This online registry is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and makes it easy to interact with the government. Businesses and not-for-profit corporations can complete a wide range of transactions through the new online registry, including registering a new business and dissolving an existing one.
Business names must be registered under the Business Names Act (BNA) with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Ministry) and are placed on the public record for public disclosure. Anyone may search business name information maintained in the Ministry records for a fee to find the owners or principals behind a business name.
This resource describes the information required to register with the Province of Ontario.