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The Surrey Board of Trade Business Centre is your one stop shop for getting your business started.

International Business Services

Name Approval Requests

Before registering a business in BC, you must file an official request to use the name. The Government of BC determines if your name is available for use and meets their requirements for business names. The Surrey Board of Trade can submit this form electronically directly to the government on your behalf. Current wait times for the government to process your request are 3-5 business days.

Name Request Form

Fees

  • $55 + applicable GST per search, in person
  • $65 + applicable GST per search by fax 604.588.7549 (Visa/MasterCard/AMEX)
  • An additional $100 for a priority search, which provides results within 24 hours

Business Registration

The Surrey Board of Trade can register your sole proprietorship or general partnership business on your behalf. Registration is completed within 24 hours.

Registration Form NAICS Codes

Fees

  • $100 + applicable GST

Duplicate Registration Documents

Certificate of Incorporation

$25 + GST per certificate of incorporation

Statement of Registration

$25 + GST per statement of registration

Company Search

When taking a business to small claims court, it is required that you complete a Company Search to obtain the correct details that the corporation has filed with the registrar. The Surrey Board of Trade can assist you with this. Please note that these requests must be made in-person. Please ensure you have the company name and/or corporation number.

Fees

$25 + GST each company search

Letter of Good Standing

The Surrey Board of Trade can provide your BC Corporation with a statement if your business is currently in Good Standing with the Province of BC.

Fees

$30 + GST each letter

Federal Government Procurement Assistance

In partnership with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, the Surrey Board of Trade hosts a quarterly information workshop, followed by one-on-one appointments to discuss Federal Government Procurement. Please check the Events Calendar for dates and times.

Events Calendar