Paving the way for easier construction

Surrey joins five other municipalities to make business licenses good in all of them

Paving the way for easier construction

Construction in this region is going to get a lot easier as six municipalities work together in streamlining processes.

A business licence in construction that was purchased in Surrey, will now be valid in Burnaby, Delta, New Westminster, Richmond, and  Vancouver.  The two-year pilot begins Oct 1, 2013.

The goal of the program, called the ‘Metro West Inter-Municipal Business License (IMBL) Program’, is intended to benefit both contractors and consumers: contractors will save time and money in not having to apply for multiple licenses, and residents will have a broader choice of contractors for hire.

Currently five IMBL programs exist in B.C. including the Capital Region, the Okanagan-Similkameen, the North Shore Municipalities, the Fraser Valley, and the Tri-Cities.

Surrey is already a partner municipality in the Fraser Valley program, which has been successfully meeting its program objectives.


Surrey North Delta Leader