A few of my friends and I have started a business in Canada, and in our name we have "Co." at the end. We are deciding whether to register as a business or not, and are unsure as to whether we can continue to use `Co." in the name without registering.
In the choosing a name section of the canada corporation site it states:
The accepted way to include a legal element in a corporate name is to add a term to the end of the name such as Limited, Incorporated or Corporation, or contractions of these such as Ltd., Inc. or Corp.
Does this mean that "Co." indicates a corporation? If so, can we continue to use it if we decide to not register as a corporation?