07 September 2011
The Licensing Team
Written by Michelle
Who knows what cemeteries, travel agents and payday lenders have in common? The answer: they are all licensed by Consumer Protection BC!
Consumer Protection BC’s licensing team is responsible for reviewing and issuing licenses to a number of industries. These industries include: debt collection, motion pictures, cemetery and funeral services, home inspections, payday loans, telemarketing, and travel. To find a licensed business you can access our “Licence Search” tool.
When you do business with a Consumer Protection BC licensed business, you can be assured that our hardworking licensing team has reviewed important information such as criminal record checks, financial reports, municipal business licenses, and insurance coverage. Each industry is required to renew their licenses yearly so information is current. This means the licensing team reviews and renews thousands of licenses each year. Here are some current stats:
- We currently license over 1100 travel agencies and travel wholesalers
- 351 debt collection agencies are licensed to collect from BC debtors
- There are 93 licensed movie theatres in BC
Published in Consumer Protection BC.
Michelle works in the Consumer Protection BC Inquiry Centre. She answers calls and emails from consumers and businesses on a wide variety of topics which makes her the perfect person to share her knowledge and experiences with you.