If you are starting a new business, you can use the provincial government’s OneStop Business Registration service is for you. This service was developed by the BC government to make it easier to register a business in British Columbia.
This service can be used by:
You can use this service to:
Instantly register your sole proprietorship or general partnership with the BC Corporate Registry (Note: This registration requires pre-approval of your business name. Forms can be obtained at Community Futures or the Government Agent Office)
Register as a vendor for the provincial sales tax with the BC Consumer Taxation Branch
Register as an employer with the Workers' Compensation Board of BC
Apply for personal optional protection with Workers' Compensation Board of BC
Apply for a business number account with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency for GST, payroll deductions, corporate income tax, and import/export account.
Apply for one or more municipal business licenses with participating municipalities
If you need to register your business, we do have a public computer free to use. Reminder: You will need a credit card to register your business online!
Small Business BC
Small Business BC helps British Columbia’s entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors, educational services, easy-to-use free resources and engaging community events.
Do you have three minutes?
That is all you need to become a part of Taking Care of Business! The online membership application can be submitted and approved in less than 3 minutes.
As an approved member you, and your business (or not-for-profit) team will have access to:
- free online training
- professional business support with our very own experts
- access and support with special programs to help you grow your business
Your Taking Care of Business Membership includes your entire team – owners, managers, employees, everyone!
Don’t have an existing business, but interested in starting a business? Perfect, we have a membership level for you too!
Become a member today and let’s get Taking Care of Business!
For assistance during office hours, call 1-855-682-4325 (you will speak to a real person!)
Armed with passion and ambition, expertise and intuition, visions and reflections, the Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique (SDECB) works every day to help you: entrepreneurs, newcomers, women of business and young Francophones to realize your professional project in British Columbia.