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.

​Starting a Business in Wetaskiwin Guide

The Community Development Department have compiled an overview of everything that is needed before starting a business in Wetaskiwin. It covers topics like research, financing, grants, permits, etc. You can find the guide online in the menu on the left.

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. Townfolio assists entrepreneurs with this early research by collecting and displaying the most recent community data available.

Land & Real Estate

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


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


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.