In Saskatchewan you will be required to do a name search of a proposed name for a corporation, a partnership, business name, sole proprietorship and extra-provincial corporation being registered in that province prior to that registration being accepted. Saskatchewan has its own name clearance system and will not accept a NUANS Name Search report from the NUANS System. In Saskatchewan you cannot register any name which is exactly or similar to another name already registered.
In order to clear your proposed Saskatchewan name you will need to request a name reservation from the Saskatchewan government. You will be provided with a Reservation Number that you can quote when you go to register your sole proprietorship, partnership, business name, company name or extra-provincial corporation.
You can do an online search by attending the Saskatchewan Justice, Corporations Branch, Corporate Registry . The Saskatchewan government takes VISA and Mastercard only for online requests. You will be requested to open up an account. This is very simple and will only take a couple of minutes. You will then have immediate access to the section where you can request a name clearance. There is a fee of $50 to search three possible names. If you wish the service to be expedited there will be an additional charge of $100 and they will also fax the results to you for another $5 fee. If you do not agree with receiving the results by fax, the results will be sent by mail which could result in a delay. There is no option for receiving results by email.
You will be allowed to search three possible names for that $50. What happens if the names that you pick are not available? You will have spent $50 for nothing. Now, to try and minimize this expense you should do your own preliminary name clearance.
When You Order Your NUANS Report or Name Search report with us we provide the following to you:
- Unlimited Free Preliminary Searches for the Name of Your Company (as many as you wish!!!!) -- Why Pay Extra When We Do Them For Free
- 25 years' experience in conducting name searches to ensure you pick a name that is distinctive and different from others in Canada thereby preventing future problems with name litigation
- Fast, Reliable Service
- Answer any of your questions with respect to how the government offices work for your registration
See the section on preliminary name search for more information. Refer to the section on Choosing a Name for more details.
If you wish Resources for Canadian Business Owners will perform unlimited preliminary name searches as required in order to preliminarily clear your name in Saskatchewan for $7.00 plus GST. Feel free to contact us 7 days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Results can take anywhere from 1/2 hour to 3 hours depending on the number of requests at that time. Searches will be done in the order that they are received.
You can also attend or mail the appropriate Name Reservation form into the Saskatchewan government at Suite 200, 1871 Smith Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Ontario S4P 4W5. The fees are payable to the Minister of Finance and may be made in cash or by Visa, MasterCard, cheque or money order.