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Here’s what to bring if you need to activate your account quickly at the branch:

Government Issue IDs

One of three Government-issued IDs:

  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Driver’s Licence
  • Canadian Permanent Resident Card
Business Registration Documents

A business registration document such as:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Existence
  • Master Business License

Open Your Account Remotely with an Advisor

If you prefer to open your account with an RBC advisor, you can book an appointment to complete the application over the phone.


Book an Appointment at Your Local Branch

If you prefer to open your business account at an RBC branch, you can book an in-person appointment. We’re here to support your business.


Call our 24/7 Business Helpline at

In this application, RBC will collect and confirm your business’s identity, existence, background and financial situation

Any information you provide for the application (even if you don’t complete it) will be held in accordance with RBC’s enterprise record retention policy. It may be made available to you during the applicable retention period.