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.

Click here for the "Starting a Business in Wetaskiwin Checklist"

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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:


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.