Business Licence and Permit Identification Requirements
In order to operate in the City of Vaughan, some businesses, professions and events require a licence or permit, as listed on the Business Licensing and Permits page.
What identification do I need to apply for a business licence or permit?
In general, applicants must provide identification that demonstrates that the applicant is at least 18 years of age and eligible to work in Canada; this identification is required for all directors and officers in a corporation, partners in a partnership and sole proprietors. This may be one or several pieces of identification.
The following identification can be used to prove age and employment eligibility:
- a Canadian passport
- a Canadian Citizenship card
- a Canadian Permanent Resident card
- an Ontario Photo card in combination with a Social Insurance Number ("SIN") card
- a Canadian driver's licence issued by a province or territory with a SIN card
- a Canadian Indian status card
- a Canadian work permit in conjunction with Canadian government-issued photo identification, such as an Ontario Photo card or Canadian driver's licence
Additional combinations of Canadian government-issued identification can be used as well.
Note that different licences and permits may have various additional requirements, listed in the respective by-laws in the By-law Library and corresponding application.