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Business Licence Fees

Fort Saskatchewan charges an annual fee for Business Licences. Fortunately, our fees are among the lowest in the province. The location of your business and the duration of your business activity will determine the required licence type.

Prorated license fees available for NEW businesses.


 Licence Type  2018 Rates

 Resident Business
 
A business which maintains a permanent Business Premises within the City limits.

 $95.00 / yr.
 Non-Resident Business
 A business which operates in whole or in part, within the City's limits, but  which does not maintain a permanent Business Premises within the City limits.
 $320.00 / yr.

 Temporary Business Licence
 A Business Licence which is only valid for 28 consecutive days.

 $100.00 / 28 days

*  You are encouraged to contact Economic Development in the event that your business changes location, ownership, or contact information. There is no fee to update your Business Licence information.  Please call 780-992-6227 to update your information.

Prorated License Fees

 Licence Type Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec

 Resident Business

$95.00 $71.25 $47.50 $23.75

Non-Resident Business

$320.00 $240.00 $160.00 $60.00

Fee Exemptions

Non-Profits

Non-profit and charitable organizations may apply for an exemption from the Business Licence fees. In order to be eligible for a fee exemption, applicants will be required to submit the following:

  • Name of the organization
  • purpose of the organization
  • organizational structure
  • a Confirmation of registration, a charity registration number or other government authorization
  • description of  the activities that will be undertaken within the City

See the Business Licence Bylaw to see if you qualify for an exemption.

Non-profits applying for an exemption  are not able to  apply and renew online. Please contact us by email, by mail, or by phone to apply or renew. 

Health Professionals

A regulated members and businesses owned by regulated members under the Health Professions Act of the Legislature of Alberta are specifically exempt from municipal licensing with respect to the practice of their profession, if they can provide proof of:

  • A certificate of registration from their health profession association
  • A copy of their Trade Name Registration Statement or a Corporate Registry Search for their registered business

The operation of a business which is not required for the practice of a regulated profession is NOT exempt. (Ex. If a doctor or dentist were to operate a bakery or retail store, the bakery or the retail store would not be exempt from business licensing.)

Health professionals applying for an exemption  are not able to  apply and renew online. Please contact us by email, by mail, or by phone to apply or renew. 

*For statistical purposes, professionals operating in Fort Saskatchewan are encouraged to still obtain a Business Licence at no cost. 

 Associations and Colleges legislated under the Health Professionals Act
 Profession  Regulatory Body
 Acupuncturists College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta
 Audiologists Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
 Chiropractors Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors
 Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technologists Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists
 Dental Assistants College of Alberta Dental Assistants
 Dental Hygienists College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta
 Dental Technologists College of Dental Technologists of Alberta
 Dentists Alberta Dental Association and College
 Denturists College of Alberta Denturists
 Dietitians College of Dietitians of Alberta
 Hearing Aid Practitioners College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta
 Licensed Practical Nurses College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
 Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists
 Medical Laboratory Technologists Alberta College of Medical Laboratory Technologists
 Midwives College of Midwives of Alberta
 Naturopaths College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta
 Occupational Therapists Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
 Opticians College of Opticians of Alberta
 Optometrists Alberta College of Optometrists
 Paramedics Alberta College of Paramedics
 Pharmacists Alberta College of Pharmacists
 Physical Therapists College of Physical Therapists of Alberta
 Physicians, Surgeons and Osteopaths College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
 Podiatrists College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta
 Psychiatric Nurses College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta
 Psychologists College of Alberta Psychologists
 Registered Nurses College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
 Respiratory Therapists College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta
 Social Workers Alberta College of Social Workers
 Speech-Language Pathologists Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Professionals under POARA

Registered members of an association legislated under the Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act are specifically exempt from requiring a municipal Business Licence if they can provide proof of:

  • A certificate of registration
  • A copy of their Trade Name Registration Statement or a Corporate Registry Search for their registered business

The operation of a business which is not required for the practice of a regulated profession is NOT exempt. (Ex. If a Shorthand Reporter were to operate an auto repair shop, the auto repair shop would not be exempt from business licensing.)

 Associations legislated under the Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act
 Profession  Regulatory Body
 Assessors   Alberta Assessors Association
 Landscape Architects   Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
 Planners   Alberta Professional Planners Institute
 Human Ecologist & Home Economists   Alberta Human Ecologist and Home Economist Association
 Shorthand Reporters   Alberta Shorthand Reporters Association
 Biologists   Alberta Society of Professional Biologists
 School Business Officials   Association of School Business Officials of Alberta
 Chemists   Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta
 Information Technology professionals   Canadian Information Processing Society of Alberta
 Electrical Contractors   Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta
 Management Consultants   Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta
 Local Government Managers   Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta
 Supply Chain Mangers   Supply Chain Management Association Alberta


Professionals under POARA applying for an exemption  are not able to  apply and renew online. Please contact us by email, by mail, or by phone to apply or renew. 
 

*For statistical purposes, professionals operating in Fort Saskatchewan are encouraged to still obtain a Business Licence at no cost.