Registering your business with the government
You may have to register with the government before you start operating your business.
Before you register
Before you register your business, you will need to know:
- where your main office will be located
- which other provinces and territories you plan to operate in
- your proposed business name (see Choosing a name)
- the type of business that best suits your needs (see sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or co-operative for help determining which structure is right for you).
Choose your business type
To learn about your registration requirements and start the registration process, choose your planned business type:
Get help with business registration
If you need help figuring out the business registration process you can contact the Canada Business Network's offices in your region.
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