: whs@gov.ab.ca
                                                                         website: www.whs.gov.ab.ca




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                              PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS
For information on patents, copyright, trade marks, industrial design, or integrated circuit
topography, contact:

Canadian Intellectual Property                                           Mr. Walter Cool
50 Victoria Street                                              Alberta Research Council
Hull, Quebec                                                           #250 Carl Clark Rd.
K1A 0C9                                                                 Edmonton, Alberta
(819) 997-1936                                                                   T6N 1E4
(819) 953-7620 (Fax)                                                       (780) 450-5460
website: cipo.gc.ca                                                  (780) 450-9052 (Fax)



                          GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST)
Every business or organization engaged in a commercial activity with annual sales and
revenues of GST-taxable goods and services totaling more than $30,000.00 is required to
register with Canada Customs. For more information, contact:

                  Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Business Windows
                                  9700 Jasper Avenue
                                   Edmonton, Alberta
                                        T5J 4C8
                                    1-800-959-5525
                                website: www.ccra.gc.ca




              WORKERS'                                COMPENSATION BOARD
Employers are responsible for remitting workers' compensation payments. To avoid possible
penalties, it is important that the employer contact the Workers' Compensation Board in order


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to open an account within 10 days of hiring. For more information, contact:

                                    Workers’ Compensation Board
                                              Employer Services
                                                    P. O. Box 2415
                                                9912 – 107th Street
                                                Edmonton, Alberta
                                                     T5J 2S5
                                    (780) 498-3999 or 1800-661-1993
                                          (780) 427-5863 (Fax)
                                        website: www.wcb.ab.ca



                        Federal and Provincial Labor Standards
      For information on employee labor regulations: i.e. minimum wage, etc. contact:
                               310-0000 (780) 427-3731
                     website: www.gov.ab.ca/hre/employmentstandards


                                                      TAXES
For general inquiries regarding Taxation or to order an Employer Starter Kit, contact:

                           Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
                                        Canada Place
                                     9700 Jasper Avenue
                                     Edmonton, Alberta
                                           T5J 4C8
                   1-800-959-8281 (General Inquiries) (780) 495-6407 (Fax)
                   1-800-959-5525 (Business Inquiries) (780) 495-4381 (Fax)
                               1-800-959-2221 (Forms Order)
                                   website: www.ccra.gc.ca

CCRA Starter Kits may also be obtained at The Yellowhead East Business
Development Corporation office in Sangudo.



       BUSINESS COUNSELLING & SOURCES OF FINANCING
The following organizations provide business information to new and existing businesses.
Services available include: general information, financial counselling, and counselling in the
areas of manufacturing retail or service businesses.



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The Yellowhead East BDC                                             The Business Link
P. O. Box 249, 5028 - 50 Avenue                                 #100, 10237 - 104 Street
Sangudo, Alberta                                                     Edmonton, Alberta
T0E 2A0                                                                        T5J 1B1
(780) 785-2900 or 1-800-556-0328                                        1-800-272-9675
email: yebdc@yebdc.ab.ca                                 website: www.cbsc.org\alberta
website: www.yebdc.ab.ca


                            Alberta Economic Development & Tourism
                                   Room 111, Provincial Building
                                           111 - 54 Street
                                          Edson, Alberta
                                              T7E 1T9
                                          (780) 723-8229
                                       (780) 723-8240 (Fax)
                                   email: al.harlton@gov.ab.ca
                                  website: www.alberta-can.com


                                    Alberta Opportunity Company
The Alberta Opportunity Company helps Albertans turn good ideas into successful
businesses by assisting with idea development and providing financing where conventional
financing is not readily available.

AOC - Edson                                                          AOC - Edmonton
4924 – 1st Avenue                                              Suite 905 Weber Centre
P. O. Box 7110                                                      5555 Calgary Trail
Edson, Alberta                                                      Edmonton, Alberta
T7E 1V4                                                                      T6H 5P9
(780) 723-8233                                                         (780) 427-2140
(780) 723-8575 (Fax)                                             (780) 422-9738 (Fax)
email: aocedson@aoc.gov.ab.caemail:                       aocedmonton@aoc.gov.ab.ca




                          Business Development Bank of Canada

The Business Development Bank of Canada is a Crown corporation that exists to promote
and assist small and medium-sized businesses in Canada. Services available include: loans


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and loan guarantees, venture capital or management services, as well as counselling and
training.

                               Business Development Bank of Canada
                                   Suite 200 First Edmonton Place
                                        10665 Jasper Avenue
                                     Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S9
                                 (780) 495-2277 or 1-888-463-6232
                                        (780) 495-6616 (Fax)
                                      email: info-bdc@bdc.ca
                                        website: www.bdc.ca



                              Western Economic Diversification

Several special loan funds have been developed by Western Economic Diversification to
provide sector specific financial assistance. They include:

     ·   Agriculture Biotechnology and Biotechnology Loan Program
     ·   Agriculture Value-added Program
     ·   Knowledge Based Industries Program
     ·   Health Industries Program
     ·   Information Technology & Telecommunication Loan Program
     ·   Environmental Technology Loan Program
     ·   Tourism Industry Loan Program

                                  Western Economic Diversification
                                      Suite 1500, Canada Place
                                          9700 Jasper Avenue
                                     Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4H7
                                  (780) 495-4164 or 1-888-338-9378
                                         (780) 495-4557 (Fax)
                                       website: www.wd.gc.ca




                Alberta Women’s Enterprise Initiative Association
The Alberta Women’s Enterprise Initiative Association (AWEIA) provides services
specifically designed to respond to the changing needs of women entrepreneurs. Services
provided include: a business loan program, path finding to existing services, business
counselling and practical advice, mentoring and networking, training, and a speakers' bureau.


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For more information, contact:

                       Alberta Women's Enterprise Initiative Association
                                  #100, 10237 - 104 Street NW
                                       Edmonton, Alberta
                                             T5J 1B1
                               (780) 422-7784 or 1-800-713-3558
                                      (780) 422-0756 (Fax)
                                   email: info@aweia.ab.ca
                                   website: www.awei.ab.ca

The Northwest Independent Client Service Representative can be reached at the following
address:
                                 Bonnie Maguffee
                                c/o R. Work Group
                                  9614 - 98 Street
                          Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 6L8
                                   (780) 539-1072
                               (780) 532-7034 (Fax)
                         email: searcher@telusplanet.net




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                                       NEED EMPLOYEES?
The following agencies can provide you with a list of individuals that may be suitable for
your employment needs.
The Employment Place                                      The Employment Place Too!
P.O. Box 4081 4923-50th Ave                               P.O. Box 2185, Rm. #206, 5115-49th St.
Barrhead, Alberta                                         Midtown Mall
T7N 1A1                                                   Whitecourt, Alberta
(780) 674-6880 (780) 674-8699 (Fax)                       T7S 1P8
Contact: Lorraine Jackson                                 (780) 706-3500 (780) 706-3501 (Fax)
Employment Coordinator                                    Contact: Michelle Maxfield
email: ljackson@yebdc.ab.ca                               Employment Coordinator
                                                          email: mmaxfield@yebdc.ab.ca




                                GOVERNMENT CONTACTS
PROVINCIAL                                                                            PROVINCIAL
Mr. Ken Kowalski, MLA                                                   Mr. George VanderBurg, MLA
P. O. Box 4576                                                                         P.O. Box 3618
Barrhead, Alberta                                                                 Mayerthorpe, Alberta
T7N 1A4                                                                                      T0E 1N0
(780) 674-3225                                                                        (780) 786-1997
(780) 674-6183 (Fax)
email: barrhead-westlock@assembly.ab.ca

Mr. Mel Knight, MLA                                                                 Hon. Stan Woloshyn
#680 Confederation Building                                                              4995-53 Avenue
Grand Prairie, Alberta                                                               Stony Plain, Alberta
T8V 1B9                                                                                         T7Z 1V4
(780) 786-1995 (Fax)                                                                      (780) 963-1444
email: whitecourt.steanne@assembley.ab.ca                                          (780) 963-1739 (Fax)
                                                                     email: stony.plain@assembly.ab.ca

                                                    FEDERAL
                                            Mr. Rob Merrifield, MP
                                               10011B-103 Ave.
                                              House of Commons
                                                Ottawa, Ontario
                                                   K1A 0A6
                                                (780) 992-1653
                                             (780) 992-3459 (Fax)

       YEBDC SERVICES FOR NEW & EXISTING BUSINESSES

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Business Services
     Small Business Loans
         Alternate Lending Service - maximum $125,000.00 loan amount per business

     Professional Business Advice & Consulting Services
     Self-Employment Program
         The SE Program is a 26-week program designed to assist persons wishing to start a new
         business. Any Albertan over 18 years of age may apply to participate in the program.
         Eligible participants must be unemployed or underemployed, be actively receiving
         Employment Insurance Benefits or have completed and E.I. claim within the previous three
         years, have a viable business idea, have sufficient cash or capital or access to cash or capital
         to start you business, be residing the Yellowhead East region, preferably have a minimum of
         51% ownership in the proposed business, and be willing to devote a minimum of 30
         hours/week to the business. The business cannot have commenced in any way prior to
         acceptance into the program.

     Opportunities Fund Program
         The Opportunities Fund program is designed to assist persons with disabilities to prepare
         for, obtain and maintain employment or self-employment, resulting in increased financial
         independence.

     Small Business Courses:
          Business Plan Writing                          Small Business Bookkeeping
          Marketing, Promotions & Sales                  Microsoft Office & Simply Accounting Training
          Small Business Finance                         Special Interest Courses
          Manage for Success

     NUANS Reports
       Public Business Library & Resource Centre
       Community Access Program Site
       Job Board Listings
       Phantom Shopper Program
                           Office Services                             Forms Available

     Business Plans                 Record Keeping - Manual Filing EI/CPP/OAS
     Reports                        Database Maintenance                Social Insurance Number
     Letters                        Photocopy/Fax                       Trade Name Kits
     Flyers & Posters               Cover Letters & Resumes             Incorporation Forms
     General Correspondence         Secretarial Services                Partnership Declarations
     Invoices                       Maintain Mailing Lists              Request for a Business Number
     Spread Sheet - Data Entry                                          Status of Worker
     Newsletters                                                        Passport

                           Call (780) 785-2900 or 1-800-556-0328




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                             VILLAGE OF ALBERTA BEACH
Village of Alberta Beach                                                               Phone: (780) 924-3181
P. O. Box 278, 4937 - 50 Avenue                                                          Fax: (780) 924-3313
Alberta Beach, Alberta                                                        email: aboffice@telusplanet.net
T0E 0A0                                          Population: 640                  website:
albertabeach.ab.ca

Mayor: Ken Jolin                                                 Chief Administrative Officer: Lori Donner




         Zoning Map ...................................................$price per zone area
         Rezoning .....................................................$150.00
         Development Permit .....................................$50.00 to $100.00
         Com. Development Permit ..........................$200.00
         Signage Permit ..............................................$40.00
         Building Permit .............................................$00.00 (AB Municipal Safety Codes Com.)
         Home Occupational Permit ...........................$40.00
         New Dwelling .............................................$100.00




         ECONOMIC                                ECONOMIC                                  CHAMBER
        DEVELOPMENT                             DEVELOPMENT                                   OF
          OFFICER                                COMMITTEE                                COMMERCE



                 N/A                                    N/A                                     N/A


                                         FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

                                        Alberta Treasury Branch Agency
                                                    Box 91
                                        Alberta Beach, Alberta T0E 0A0
                                                (780) 924-2211


                                             LOCAL NEWSPAPER
The Community Voice                                                                       Lac Ste. Anne Bulletin
Bag 6000                                                                                c/o Bernadette Robinson
Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 2Z5                                                                      P. O. Box 822
(780) 962-9228                                                                       Onoway, Alberta T0E 1V0
(780) 962-1021 (Fax)                                                     (780) 967-4754 or (780) 967-4756 (Fax)




Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                                               Page 19
                                     TOWN OF BARRHEAD
Town of Barrhead                                                                    Phone: (780) 674-3301
P. O. Box 4189, 5014 - 50 Avenue                                                      Fax: (780) 674-5648
Barrhead, Alberta                                                         email: barrhead@telusplanet.net
T7N 1A2                                      Population: 4235             website:www.town.barrhead.ab.ca

Mayor: Brian Schulz                                                   Municipal Manager: Gordon Lundy


      Business License Fees:
               Resident .........................................$100.00
      Non-Resident ...............................................$200.00 – General Contract
      Home Based Business .................................$150.00 per year
      Peddlers .........................................................$50.00 week
      Zoning Map ...................................................$00.00
      Rezoning .....................................................$150.00 (Plus Advertising Fee)
      Development Permit ......................................$25.00 (Permitted Use $25 or Discretionary Use $50)
      Signage Permit ..............................................$25.00
      Building Permit .............................................$00.00 (Contact AMSCSC 1-800-268-8218)
      Home Occupational Permit ...........................$50.00
      Offsite Levy ..................................................$00.00 (Applies to New Construction Only)


           ECONOMIC                                  ECONOMIC                            CHAMBER
         DEVELOPMENT                                DEVELOPMENT                             OF
            OFFICER                                  COMMITTEE                          COMMERCE
             Doug Lester                         Contact Doug Lester                 Kevin Daase, President
            P. O. Box 4189                          P. O. Box 4189                       P. O. Box 4071
      Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A2               Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A2            Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A1
           (780) 674-3301                          (780) 674-3301                       (780) 674-2385

                                        FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Bank of Nova Scotia                                                                         Toronto Dominion
P. O. Box 4440                                                                                  P. O. Box 4599
Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A3                                                           Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A5
(780) 674-8400                                                                                 (780) 674-2216
(780) 674-3799 (Fax)                                                                           1-888-683-7926

Commonwealth Credit Union Ltd.                                                       Alberta Treasury Branch
P. O. Box 4538                                                                                 P. O. Box 4556
Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A4                                                           Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A4
(780) 674-3345                              LOCAL NEWSPAPER                                    (780) 674-2241
(780) 674-6287 (Fax)
                                              The Barrhead Leader
                                                   Box 4520
                                           Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A4
                                                (780) 674-3823
                                             (780) 674-6337 (Fax)



Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                                          Page 20
                                          COUNTY OF BARRHEAD
County of Barrhead No. 11                                                                                      Phone: (780) 674-3331
5306 - 49 Street                                                                                                 Fax: (780) 674-2777
Barrhead, Alberta                                                                                            email: rickn@phrd.ab.ca
T7N 1N5                                                   Population: 5870
website:www.gov.barrhead.ab.ca

Reeve: Lawrence Miller                                                                         County Manager: Dale Uhrbach


         Business License Fees:
              Resident .......................................................................... $00.00
              Non-Resident .................................................................. $00.00
              Home Based Business ..................................................... $00.00
         Zoning Map ............................................................................. $00.00
         Rezoning ............................................................................... $150.00
         Development Permit:
              A) All Applications other that Intensive Livestock ......... $40.00
              B) Intensive Livestock Operations ................................ $100.00
         Signage Permit ........................................................................ $00.00
         Building Permit ....................................................................... $40.00
         Home Occupational Permit ..................................................... $00.00
         Appraisals .............................................................................. $100.00



           ECONOMIC                                           ECONOMIC                                             CHAMBER
         DEVELOPMENT                                         DEVELOPMENT                                              OF
            OFFICER                                           COMMITTEE                                           COMMERCE

          Rick Neumann                                  Bill Lane or Roy Ulmer                                 Dale Uhrbach
          5306-49 Street                                      5306-49 Street                                  5306-49 Street
    Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1N5                          Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1N5                        Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1N5
         (780) 674-3331                                      (780) 674-3331                                    (780) 674-3331

                                                 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

                                          Please see the Town of Barrhead Listings.

                                                     LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

The Barrhead Leader                                                                                                      Westlock News
P. O. Box 4520                                                                                                          9871 - 107 Street
Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1A4                                                                                     Westlock, Alberta T7P 1R9
(780) 674-3823                                                                                                           (780) 349-3033
(780) 674-6337 (Fax)                                                                                               (780) 349-3677 (Fax)




Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                                                                 Page 21
                                      TOWN OF FOX CREEK

Town of Fox Creek                                                                      Phone: (780) 622-3896
P. O. Box 149, 102 - Kaybob Drive                                                        Fax: (780) 622-4247
Fox Creek, Alberta                                                          website: www.town.fox-creek.ab.ca
T0H 1P0                                          Population: 2321

Mayor: Bernie Hornby                                                     Chief Executive Officer: Larry Baran

         Business License Fees:
                 Resident ...........................................$65.00 (Commercial/Industrial)
                 Resident ...........................................$75.00 (multiple business under one license)
                 Non-Resident (Peddler) .................$250.00 (/year, $25.00/day, $100.00/week)
                 Home Based Business ....................$120.00 (/year. major) $100.00 (/year. minor)
         Zoning Map ...................................................$10.00 + GST
         Rezoning .....................................................$175.00
         Development Permit ..................................... Varies
         Signage Permit .............................................. Varies
         Building Permit .............................................$00.00 (acquire from private companies)
         Home Occupational Permit ...........................$10.00 - $15.00
         Residential Construction ............................... Varies
         Garage ...........................................................$37.00 (Up to 750 Feet)



         ECONOMIC                                  ECONOMIC                                    CHAMBER
        DEVELOPMENT                               DEVELOPMENT                                     OF
          OFFICER                                  COMMITTEE                                  COMMERCE
                                                  Shelley Munro
           Larry Baran                                                                 Allison Sharpe, President
                                                Town of Fox Creek
       Town of Fox Creek                                                                     P. O. Box 774
                                                   P. O. Box 149
          P. O. Box 149                                                              Fox Creek, Alberta T0H 1P0
   Fox Creek, Alberta T0H 1P0               Fox Creek, Alberta T0H 1P0                      (780) 622-3779
         (780) 622-3896                           (780) 622-3896


                                          FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Alberta Treasury Branch Agency                               C.I.B.C.
P. O. Box 1020-55 Kaybob Drive                               P. O. Box 239-22 Commercial Court
Fox Creek, Alberta T0H 1P0                                   Fox Creek, Alberta T0H 1P0
(780) 622-2006                                               (780) 622-3894
(780) 622-2007 (Fax)                                         (780) 622-3082 (Fax)
                                             LOCAL NEWSPAPER’S
Fox Creek Times                                              Fox Creek Gazette
P. O. Box 598                                                Janette Barager
Fox Creek, Alberta T0H 1P0                                   P. O. Box 299
(780) 622-3300                                               Fox Creek, Alberta T0H 1P0
(780) 622-3360 (Fax)                                         (780) 622-2862
email: fctimes@telusplanet.net



Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                                                   Page 22
                                    LAC STE. ANNE COUNTY
Lac Ste. Anne County                                                                      Phone: (780) 785-3411
P. O. Box 219                                                                               Fax: (780) 785-2359
Sangudo, Alberta                                                              e-mail: lsac@gov.lacsteanne.ab.ca
T0E 2A0                                                                       website: www.gov.lacsteanne.ab.ca
                                                  Population: 8737
Reeve: Derril Butler                                                   Municipal Administrator: Len Szybunka

         Development Permits:
              Residential ............................................................... $55.00
              Residential Accessory............................................... $55.00
                - garage
                - pole shed
                - sheds
              Home Occupational Permit ...................................... $55.00
         Commercial..................................................................... $100.00
                - auto sales lot
                - restaurant
                - liquor store
                - kennel
         Compliance Certificate .................................................... $55.00 or 48 hr guarantee $110.00
         Business Development Permit ......................................... $50.00
         Zoning Map ...................................................................... $00.00
         Intensive Livestock Operations....................................... $200.00
         Building Permit ................................................................ $00.00 (MSCIA)
         Tax Certificate & Search ................................................. $25.00
         All other inquiries contact the County directly


         ECONOMIC                                   ECONOMIC                                     CHAMBER
        DEVELOPMENT                                DEVELOPMENT                                      OF
          OFFICER                                   COMMITTEE                                   COMMERCE

        Richard Neufeld                                     N/A                                        N/A
         P. O. Box 219
   Sangudo, Alberta T0E 2A0
        (780) 785-3411

                                         FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

     Please see Yellow pages or Phone Directory Listings for Onoway, Sangudo and Mayerthorpe.

                                             LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

The Freelancer                                 The Community Voice                         Lac Ste. Anne Bulletin
P. O. Box 599                                  Bag 6000                                    P. O. Box 822
 Mayerthorpe, Alberta T0E 1N0                  Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 2Z5                Onoway, Alberta T0E 1V0
(780) 786-2602                                 (780) 962-9228                              (780) 967-4754
(780) 786-2663 (Fax)                           (780) 962-1021 (Fax)                        (780) 967-4756 (Fax)



Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                                                    Page 23
                                  TOWN OF MAYERTHORPE
Town of Mayerthorpe                                                                          Phone: (780) 786-2416
P. O. Box 420, 4911 - 52 Street                                                               Fax: (780) 786-4590
Mayerthorpe, Alberta                                              e-mail:mayerthorpe@town.mayerthorpe.ab.ca
T0E 1N0                                                               website: www.town.mayerthorpe.ab.ca

                                                  Population: 1669

Mayor: Wayne McEachern                                      Chief Administrator and Manager: Greg Gayton


         Business License Fees:
              Resident ................................................$50.00
              Non-Resident ........................................$50.00 ($10.00/day for a Peddler’s License)
              Home Based Business ...........................$50.00
         Zoning Map ...................................................$00.00
         Rezoning .......................................................$00.00 (Actual costs incurred would be charged)
         Development Permit .....................................$50.00 (Maximum $200.00)
              A) House ...............................................$50.00
              B) Commercial.....................................$100.00
              C) Amended to Bylaw ........................$150.00
         Signage Permit ..............................................$10.00
         Building Permit .............................................$00.00 (Safety Code Commission Rates)
         Home Occupational Permit ...........................$50.00 (Business License Fee)


         ECONOMIC                                  ECONOMIC                                      CHAMBER
        DEVELOPMENT                               DEVELOPMENT                                       OF
          OFFICER                                  COMMITTEE                                    COMMERCE

          Greg Gayton                         Sylvia Krikun, Chairperson               Cynthia Eichhorn, President
       Town of Mayerthorpe                           P. O. Box 420                           P. O. Box 1279
          P. O. Box 420                         Mayerthorpe, Alberta                      Mayerthorpe, Alberta
       Mayerthorpe, Alberta                             T0E 1N0                                T0E 1N0
             T0E 1N0                                (780) 786-2416                           (780) 786-2535
         (780) 786-2416

                                        FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Toronto Dominion                                                                            Alberta Treasury Branch
P.O Box 210                                                                                           P. O. Box 388
Mayerthorpe, Alberta T0E 1N0                                                           Mayerthorpe, Alberta T0E 1N0
(780) 786-2204                                                                                       (780) 786-2207
(780) 786-4776 (Fax)                                                                           (780) 786-2575 (Fax)
                                             LOCAL NEWSPAPER
                                                  The Freelancer
                                                   P.O. Box 599
                                           Mayerthorpe, Alberta T0E 1N0
                                                  (780) 786-2602
                                              (780) 786-2663 (Fax)




Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                                                   Page 24
                                        WOODLANDS COUNTY
Woodlands County                                                                                  Woodlands County
P. O. Box 60, #1 Woodlands Lane                                                                         P. O. Box 33
Whitecourt, Alberta                                                                         Fort Assiniboine, Alberta
T7S 1N3                                                                                                     T0G 1A0
Phone: (780) 778-8400                                                                         Phone: (780) 584-3866
Fax: (780) 778-8402                                                                             Fax: (780) 584-3988
email: admin@woodlands.ab.ca                                                        email: ftadmin@woodlands.ab.ca
website:www.woodlands.ab.ca                                                           website: www.woodlands.ab.ca
Population: 3699                                                                             Region Population: 1127

Reeve: Doug Borg                                                          Municipal Administrator: Gene Kiviaho

         Business License Fees:
              Resident ......................................................................... N/A
              Non-Resident ................................................................. N/A
              Home Based Business .................................................... N/A
         Zoning Map ............................................................................. $10.00
         Rezoning ............................................................................... $100.00
         Development Permit ............................................................... $25.00
         Signage Permit ........................................................................ $25.00
         Building Permit ...................................................................... N/A (acquired by private companies)
         Home Occupational Permit ..................................................... $00.00
         Certificate of Compliance ....................................................... $30.00


           ECONOMIC                                    ECONOMIC                                        CHAMBER
         DEVELOPMENT                                  DEVELOPMENT                                         OF
            OFFICER                                    COMMITTEE                                      COMMERCE

         Tony Kulbisky                                         N/A                              TBA, Chamber Manager
       Woodlands County                                                                            P. O. Box 1011
    201 Provincial Building                                                                       Whitecourt, Alberta
   Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N7                                                                       T7S 1N9
         (780) 778-7102                                                                            (780) 778-5363


                                            FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

                    Please see Yellowpage or Phone Directory Listings for Whitecourt area.

                                                LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

The Whitecourt Star                                                                                          The Express
P. O. Box 630                                                                                              P. O. Box 240
Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N7                                                           Fort Assiniboine, Alberta T0G 1A0
(780) 778-3977                                                                                           (780) 584-2131
(780) 778-6459 (Fax)                                                                                (780)584–3833(Fax)




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                                     VILLAGE OF ONOWAY
Village of Onoway                                                                         Phone: (780) 967-5338
P. O. Box 540, 4812 - 51 Street                                                            Fax: (780) 967-3226
Onoway, Alberta                                                                         e-mail: onoway@nic.ca
T0E 1V0                                                                               website: www.onoway.com
                                                 Population: 788

Mayor: George Gendyk                                                   Municipal Manager: Catherine Dunn


        Business License Fees:
          Resident .....................................................$00.00
             Non-Resident .........................................$00.00
             Home Based Business ............................$00.00
        Zoning Map .............................................. $00.00 (Part of Land Use Bylaw - Full Bylaw is $17.00)
        Rezoning ........................................................$75.00
        Development Permit ......................................$50.00 (Maximum $100.00)
        Temporary Signage Permit ............................$40.00
        Building Permit ............................................. N/A (Acquire from private companies)
        Home Occupational Permit ............................$40.00
        Compliance ....................................................$75.00
        New Dwelling ..............................................$100.00
        Commercial Development ...........................$200.00
        Additions ........................................................$75.00


         ECONOMIC                                ECONOMIC                                     CHAMBER
        DEVELOPMENT                             DEVELOPMENT                                      OF
          OFFICER                                COMMITTEE                                   COMMERCE

           Brian Allen                            Betty Johnson                             Lyle Robinson
       Village of Onoway                        c/o P. O. Box 820                           P. O. Box 822
          P. O. Box 540                       Onoway, AB T0E 1V0                        Onoway, AB T0E 1V0
      Onoway, AB T0E 1V0                         (780) 967-2218                            (780) 967-4754
         (780) 967-5338                                                                (780) 967-4756 (Fax)

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS                                                                  LOCAL NEWSPAPER’S

C.I.B.C.                                                                                   The Community Voice
P. O. Box 219                                                                                           Bag 6000
Onoway, Alberta T0E 1V0                                                            Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 2Z5
(780) 967-2211                                                                                    (780) 962-9228
                                                                                            (780) 962-1021 (Fax)

Alberta Treasury Branch                                                                     Lac Ste. Anne Bulletin
P. O. Box 719                                                                             c/o Bernadette Robinson
Onoway, Alberta T0E 1V0                                                                              P. O. Box 822
(780) 967-2201                                                                           Onoway, Alberta T0E 1V0
                                                                                                   (780) 967-4754
                                                                                             (780) 967-4756 (Fax)



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                                    VILLAGE OF SANGUDO
Village of Sangudo                                                                        Phone: (780) 785-2258
P. O. Box 190, 5028 - 50 Street                                                             Fax: (780) 785-3393
Sangudo, Alberta                                                             email: sangudo@gov.sangudo.ab.ca
T0E 2A0                                                                      website: www.gov.sangudo.ab.ca
                                                 Population: 398

Mayor: Les Bergen                                                        Chief Administrator: Pamela Nelson


        Business License Fees:
           Village Transient Trader ..............................$5.00 (per month or 50.00/year)
           Non-Resident Transient Trader .................$10.00 (per month or 100.00/year)
           Existing Business .........................................$1.00 per year
           Home Based Business .............................. $1.00 (per year after approval)
        Zoning Map ....................................................$00.00
        Rezoning ......................................................$100.00 (If Approved)
        Development Permit ......................................$25.00
        Signage Permit ...............................................$00.00 (If Approved)
        Building Permit ..............................................$00.00 (Information Available Upon Request)
        Home Occupational Permit ............................$00.00 (Council Approval)
        Transient Trader ...........................................$100.00 (per year - $10.00/month)


         ECONOMIC                                 ECONOMIC                                   SANGUDO
        DEVELOPMENT                              DEVELOPMENT                                  BLITZ
          OFFICER                                 COMMITTEE
                                                                                           COMMITTEE

                 N/A                                     N/A                            Gary Foster, President
                                                                                            P. O. Box 82
                                                                                        Sangudo, AB T0E 2A0
                                                                                           (780) 785-2915

                                         FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Yellowhead Credit Union                     Toronto Dominion Agency               Alberta Treasury Branch Agency
P. O. Box 160                                     P. O. Box 82                                      P. O. Box 366
Sangudo, Alberta T0E 2A0                    Sangudo, Alberta T0E 2A0                   Sangudo, Alberta T0E 2A0
(780) 785-2888                                   (780) 785-3330                                    (780) 785-2265
(780) 785-2296 (Fax)
                                            LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

Pembina Post               The Freelancer                   Lac Ste. Anne Bulletin            The Community Voice
P. O. Box 296               P. O. Box 599                  c/o Bernadette Robinson                         Bag 6000
Entwistle, Alberta      Mayerthorpe, Alberta                     P. O. Box 822                Spruce Grove, Alberta
T0E 0S0                        T0E 1N0                         Onoway, Alberta                             T7X 2X7
(780) 542-8830             (780) 786-2602                           T0E 1V0                          (780) 962-9228
                        (780) 786-2663 (Fax)                    (780) 967-4754                 (780) 962-1021 (Fax)
                                                               (780) 967-4756 (Fax)



Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                                               Page 27
                                    TOWN OF SWAN HILLS
Town of Swan Hills                                                             Phone: (780) 333-4477
P. O. Box 149, 5536 Main Street                                                   Fax: (780) 333-4547
-Swan Hills, Alberta                                                  email: swanhills@vennercs.com
T0G 2C0                                                             website: www.town.swan/hills.ab.ca

                                               Population: 2030

Mayor: Gary Pollock                                                  Municipal Manager: Brad Watson


        Business License Fees:
           Resident .................................................... $50.00
           Non-Resident ...........................................$100.00
           Home Based Business ................................$50.00
        Development Permit ......................................$20.00
        Signage Permit ...............................................$20.00
        Building/Development Permit .......................$20.00
        Home Occupational Permit ............................$50.00 (Same as Home Based Business)


         ECONOMIC                                ECONOMIC                             CHAMBER
        DEVELOPMENT                             DEVELOPMENT                              OF
          OFFICER                                COMMITTEE                           COMMERCE

          Joan Kuntz                               Don Kelm                           Ken Pullen
      Town of Swan Hills                      Town of Swan Hills                   P. O. Box 487
         P. O. Box 149                          P. O. Box 149               Swan Hills, Alberta T0G 2C0
  Swan Hills, Alberta T0G 2C0             Swan Hills, Alberta T0G 2C0             (780) 333-2107
        (780) 333-2763                      (780) 333-3734 (Home)
     Cell: (780) 333-0078


                                        FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

TD Agency                                                                  Alberta Treasury Branch Agency
C/0 Soup to Nuts                                                                             P. O. Box 417
P. O. Box                                                                     Swan Hills, Alberta T0G 2C0
877Swan Hills, Alberta T0G 2C0                                                              (780) 333-4789
(780) 333-3001

                                            LOCAL NEWSPAPER

                                              The Grizzly Gazette
                                                P. O. Box 1000
                                          Swan Hills, Alberta T0G 2C0
                                                (780) 333-2100
                                             (780) 333-2111 (Fax)




Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                                   Page 28
                                    TOWN OF WHITECOURT

Town of Whitecourt                                                                 Phone: (780) 778-2273
P. O. Box 509, 5004 - 52 Avenue                                                      Fax: (780) 778-4166
Whitecourt, Alberta                                          email: administration@townofwhitecourt.com
T7S 1N6                                                                website: www.townofwhitecourt.com

                                                  Population: 8008

Mayor: Brady Whitacker                                                             Town Manager: Dean Bradford


     Business License Fees:
             Resident ............................................................. $00.00 (Not Applicable)
             Non-Resident ..................................................... $00.00
             Home Occupational Permit .............................. $120.00
     Zoning Map ...................................................................... $5.00
     Rezoning ....................................................................... $350.00
     Development Permit ....................................................... $10.00
     Signage Permit ................................................................ $20.00
     Building Permit ............................................................... $10.00 – 500.00 (Varies)
     Home Occupational Permit ........................................... $120.00
     M.P.C. ........................................................................... $120.00
     Subdivision ................................................................. $300.00 + $20.00/Lot ($100.00 endorsement)


           ECONOMIC                                  ECONOMIC                                       CHAMBER
         DEVELOPMENT                                DEVELOPMENT                                        OF
            OFFICER                                  COMMITTEE                                     COMMERCE

                                                                                                   TBA–Manager
                  N/A                                         N/A

                                          FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

C.I.B.C.                                        Bank of Nova Scotia                           Alberta Treasury Branch
P. O. Box 507                                      P. O. Box 1559                                       P. O. Box 1380
Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N6                  Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1P4                   Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1P2
(780) 778-2268                                     (780) 778-6262                                       (780) 778-2442
                                                (780 778-2372 (Fax)                              (780) 778-2535 (Fax)

Bank of Montreal                                                                                Royal Bank of Canada
P. O. Box 1020                                                                                            5117-50 Ave.
Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N9                    LOCAL NEWSPAPER                             Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1P7
(780) 778-3911                                                                                          (780) 778-6895
(780) 778-5221 (Fax)                          The Whitecourt Star                                (780) 778-4805 (Fax)
                                                   P. O. Box 630
                                            Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N7
                                                  (780) 778-3977
                                               (780) 778-6459 (Fax)

                                  Hawkers and Peddlers License
Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                                                     Page 29
      Region                Day                     Week     Month        Year
      Alberta Beach         --                      --       --           --
      Barrhead              --                      $50.00   --           $200.00
      Entwistle             --                      --       --           $25.00
      Fox Creek             --                      --       --           --
      Mayerthorpe           $10.00                  --       --           $50.00
      Onoway                $200.00                 --       --           --
      Swan Hills            $150.00                 --       --           --
      Sangudo               --                      --       $10.00       $100.00
      (Non Resident)
      Whitecourt            Per project basis:
                            • If product is $100.00, foe is $100.00.
                            • If product is more than $500.00, fee is $500.00.
                            • Selling on private land FREE (no license).
                            • Selling on community property FREE (no licence).




Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                   Page 30
                                                    WEBSITES


                                Alberta Human Resources and Employment
                                             1-800-661-3753
                                         www.alis.gov.ab.ca/hotline

                                        Alberta Opportunity Company
                                                1-800-661-3811
                                              www.aoc.gov.ab.ca

                      Alberta Women’s Enterprise Initiative Association (AWEIA)
                                          1-800-713-3558
                                          www.awei.ab.ca

                                         Banking Information Centers
                                               1-800-263-0231
                                                 www.cba.ca

                                   Business Development Bank of Canada
                                              1-800-667-5909
                                                www.bdc.ca

                                     Canadian Business Service Centres
                                             1-800-272-9675
                                           www.cbsc.org/alberta

                                       Canadian Franchise Association
                                              1-800-665-4232
                                                www.cfa.ca

                                    Canadian Youth Business Foundation
                                              403-240-5561
                                               www.cybf.ca

                                    Canadian Intellectual Property Office
                                              (819) 997-1937
                                              www.cipo.gc.ca

                                  Human Resources Development Canada
                                      www.ab.hrde-drhc.gc.ca/lml

                                   Information for Young Canadians
                             www.aecd.gov.ab.ca/hre/programsServices/ye/ye.htm

                              Investment Matching Service of Alberta (IMSA)
                                           www.edt.gov.ab.ca

                                                Statistics Canada
                                                 www.statcan.ca




Starting A Business In The Yellowhead East Region                                 Page 31
                                                              Strategis
                                                         www.strategis.ic.gc.ca

                                               The Alberta Business Advantage
                                                    www.albertafirst.com

                                                           The Business Link
                                                            1-800-272-9675
                                                          www.cbsc.org/alberta

                         The Yellowhead East Business Development Corporation
                                            1-800-556-0328
                                           www.yebdc.ab.ca

                                                       Travel Alberta Canada
                                                       www.travelalberta.com

                                                      Tourism Alberta Canada
                                                      www.tourismtogether.com

                                                                Work Ink
                                                          http://ab.workink.com

                                 Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
                                                www.wd.gc.ca




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