The New Ontario Business Registry Has Launched

  • November 25, 2021
  • Kimberley A. Cunnington-Taylor

On October 19, 2021, the new Ontario Business Registry launched. The new Ontario Business Registry allows public access to the information in the Ontario government’s corporate database, allows entities to maintain their Ontario organizations directly, and allows entities to provide authorization to their legal professionals to file documents and notices on their behalf without having to use a private third-party service provider or file documents through the mail or by e-mail.

As with all new things, there are some glitches and issues that will need to be resolved by the Ontario government. Patience will be needed for the next while, while everyone gets used to this new system and issues are identified and resolved.