Business Registrations Before Initiating Operations

Starting up a business can be a daunting task for the new business owner.  It is essential that Ontario business operators are aware of the various registrations required prior to initiating operation.

The 9 basic registrations that are required are:

  1. Business Number;
  2. GST/HST Account;
  3. Payroll Deduction;
  4. Import/Export Account;
  5. Corporate Tax Account;
  6. Vendor Permit Number;
  7. Employer Health Tax;
  8. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board; and
  9. Non-Resident Account.

Most required registrations can be done quickly and easily online at the Canada Revenue Agency website (