See the breakdown of existing and new business licences in Surrey.

The City of Surrey is committed to fostering a positive business environment and helping businesses succeed. View the charts and tables below to see the breakdown of existing and new business licences in Surrey.

Total Businesses Licenses Issued 2017-2021
  • Overall, there are 18,828 licensed businesses in Surrey.
  • Since 2017, there has been an 11% increase in the total number of business licences in Surrey.
  • There has been an increase of 7% in the number of Commercial/Industrial businesses since 2017.
Distribution of Businesses by Community 2021
  • Newton has the highest concentration of businesses at 6,308.
  • South Surrey has 3,104 businesses making up 16% of the overall breakdown by Community.
  • Guildford is the third largest business community in Surrey, followed closely by Cloverdale. 
Distribution of Businesses by Sector 2021
  • Construction makes up 25% of the total number of businesses by sector with 4,681 active licenses.
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services makes up 13% of the breakdown with 2,373 businesses.
  • Retail is the third largest sector in Surrey making up 10% of the total.


New Businesses to Surrey 2021
  • In 2021, there were 2,068 new businesses in Surrey.
  • Also in 2021, there was a 9% increase in the number of new home-based businesses licensed compared to 2020's fiscal year.