NEW BUSINESS BYLAW STREAMLINES PROCESS AND MORE EQUITABLE

July 16, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE 

NEW BUSINESS BYLAW STREAMLINES PROCESS AND MORE EQUITABLE

JULY 11, 2018 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – Mayor Redfern and Council are pleased to announce that a new Business Licence Bylaw (#859) has passed.

“This new Business Licence Bylaw is based on input we received from consultations with the business community,” said Mayor Redfern. “Business owners clearly told us what was working, and what needed to be fixed.”

Highlights of the new Business Licence include a new rate structure with different fees for small and large business owners, depending on the number of employees; reduced paperwork; a reduction in the number of permits required; increased penalties for non-compliance; reduced fees for seasonal businesses; and an on-line business directory that will be available by December.

Business Licence By-law #859, which replaces the old Business Licence Bylaw #624 as well as the Amendment #645, comes into effect immediately.

For additional information, please see the attached Business Licence Bylaw #859, as well as material contained in a Questions and Answers package.

BUSINESS LICENCE BYLAW 859 

https://www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca/sites/default/files/eng_-_business_licens...

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

https://www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca/sites/default/files/eng_-_final-_final_-_...

 

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For additional information, please contact:

ANDREA SPITZER

Communications Manager

City of Iqaluit

Email: A.Spitzer@city.iqaluit.nu.ca