Canada Revenue Agency: Tax Numbers

Business Number (BN) is a reference numbering system covering four business accounts for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA):

  • Corporate Income The Tax
  • Importer/Exporter account (Required for importing & exporting)
  • Payroll deductions  (Request an Employer’s Kit )
  • Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

Tel.: 1-800-959-5525


Canadian Intellectual Property Office

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, intellectual property (IP) is a creation of the mind. IP includes inventions, literary and artistic works, designs and symbols, and names and images used in business.  Types of intellectual property:

Copyright, Industrial Design, Integrated Circuit Topography, Patent, Trade-mark

Tel: 1-866-997-1936


Canada Border Services Agency

Offers custom guides for importers and exporters, information on reporting requirements, licenses, certificates and more.

Tel: 1-800-461-9999


National Import Services Centre (NISC)

As part of its commitment to improving service for clients, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in cooperation with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), operates the National Import Service Centre (NISC).

Tel. and EDI: 1-800-835-4486

Website: National Import Services Centre

Foreign Affairs and Trade & Development Canada: Export and Import Controls

Find information about exports and imports of controlled products. Get notices to importers and exporters, access export and import control systems, and consult key resources such as printable forms, guides and handbooks.