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March 22, 2004


The OneStop Business Registration service enables new and existing businesses to complete multiple government applications quickly and efficiently. Businesses can apply for any or all of these registrations at one time in less than one hour:

  • Register your proprietorship or partnership name with B.C. Corporate Registry
  • Register as a vendor for the provincial sales tax with B.C. Consumer Tax
  • Register as an employer with Workers' Compensation Board of B.C.
  • Apply for personal optional protection coverage with Workers' Compensation Board of B.C.
  • Apply for a business number account for GST/HST, payroll deductions, corporate income tax and import/export with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
  • Apply for one or more municipal business licences with participating municipalities. If your municipality is not listed and you wish to apply for a business licence with them, please contact them directly.

The OneStop Business Address Change service allows businesses to change their physical and/or mailing address with one entry and automatically notify participating federal, provincial and municipal agencies. This service is currently available only to B.C. corporations.

Both services are available:
- on the Internet seven days a week, or
- at kiosks located conveniently throughout the province, with staff available to assist, if necessary, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Pacific Time excluding statutory holidays.

OneStop Business Services is offered by the Province of British Columbia's Ministry of Small Business & Economic Development in collaboration with its many federal, provincial and municipal government partners.

Web site: http://www.onestopbc.ca

Do not possess a credit card? Not comfortable with using the internet?
The choice of using the old-fashioned form method is still available to you:

Once your name has been approved using the Name Approval Request form (pdf document), you can file the Statement of Registration of General Partnership or Sole Proprietorship (pdf document) with your local Government Agent ($40.00), at Canada/BC Business Services ($50.00+tax), or by mailing the completed form directly to the Registrar of Companies (address on the form - $40.00)
Please be aware that there is an approximate 3 weeks wait to recieve your registration number using this method (using Onestop, you will receive your registration number immediately)

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