To set up your profile and manage your business online in the Ontario Business Registry (OBR), you will need the following:

  1. your company key
  2. a My Ontario Account
  3. a ServiceOntario Account

You will need ALL 3 to set up your profile. After setting up your profile the first time, you can access the OBR in the future by logging in through My Ontario Account.

If your corporation or entity was registered or incorporated before the launch of the OBR on October 19, 2021, the information has been migrated from the old system and it has a profile in the registry. You will still need to set up your account to access your business profile.

Setting up your OBR profile


Get your Company Key

This unique 9 digit number is required to link your business to your OBR profile.


Create and log into MyOntario Account

This provides secure access to government applications including ServiceOntario.


Create a ServiceOntario Account

The OBR is one of ServiceOntario’s online applications.


Link your business using your company key

Your business will now appear in your ServiceOntario Account.

  1. Get your company key

    Your company key is similar to a Personal Identification Number (PIN). It is a 9 digit code that is unique to your business and should be kept confidential. Your business name or Ontario Corporation Number (OCN)/Business Identification Number (BIN) coupled with your company key allows you to access and manage your business in the OBR.

    If you have an intermediary, such as a lawyer or accountant that manages your business, you can provide them with the company key to perform transactions on behalf of your business.

    Get a company key

    NOTE: It is always free to get your company key directly from the ministry.

    Your company key can be:

    • emailed immediately if you have an email address on file
    • mailed to the registered or head office address or principal place of business on file if there is no email address on file:
      • this process can take several days for your company key to be mailed to you
      • if your business address has changed from what is on file, you can answer additional questions to have a company key emailed immediately to you if you qualify
  2. Log in to My Ontario Account

    Once you have your company key, hold on to it as you’ll be asked to enter it in the last step of this process.

    You will need to sign into an existing My Ontario Account or create a new one. My Ontario Account is an authentication tool that provides secure access to government services.

    Log in or create a My Ontario Account

    Once logged in, you will:

    • have secure access to various government applications including ServiceOntario
    • be able to use the OBR which is one of ServiceOntario’s online applications
    • be able to set up your ServiceOntario Account
    • use your company key to link your business to your OBR profile
    • be given the authority to manage and make changes to your business

    Migrate your One-Key account

    If you currently access your ServiceOntario Account using ONe-Key, you will need to migrate your account over to a My Ontario Account by creating or logging into an existing My Ontario Account and select “yes” when prompted about ONe-key migration.

    For more information, please refer to Creating a My Ontario Account Guide to access ServiceOntario.

  3. Create your ServiceOntario account

    Once you log into My Ontario Account, you will be asked to create your ServiceOntario Account. Your ServiceOntario Account houses several online government services including the OBR.

  4. Link your business using your company key

    Once you create your ServiceOntario Account, you will need to:

    1. search for your business entity
    2. enter your company key when prompted

    Once complete, your business will be listed on your ServiceOntario Account. This gives you authority to manage and file transactions for your business online. In the future you can access the OBR by logging in through My Ontario Account.

Using the Ontario Business Registry 

You will be able to file transactions online in the OBR once you set up your profile. Some common services include:

See a list of all OBR services

Information on the public record

Most of the information filed on the OBR, such as registered office or other address information, will be placed on the public record and is publicly available for searches under the business statutes. Administrative information such as contact information for the filing and the official email address is not shown on the public record.

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Contact us by email if you have questions about the OBR. You can also call ServiceOntario from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m: