Chamber wants Fraser Valley business license

Chamber President Cal Crawford said the goal is for provincial licensing

The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce wants Mission to implement a regional business license agreement across the Fraser Valley.

Currently, a business needs multiple licenses to work in different communities throughout the region, while a “Mobile Business License” would allow a business to purchase just two: one for the community in which the business is stationed, and another for communities sharing in the regional agreement.

“It streamlines and simplifies the licensing process, reducing costs and making it easier to do business in the region and the province,” said chamber vice-president Elyssa Lockhart.

The chamber led a delegation before Mission council on Monday, just days after a similar presentation was made by Abbotsford’s chamber of commerce before its council.

Mobile business license agreements are already in effect among 19 municipalities in the Okanagan, 13 in the Greater Victoria Area, and five in Trail.

Mobile businesses are defined as contractors, such as landscapers, tradespeople, and janitors as well as other service providers such as mobile mechanics and photographers.

Chamber President Cal Crawford said the ultimate goal is for provincial licensing, but implementation of regional licenses is a step in the right direction at reducing government red tape.

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