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Ready to register my business

Did you know that most businesses in Nova Scotia must be registered with the province's Registry of Joint Stock Companies before they can start operating? You can determine if your company should be registered, and how best to do it based on your business structure, using the resources listed below.

Register a partnership or sole proprietorship using the online service for business.

You'll also find detailed information on when and how to register your business with the federal government.

Who Needs to Register?

I need information about business structures.

Do I need a Business Number? Not all businesses require a Business Number (BN).

You only need a BN if you require any one of the following business accounts:

  • Payroll
  • Corporate income tax
  • Import/Export  (more)