Starting a business in FMWB
Where good ideas come to live.
Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is wired for invention, populated by problem-solvers from around the world who live next door to the world’s biggest mystery: how to power the world more efficiently, more sustainably, and more profitably.
We are a city of creators, inventors and problem solvers. We’ve shown that we can scale global businesses from one of the most northern regions in the world. We’ve created the best city for female entrepreneurs in Canada, and transformed four discarded computers into the finest school for young coders in the country.
We're Here to Help You Through the Process
If you are looking to start a business here, we have got your back. We have resources for getting started and identifying opportunities that fit your business.
OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTS
In Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, we work together to create success across the region. Collaboration and cooperation are second nature here.
If you’re looking to start a business, here are some organizations who can help.
Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network (WBRIN)
Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce
Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA)
Community Futures Wood Buffalo
FROM SINGLE CODING SESSION, TO NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM.
The program is made up of over a dozen courses offering students skills in coding and basic app building, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity. Today, Said El Mejdani’s students achieve perfect scores in national coding competitions and have secured post-secondary scholarships, and the Government of Canada recognized him with the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence.
PARTNERING TO BUILD THE LARGEST OFF-GRID SOLAR AND STORAGE PROJECT IN CANADA.
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation, and Métis Local 125 — Three Nations Energy LP — are partnering to build the largest off-grid solar and storage project in Canada. The solar panels will begin operating in the fall of 2020, generating the same amount of fuel produced by 800,000 litres of diesel, and reducing the Fort Chipewyan’s current reliance on diesel for fuel and power.
Start and grow your business
BUSINESS STARTUP GUIDE
RMWB GUIDE TO BUSINESS LICENSE
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Learn more about how you can get the support you need to launch or grow your business here.