New BizPaL Services Reach Manitoba


Starting and running a business in Pinawa, Man. has become much easier thanks to BizPaL, an online business permit and licence service that saves time spent on paperwork and helps entrepreneurs start up faster. This type of framework is expected to catch on with a number of other districts in provinces across Canada.

While in Pinawa, Man., James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk–Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), together with the Honourable Peter Bjornson, Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade for the Province of Manitoba, and Pinawa Mayor Blair Skinner, welcomed the launch of BizPaL in Pinawa.

“BizPaL is just one of the many tools that will help Pinawa entrepreneurs run their businesses while saving them time and money,” says Bezan. “Our government is committed to reducing the administrative burden faced by all Canadian entrepreneurs so that they can continue creating jobs and fostering growth here at home.”

BizPaL is an innovative service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information on the permits and licences they need to establish and run their businesses. This unique partnership among federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments is designed to cut through the paperwork burden and red tape that small business owners may encounter. The BizPaL service was developed by the Local Government District of Pinawa, the Province of Manitoba and the Government of Canada.

“BizPaL has been recognized for its innovation in reducing red tape for businesses and making it easier for entrepreneurs to access important information,” says Minister Bjornson. “Over the past 50 years, Pinawa has developed a diversified economy, and now with BizPaL, entrepreneurs will have another tool to help them start and expand their businesses.”

“As Pinawa marks its 50th anniversary this year as a great place to live, work and do business, we are proud to now have the BizPaL service available to help all of our small businesses succeed,” adds Mayor Skinner. “We are helping the next generation of entrepreneurs to prosper in Pinawa.”

Area business owners and entrepreneurs can access the new BizPaL services by visiting the Government of Manitoba’s Business Portal.