Newfoundland and Labrador - a rare find

Setting up a Business

Our province strives to create an encouraging and supportive atmosphere for entrepreneurship.

To operate in Newfoundland and Labrador it is recommended that companies:

  • Operate as an Incorporated or Limited Partnership entity
  • Review relevant regulations, including Occupational Health and Safety
  • Review your insurance and financing needs
  • Familiarize yourself with support programs for new and expanding businesses

Information for Business


Registry of Companies

Find Permits and Licenses with the BizPaL Tool

Corporations Act

Limited Partnership Act

Small Business Handbook

Occupational Health and Safety

The primary goal of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Division is accident and illness prevention. OHS recognizes that all workers have a fundamental right to a workplace that neither impairs their health nor imperils their safety. This is achieved by working with stakeholders to establish, promote, and enforce workplace practices, standards, and procedures. Learn More

Workplace NL

The organization is a mandatory employer-funded, no-fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs, and offers fair compensation to injured workers and their dependents. Learn More