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Starting a business

BizPaL is an online service that simplifies the business permit and license process for entrepreneurs, businesses, governments, and third-party business service providers. Users simply answer a series of questions on their type of business and BizPaL will automatically generate a list of permits and licenses from all levels of government (federal, provincial, territorial and municipal), with basic information on each, as well as links to government sites where users can learn more and, in some cases, apply online.

CRA Business Registration Online is a, self-serve application that allows you to register for a Business Number, as well as for four program accounts: Corporation income tax, GST/HST, Payroll and Import/Expor


  Business Name Search, Registration, and Renewal - Ontario

Search for business names that have been registered

Register or renew your business name, get a Master Business License and, if eligible, apply for additional accounts with different government bodies.

Business plan resources:  A well-researched and thought-out business plan increases your chance of success by helping you to consider every aspect of your business. It will continue to help you as you grow with your success. Start with a business plan checklist and start writing a business plan to suit your needs.