Your Business Number is necessary for many common business operations, including registering for a GST/HST number with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
If you have already incorporated or registered your sole proprietorship and received a Business Number, you can find it on your Ownr dashboard by clicking the Organization tab and scrolling down to Organization Information.
If you do not see your Business Number in your Ownr account, that means it hasn’t been registered yet or it hasn’t been linked to your Ownr account. This process can vary with each jurisdiction, so be sure to check the important details below.
For sole proprietorships registered in Ontario, you will need to contact the CRA at 1-800-959-5525 to receive a Business Number.
For companies incorporated provincially in Ontario, to find the Business Number for your Ontario corporation, visit the Ontario Business Registry’s website, scroll down to the section marked "Access your existing business or not-for-profit corporation", then create a login, and search for your company. The Business Number will be displayed along with your company’s information.
Once you have located your Business Number, you can return to Ownr, click on the section labelled Company Info under the Organization tab, scroll down to the section labelled Organizational Information and then click Add Business Number.
For all business owners in Alberta and British Columbia, and for business owners that incorporate federally in Ontario with Ownr, a Business Number is automatically provided for all incorporations and sole proprietorship registrations. You will see the Business Number in your Ownr account once the registration has been completed.