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Doing business with the City of Vancouver

COVID-19 update: support for businesses

July 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, more organizations are shifting to staff working remotely. Get support to offer remote and flexible work to your employees.

Review our Remote and Flexible Work Toolkit and other resources


April 6, 2020 

We recognize the difficulties to businesses posed by the current situation and are committed to helping them weather the COVID-19 crisis. 

Review City actions and support available

Our thriving economy is part of what makes Vancouver one of the world's most liveable cities.

We work to support Vancouver's economic development through all of its practices including sustainable business practices and ethical purchasing policies.

We support major industries to keep the economy flourishing, but prioritize support for independent businesses and local events.

Learn more about doing business with us.

Starting or expanding a small business

Key resources to to help you start or expand your business in Vancouver.

Business licences and permits

Apply for and get requirements about licences and permits for business, film, special events, and advertising.

Selling to and buying from us

Find out how to become our supplier, and get information about equipment, furniture, and other assets we are selling.

Economic development

How we help to promote and strengthen local businesses, and make Vancouver an attractive destination for businesses.

Paying the City

There are a variety of ways you can make a payment to the City of Vancouver.

Waste disposal and recycling

Get resources to find a private hauler to collect your commercial garbage, recycling, food scraps, and yard waste.