- Permits and Licences Search In order to do business in Canada, and to comply with government regulations, you may need a variety of licences and permits from different levels of government. Use the permits and licences search above to find out which ones may apply to your business. Please note that some provinces and municipalities are not represented in the search, and not all industry sectors are included. Additionally, your business may need to comply with other regulations or obligations that do not involve permits and licences.
- Register or renew your business name, get a Master Business License and, if eligible, apply for additional accounts with different government bodies.
- Federal Business Registration Online (e.g. HST, payroll deductions, corporate income tax and import-export program)
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Register or renew your business name, get a Master Business License and, if eligible, apply for additional accounts with different government bodies.
Federal Business Registration Online (e.g. HST, payroll deductions, corporate income tax and import-export program)
Change of Business Information service to close your Retail Sales Tax, Employer Health Tax, Harmonized Sales Tax and Corporate Income Tax accounts.
Change your business address Update your business address, mailing address or phone number attached to your Corporations Tax, Employer Health Tax, or Retail Sales Tax accounts. If you are a registered ONT-TAXS online user, update information on your returns.