Legal Incorporation

How We Can Help You Incorporate Your Business in Canada

  • Provincial (e.g. Ontario, including Great Toronto Area)
    • If you incorporate provincially, your  corporation only has the right to carry on business in the Canadian province where your business is incorporated and overseas.
    • If you are planning to do business in only one province and overseas, there is no need to incorporate federally. 
  • Federal (Canada)
    • Your corporation will be able to carry out business in all provinces
    • Your corporation can use the same company name in each province

  1. Articles of Incorporation
  2. Ontario-based NUANS (for a proposed name).
    • proposed corporate name or trade-mark with databases of  existing corporate bodies and trade-marks.
  3. Covering letter
    • giving a contact name, return address and telephone number. If a future date of incorporation (up to 30 days ahead) is required it  must be set out in the covering letter.
  4. Consent to Act as First Director (Form 2 under the Business Corporations Act)
    • Kept at the corporation’s registered office.  Initial Return/Notice of Change Within 60 days of the date of incorporation, the corporation must also file an Initial Return/Notice of Change (Form 1 under the Corporations Information Act)

  • Incorporation documents prepared by Lawyer 
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements review 
  • Filing of Incorporation documents with government 
  • Articles of Incorporation 
  • Search & Reservation of Corporate Name – Federal and Provincial 
  • Ontario-based NUANS (for a proposed name) 
  • Covering letter  
  • Consent to Act as First Director (Form 2) 
  • Initial Return/Notice of Change (Form 1) 
  • Provide corporate minute book (Optional)  
  • Tax registrations (Optional)
  • Open bank account (Optional)

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