Carry on Business in Nova Scotia – Statute Requirements

Carry on Business in Nova Scotia – Statute Requirements

If you have a business registered in Canada but outside of Nova Scotia, and you wish to have your company carry on business in Nova Scotia it is best to understand the statute requirements for conducting business in that province before you register your company in Nova Scotia.

Registering a Canadian company registered outside of Nova Scotia, in the Province of Nova Scotia is called registering a Nova Scotia extraprovincial company.

 

What Businesses must Register to Carry on Business in Nova Scotia

Any company registered in Canada (domestic company) or any company registered in another country outside of Canada (foreign company), that wishes to carry on business in Nova Scotia must register as a Nova Scotia extraprovincial company.

What are the Requirements to Carry on Business in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia government simplifies requirements.  If you are conducting business in Nova Scotia, you need to register.

Statute Requirements to Carry on Business in Nova Scotia

For those who like to read the actual statute wording, below is what the Corporations Registration Act (Nova Scotia) says about what it means to carry on business in Nova Scotia.

The Corporations Registration Act (Nova Scotia) governs foreign companies carrying on business in Nova Scotia. It says in section 2(b) that any incorporated company or business which wants to conduct business in Nova Scotia, whether it is incorporated in Nova Scotia or outside of Nova Scotia (with the exception of those companies registered in New Brunswick) must be registered to conduct business in Nova Scotia.

 

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