Business Registration Online – Register

As of May 13, 2024, the CRA no longer registers and maintains import and export RM program accounts. These services are now provided by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). However, if you don't have a business number, get it from the CRA at How to register for a business number or Canada Revenue Agency program accounts before contacting the CBSA. Learn more: Import-export program account.

4. Register

Protect your business account by monitoring your My Business Account for any suspicious activity, which can include unsolicited changes to banking or mailing address, unauthorized appointment or changes of representatives or benefit applications made on your behalf. Go to Security of your CRA account for tips on securing your account.

For information on protecting yourself against identity theft and fraud, go to Scam prevention and the CRA.

If you're a business owner or a third party requester

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When you register for a business number (BN) using Business Registration Online (BRO), you will receive a new nine-digit BN. You must keep this new BN for your own records and future interactions with the CRA.

If you're a representative with a RepID

Enter BRO through the Represent a Client service.

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