Manitoba Announces Successful BizPaL Initiative Wins Technology Award

Oct 18, 2011 | Government News

Innovative Online Service Expanded to Better Help Entrepreneurs Move Forward, Create Businesses, Jobs:  Bjornson 

The national BizPaL program has won a prestigious award at the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) in Ottawa after recently adding information on business growth, expansion and renewal, and the launch of an all-new technology platform and website, Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade Minister Peter Bjornson announced today. 

Honourable Peter Bjornson

“I am thrilled that BizPaL has been recognized for its innovation in reducing red tape for businesses,” said Bjornson.  “With 68 local governments participating in or joining the BizPaL Manitoba program, more than three-quarters of our population will have quick and easy access to this leading-edge online service that now covers more than 800 types of businesses.” 

The minister noted that 12 new Manitoba municipalities are joining the BizPaL program.  The new municipalities, which will be officially launched in the months to come, include the rural municipalities of Alexander, Portage la Prairie, Shell River, Woodlands, Ellice, Minto and Odanah, the towns of Powerview-Pine Falls, Deloraine, Minnedosa and St-Lazare, and the city of Flin Flon. 

Manitoba has also launched an all-new, redesigned website providing an enhanced client experience, Bjornson said, adding entrepreneurs are now able to find the permits and licences they need more quickly and easily across a wider variety of business activities.  

In addition to be being part of the GTEC awards ceremony for BizPaL, Manitoba is being prominently presented as the showcase province at the GTEC conference.  Several Manitoba-based companies are also participating at the exhibition and conference. 

BizPaL is an innovative, online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information on the permits, licences, approvals, certificates, registrations and other requirements they need to establish and run their business in Manitoba.  This web-based service is free to use and provides easy access to integrated information from Canada, Manitoba and participating local governments. 

Manitoba business owners and entrepreneurs can access the new BizPaL Manitoba and many other services by visiting the Manitoba Business Portal at

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