Business Registration Online – What you can do

From: Canada Revenue Agency

1. What you can do

You can use Business Registration Online (BRO) to:

  • get a business number (BN)
  • register for the five main Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) program accounts
  • link to other business online registries for some provincial programs, such as British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia

CRA program accounts you can register for using BRO

You can use BRO to register for the following five CRA program accounts:

For information about other CRA program accounts that are not found in BRO, go to How to register for a BN or CRA program accounts.

Provincial partners

After getting your BN and registering for any of the five main CRA program accounts, BRO lets you transfer to one of the three provinces listed below that have an online business registry service.

Once you click the Transfer button, you will leave BRO to connect to one of the three provinces. These provinces may charge a fee to register for a provincial program account. If you pay by credit card, the province does not give your credit card information to the CRA.

For more information, go to:

Under subsection 241(4)(l) of the Income Tax Act, we may share some business information with our provincial partners. For example:

  • business number
  • business name
  • business address
  • business phone and fax numbers
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