The simplest legal registration is a Master Business license. This online Provincial site allows you to do a business name search, renew or register your sole proprietor, general partnership or corporate trade name go to Ontario Business Services. Register a business name
The fee for each name search is $8, the registration fee is $60. It takes about 30 minutes to complete your registration. When you are finished, print the Master Business License (MBL) you can also have it emailed to you. The online services accepts Credit Cards only.
The Master Business License is valid for 5 years, after which you’ll need renew at the above link. If your license has expires you have up to 60 days to renew after the 60 days of grace you will register as a new business but be aware you also get a new BIN number.
Self-service public computers are available at select Service Ontario
locations where you can register a business name. The cost is $60, plus $8 if you include the name search. Business name searches and registrations are processed and can be printed immediately for your records. Service Ontario locations will accept cash, debit or credit card located at 1 Gateway Blvd in Brampton.
To change business information, address or cancel your Master Business License visit this link
To change the business name, all partners, or change from a partnership to a sole proprietor you must complete a new business registration.