Ontario Business Name Registrations

Whether you are registering a new business name, or need to update information of an existing business we can assist with the entire registration process with any Ontario Business Name registration.

 

 

Registration Type

Business Name Registrations

Sole Proprietorship – this form is used to register an unincorporated business with one (sole) owner. The owner must be an individual and not a corporation. For a business name registered to a Corporation click here.

General Partnership – this form can also be used to register an unincorporated business name with 2 or more owners. The individuals may consist of individuals, corporations or other unincorporated businesses. (Not the same as a Limited Partnership.)

 

Corporation Business Name

Corporation Business Name – this form is used to register a business name under a Corporation. Also known as ‘Business Trade Name‘ or ‘Operating Name‘. The owner must be an active Ontario Corporation or an Extra-Provincial Corporation with an active Ontario number.

 

Business Name Registration under a General or Limited Partnership

Business Registration – this form is used by a partnership or a limited partnership that wishes to carry on business under a name that is different from the original legal name.

 

Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, Extra Provincial Limited Liability Partnership or Company (LLP/LLC)

Limited Liability Partnership – this form is used to register a Limited Liability Partnership which has special characteristics related to liability and may ONLY be formed by professionals whose governing legislation permits an LLP to practice. In Ontario only lawyers, chartered accountants and certified general accountants may form a Limited Liability Partnership.

Extra-Provincial Limited Liability Partnership – must register the firm name to carry on business in Ontario and can only carry on business under that firm name.

Extra-Provincial Limited Liability Companies – a limited liability company is an unincorporated association, other than a partnership, formed under the laws of another jurisdiction that grants its members limited liability.

 

Government Filing Fees

Business Name RegistrationsFiling FeesGovernment FeeProcessing Time
New/Renewal - Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Corporation Business Name$75$60same day
New/Renewal - Business name of GP/LP, Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, Extra-Provincial Limited Liability Partnership (EP-LLP) or Company (EP-LLC)$95$60same day
Amendments (other than name change), or Cancellation (all types)$95$0same day
Limited Partnership RegistrationFiling FeesGovernment FeeProcessing Time
New, Name Change or Renewal$95$210same day
Amendments (other than name change)$95$0same day
Late Renewal*$95$210 + $150 = $360same day
Dissolution or Withdrawel$95$0same day
*Administration fees apply to government fees when paying by credit card and are not shown above. Varies based on amount.