Money can’t buy happiness, but it could make the snow a little more bearable

It’s been a snowy winter for all of us across the country.

In January 2019, Ottawa made headlines for its record setting snowfall of 97.4 centimetres. Other Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Halifax, Montreal and Calgary all received weather warnings last week that more snowfall and winter storms were headed their way.

And while many may have had it up to here, these flurries and flakes could be a blessing in disguise.

Amidst this unfortunate weather is an opportunity to enter the snow removal business. With the current trend of snow, it’s quite possible you could even become a billionaire.

Here’s how:

  1. Register your business

To register your business you will need to:

  1. incorporate your business (obtain your articles of incorporation) through federal incorporation or provincial/territorial incorporation.
  2. get a federal business number and Corporation income tax account from the Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Buy snow removal equipment

Stop by your nearest home hardware store. You can pick up a shovel from anything to $5.99 to $75.00.

If you’re looking to invest in some more substantial equipment like a snow plow or a snow blower, Kijiji works too.

  • Find your clientele

The world is your oyster. Think of all the people who want to stay in their houses to avoid the cold weather and snow. 

So, the next time Environment Canada issues a winter storm warning, you can thank us later. Happy snow shovelling!