Business Registration Online – What you can do

From: Canada Revenue Agency

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1. What you can do

You can use Business Registration Online (BRO) to:

  • get a business number (BN)
  • register for some types of program account
  • link to other business online registries for some provincial programs, such as British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia

CRA program accounts you can register for using BRO

If you have a BN, you can use BRO to register for program accounts. If you just received a BN and are in BRO, without leaving, you can register for the following types of program account:

For information about other CRA program accounts that are not found in BRO or if you want to register a non-resident business, go to How to register for a business number or Canada Revenue Agency program accounts.

Provincial partners

Incorporating your business after getting your BN and registering for CRA program accounts can be done through BRO. It lets you transfer to one of the provinces listed below that have an online business registry service.

Before you click the Transfer button, make sure you have registered for all the program accounts you need because your session in BRO will end once you connect to one of the provinces. These provinces may charge a fee to register for a provincial program account. If you pay by credit card, the province does not give your credit card information to the CRA.

For more information, go to:

Under paragraph 241(4)(l) of the Income Tax Act, we may share some business information with our provincial partners. For example:

  • business number
  • business name
  • business address
  • business phone and fax numbers
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