Business Registration Online – After you register

5. After you register

Receive your BRO summary

After you register for any of the four main Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) program accounts, we will send you a BRO summary. It gives you your 9-digit business number and your 15-character program account number.


Program account number
                           Business number (BN)                               Program identifier       Reference number    
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R P 0 0 0 2

For more information on the format of a business number and program account number, go to Format of the business number and program account.

Receive your GST/HST registration confirmation letter

If you registered for a GST/HST program account you will receive a GST/HST registration confirmation letter.

For more information, go to Goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST).

Your program account responsibilities

For more information on your program account responsibilities, see the following:

Manage your program accounts

Sign up for Direct deposit; it's a fast, reliable, and safe way to get your money for your program account.

Register for My Business Account to manage your program accounts online.

Send your comments on BRO

If you have any comments or suggestions on BRO, send your email to

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