Getting the necessary permits

Depending on the type of business you are planning, you may have regulatory control or require a licence or permit to operate. It is your responsibility to understand any regulations related to your business, which licences or permits you need to operate, and when you need to apply to ensure your paper work is in order before you begin.

You will require registration and licensing for starting and managing your business in Prince Edward Island. You may also need permits and licences related to the following:

  • Business and professional services
  • Construction, development and zoning
  • Dangerous goods and waste
  • Electrical, plumbing, heating, pools, etc.
  • Manufacturing or processing food or goods
  • Serving, selling, exporting or importing
  • Use of roads, sidewalks and public facilities

How can I get information about permits related to my business?

For more information, go to Regulations, Permits and Licensing.

For further assistance, a centralized point of contact for Islanders, the Business Navigator provides personalized support to help you navigate your business toward growth and success, by helping business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the various provincial regulatory challenges associated with starting, owning, operating, and growing your business. Learn more here: Business Navigator

An online service to help you find the permits and licences you may need to start or operate your business is available at Prince Edward Island Business Permit and Licence Information - BizPal. 


Published date: 
May 9, 2016
Innovation PEI

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94 Euston Street
PO Box 910
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7L9

Phone: 902-368-6300
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