Please note: Canada Business Ontario is now FedDev Ontario Small Business Services.
Our information and services remain the same.
Business Name and Registration
A business name is an introduction, an advertising tool and an identity. Review the following documents for information on choosing your business name and getting it registered.
- Naming Your Business
Explore some ideas that could help you choose an effective business name.
Choose from the options below to find out how to set-up and/or register the corresponding type of business:
A non-incorporated business with only one owner.
A non-incorporated business with more than one owner.
- Federal Corporation
A business that is incorporated across Canada.
- Provincial Corporation
A business that is incorporated only in Ontario.
- Not-for-Profit Guide
A business that operates for a cause other than making a profit.
- Starting a Co-operative
A business that is owned and controlled by its members.