How do I find a business number in BC?
Last revised March 05, 2024

The business number (BN) is a unique number assigned to a company by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).  Business owners use this number to identify their company when in contact with any federal, provincial or local government program. There are a couple of ways to search and obtain this number for a company registered in BC.

Free Online Services

OrgBook BC is a searchable public directory provided by the BC Government’s Ministry of Citizens’ Services. It contains British Columbia-registered organizations, as well as licenses, permits and other official data related to those organizations. OrgBook can be searched by name, business number or BC Registries ID.

Canada’s Business Registries is another free directory of information about businesses within Canada. You can search for a business by name, business number or Registry ID and the results will show the legal name, status, location, province of registration and link to the official registry source.

Submit a Search Request

With a BC Registries account, you can perform a business search and request information about businesses or organizations registered in BC. Documents that are filed and registered are public record and are available to the public for a fee.

Submit a request one of these ways:

  • In person at a Service BC location. The Service BC page shows the locations of all Service BC offices in British Columbia. Note that there is no office in the Greater Vancouver area.
  • By phone to Small Business BC  (Office hours: Monday-Friday 10am:5pm PST)
    • 1-800-667-2272
    • 604-775-5525
  • Using a title search company like Dye & Durham (Office hours: Monday-Friday 8am:5pm PST)
    • ​​​​​​​1 800 268-7580

BC Registry Help Desk