How to register a sole proprietorship in Nunavut

Sole proprietorships are registered in Nunavut by filing a Declaration of Use of a Business Name with the Nunavut registries office.

Step 1: Choose a business name

Although there are few restrictions on a business name, you should choose your name carefully. Business names:

don’t have to be unique; duplicate business names may exist
however, if you choose a name that is the same as, or similar to, an existing business name, corporation name, or trademark, the owners could take your business to court; you may have to change your name or pay damages to the owners
cannot use the words ‘limited’, ‘incorporated’ or ‘corporation’ at the end of the business name, since that would imply you are running a corporation
cannot use the abbreviated forms of these words (such as Ltd., Inc., or Corp., or the French forms/abbreviations of those words)
if you’re registering a limited liability partnership, will need to include ‘limited liability partnership’ or the abbreviation ‘LLP’ at the end of the name, or the French terms ‘Société à Responsabilité Limitée’ or ‘SRL’

Step 2: Get a Business Name Report

This step is recommended, but not mandatory. The report contains registered business, corporation and trademark names that are similar to your proposed business name.

Step 3: Fill out the form

The third step is to prepare and complete the “Declaration of Use of a Business Name” form.

Step 4: File the Form and Pay the Fees

The four-step is to file your “Declaration of Use of a Business Name” form with the Nunavut registries office and pay the Nunavut government fees.

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