To register a new business online:
To register a new business name, visit Service Ontario’s Registering Your Business Name. You can register a business name, or search or renew a business name, and get a Master Business Licence.
To apply for a Business Number and CRA programs including the GST/HST, payroll deductions, corporate income tax, and import/export accounts online, visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s Business Registration Online .
If you do not have access to the Internet, you can use the free computer access and free WiFi at Ottawa Public Library (OPL) branches . For a business consultation, book an appointment with a business librarian . Please phone OPL InfoService 613-580-2940 or email InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca for further information.
To register a new business in person:
- Go to the Service Ontario location at City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West in Ottawa. For other locations offering Business registration services, check the Service Location Finder.
How do I close my business?
- Visit Service Ontario Business Services for instructions and a link to Canada Business Network’s guide to Closing a Business.
Call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).