Registering Your Business
Business Name Approvals and Registrations: The BBOT can help assist you with applying for a business name approval and with registering your sole proprietorship/partnership provincially in BC.
Selecting a Business Structure: Consult this brief info sheet for basic information on the different legal structures you need to choose for your business.
Business Structures – Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Corporations: Visit this page for an overview of some of the advantages and disadvantages of different business structures.
Guide to Federal Incorporation: Consult this document for help on incorporating your small business federally.
Incorporating your Business: Visit this Industry Canada website to incorporate your business federally.
Register your Corporation in BC: This website will take you through the steps to incorporate your business in BC or to register an extra-provincial business in BC.
Permits and Licenses: Visit the BizPal interactive online system for help on determining the permits and licenses you may need to operate your business in a given city
WorkSafe BC Registration: Most employers are required by law to register their business/firm with WorkSafeBC and pay premiums. Learn more and self-register your business with WorkSafeBC.