Resources for Canadian Business Owners – We Provide Certificates of Status

Certificates-of-Status | NUANS | Business Name Registrations | Due Diligence

Resources for Canadian Business Owners

Certificates of Status | Sole Proprietorship Registrations | Incorporation | Partnership Registrations | Extra-Provincial Registrations 

We provide Certificates of Status, Certificates of Good Standing and/or Certificates of Compliance for all companies incorporated in Canada in all provinces and territories.

We can also provide you with due diligence search and reporting including information about registered companies, partnerships, sole proprietorships or operating trade names on the public record throughout Canada including extensive due diligence searching and reporting.

We also provide registration services for Canadian companies, sole proprietorships, partnerships and operating trade names  in the provinces and territories of Canada.

We can assist businesses outside of Canada with registration of their foreign business in Canada and/or on how to set up a Canadian company with foreign ownership.

We also provide solicitors with the services of a Corporate and/or Securities Law Clerk with 30 year’s experience in Canadian corporate law across Canada and offshore.

Our staff at Resources for Canadian Business Owners has over 30 years’ experience in corporate law and we will be glad to answer your questions.  We take pride in our work and will provide you with the best, fastest, accurate and reasonably priced service available.


Certificates of Status


Certificates of Status | Certificates of Compliance | Certificates of Good Standing

Certificates of Status are required to confirm your company is in good standing with its government filings.  In the federal jurisdiction they are called Certificates of Compliance.  In BC they are called Certificates of Good Standing.  They all mean the same thing.  We can provide you with Certificates of Status for any province or territory.

Business Name Registrations

Business Name Registrations

Sole Proprietorships | Partnerships | Operating Trade Names

We register business names in all the provinces across Canada including operating trade name registrations, sole proprietorship registrations and partnership registrations.  Depending on the province, a NUANS report or similar name search report may be required to accompany the registration.  We will pre-clear your name prior to registration to ensure the business name you have chosen is available for use right across Canada.

Due Diligence Searches

Due Diligence Searches


Due Diligence Searches of Business in Canada:  Corporate Profile Reports | Bankruptcy Searches | Writs of Execution | Litigation | Bank Act

We provide due diligence searches and reporting for all provinces and territories in Canada.  Need information on directors and officers of a company?  Order a corporate profile report.  Need to know about pending law suits against a person or company? Order a Litigation search.  Need to know about court judgments against companies or individuals?  Order a writs of execution search.

Business Name Searches

Business Name Searches

Business Name Searches 

If you are only looking for information about registered businesses in Canada this service is the one for you.  Each province provides for different types of searches that can be ordered against a business.  Some of the types of searches that can be ordered are certificates of status, copies of registration documents including Articles of Incorporation and Amendments, information about the directors and officers, and in some cases, the shareholders, etc.


Register a foreign business in Canada


Register a Foreign Business in Canada

There are numerous ways to conduct business in Canada.  Registering a foreign business extra-provincially in Canada provides for a branch office to be opened up in Canada for your current foreign company.  Registering a British Columbia company will provide for  non-resident directors.  Review our foreign registration information page to learn about the things to consider before you decide on the best way to register to conduct business in Canada.

Nuans Name SearchNUANS Reports | Name Search Reports

One of the requirements for registering a company in Canada is to provide a NUANS Report | Name Search Report | Name Reservation Report depending on the province or territory in which you are incorporating your business.  In many provinces and territories you will also be required to provide a similar report when registering an operating trade name, sole proprietorship or partnership in Canada.




Incorporating in Canada

We can assist with your Canadian incorporation.  As part of our service we pre-clear your choices of name right across Canada.  Depending on the jurisdiction in which you are incorporating the government may scrutinize name clearance requests very strictly.  We are aware of the name granting policies of the various jurisdictions and will ensure your chances of approval of your name for use for a new company are greater.

Written by: Holly Crosgrey