The Government of Saskatchewan extends deepest condolences to all the families and friends of those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.  Support services and resources are available

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Inter-Municipal Business Licensing Reference

An Inter-Municipal Business Licence (IMBL) enables business or certain types of businesses to operate across multiple municipalities without having to purchase individual business licences for each municipality. 

Recent amendments to Saskatchewan’s municipal legislation enable municipalities to develop IMBL arrangements with other municipalities, including those in other provincial jurisdictions. By working with municipalities and stakeholders, the province is making it easier to do business in Saskatchewan with this voluntary and innovative approach. 

While arrangements can be tailored to suit specific municipal needs an IMBL allows municipalities to:

  1. Alleviate requirements for multiple business licences that are usually necessary for a business to operate in more than one municipality.  Instead, a business may be issued an inter-municipal business licence from its home municipality that will allow it to legally operate across participating municipalities and jurisdictions.
  2. Address compliance and cost recovery issues and other terms and conditions associated with the administration and issuance of business licences through a collaborative framework with other municipal partners.

Government’s intent is to encourage municipalities to reconcile their respective licensing regimes. Its intent is to also support the province’s trade and labour mobility agreement commitments and the extra-provincial business registration option introduced in 2012.  Local municipalities retain all revenue generated from the sales of an IMBL while compliance with local bylaws is streamlined or unchanged for businesses.  

This document is intended to provide information for municipalities and stakeholder associations interested in the concept of Inter-Municipal Business Licensing.  It provides the background and context to IMBL in Saskatchewan, relevant legislation, benefits and misconceptions about IMBL, IMBL experiences and arrangements in place in other provinces/territories and some direction for municipalities to begin implementation.  Key reference materials and additional information can be found by following the hyperlinks in the guide.

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