What are door-to-door activities?
In door-to-door activities, the person or persons walk from the door of one house to the door of another to reach out to residents. Generally, door-to-door activities are methods for:
- Direct sales of products and/or services, or;
- Fundraising for non-profits (i.e. health foundations, school groups), or;
- Marketing or promotion (i.e. churches, political candiates), or;
- Gathering information (i.e. census).
In Medicine Hat, people involved in door-to-door sales are categorized as canvassers or pedlars. They may be residents or non-residents. For definitions, see Bylaw 2339. (PDF)
Transient traders are defined as non-residents of Medicine Hat, who sell goods or services from a premises (stationary location) within the City of Medicine Hat. For more information, visit Businesses based outside the city.