Our Canada federal incorporation package is designed primarily for those who want the favorable image of having a Canadian corporation and those who wish to protect their business name across the country without having to apply for a Canadian trademark.
Note: If you are considering a federal corporation solely to secure the right to use the corporate name across Canada, a Canadian registered trademark provides much stronger protection at only slightly higher cost.
Canadian federal corporations need at least one Canadian-resident director (meaning a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who usually actually lives in Canada). This should generally be someone involved in the business, because of the potential liability that corporate directors face.
You will also need an "extra-provincial registration" in whichever province you have an office, whether the head office or a branch office. This step, which should be right after incorporation, is almost always required for federal corporations, and is charged extra to the base federal incorporation cost itself. The extra cost ranges from a low of $50 (for Ontario) to a further $450 (more or less), in provinces such as BC or Saskatchewan (because of higher filing fees).
If you reside outside of Canada you can still incorporate in Canada and we suggest obtaining a British Columbia corporation. British Columbia is a good choice for a Canadian corporation because the BC Business Corporations Act allows for non-resident directors and is generally more flexible than corporate legislation in other jurisdictions in Canada.
In Canada, a three-element name is usually the safest choice: distinctive element / descriptive element / legal ending; such as Smith Enterprises Inc.
There are three choices of legal ending: Limited (Ltd.), Corporation (Corp.) or Incorporated (Inc.). The designations all have the same meaning: that the entity is a corporation with limited liability for its shareholders.
Note: You may choose a numbered name for your corporation for faster filing results. The government automatically assigns the next corporation number on filing that kind of application. Then later you can change to a named corporation, though at some extra cost.
Incorporating will take one to two business days (if your name has already been pre-approved) and approximately one to two weeks if the name pre-approval hasn't already been obtained. (If the name you choose runs into trouble at the pre-approval stage, it can take another week or two to get through that stage.) The name pre-approval process usually takes about five business days. Name pre-approval is competely optional, but we recommend the procedure in order to reduce the risk of delay created when the proposed name is rejected in cases where the incorporation is filed without a name pre-approval.
Our Canadian Federal Incorporation Package includes:
All this for Only $699.00 CAD (taxes included!).
Extras not included in the above price (but please ask):
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NUANS reports are valid for 90 days for the Provincial or Federal jurisdiction you wish to incorporate in.