Cost for Business Registration in BC

Business Registration fees in British Columbia

Business Registration in BC requires the Selection and Approval of a Business Name, Registering of your business name and the opening of Government Tax Accounts. Depending on the nature of your business activity and the location of your business, you may be required to register for additional licenses, permits or other government accounts to start a business in BC. The table here provides you with the rates for Business Name Registration in BC and other optional services you might choose.

The first part of the table is standard Business Registration Cost package (business set up costs) and cannot be negotiated. Business start-up costs mentioned under ‘Optional Services’ are not mandatory and applicable to BC businesses only if the services are chosen.

Rates for Business Registration in BC

For small and medium business (Sole Proprietorship and Partnerships)

Registration Type / Services Sole Proprietorship Partnership Trade Name
(for existing corporations)
Package Services
Government Filing Fee $ 40.00 $ 40.00 $ 40.00
Name Reservation $ 59.95 $ 59.95 $59.95
BC Business Registration Fee $ 45.00 $ 45.00 $ 45.00
If more than one applicant

N.A. $ 5.00 per applicant N.A.

Sub Total

$ 144.95 $ 144.95 $ 144.95

Taxes

$ 13.64 $ 13.64 $   13.64

Total

$ 158.59 $ 158.59 $ 158.59
Optional Services
For your Privacy and Convenience you should consider using a separate Registered Address for your business
Registered Business Address

$ 215.00

$ 215.00

$ 215.00

How quickly do you need this order completed?
Time estimate for Rush Service refers to actual completion of your order. This estimate excludes delays related to incomplete information provided by you and delivery time, as we have no control over couriers.
Regular Delivery - - -
within 3 days $ 50.00 $ 50.00 $ 50.00
Government Accounts
You can apply for Government Accounts to simplify your registration process. Simply select the required accounts and we will file appropriate paperwork on your behalf.
GST/HST Account Registration $ 39.95 $ 39.95 N/A

Import/Export Account Registration

$ 39.95

$ 39.95

N/A

Payroll Account Registration

$ 39.95

$ 39.95

N/A

WCB Registration

$ 50.00

$ 50.00

N/A

Mode of Delivery

Download when ready

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Pick-up

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Email

$ 1.00

$ 1.00

$ 1.00

Fax

$ 5.25

$ 5.25

$ 5.25

Mail

$ 7.25

$ 7.25

$ 7.25

Courier

$ 19.95

$ 19.95

$ 19.95

Plus taxes

13%

13%

13%

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Business Name Cancellation

$ 67.80 plus taxes

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Note:

You can use this form to estimate the total cost of registration based on your selection and requirements. You can also place the order once you make your selection.

Please note that all orders are subject to acceptance by the Business Development Centre. The management reserves the right to reject any order for any reason without accepting any liability whatsoever. Although every effort is being made to display accurate information and prices, the Business Development Centre does not accept liability for typographical errors and reserves the right to correct such errors.

Rates are subject to change

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