• Area Contacts for Starting a Business

  • **You can find a printable PDF version of this webpage here.

  • Federal Government

  • Karen Vecchio (M.P.)

  • Administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces & territories. Also administers social & economic benefit & incentive programs delivered through the tax system.

  • Operated by the federal & provincial governments as a "first point of access" for general information on business related government programs & services.

  • Reference Canada Reference Canada

    The telephone reference service offers referrals to all programs and services offered by the government of Canada.

    • 2724 Roxburgh Road, Unit 1 London, N6A 4C5
    • General Inquiries: 1-800-461-9999

    The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) ensures the security and prosperity of Canada by managing the access of people and goods to and from Canada.

  • Provincial Government

  • Jeff Yurek (Member of Provincial Parliament)

    • 750 Talbot Street, Unit 201 St. Thomas, N5P 1E2
    • whitney.mcwilliam@pc.ola.org
    • 519-633-0666
  • Delivers vital programs, services, and products — ranging from health cards, drivers licences, and birth certificates to consumer protection and public safety

  • Municipal Government

  • City Hall

    • 545 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, N5P 3V7
    • clerk@stthomas.ca
    • 519-631-1680
  • County of Elgin Administration Offices

    • 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, N5R 5V1
    • 519-631-1460
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
  • Southwold Township Southwold Township

    • 35663 Fingal Line, Fingal, N0L 1K0
    • 519-769-2010
    • southwold@southwold.ca
  • Malahide Township Malahide Township

    • 87 John Street South, Alymer, N5H 2C3
    • 519-773-5344
    • malahide@malahide.ca
  • Income Tax, Canada Pension, Employment Insurance, etc.

    • 1200 Commissioners Road East, Unit 19 London, N5Z 4R3
    • 519-691-1300
    • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Works towards protecting Canadians from preventable health risks related to food and zoonotic diseases,

    • 451 Talbot Street, Suite 1112 London, N6A 5C9
    • spectrum.london@ic.gc.ca
    • 519-457-4826

    Provides access to register web sites as well as various licenses for radio and wireless broadcasting.

  • An independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.

  • Canada Post Corporation Canada Post Corporation

    • 430 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, N5P 1B0
    • 519-631-8900
    • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mon - Fri)
    • 25 St. Chair Avenue East, 10th Floor Toronto, M4T 1M4
    • STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca
    • 1-800-263-1136

    Statistics Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture.

    • 78 Meg Drive, 3rd Floor London, N6E 3T6
    • Preciosa.Baganha@ic.gc.ca
    • 519-680-7365

    Measurement Canada is responsible for ensuring that businesses and consumers receive fair and accurate measure in financial transactions involving goods and services.

  • c/o Buckland Customs Brokers Limited

    • 73 Gaylord Road, St. Thomas, N5P 3R9
    • 519-631-4944
    • 24 Hours

    Single source of Customs Brokerage (Canadian, US, Mexican), Trade Managed Solutions, Freight Forwarding, Trade Technologies and Warehousing/Distribution Services.

    • 408 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, N5P 3V6
    • 519-631-5470
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Employment Services Elgin is committed to providing you with the tools and resources necessary to land your next job, or to find the perfect employee.

  • Registrations, Vendor Permits, Licenses

    • 100 Dundas Street, Main Floor London, N6A 5B6
    • 1-800-267-8097
    • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mon - Fri)

    Driver licences, plate stickers, health cards, birth certificates and other services provided by the Ontario Government.

    • 773 Exeter Road, London, N6E 1L3
    • 519-873-5000
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Protects and improves the quality of the environment to keep it healthy, protect human health and safety and contribute to economic prosperity.

    • 659 Exeter Road, 2nd Floor London, N6E 1L3
    • 519-873-4480
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Delivers a range of programs, services and tools to help businesses innovate and compete in today’s fast-changing global economy, including business support, youth entrepreneurship programs and strategic investments.

    • 667 Exeter Road, London, N6E 1L3
    • 519-873-4070
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is committed to success of Ontario's rural communities and its food and agriculture sectors.

    • 130 Dufferin Avenue, Suite 400, London N6A 6G8
    • 1-866-668-8297
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    The Ministry of Finance performs a variety of roles, all focused on supporting a strong economic, fiscal and investment climate for Ontario, while ensuring accountability with respect to the use of public funds.

    • 659 Exeter Road, London, N6E 1L3
    • 1-800-265-6072
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    The Ministry of Transportation strives to be a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life.

  • Motor Vehicle License Issuing Agent Motor Vehicle License Issuing Agent

    • 41 Mondamin Street Unit 5, St. Thomas, N5P 2V4
    • 519-633-6322
    • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
  • The Ministry of Labour's mission is to advance safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario.

    • 148 Fullarton Street, 7th Floor London, N6A 5P3
    • 416-344-1000
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)

    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is an independent trust agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces.

  • Community Resources

    • 153 Curtis Street, St. Thomas, N5P 3Z7
    • 519-631-6050
    • info@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca
    • 1230 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, N5P 1G9
    • 519-631-9900
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
    • estph@elginhealth.on.ca
    • 120 Bill Martyn Parkway, St. Thomas, N5R 6A7
    • 519-633-2030
    • Fax: 519-633-0043