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.
Step 1 Read this IMPORTANT INFORMATION before you begin
Step 2 Research your choices
Step 3 Submit a Name Approval Request

SOCIETY NAME REQUESTS must be submitted through Societies Online
Step 4 View the status of a Name Approval Request
Update or cancel unprocessed requests. View processed requests.