There are several ways that you can register a new business:
- Visit the Ministry of Government Services website for direction on starting a new business and how you can register a new business.
- An Ontario Business Connects (OBC) self-serve business registration workstation where you can electronically register a business name, search or renew a business name, and complete applications for retail sales tax, employer health tax and workers' compensation is located at the Nepean Centrepointe branch of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL). The Nepean Centrepointe branch is located at 101 Centrepointe Dr. and the OBC workstation hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information on the OBC workstation and its services, visit the OPL website or call 613-580-2714 (TTY: 613-580-2715).
- Visit the Ministry of Government Services website for the locations of other OBC self-serve business registration workstations in Ottawa.
How do I close a business?
Again, you must contact the Ministry of Government Services for more information on closing your business or dissolving your corporation.
Call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).