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BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS

Are you starting a new business? We can help. Whether you are an individual looking to register a sole proprietorship, two or more individuals wanting to register a partnership, or would like to incorporate a company, our experts can help you streamline the process.  Everything from reserving the business name you want to getting your company set up the way you want.  Our business professionals are just a phone call away.

Proprietorship/Partnership RegistrationPrint Name Request Form

Registering a Sole Proprietorship or Partnership is the easiest and fastest way to start a new business. It involves a two part process. First, a name approval request is submitted to corporate registry. The business name typically takes 2-3 business days to be approved by a name examiner from the Corporate Registry office.  The business name must then be registered with the Corporate Registry within 56 days or the name request will expire.

A business number (GST/HST Number) is automatically produced when your business names is registered. The registration document is called a Statement of Registration. This document is now required by banks to set up a new business bank account.

Incorporation Applications

There are many benefits to incorporating a company. An incorporated company has all the powers of an individual and has an independent existence – separate from its shareholders. A company is a legal entity that can acquire assets, go into debt, enter into contracts, sue or be sued.

There are several advantages of incorporating a company.  The main reasons being: limited liability, tax savings, business name protection and increased credibility.  For more information about the advantages of incorporations, you should consider obtaining independant legal advice from your lawyer.

Corporate Filings

Every year on the anniversary date of the incorporated company, an annual report filing is due.  This filing ensures the company records such as the directors, officers and addresses are current.

Other corporate filings we can assist you with include: corporate name changes, registered address changes, and extraprovincial registrations.