Business name registration information (Ontario) 

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Government of Ontario

Applies only to: Ontario

If you are using a business name that differs from your full name or from your corporate name, you need to register that business name.

Business name registration applies to:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Corporation trade names

It costs $60 to register your business name online, and the registration is valid for five years.