Modernization Initiative

BC Registries and Online Services has started a phased, multi-year modernization initiative to replace and improve the applications used for the Corporate, Personal Property and Manufactured Homes Registries. 

Our vision is to develop a better service experience and make it easier for citizens and businesses to complete transactions and filings with the province of BC and across other jurisdictions, manage accounts and pay for services.

We will continue to post additional information and updates to this page as we move through the process. We encourage you to check back regularly.


Updates and Announcements

December 2nd 2019 — New Feature in Cooperatives Online:

You can now create a team, so more than one person can access your cooperative’s filings. This makes it easier for management companies and law firms to file on behalf of their cooperative clients. Owners will be able to set up a team and invite additional members and administrators, so they can also file on behalf of the cooperative(s). Here’s how it works.

We will continue to release new improvements so we can meet cooperatives’ needs and provide the best possible online filing experience. Stay informed by using the “Subscribe” box on the right side of this page to receive our automatic updates.

November 4, 2019 — Do you manage a cooperative association in BC?

Check out Cooperatives Online now!  

With Cooperatives Online, you can now submit information and pay for filings quickly and easily with a credit card. This includes:

  • Filing your cooperative’s annual report
  • Reporting a change in your director
  • Providing new address information

Cooperatives Online also features secure login with the BC Services Card, which uses two-factor authentication to keep your information safe.

Starting on November 4th, Cooperatives Online replaces paper annual report, director change and address change filings for BC cooperatives.

Here’s what you need to get started:

  • Your BC Services Card, which is government’s trusted form of identification to access government services online
  • A mobile device or USB card reader
  • A credit card for payment
  • Your cooperative’s passcode from BC Registries and Online Services

If you manage a cooperative in BC, you can expect to receive your cooperative’s passcode in the mail at your registered office address in late November. If you would like your passcode earlier, please email bcregistries@gov.bc.ca and one will be generated for you.

Additional improvements are coming

BC Registries is modernizing its systems on an ongoing basis. This means that new features for cooperatives will be built and released regularly over the coming months. These new features will include additional payment methods, additional filings, and an online filing solution for cooperatives outside BC.

Stay informed by using the “Subscribe” box on the right side of this page to receive our automatic updates.

Want to learn more?

Sign up for the next online information session on November 7th. The session will run from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, and you can RSVP to BCREG.Engagement@gov.bc.ca.


September 27, 2019 – Modernizing Cooperative Filings

Cooperatives in BC will soon be able to file their reports securely online. This is part of BC Registries’ modernization effort and will make it easier than ever for cooperatives to keep their business information up to date.

Starting November 4, 2019, all BC cooperatives will submit annual reports, director changes and address changes online using Cooperatives Online, a new online tool that is the result of requests from cooperative associations to replace paper-based reporting.

Cooperatives Online also lets cooperatives pay for their filings online with a credit card and securely log in using their BC Services Card, which is government’s trusted form of identification for access to government services online.

In the future, more filing types will move online for BC cooperatives. Registries will also extend the online filing solution for cooperatives outside of B.C. in late 2020.

Curious? Learn more about online filing and the BC Services Card.

Two online sessions for any cooperatives that would like to learn more:

  • Session 1: October 2nd 3-4 p.m.
  • Session 2: October 17th 3-4 p.m.

To register and secure your spot for one of the online sessions please RSVP to BCReg.Engagement@gov.BC.ca.


July 16, 2019 - Modernization Initiative Update

Progress continues on the first phase of the modernization initiative. Soon, BC cooperatives will be able to easily file their annual reports, update directors and addresses, and pay for these filings online. With input from a sample of BC Cooperative associations, we are developing and testing an intuitive user interface for this application, which we will launch in late summer. We will continue to post here as the modernization continues, so be sure to check back for updates. Please also feel free to contact us using the email link in the sidebar to the right if you have any questions or would like to participate. 


March 15, 2019 - BC Registries and Online Services embarks on Modernization Initiative and is reaching out for your input

As BC Registries and Online Services moves through the modernization process with the various applications, there will be ongoing opportunities to provide input, preview and test prototypes through interviews, focus groups, feedback sessions, etc. Our immediate starting point will be cooperative filings, and whether you sign up to participate for this initial phase or future ones, we want to hear from you. Over the course of the initiative, we will continue to follow up with those that have responded to provide further details/invitations around specific opportunities for engagement.