Business Resource Links

Here are some business resource links that will be of interest or helpful to you as you do business in Okotoks.

RISE - A Business Development Initiative of the Alberta Foothills Region. RISE is an initiative of the Towns of Black Diamond, High River, Okotoks, Turner Valley and Foothills County to promote the attraction of commercial and industrial investment to the Foothills Region with a common, regional perspective, and cooperative marketing activity. Learn more about the investment and business opportunities in the Foothills Region by visiting the website.

Alberta Physician Link

Alberta Physician Link is the "one-stop" provincial recruitment web site for physicians to Alberta, Canada. The web site is a service of The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP). The RPAP provides a provincially-focused comprehensive, integrated and sustained program for the education, recruitment and retention of physicians for rural practice. The role of Alberta Physician Link is to facilitate the recruitment of qualified physicians for Alberta on behalf of the physician recruiters of Alberta Health Services and their partner communities.

Better Business Bureau

BBB is a not-for-profit, non-government organization that provides consumers with confidence in their choices and businesses pride in their status. Businesses that become BBB Accredited are not only associating their business with trust, but are also helping BBB to continue its public service activities.

BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licences

Your online source for business permit and license information. BizPaL supports entrepreneurs by providing quick and easy online access to government requirements to start or grow a business in Okotoks.

Business Link

Your first stop for small business in Alberta. Whether you are a new business or expanding an existing business. A Not-for-profit organization offering information and advice for your business needs. The Business Link is proudly supported by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta.

Community Futures Highwood

The primary role of Community Futures Highwood (CFH) is to promote small business growth, generate jobs and build capacity within its Shareholder communities. We initiate and implement strategic programs aimed at creating a sustainable, diversified economy. CFH offer a flexible financing program (SME loans and lines of credit) to assist start-up entrepreneurs and existing business owners who are unable to obtain conventional financing. The ownership shares of this ‘not for profit’ organization are held by the 10 Municipal Governments of Okotoks, Turner Valley, Black Diamond, High River, Nanton, Vulcan, Vulcan County, MD Willow Creek, Foothills County and Kananaskis Improvement District.

Economic Developers Association of Alberta

Economic development network that provides communications, information and education. 

Foothills Centennial Centre

This multi-purpose complex is made up of a seniors' centre, youth space, meeting rooms, covered outdoor patio, commercial kitchen, and a 10,000-square-foot hall that can be divided into four smaller halls. Accommodates functions from 10 to 1,000 people.

Foothills Community Immigrant Services

Foothills Community Immigrant Services (FCIS), operated under the umbrella of CCIS, has two offices located in High River and Okotoks. They provide comprehensive settlement and integration services throughout Foothills County and Southern Alberta to meet the diverse needs of immigrants, refugees, and community partners.

Government of Alberta

The official website for the Government of Alberta, Canada.

Literacy For Life

Literacy for Life is a local non-profit organization that supports adults (18 to 80 +) in their learning needs. Some of the ways they do this is by providing GED preparation classes, English as a Second Language classes, Basic Computer classes, as well as tutoring services. They also assist parents in increasing children’s/youth literacy levels through a variety of programming.

McBride Career Group

McBride Career Group Inc. began their work with unemployed Albertans in 1989, and has continually expanded services since then. They specialize in career consulting, employment support, occupational training, and professional development. They have offices in Okotoks and High River and many of their services are free of charge.

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Designed to assist agriculture and food processors with business and marketing information.

Ministry of Employment & Immigration

Information on Employment, Immigration and Industry in Alberta.

MNP, LLP - Self-Employment Training 2013-2015

MNP's Self-Employment Training Program runs seven times per year in Calgary. Through this program you will receive practical training in business planning, marketing, cash flow and other key areas of small business management. This is a government sponsored program at no cost to eligible participants. For more information, contact MNP's Entrepreneurial Business Services at 403-537-7662.

Okotoks & District Chamber of Commerce

Non-profit organization comprised of volunteers that are dedicated towards helping local businesses in the community. The Chamber is dedicated to helping and promoting local businesses. Chamber members are given opportunities to engage in such valuable activities as meetings to exchange ideas, networking and forming new business contacts, problem solving, as well as lending support and planning for future growth and direction of the business community. The mission includes active promotion, facilitate and strengthen the business climate by providing: leadership, representation, networking opportunities, services and education to members.

Okotoks Living Magazine

A quarterly lifestyle magazine dedicated to Okotoks that has stories about lifestyle, pop culture, arts & culture, business, recreation, real estate, special events, municipal information, interesting people and much more. This magazine is distributed via Canada Post to every Okotoks household and on brochure racks in Okotoks and South Calgary.  Read it online now!

Okotoks Online

Information about all areas in the Foothills and Okotoks specifically. Golden West Broadcasting's radio information (AM 1140, Eagle 100.9FM, Sun Country 99.7FM) is found here as well.

Okotoks Public Library

Official information on the Okotoks Public Library, including services, hours of operation, online catalogue, readers corner, programs, events and more.

Southland Transportation's Daily Commuter Bus Service Between Okotoks and Calgary

Contains daily schedules for service between Okotoks and Calgary as well as further information on Southland Transportation Ltd.

Travel Alberta

Travel planning information in Alberta.

Western Wheel

Online version of the weekly Okotoks newspaper.

Welcome Wagon

Free greeting service for families experiencing a lifestyle change (i.e. new to the community, new marriage or new baby).

Workshift Calgary

WORKshift is a Calgary regional initiative to promote, educate and accelerate the adoption of telework in the business community. WORKshift offers businesses in the Calgary region with tools, best practices and resources to assess and effectively implement telework programs. WORKshift will also provide a web tool to track and report on the positive environmental impacts associated with each organizations' telework implementation.

Okotoks Municipal Centre & Council Chambers
Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: Closed