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In October 2013, six of B.C.’s largest municipalities—City of Burnaby, Corporation of Delta, City of New Westminster, City of Richmond, City of Surrey, and City of Vancouver—came together to announce the adoption of an Inter-Municipal Business Licence also referred to as a Mobile Business Licence (MBL) for specified trades.
CFIB was invited to participate in the launch event, and joined in to “rip up” an old Single-Jurisdiction Business Licence.
The Inter-Municipal Business Licence reduces red tape by allowing mobile businesses to operate in more than one municipality by purchasing only one licence, rather than obtaining non-resident licences in each municipality in which they operate. It results in lower costs and less time for those trying to run their businesses across municipal boundaries.
We have long advocated the adoption of a mobile business licence, and supports the eventual adoption of region-wide and provincial business licences.
To find out which municipalities participate in this program please visit the B.C. Mobile Business site.