The province has created a new digital registry so that businesses and nonprofits can apply to join, search or register a name, or file annual returns online at any time, saving them time.
The new “Ontario Business Registry”It was announced Tuesday by Minister of Government and Consumer Services Ross Romano and Nina Tangri, Deputy Minister of Small Businesses and Reduce Red tape, and“ replaces an outdated and inefficient process, providing business owners and operators with no ends For-profit direct access to government services, available online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Registrations or submissions that were previously sent by mail or fax, which take four to six weeks to complete, can now be done instantly through online registration, ”they said in a statement.
“The Ontario Business Registry is an important step forward for small businesses in Ontario,” added Tangri. “We know how much time and sacrifice it takes to run a business, and by digitizing services, we are helping to ease the burden on owners and operators,” he said.
“Modernizing government services will reduce unnecessary burdens and help accelerate business growth across the province,” Tangri said.
About 90 shares will be available online, and the new system replaces “Ontario’s previous three-decade-old business registration system (which) was cumbersome and complex, and required a lot of time and energy from business owners and non-business operators. profit, “Romano said. .
The government plans to soon allow accountants and legal professionals to access the registry as well.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce reacted positively to the news.
“We are pleased to see the Government of Ontario launch the new Ontario Business Registry today and move forward with the way it offers its services in a customer-centric and business-friendly manner,” said the President and CEO of the cameraman, Rocco Rossi, in a written statement. .