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.

Name Request Form


  • $70 including GST per search, in person
  • An additional $100 for a priority search, which provides results within 24-48 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 (Monday – Friday).

Registration Form NAICS Codes


  • $110 + applicable GST

Duplicate Registration Documents

Certificate of Incorporation

$50 + GST per certificate of incorporation

Statement of Registration

$50 + 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 ensure you have the company name and/or corporation number.


$50 + GST each company search, in person or by email.

Certificate 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.


$60 + GST each letter

Conference Room Rental

The Surrey Board of Trade members rent our conference room for a nominal fee. See our Conference Room Booking Package for more details. To book, contact or call 604.581.7130.


$300 – half day
$600 – full day