Effective April 15, 2014
Under paragraph 2.( 2) of the Business Names Act, “no individual shall carry on business or identify his or her business to the public under a name other than his or her own name unless the name is registered by that individual.” If you are practising as a sole practitioner under your own name, you are not required to register your business name. If your business name is other than your name(s), you must register your business name with ServiceOntario.
You may obtain further information and register online at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/business-name-registration