Effective June 30th, Benefit Companies can now be incorporated in the Business Registry. The Business Corporations Act was amended to include a new type of corporation: benefit companies. This new type of corporation is a for-profit company that commits to conducting its business in a responsible and sustainable way. Click here to learn more.
The name approval request is currently taking approximately 10 to 15 business days to process. If you require a response within 1 business day, please upgrade to a priority service for an additional $100 fee.
BC Registries applications will be unavailable on Tuesday, October 13th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm PDT due to maintenance
Welcome to the official British Columbia Government website that allows you to submit a business or corporate name for approval by B.C. Registry staff.