Info for Businesses resources for businesses in North Frontenac.

Starting or Expanding a Business in North Frontenac

We strive to make this process simple and friendly to promote economic development and we welcome your business to North Frontenac.

This overview is intended to provide information related to the process of starting or expanding a business in the Municipality of North Frontenac. The intent is to provide a guide for new or current business owners related to the steps required for starting or expanding a new commercial or home based business.

To start a new business or expand a business, please consider the following:

  • Submit a Proposal to the Clerk/Planning Manager, clerkplanning@northfrontenac.ca, to determine your needs and how the Municipality can assist you.
  • You may be required to provide supporting documentation, if applicable.
  • You may be required to obtain permit approval and applicable permits prior to commencement.

To understand the key requirements you may wish to familiarize yourself with the following:

Official Plan Zoning By-law Building By-law

Additional information can be found at the following links:

Community Profile

Economic Development in North Frontenac which includes links to government information sources.

Economic Development Economic Development Task Force CFDC Assistance County of Frontenac's Web Portal

If you are not sure where to start, write a Business Plan. We can help to direct you to the resources that will best suit your needs.


View the resources below for more supporting information for your business.

Business Resources
Start BizPal Tool

BizPal Tool for Businesses

Welcome to the Online Business Permits and Licences Service. This service is the result of strong collaboration between the Government of Canada and participating provincial/territorial, and local governments.

Use the BizPal service to help determine the necessary permits, licences and/or fees that apply to your initiatives.

This service asks you to answer a short series of questions about the nature and scope of your current or proposed business. Based on your answers, you will be provided with a customized list of potential permits and licences from all levels of government that you may require to operate your business. Please note that all of the information that you provide is done so anonymously and you may save or print your results for future reference.

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation

The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation provides financial assistance to small businesses old or new. They assist with start up costs (low interest loans), funding for staff training, offer opportunities for training, offer funding for trade shows, etc.

Land O' Lake Tourist Association

Land O' Lake Tourist Association

The Mission of the LOLTA is to encourage the effective operation and development of the tourism industry throughout the Land O' Lakes Region, for the economic benefit of the communities and business enterprise, and for the recreation enrichment of tourists, visitors and residents.

The Land O' Lakes Tourist Association (LOLTA) was founded in 1943 by a group of visionary business people. The end of WW2 was in sight & tourist operators knew there would be a huge influx of Americans to the Land O' Lakes in the coming years. They agreed a collective effort in marketing the Region would be essential to attracting tourists. Initially only serving Tweed & the northern townships of Frontenac & Lennox and Addington Counties, LOLTA has now grown to encompass 9 municipalities. Incorporated in 1976 as a not-for-profit corporation, LOLTA is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the Region. It has a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the Membership. Through the strength of an increasing membership LOLTA now has the support of 2 full-time employees to market the Region year-round. The LOLTA vision & mandate today remain the same as over 60 years ago – to collectively market & promote tourism in the Land O' Lakes Region to the world. LOLTA is a vital, growing, and changing organization. It is our responsibility to implement programs which represent the entire Land O' Lakes Region as a year-round visitor destination.

Canada Business Ontario

Canada Business Ontario

The Canada Business Ontario website offers many resources for businesses to take advantage of.

This page was last updated on August 18, 2017

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