Regulated business activities
Learn what regulations apply to key business activities like importing, exporting, marketing, managing employees, and transporting goods.
- Registering your business
Find out about the requirements to register your business with different levels of government.
- Human resources regulations
Understand your obligations and responsibilities as an employer with regards to hiring, labour standards, wages, employment equity, maternity and parental leave, and more.
- Marketing, advertising and sales regulations
Attracting new customers to your business is essential, but you need to follow a few rules along the way.
- Privacy and your business
If you collect, use or disclose personal information about individuals, you need to understand your privacy obligations and find out how to implement appropriate privacy policies and procedures.
- Health and safety regulations
Learn about the regulations and standards that relate to the safety of your products, your services, and your workplace.
- Exporting regulations
There are numerous opportunities for Canadian companies in global markets, but you need to be aware of certain laws and regulations when exporting.
- Importing regulations
Importing is a regulated process. Know the rules and what you need to do to comply with regulations.
- Environmental regulations
Check these sources for Canadian environmental guidelines, regulations and agreements.
- Building codes, regulations and related standards
If you are in the construction or contracting business, or if you are fixing buildings that you own, you need to understand the building codes and standards in your province or territory.
Find out how to make your business accessible to persons with disabilities.
- Re:Sound Music Licences for Businesses
Find out how to get the right licence(s) if you are playing recorded music as part of your business or at an event.
- Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada
If you play recorded music or hire live musicians to enhance your business, SOCAN is there to help you determine what kind of licensing arrangement you require.
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