Tools & Resources

BIZPAL-Applying for business permits and licenses

BizPaL is an online tool provided by federal, provincial/territorial, municipal governments, and First Nations, to help entrepreneurs and businesses find the permits and licenses required when starting and/or operating a business.

Notice – Business Names Act – Registering a Business Name

Small Business Access Find government information and support available to assist you to start and grow a successful small business.

Ontario Business Registry The Ontario government has launched the Ontario Business Registry, which offers simpler, faster, and more convenient access for organizations that are registered, incorporated, or licensed to carry on business in Ontario. The Ontario Business Registry allows entities to complete over 90 transactions online, including registering, incorporating, and updating their information.

Business names can be searched and registered through ServiceOntario via the following channels:

Business grants and financing

Get Free Legal Advice Pro Bono Ontario provides free legal advice to small business owners over the phone.