A lot of times these types of bakeries are much more appealing that getting a store bought cake.But taking this hobby to a full blown bakery business from home can seem a bit daunting.
To get it up and running, you may need a variety of federal, provincial, and city permits and licences.
A great place to start is to run a Canada Business Network permits and licences search.
To find regulations for your province, check with your local Environmental Health agency or health inspector.
If you’re planning to sell your baked goods anywhere other than farmers markets, your home kitchen will likely be classified as a commercial bakery.
Common requirements include: The meeting with the health authority may bring up surprising regulations.
In Alberta, for example, your food business must be physically separate from the rest of the house to receive a food handling permit, which means that you cannot use your household kitchen.
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Enter your city name, and select “Retail and commercial bakeries, bakery product manufacturing” as your business type.
The website returns a list of licences you may need.