Nova Scotia Sole Proprietorship Registration Service

Nova Scotia Sole Proprietorship Registration Service

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

Sole proprietorships are registered in Nova Scotia, according to the provisions of the Nova Scotia Partnership Act. Registration is completed by Filing a Statement of Registration Sole Proprietorship with the Nova Scotia Registries Office.

Registration Fees


Processing Time

5 Business Days

Delivery Method

Your certificate of registration will be delivered physically by regular mail.


Registration places your business name in the public record maintained by the Nova Scotia 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.