Info for Businesses

Business Information


Deer Lake Business and Industrial Parks

The Deer Lake Business Park is home to many varied businesses. Please click here to see the map for the layout of the Deer Lake Business Park. The town is currently a new two-section industrial park. To view a map of the Deer Lake Industrial Park – Phase I, please click here.


Starting a New Business or Expanding an Existing Business

There are many challenges in starting a small business but it is also an exciting experience. The success of any businesses depends on the quality of your business plan. When planning an expansion to your business you may need a business plan to seek financing or new space.


Business Planning

The Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Business Service Centre has information about the many areas of business operations. You can access their services online or by calling toll-free at 1-800-668-1010. In the Deer Lake area you can avail of the Department of Innovation, Business & Rural Development. This agency will assist you in developing your own business plan.


Business Financing

There are government agencies or departments that have financing programs to support business growth. These agencies also offer counseling or advice.

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development (IBRD)

In addition, you can apply for business loans from any of the banks located in Deer Lake.


Business Member Organizations

There are local member business organizations that provide opportunities for networking with other business owners and managers, workshops or other training, and advocacy on issues that affect your business.

  • Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs


Business Registration

To register a new business with the Town of Deer Lake, you will first need to complete an Application for Permit, which governs construction, renovations, and extensions. You will also need to complete an Application to Operate a Business. When you are ready to start your business, the Town of Deer Lake Economic Development Officer can guide you through the process. Phone: (709) 635-2451 or email: Before you rent or buy space, it is best to check whether your business fits the zone for that area of the Town. You will also need to complete an Application for Permit if renovations or a new building is needed. Depending on the scope of your business, you will also register with provincial or federal governments. You can check out the Business Start up Info Guide at For example, you apply for a Business Number with the Canadian Revenue Agency for filing corporate income tax, GST/HST, payroll, and import/export. All businesses with employees or are incorporated, need to register with Workplace, Health & Safety Compensation Commission.


Local Offices

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
    4 Herald Ave., Fortis Tower, Suite 505, Corner Brook
    (709) 637-4477
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
    4 Herald Ave., Fortis Tower, Corner Brook
    (709) 637-4515
  • Canada Business Network (CBN) – Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Humber Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC)
    19 Union Street, Suite 4, Corner Brook
    (709) 639-7755
  • Department of Innovation, Business & Rural Development (IBRD)
    2 Herald Ave., Millbrook Mall
    (709) 637-2980
  • Department of Advanced Education and Skills
    1-3 Union Street, 2nd Floor, Corner Brook
    (709) 637-2278
  • Newfoundland Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE)
    93 West St., Goodhouse Building, Corner Brook
    (709) 632.5069


Contact Information

Mark Lamswood

Economic Development Officer/Town Planner
Town of Deer Lake
34 Reid’s Lane, A8A 2A2
Phone: (709) 635-2451 or (709) 635-0165
Fax: (709) 635-5857

Questions or concerns?