British Columbia Sole Proprietorship Registration Service

British Columbia Sole Proprietorship Registration Service

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Fast and easy British Columbia Sole Proprietorship Online Registration. Company Formations Canada simplifies to the maximum the task of registering a new sole proprietorship business name in British Columbia, by offering an easy online sole proprietorship registration service.

Sole proprietorships are registered in British Columbia, according to the provisions of the British Columbia Partnership Act. Registration is completed by Filing a Declaration of Trade Name Registration with BC Registries Office.

Registration Fees

$178.00 (All-Inclusive)

Processing Time

3 Business Days

Delivery Method

Electronically in PDF by Email.


Registration places your business name in the public record maintained by the British Columbia Registries Office. This allows consumers and business people to find the owners or the principal behind a business name.

When choosing your trade/business name, choose a distinctive name to stand out from your competitors. Make sure the name is not misleading or confusing in its description of the goods and services you will provide, also remember that certain words or expressions cannot be used:

Words or expressions, in any language, that, are obscene or objectionable in nature.
Words that imply the business, is a different type of organization.
The words “college”, “institute”, or “university” cannot be used without the written consent of the Ministry of Education and Training.
You may not use the words “limited”, “corporation” or “incorporated”
Words with restricted use under federal or provincial laws
Words that imply the business is associated with the Crown or the Government of Canada, any province of Canada or any municipal government may not use without the written consent of the appropriate authority.

Please note:

Filing of a Declaration of Trade Name is required mainly to provide proof that the name is in use by a particular business. Filing the declaration does not give any right of ownership of the name.