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PROVINCIAL
 
Business Registration:       
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Central Production and Verifications Branch
375-393 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
416-314-8880
https://www.ontario.ca/business
 
Licensing is not required for a business running for profit.
 
*CVOR certificate and registration:
Carrier Sanctions and Investigations Office
Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
416-246-7166
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/                           
                               
*Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) System is used to improve safety on Ontario highways, promoting dependable competitive transportation of goods and people; developing compliance for safety and protecting highway infrastructure; promoting efficient movement of goods and people.
 
FEDERAL
 
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST):
Canada Revenue Agency
1-800-959-5525
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/
                                                                                               
Registration for HST is optional if you are earning less than $30,000 of sales revenues for the year.  You may not charge HST to clients unless you are registered with Canada Revenue Agency.
 
Please refer to the following acts/regulations: MUNICIPAL
               
Municipal Operating License:
Municipal Licensing & Standards Division
(License required for kitchen)
 850 Coxwell Avenue, 3rd floor
416-392-6700
https://bit.ly/2GEG6Vp

Also speak to Municipal Licensing regarding using your vehicle for picking up & dropping off clients to see if you need a license.  Licenses are required for both drivers and owners. Must have class “G” driver’s license to apply for license to transport clients.
 
Zoning Requirements and Sign Permits for your location:                              
(All inquiries are made in person - contact closest district)
North:  5100 Yonge St., 1st Fl.
West:   2 Civic Centre Court, 1st Fl.
South:  100 Queen St. W., 1st Fl.
East:    150 Borough Dr., 3rd Fl.
https://bit.ly/2GDon4X
 
Toronto Public Health: Food handler certification is required for one supervisor per shift in the food and beverage industry with a backup person with training in their absence.
 
Food Handler Certification
www.toronto.ca/health/foodhandler/accredited.htm 

Food Premises Inspection  
416-338-7600
http://app.toronto.ca/food2/index.jsp
 
ChemTRAC (Chemicals in Toronto) Reduction and Awareness in our Community. The City of Toronto bylaw requires facilities and businesses to track and report toxic chemicals. 
https://www.toronto.ca/chemtrac/         
 
It's advisable to have a fire inspection done for the building that you are running the business in. Ensure that you have proper exits etc.
 
USEFUL WEBSITES
-   Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, http://www.health.gov.on.ca/
-   Ontario Nurses Association, http://www.ona.org/
-   Canada Business Ontario Guides, http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/starting/how-to-start-a/how-to-start-a-seniors-care-business-in-ontario/
 
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