Starting a Business

We know that starting your own business can be an intimidating process, and we are committed to working alongside you every step of the way on the road to business success. Thriving local businesses are cornerstones of their respective communities, and have a significant impact on a community’s overall well being.

Business Licenses & Permits


Before you can begin legally operating your business, a business license and/or permit must be granted by the City of Wetaskiwin.
  • Business Licenses
    All businesses operating in Wetaskiwin (including home-based, mobile, and temporary) require a City of Wetaskiwin business license. Visit our business licenses page for additional information.
  • Planning and Building Inspection Permits
    Depending on business type and location, other City of Wetaskiwin permits may be required. Visit our permits page for additional information.

Wetaskiwin’s Community Profile


When starting a business, it’s important to understand who your intended consumers are. Since the 1950s, manufacturing companies have chosen Wetaskiwin as the right fit for their business. Wetaskiwin is also ideal for service distribution, transportation, and warehousing operations. The City offers a strategic location - being just off the QEII Highway (Edmonton-Calgary corridor) and the CANAMEX Trade Corridor - making it easy for products to get to market. Wetaskiwin has the benefit of being close to multiple modes of transportation, whether it’s air, rail, or highway. Check out the City's 2020 Community Profile.



Land & Real Estate


Looking for the perfect location for your business? Visit the following links for more information:

Taxes


Wetaskiwin offers a very competitive tax environment. Visit our taxation & assessment page to learn more.


Utilities


Please visit our utilities page for more information.


Business Start-Up Resources & Assistance


We strongly encourage you to visit the business resources section to access the many services and invaluable information available from local, provincial, and national agencies.