the Company Key for Ontario Corporations
The Ontario company key is a 9-digit confidential passcode that was introduced on October 19, 2021 to facilitate access to Ontario corporation business records by an authorized representative, such as an accountant, lawyer, CPA. The company key access also allows an authorized agent to complete any filings, updates or changes to your company’s records as necessary.
Accounting firms, law firms or any other individual filing on behalf of a company directly with the Ontario Business Registry will require a company key as well as the one-key account details to complete any registrations or filings.
Additional facts about the Ontario Company Key requirements:
- Companies incorporated after October 19, 2021 will automatically receive a company key via email.
- Ontario corporations that were incorporated after October 19, 2021 are required to provide an official email address. Once the company is incorporated, the company key will be sent to the official email address that the company used to register.
- Companies incorporated before October 19, 2021 will need to request this company key which will be mailed to the head office of the corporation within 10-15 business days.
- If you are utilizing a registered service provider (i.e. Esc or Dye & Durham) to complete any filings, a company key will not be required since these providers have the authority to complete filings for all corporations.
CPA4IT can complete your annual return filing for your Ontario corporation. Simply go to the shopping cart on this website and purchase this service. Please provide us with your Ontario One-key account details (user id and password) as well as your company key (if you have one). The current pricing on your provincial annual return in Ontario