The renewal must be made prior to the expiry date set out on the registration. The ministry allows for a grace period of 60 days. This means you can renew a registration within 60 days after it expires. After 60 days, to continue using the name, you must file a new registration and you will be assigned a new Business Identification Number (BIN).
Under the BNA, a registration is effective for 5 years from the date it is accepted by the Registrar for registration. A registrant may renew a registration before it expires. If the registrant has not filed a renewal within sixty days after it expires, the registrant must file a new registration, and will be assigned a new Business Identification Number (BIN).
A (NAICS) North American Industry Classification System code is now required. It is a 2 to 6 digit number based on the main activity of the business. For more information and to search for your code on NAICS code visit NAICS link.
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.
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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 Registrations||Filing Fees||Government Fee||Processing Time
|New/Renewal - Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Corporation Business Name||$75||$60||same day
|New/Renewal - Business name of GP/LP, Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, Extra-Provincial Limited Liability Partnership (EP-LLP) or Company (EP-LLC)||$95||$60||same day
|Amendments or Cancellation (all business types)||$95||$0||same day