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As of October 28th, services that previously used ONe-Key credentials, such as the Ontario Business Registry, are switching to a new My Ontario Account service. My Ontario Account allows for increased security and authentication, while providing an improved experience to users.
New users will need to create a My Ontario Account to access business services. Users that have previously used ONe-Key to log in to their Service Ontario Accounts will need to migrate their profile over to a My Ontario Account. They will be prompted to migrate when trying to access business services October 28th.
Walkthrough documents for My Ontario Account creation and ONe-Key migration are attached below.My Ontario Account Self Help User Guide EN v1.0
For more help with the migration, please call the Service Ontario contact centre, from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Toll Free: 1-800-267-8097
Who must register?
- Sole proprietorship (one owner) carrying on business under a name other than the individual’s full name;
- Partnerships carrying on business under a firm name other than the full names of the partner
Corporations carrying on business under a name other than their corporate name;
- An existing general partnership or limited partnership registering a business name different from the registered firm name;
- Limited liability partnerships;
- Extra-provincial limited liability partnerships; and
- Extra-provincial limited liability companies
Online government services are critical, not only to individual citizens, but also to businesses and not-for-profit corporations of all sizes.
To serve Ontario better, we have 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 online registry is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and makes it easy to interact with the government. Businesses and not-for-profit corporations can complete a wide range of transactions through the new online registry, including registering a new business and dissolving an existing one.
Access the registry
- Search for a business or not-for-profit corporation
- Access your existing business or not-for-profit corporation
- Create a new business entity or not-for-profit corporation
Search for a business or not-for-profit corporation
Anyone can do a free search of the Ontario Business Registry to get basic information about a business or not-for-profit corporation.
Once you find the profile of a business entity you want to know more about, you can choose to order a search product (for example, a detailed profile report) to get additional information about that entity.
To order a search product for a corporation, other than your own, contact one of the government’s authorized service providers:
Other types of businesses
To order a search product for your own entity or an entity that is not a corporation (for example, sole proprietorship, partnership), you can choose to go through one of the above service providers or direct through the government look for the “Search Products” drop-down list in the entity’s profile in the Ontario Business Registry.
Access your existing business or not-for-profit corporation
If your business or not-for-profit corporation was registered or incorporated before the launch of the Ontario Business Registry on October 19th, the information has been migrated from the old system and it has a profile in the new registry.
To access a business or not-for-profit corporation profile, make filing under business statutes you will need its company key. A company key is similar to the Personal Identification Number (PIN) you use at the bank or to access other online accounts or services.
Step 1. Get your company key
You will need a company key to access the Ontario Business Registry. The company key will be emailed to the official email address on file. If an email address is not on file, the company key will be mailed to the registered or head office address or principal place of business address on record. If the business address has changed from what is on record, you will need to answer additional questions to have a company key emailed to you.
Step 2. Log in to My Ontario Account
Once you have your company key, you can sign in with your My Ontario Account and create a Service Ontario Account.
If you currently access your Service Ontario Account using ONe-Key, you will need to migrate your account over to a My Ontario Account by following these steps:
- Create a My Ontario Account and select “yes” when prompted about migration.
- Once you create a My Ontario Account, you will be able to access your existing ServiceOntario Account to access the OBR.
A My Ontario Account is a unique electronic credential that provides you with secure access to government services. With it, you can easily create your personal ServiceO ntario Account, which gives you access to various provincial services, including the OBR.
Step 3. Create your Service Ontario Account
Once you have signed-up for your My Ontario Account, you will be asked to create your ServiceOntario Account.
You can now link your business to your ServiceOntario Account using your company key. Once completed, your business will be listed on your ServiceOntario Account and you can access the OBR from this page.
Create a new business entity or not-for-profit corporation
To create a new business entity or not-for-profit corporation, select the appropriate button below and follow the prompts. For security reasons, you will be asked to create a ONe-key ID and a ServiceOntario account.
If you are incorporating a business or not-for-profit and are proposing a name that you have chosen yourself, please get an Ontario-biased Nuans Report to confirm that no existing Ontario corporation has the same name or a name that’s similar to the one you are proposing.
You can get an Ontario-biased Nuans Report from one of the government’s authorized Service Providers:
You can also search for a Nuans member on the Government of Canada’s website.
Your BIN (Business Identification Number) should not be confused with the federal Business Number (BN) assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for federal programs, including Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST), Import/Export Accounts, Payroll Deductions and Corporate Income Tax. For more information regarding the federal Business Number, visit the CRA website.