CANCEL a Business Registration

Cancel one of the following Business Name types: Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Business Name for a Corporation, Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, Extra-Provincial Limited Liability Partnership and an Extra-Provincial Limited Liability Company.

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A business name is valid for 5 years. If your business ceases to operate, you may cancel your business name registration.  If you wish to file a cancellation, it must be filed prior to the expiry date set out on the registration.

Technical Specs

The application forms are dynamic and will change depending on how you answer the questions.  Please complete all mandatory fields that are marked with an asterisk (*).  Once the application is successfully processed, the official documents and will be sent by email to the official email address provided on the form and to the contact person specified.  The company key, if applicable will only be sent to the official email address.

If you are completing the PDF application form and attaching to this order, here are some helpful tips:

When encountering a problem opening PDF using a browser such as Chrome, please follow these steps to open and complete the form.

  1. When you locate the form needed, right-click to select “Save link as” to save the PDF form onto the desktop. Do not double-click the form and open it in a browser.
  2. Open the form that you saved on the desktop with Adobe Reader. Do not double-click to open the PDF form as Adobe Reader might not be the default program to open PDFs on your computer.
  3. Complete the form, save the data, and close it. Then open again to see if the input data is there.

If PDF forms do not open in the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome, click here for the solution.

Processing Time

For same day service, we ask that applications be submitted by 3:00 pm to allow for review, preparation and filing of the documents with the Ontario Business Registry.  You will be notified if same day processing times cannot be met.

Business Name RegistrationsFiling FeesGovernment FeeProcessing Time
New/Renewal - Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership$75$60same day
New/Renewal - Corporation Business Name, Business name of GP/LP, Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, Extra-Provincial Limited Liability Partnership (EP-LLP) or Company (EP-LLC)$95$60same day
Amendments or Cancellation (all business types)$95$0same day