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Registering your business

Your decision to start a business is an exciting one. While many business owners start with a plan to inform and attract potential customers, one thing you’ll also need to do is register your business with various levels of government, for many reasons.

Click on the image below to find a comprehensive list of steps to register your business – either as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or cooperative, links to the provincial and territorial business registration sites and regulations, and when (and how) to apply for any additional permits or licenses you’ll need to legally run your business.