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Business Registration in Ontario

Who Must Register Under the Business Names Act?

The Ontario Business Names Act administered by the Companies and Personal Property Security Branch applies to:

  • Sole proprietorships (one owner) carrying on business under a name other than the individual’s full name;
  • Partnerships carrying on business under a firm name other than the full names of the partners;
  • Corporations carrying on business under a name other than their corporate name;
  • An existing general partnership or limited partnership registering a business name different from the registered firm name;
  • Limited liability partnerships;
  • Extra-provincial limited liability partnerships; and
  • Extra-provincial limited liability companies

Ministry Fee for Registration

The Ministry fee for registering a business name:

  • Through Ownr, $49
  • Through Service Ontario, $60
  • Through Service Providers. Please contact them directly for information about the fees they charge.

Book a free consultation with us to find out more information on how to properly register, renew or cancel your business registration.