The Business Number

The Business Number (BN) is a unique, 9-digit common business identifier assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency to a business or legal entity.


The Business Number

  • allows business recognition at many doors of government using one number;
  • removes the need to keep track of the many account numbers belonging to your business;
  • ensures an integrated common collection of basic business information;
  • facilitates collaborative service delivery between provincial, federal and municipal BN partners;
  • gives the opportunity to expand e-services to business; and
  • promotes the vision of One Business, One Number.

Manitoba adopted the Business Number as its common business identifier in 2003.


For More Information

Visit our Business Number FAQs.

Or contact:

Manitoba Business Links
Toll Free: 1-866-205-1657

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