Register your sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation business name using our secure, cost effective & reliable business name registration service!
When to register
The name of a new business must be registered if it’s different than the business-owner’s legal name. The registration is valid for 5 years. Then it must be renewed.
It’s up to you to keep your registration up to date. This means renewing it before the end of the 5-year period, and knowing when you have to register again. If you change your business name or type (for example, from a general partnership to a sole proprietorship), this requires a new registration.
What registration gets you
You’ll receive a Master Business Licence (MBL), which you can use as proof of business name registration at financial institutions and in business transactions with the Ontario government.