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Business Name Search, Registration, and Renewal

ServiceOntario's Integrated Business Services Application allows you to:

  • Search for business names that have been registered
  • Register or renew your business name, get a Master Business Licence and, if eligible, apply for additional accounts with different government bodies

Before You Start

To search for, register or a renew a business name you will need:

  • A printer to print the Receipt, Summary Registration, Profile Summary, Master Business Licence and/or the Enhanced Business Name Report
  • A valid credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express)
  • Business Name Registration/Renewal fee is $60
  • Enhanced Business Name Search fee is $8 - $26 depending on the report selected

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  • Additional Information

    • To find helpful information about your responsibility to provide a healthy, safe and fair workplace for your employees, please visit the Ministry of Labour’s small business webpage
    • If your business is commencing after June 30, 2010, RST is no longer applicable and you will need to contact CRA to register your business for the HST. Visit the CRA website or call 1 800-959-5525 for more information regarding the HST
    • The Master Business Licence or the Enhanced Business Name Search Report is a PDF file that can be printed or saved to a personal computer
    • You can pay online by credit card
    • There is a money-back service guarantee attached to new business name registrations
    • You can register your business 24 hours a day, seven days a week
    • You can search for business names online Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
    • To apply for CRA programs including Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), payroll deductions, corporate income tax and import/export accounts visit Business Registration Online.
    • Frequently Asked Questions
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    • Before you begin, please ensure that you meet these browser requirements
    • This service is tested daily with McAfee SECURE to ensure the security of the transaction and information

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