Québec Enterprise Number (NEQ)

A key for businesses

The Québec enterprise number (NEQ) is a ten-digit numerical identifier assigned to businesses that register in the enterprise register. It simplifies identification of the business when dealing with public bodies and business partners. The NEQ is one of the measures put forward by the Québec government to simplify regulatory procedures for businesses.

How to obtain a Québec enterprise number

A business obtains a Québec enterprise number (NEQ) when it registers with the Registraire des entreprises.

Who can obtain a Québec enterprise number?

Any business that is registered in the enterprise register is assigned a Québec enterprise number. This number, as well as information about the business, is then made available on the enterprise register’s site free of charge.

What is the Québec enterprise number for?

The Québec enterprise number simplifies and streamlines dealings between businesses and Québec government departments and agencies, such as when businesses want to register for government programs and services.

It can be used with the following government departments and agencies, among others:

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