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It is important to review and become familiar with the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, Child Care Licensing RegulationResidential Care Regulation and/ or Director of Licensing's Standards of Practice if you would like to become licensed.  

The licensing binders are presented in a manner that will walk you through the basic application process to the point where the facility will be able to open and operate; that is, providing that you have submitted the required documents and successfully completed the application process.  The application process includes an initial inspection of the proposed facility, a review of the policies and procedures; as well as undergoing a suitability of assessment process to confirm you are suitable to be a licensee.

Before getting started it is a good idea to contact your local Licensing Officer for guidance and assistance in completing the application process. It is advisable that you discuss your plans with a Licensing Officer before making any financial and or other commitments.   


Licensing Packages

The above noted documents and additional information can be found in the Child Care Licensing Package and the Residential Care Licensing Package .  For forms and additional resources please review the Child Care Providers page and the Residential Care Providers page.  


File an Online Application or Serious Incident Report

We are pleased to announce that you will now be able to file an application for licence or amendment electronically, in addition to the online serious incident report. 

 Once you have completed the electronic report forms,  they will be delivered to the licensing program for review.

The process which follows does not vary from the submission of paper form; a licensing officer may contact you for additional information if required.