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Unless otherwise indicated, the address of Absolute CPA Inc. will be used for Federal and Ontario corporations and the address of a local accounting firm will be used for Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick or Nova Scotia corporations.
Only if you've selected Provincial above.
A corporation not formed under the laws of a province in which it carries on business must register such province. Please speak to one of our legal professionals to determine if your activities in a province will necessitate registration in such province.
A proposed name must be cleared for use. If the proposed name contains a registered Canadian trade-mark the consent of the trade-mark owner will be required. Names of Federal, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick or Ontario corporations must end with "Limited", "Ltd.", "Incorporated", "Inc.", "Corporation" or "Corp" (or the French version thereof) except that the name of an Alberta unlimited liability corporation must end with "Unlimited Liability Company" or "ULC" and the name of a British Columbia unlimited liability company must end with "Unlimited Liability Company" or "ULC". The name of a Nova Scotia limited corporation must end with "Limited", "Ltd.", "Incorporated" or "Inc.". The name of a Nova Scotia unlimited company must end with "Company","Co.", "Unlimited Liability Company", "ULC", "Corporation" or "Corp.".
Unless otherwise indicated, the authorized capital will be an unlimited number of common shares without par value. Par value shares are not permitted for Federal, Alberta and Ontario corporations and are not generally used in other Canadian jurisdictions. Standard restrictions on the transferability of shares and other “private company” restrictions will be included in the Articles of Incorporation, unless otherwise instructed.
If incorporating a Nova Scotia or British Columbia unlimited company, evidence of shareholder formation must be provided by attaching a copy of the certificate of incorporation of the shareholder.
Street #, Street Name, City, Province, Postal Code, Country
Full Name and Address for Service of Directors
A Federal and Ontario corporation that has (4) four or fewer directors must have at least one (1) director who is a Resident Canadian and if either has more than four (4) directors, at least 25% of the directors must be Resident Canadians. Alberta requires 25% of the directors to be Resident Canadians.1 British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia do not have director residency requirements.
Full Names and Address for Service of Officers
(Include Postal and Zip Codes) Typically a corporation has at least a President and Secretary. The inclusion of other offices is optional. One individual may hold more than one office.
Share Certificates and Corporate Seal
There is no legal requirement for a corporation to issue share certificates or to have a corporate seal. Unless requested, share certificates will not be issued and a corporate seal will not be ordered.
Requirement to have an auditor may be waived annually with written consent of all shareholders.
1 Resident Canadian is defined in the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and Business Corporations Act (Alberta) as an individual who is: (a) a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada, (b) a Canadian citizen not ordinarily resident in Canada who is a member of a prescribed class of persons, or (c) a permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration Act (Canada) and ordinarily resident in Canada.
Resident Canadian is defined in the Canada Business Corporations Act as an individual who is: (a) a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada, (b) a Canadian citizen not ordinarily resident in Canada who is a member of a prescribed class of persons, or (c) a permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration Act (Canada) and ordinarily resident in Canada, except a permanent resident who has been ordinarily resident in Canada for more than one year after the time at which he first became eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship.