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May 6, 2011 - 2 minute read - Comments - business news

Starting A Business In Saskatchewan Just Got Easier

Information Services Corporation (ISC), a Saskatchewan crown corporation, just announced that they have launched an online business registration system. It is now possible to register with the Corporate Registry, Worker’s Compensation Board, and the Ministry of Finance in just one process.

This new Saskatchewan Business Registrations website, allows a new business owner to register either a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation. It also provides registration with the Worker’s Compensation Board and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance for provincial sales tax (PST). This is now all easily accomplished in a 5 step process on the website. This is a big improvement because in the past, it was necessary to provide the same information to 3 different parts of government.

I’ve had a look at the site and it is well laid out and easy to use. It seems to have a bit of an issue with Safari but if you use Firefox or Chrome you should be ok. There is a lot of information on the site that explains things as you move along the registration process.

I’m always happy to see governments reduce barriers for people who want to start a business. ISC says that they will be adding more functionality to this site over the next few years in an effort to move more interactions between government and business online. This will speed up processes and reduce paperwork for government and business. And I’m all for it.