What is a Region or Trade Area?

The first trade or region for the business must be their physical location for Information Only Profiles and Basic Subscriptions.

Additional trade areas or regions are assigned with Plus Standard, Advanced, and Professional subscriptions.


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Provincial trade regions or trade areas are automatic.

Information Only – Physical Location Only. 
Basic  – Physical Location Only
Plus – 5 Trade Areas 
Standard -10 Trade Areas
Advanced – 15 Trade Areas
Professional- 20 Trade Areas 

A business must select trade areas closest to their actual physical location.  

Contractors working another trade areas other than their physical location must meet licensing requirements for those trade areas if projects are being performed in those areas.   

If the business supplies products and wants to advertise directly that the consumer should come to their location, there are no licensing requirements involved.

The following trade areas are now active in Canada, and this is a significant opportunity for businesses to be seen first in a trade area if they have the professional subscription level.  See Trade Areas 

The Site automatically reduces the subscription to an Information Only profile should the subscription be cancelled.  The business may also be archived.  See When We Archive a Business.


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