Business Set-up for Success

Square One provides customized, one-on-one support for business registration, licensing processes, tax account registration and employer obligations. Receive guidance in-person, over the phone or email.

To get started, see below for basic steps on setting up a business in Saskatchewan. These steps should be completed after or during fulfilling all industry laws, standards and expectations pertaining to your idea.

1. Decide the structure of business you want to operate under

See your options here and / or consult a lawyer.

Download our Fact Sheet: Structures of Business.

2. Register your name under your chosen structure

Information Services Corporation’s Corporate Registry maintains information for all legal entities, businesses and non-profit organizations registered with the province of Saskatchewan.

This is a two-step process and requires two payments: 1) submit and reserve a name, 2) register or incorporate the name.

See the general instruction from the Corporate Registry here or book an appointment with us for step-by-step guidance.

3. Open other business administration accounts

Once you complete the registration process above, you will be able to open sales tax, bank and insurance accounts, as well as conduct most business activities.

Download the Fact Sheets: PST and GST in Saskatchewan; Insurance.

4. Acquire a business license

Submit a completed application and pay the appropriate fee to your municipality. See some links for popular cities below or simply visit your municipality’s website to search for information for businesses. FNIM operating on reserve should contact their Band Office or Tribal Council.

Saskatoon; Regina; Prince AlbertMoose Jaw; Swift Current
Yorkton; N. BattlefordLloydminster; Estevan
Weyburn; Melfort; Humboldt; Meadow Lake
First Nations Map of Saskatchewan

For more business setup resources, download our Fact Sheet: Start-up Checklist and visit our Resources page.

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