Please allow at least 20 business days to process your request for a home-based business application.

If you would like to operate a home-based business you will need to apply for a Parks Canada discretionary use permit prior to acquiring your business licence from the Municipality of Jasper.

Parks Canada grants permission to operate two types of home-based businesses in Jasper’s residential areas:

  • Type 1 (no visitation): this type of business has low impact on the neighbourhood because all business is conducted without visitation of clients at home.
  • Type 2 (with visitation): this type of business may affect the neighbourhood because visitation of clients at home is required. Type 2 businesses must meet parking requirements. You may be required to present your application to the Planning and Development Advisory Committee Meeting (PDAC).

To apply for a home-based business, please complete this application form: Home based business application (PDF, 102 KB)

Home-based business application

Submit your home-based business application form and the following required documents to or fax to 780-852-1873. 

A certificate of incorporation or business registration

Proof of eligible residency in the form of a statutory declaration that has been witnessed and signed by a Commissioner for Oaths

If you are not the home owner, you must provide a written letter from the head lessee (home owner) granting permission to operate the proposed home-based business in their residence. If you reside in a townhouse that is governed by a condo board, you must provide a letter of permission from the condo board.

A certificate of insurance (with a minimum of $2 million per incident) that provides coverage for your proposed home-based business. Please indicate the following certificate holder: Jasper National Park, Box 10 (607 Connaught Drive), Jasper AB, T0E 1E0

Depending on the nature of your business you may need a health inspection and/or a fire safety code inspection

Note: Parks Canada may request additional information, inspection reports, documentation or applications to be completed, depending on the type of business you are proposing.

Eligible residency

You must meet the eligible residency requirements to operate a home-based business. In order to meet the eligible residency requirement you or your spouse must have a primary employment with a commercial business or institution in the park. A home-based business does not fulfill Parks Canada’s requirement for a need to reside in Jasper. A home-based business is acceptable as a secondary means of income only.

Please visit the Parks Canada Administration Office (607 Connaught Drive, west entrance of the Train Station) to declare under oath or promise and sign a statutory declaration in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths.

Once your discretionary use permit has been approved by Parks Canada please contact the Municipality of Jasper for your business licence.

Note: This information is presented as a general guideline of Parks Canada business licence processes and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various codes and regulations currently in effect. If you would like specific information on the Land Use Regulations for the Town of Jasper (2005) or the Town of Jasper Zoning Regulations (1968) please contact the Parks Canada Administration Office and ask to speak with a development officer.