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Business Number Registration Ontario

Ontario Business Number

Register your Ontario Business with the help of Ontario Business Central and receive your registered business number

When you register your business in Ontario, you’ll receive a Master Business Licence with a registered business number. Registration in Ontario allows you to operate a business, open a bank account, use a business name for marketing materials, etc. The Ontario Business Names Act states that you must register your business name if you operate under any name other than your legal name.

Ex: If your name is Julie Smith, you can operate under the business name ‘JULIE SMITH’ without registering, but if you operate under anything other than your full legal name, such as ‘JULIE’S HAIRSTYLING’, you must register.

This type of business registration in Ontario is known as a Master Business Licence, and a registered Master Business Licence is valid for 5 years. Before the end of the 5-year term, you are required to renew your license in order to keep the business active.

What is required to register?

Tradenames also require the following

When you choose Ontario Business Central for your business registration, or other services we provide, you can expect the following:

Ontario Business Central has been helping clients with all types of legal processing needs for 25+ years, making it quick and easy for individuals to file the necessary paperwork to get their new business venture off the ground. By having Ontario Business Central as a trusted partner, you save time and money on all your filing needs.

Allow Ontario Business Central to perform the Business Registration Ontario on your behalf.


If we can be of assistance, or if you have any questions about this service, please feel free to reach out to our staff for any clarification or assistance you may require.

Toll-Free: 1-877-306-9458
Local: 1-416-599-9009
Fax: 1-866-294-4363
Office Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday E.S.T.

Ontario Business Central Inc. is not a law firm and cannot provide a legal opinion or advice. This information is to assist you in understanding the requirements of registration within the chosen jurisdiction. It is always recommended, when you have legal or accounting questions that you speak to a qualified professional.






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