Change Company Name
Step 1: Request Name Approval and Reservation
To ensure the public is not confused or misled by similar corporate names, new corporate names must be approved by the Corporate Registry.
If you choose to use the incorporation number as the company’s name (for example 0123456 B.C. Ltd), you do not need a name approval and reservation.
Step 2: File a Change of Corporate Name
Once your new name has been approved, submit an application to "Change Your Company Name" through Corporate Online. You will need your incorporation number, company password and Customer Profile ID. If you do not have a Customer Profile ID, you need to create one on Corporate Online before you can file to change the company name. Companies must be in good standing with all filings up-to-date before altering the company name.
To ensure you have all the information you need before you start the online application, you may fill out a paper copy of the application first.
- Get a copy of the form for limited companies
- Get a copy of the form for unlimited liability companies
- Get a copy of the form for community contribution companies
When using Corporate Online you can pay by credit card.
If you cannot file the application electronically, you can file your annual reports through BC OnLine if you are an account holder or prepare the paper forms and contact a law firm or registry agent to submit the forms for you. Check with the law firm or registry agent regarding additional fees.