Support Organizations

You don't have to go it alone when working in Fort Saskatchewan. On top of business incentives, the following support organizations and resources can help:


Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses that work together to advance the Fort's commercial and civic goals.

Downtown Business Council (DBC)

The businesses in the Downtown Business Council work to keep Downtown Fort Saskatchewan vibrant. The DBC holds events several times a year to draw people to the Fort's unique shops and help downtown flourish.

Careers Under Construction

Careers Under Construction is a local entity that offers career placement services and free workforce readiness workshops. Its Career Resource Centre provides daily job board posts, computer and telephone access for job searches, and even a Resource Advisor to help when needed.

Fort Saskatchewan Women in Business

Fort Saskatchewan Women in Business offers networking opportunities for women in the local business community. Its mission is to promote the professional and personal growth of women.


Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA)

The AIHA represents the oil, gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, and other heavy manufacturing industries, and promotes responsible growth in the region.

Edmonton Global

Edmonton Global was established to advance economic development cooperation amongst stakeholders of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, to promote the region globally, and to attract and retain business investment and trade for the region.

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta encourages industry partnerships and entrepreneurship in the region through incubators, accelerators, and applied research collaborations.


NAIT is a leading Polytechnic that provides applied research, corporate training, and technical and apprenticeship training for area industry.

ATB Entrepreneur Centre

The ATB Entrepreneur Centre offers mentoring, networking events, and seminars to support entrepreneurship in the region.


Alberta Small Business Resources

Access the Alberta Small Business Resources page for a directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs is a not-for-profit entity that supports women entrepreneurs through networking events, workshops and training, mentorship, market expansion services, and even loans.

Business Link

Business Link is a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs plan, finance, and start their own business. It also has a useful Service Provider Directory of other entities that support startups.


BDC Advisory Services

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) provides advisory services to help businesses scale up, innovate, and access new markets.


The CoopZone Developers' Network Co-operative (CoopZone) helps start and develop co-operatives through resources, training, and access to consultants.

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-39. It has a network of over 2,800 volunteer mentors.

Startup Canada

Startup Canada is a network of over 200,000 entrepreneurs that acts similar to an industry association by educating and advocating for entrepreneurs as well as assisting entrepreneurial support organizations around the country.

Addtional Resources

Employer Resources

Employment Standards - Government of Alberta

Health and Safety


Outdoor Food Vending Information

Outdoor Food Vending, such as Food Trucks and Food Carts, are permitted on privately owned land.  Public land, such as City roads, boulevards, sidewalks, parks and the land surrounding City buildings, may be used during permitted Special Events and Farmers' Markets

Outdoor Food Vendors operating at Special Events should obtain a Business Licence.  Outdoor Food Vendors operating at Farmers' Markets are exempt through provincial legislation.

Outdoor Food Vendor should also ensure they have a valid Food Handling Permit through Alberta Health Services.       

For further information, consult the Outdoor Food Vending Policy.