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Business Registration

Learn how to register a business name in Canada or the steps for registering a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation in various Canadian provinces.

Starting a Business: Register a Business Name
This article on business registration in Canada includes details on how to register a business name in various provinces and territories, whether you're starting a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation.

Business Registration in Ontario
The business registration procedure and how and where to register a business in Ontario, whether it's a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation.

Business Registration in Quebec
An explanation of the procedure of business registration in Quebec, including whether or not a business needs to be registered and how to register a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation.

Business Registration in B.C.
An explanation of the forms of business ownership and an outline of how to register a business name and the business registration procedure for a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or cooperative in B.C.

Business Registration In Alberta
Detailed instructions on filing a declaration of trade name (registering a business name) and business registration for a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or cooperative in Alberta.

Business Registration in Nova Scotia
The business registration procedure to follow to register a business name, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or society (non-profit organization) with links to necessary forms.

Alberta Corporate Registry
Information on how to incorporate cooperatives, corporations, extra-provincial corporations, non-profit companies and societies from Service Alberta.

BC Corporate Registry
Provides information on various Corporate Registry services such as registering a business name, setting up a non-profit organization, and business registration, such as the documents needed to maintain a corporation in BC.

B.C. OneStop Business Registration
A computer program that lets you and your new business in an hour or less (as long as your business name is already approved). It's not available over the Internet yet; you have to go to a workstation location to use it.

Manitoba: Business Registration and Incorporation
This guide to registering a business name, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or cooperative in Manitoba includes definitions of the different types of businesses and contact information.

New Brunswick Corporate Affairs Registry
The place to register your New Brunswick-based business corporation, non-profit company, partnership or business name (under which sole proprietorships and partnerships operate).

Business Registration Newfoundland & Labrador
In Newfoundland and Labrador, you don't have to register the name of sole proprietorships or partnerships, but corporations, limited liability partnerships, and cooperatives have to be registered. Here are the details from Newfoundland and Labrador's Registry of Companies.

Nova Scotia Permits Directory
This searchable directory contains information on more than 325 permits, licences, certifications, and registrations that you may need to do business in Nova Scotia. Includes locations and telephone numbers.

Nova Scotia: Business Name... Registration
This Service Nova Scotia page outlines how to register a business name, sole proprietorship, or partnership in Nova Scotia and includes links to the Registry of Joint Stock Companies where you can download the required forms.

Nunavut Legal Registries
The Legal Registries in Nunavut is the place to go for those who want to incorporate a business, a non-profit society or a cooperative in this territory.

Service Ontario Business Registration & Renewal
Access page for registering your business online in Ontario, whether it's a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation.

Ontario Companies and Personal Property Security Branch
The Companies and Personal Property Security Branch of Ontario "registers business names of sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations; authorizes the creation of limited partnerships; incorporates business and not-for-profit entities and licenses foreign extra provincial corporations".

Business Registration in P.E. I.
An outline of the procedures and costs for registering your business in Prince Edward Island. Links to necessary forms are included (InfoPEI).

Business Registration in Saskatchewan
This introduction to Saskatchewan's Corporate Registry site provides details on how to register a business in that province.

Northwest Territories Business Registration
This page from the Northwest Territories Department of Justice explains who has to go through business registration in the province and how to go about it.

Yukon Business Registration
This Business Start-Up Info-Guide from the Canada-Yukon Business Service Centre includes information on business registration for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.

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