Manitoba Certificates of Status are issued by the Manitoba government on behalf of companies that have been incorporated in that province and indicate whether the company is in good standing.
Certificates of Status are sometimes required by banks, law firms, government offices, when your company is buying property, registering a vehicle for your company, renewing a domain name, dealing with offshore suppliers, etc. Any person or company that your Manitoba company is dealing with may ask you to provide them with a Certificate of Status to ensure your company is in good standing with the MB government OR they may go ahead and order one directly themselves.
A Certificate of Status issued on behalf of a Manitoba company will provide the accurate current name of the company, the corporate number issued for the company by the MB government and the status of the company, i.e. whether it is still active and in compliance with its filings.
Manitoba companies must file tax returns each year and if those returns are not filed for a number of years the federal government will request the MB government to dissolve the company.
A certificate of status for a Manitoba company will take 24 to 48 hours to be provided and it will be in the form of a pdf.