Economic Advantages of Kitimat

With the construction of Canada’s first LNG export facility and a robust aluminum production industry, there are plenty of opportunities for businesses to thrive in Kitimat. It is anticipated that the community will experience a prolonged period of industrial development, as numerous large scale industrial projects are lined up to take advantage of Kitimat’s natural offerings.

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Business Support Organizations

The District of Kitimat wants to help you do business here and achieve success. There are several organizations and resources available for entrepreneurs and businesses in Kitimat:

Kitimat Chamber of Commerce

A local, not-for-profit organization comprises a network of business people and organizations. Promotes and protects the interests of the business community to help make Kitimat a great place to work and live.

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Community Futures 16/37

Assists in providing information on business start-ups expanding or maintaining businesses and includes insight on buying assets or shares of an existing business, or purchasing a franchise.

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How to Open and Operate a Business in Kitimat

The District of Kitimat offers information, resources and support to help you achieve success. You can check the District’s website for more information.

Bylaws

The Kitimat Municipal Code contains all the regulatory bylaws of the District of Kitimat. This is unique in British Columbia.

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Business Licences

All businesses operating within the District of Kitimat require a business licence and are located in designated zones.

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Building and Land Development

Compliance is necessary when building or developing land in Kitimat. Prior to proceeding with your project, please review applicable documents.

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Further Support for Entrepreneurs

The District of Kitimat offers support to help you start your business to achieve success.
We work with businesses and investors in the areas of tourism, industry, business and port development.

Kitimat Living Guide

If you’ve recently moved to Kitimat, check out our Living Guide to learn about everything we have to offer.

Kitimat Living Guide

If you’ve recently moved to Kitimat, check out our Living Guide to learn about everything we have to offer.