How To Register Your Company Name
To Register Online: Service Ontario aims to streamline the registration, renewal or name change process for small businesses. You can register your small business name, renew your business name online 24/7 through the website listed below. To Register or renew in person: You can drop off completed hard-copy forms for a sole-proprietorship/partnership or corporation at the following address: Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Central Production and Verifications Branch 375 University Avenue, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2M2 This location is the only one that accepts in-person paper registrations and renewals. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, except holidays. The cost is $80 for a new registration or renewal. You can pay by cash, debit, cheque and money order (made out to the Minister of Finance) or credit card (VISA or MasterCard).
Corporate Name Search
(www.nuans.com)NUANS is a computerized search system that compares a proposed name or trade-mark with existing corporate names and trade-marks.
Ontario Business Name Registration
(www.ontario.ca/page/registering-your-business-name)An information sheet for corporations about why they need to register their business name, who must register, how to register and other important information.
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