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Business Supports and Resources

The City of Lethbridge offers a variety of resources and programs to help your business succeed. Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for years, find everything you need to help you plan for success.

Permit and licensing requirements for new businesses

All businesses in Lethbridge require a business licence in order to operate. Some types of businesses may need approvals from other regulating government authorities before they can get a business license. Use the BizPal tool to find out if your business requires any other permits, certificates or licences in addition to a business licence. Common additional requirements may include:

Business start-up checklists

View the Government of Alberta business start-up checklist and the Business Link business start-up checklist to view the essential steps for launching a business in Lethbridge.

Grants and supports

There are a number of grants and incentives available to support local businesses and encourage growth. Explore the different programs and learn how to apply for them.

Economic Development Lethbridge

Visit Economic Development Lethbridge to learn about the economy in Lethbridge, including:

  • A Community Profile
  • Growth opportunities
  • Industry insights
  • Logistics advantages
  • Market advantages
  • Workforce advantages

Industry research and statistics

Find key information on Canada's economy, society and environment with Statistics Canada and check out Industry Canada to learn about Canada’s innovation and investment performance.

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