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Last Edited
August 26, 2004

BUSINESS REGISTRATION

NAME APPROVAL
The first step in the registration process is the approval of a business name. You must have your name approved if you are incorporating a company, society or cooperative; or registering a partnership or sole proprietorship.
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WHERE DO YOU GO?
Have your name approved quickly within Greater Vancouver at the Canada/BC Business Services Society, in Victoria at Victoria Connects, locally in your area at the nearest Onestop Business Registry Location or Government Agents office.

PROPRIETORSHIP, PARTNERSHIP OR INCORPORATION?
What are the advantages of incorporating a company versus registering a partnership or a sole proprietorship? more>>>

 

Name Approval Request Form
pdf file 3 pages

OneStop Business Registry

Register fast at the Canada/BC Business Services Society


Corporate Registry Information Centre

Statement of Registration
of General Partnership or Sole Proprietorship

pdf file 2 pages

REGISTERING A SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP OR A PARTNERSHIP
The simplest form of business is a sole proprietorship. When two or more people or corporations arrange to carry on business together they can decide to form a partnership. Registering these business types requires a Declaration of Partnership or Proprietorship more>>>

 

 

BC INCORPORATION
Incorporation is the process by which one or more natural
persons may form a limited company more>>>

 

 

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