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BC Business Name Request

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Product Description

The first step in business registration or incorporation is the approval of the business name. This process combines the name search and approval. The approval of any name is at the discretion of the Registrar of Companies.

Business Name is not Protected

Please note, registration of a firm name does not provide any protection for that name and does not mean that the name will be available if you decide to incorporate a company using this name. Sole proprietorship and partnership names cannot use any form of corporate designation, for example Limited, Ltd., Inc., Corporation.

Three Name Choices

It is recommended that you submit three business name choices, in order of preference, for each name approval. Your first choice for a name may be approved, if available, and held for a period of 56 calendar days. Once approved, you will be assigned a Name Reservation number to be used in the business registration process.


Business names must have a distinctive element followed by a descriptive element.




Click Here to Reserve and Register your business name in One Easy Step for a Partnership or a General Proprietorship.


Name request results typically take 2-3 business days to be approved.

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