Starting a New Business

Thinking about starting a new business in the Town of Erin? The Town is here to support you and make your new business a success.

BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow their business.
Businesses are encouraged to register with the Town’s Economic Development Office. Set up a meeting with the Economic Development Officer to discuss how the Town can work with you and your business. Connect with the community by joining the Town’s Business Directory.
Contact the Town’s Junior Planner and Building Technician – Joanna Salsberg
Register for Information specific to business “Business Connection” Register for Town Information "Erin Connection"
No, the Town of Erin does not have its own Chamber of Commerce. However, there are two business organizations in the area that you may wish to register with: Dufferin Board of Trade or Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce.
Yes, contact the Chair of the Erin BIA, Chris Bailey for more information.
No, Hillsburgh does not have a BIA. However, we recommend connecting with the Let's Get Hillsburgh Growing Committee.
Contact the County of Wellington's Economic Development Office for workshops, local resources and County level funding. For more information, visit their website.
Register with the Provincial Government. You will need a Master Business License. Ontario Government website: www.ontario.ca/page/business-and-economy

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington - Business start-ups and FREE consultation services in Hillsburgh.
Business Guide for new business owners:
https://sbs-spe.feddevontario.canada.ca/en

Register for HST and GST with the Federal government. Create an account with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) here

Canada Business Ontario is your source for information on government services for business in Ontario - from start-up and financing, to growth and regulatory compliance. Check out the Business Start-Up Check List

Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures - Mentoring, workshops, grants and loans
Live and Work Erin connects job and home seekers with employment opportunities and properties in the Town of Erin - LiveandWorkErin
Wellington County: Resources for Employers in Wellington County
Province of Ontario: 2ndChance or Agilec

Contact Us:

Economic Development Officer: Robyn Mulder
519.855.4407 EXT. 241
EcDev@erin.ca