Here you can get your name approved and register it as a Proprietorship/Partnership, Incorporation or as a Non Profit Society. You can also register for HST, Payroll, Import/Export, Corporate Income Tax, WorkSafeBC and municipal business licences.
Get your Name Approved (131KB)
The name approval form can be downloaded and filled out and brought down to the Comox Valley Economic Development office to get your name approved. This process takes approximately 24-48 hours.
You may also get your Name Approval Online by following a few easy steps.
Becoming a Partnership or a Proprietorship
One of the primary reasons for registration of a Proprietorship/Partnership is so the public can identify and locate the individuals involved in the business.
Incorporating your Company (Provincially & Federally)
To incorporate a company in BC, the Business Corporations Act states that
one or more persons may form a company by entering into an incorporation
agreement, establishing articles for the company which sets out its rules for
conduct and by electronically filing with the Corporate Registry an
Become a Non Profit Organization
When starting a non profit society one must understand that any funds or profits must be used only for the purpose of the organization itself. Funds or profits cannot be distributed to a member of the society without the member giving appropriate compensation to the society first.
Canada Revenue Agency Information
Here you can register and get information regarding HST, Payroll, Corporate Income Tax and Import/Export Accounts.
Here you can register and get information regarding WorkSafeBC coverage for both yourself and your employees.
Municipal Business Licences
Here you can get information and register for a Municipal Business Licence in the Comox Valley and around the Province.