New checklist helps restaurateurs with red tape

Canadian Pizza
May 08, 2018
By Canadian Pizza
St. John's – The federal and Newfoundland and Labrador governments have announced an innovative service tool designed to simplify starting a restaurant.

The Restaurant Bundle Check List, available through BizPal, will provide new restaurateurs with a simple way to get what they need to start their business, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada said in a news release.

Users will be able view a list of required inspections, permits and licences necessary at different stages of the process, as well as potential wait times and costs. This streamlined service will cut down the time restaurateurs spend searching for essential information and help them meet regulatory requirements for starting their new business.

BizPaL is a collaboration across all levels of government that helps entrepreneurs find out which permits and licences they require to start and grow their businesses. All provinces and territories participate in BizPaL, with more than 1,000 municipalities and one First Nation offering the service.

The Restaurant Bundle Check List is a project being led by the National BizPaL Office. According to BizPal, "Not all local governments are currently participating in the BizPaL program. However, all incorporated municipalities are listed in BizPaL, so even if yours is not yet participating, you can still receive pertinent provincial, territorial and federal information. You will need to contact your municipal office to determine the local requirements for your business."

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