We provide services across Canada with respect to businesses including business registration (sole proprietorships, business names, partnerships), amendments, dissolutions, nuans and name search reports for companies and business names, registration for tax numbers, extra-provincial registration and much more.
NUANS Name Searches and Name Search Reports
NUANS name search reports must accompany articles of incorporation when incorporating a company in the federal, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Yukon jurisdictions of Canada. NUANS reports are also required in some provinces for registration of business names and partnerships..... Read more about NUANS Name Search Reports
If you are registering a company, business name, sole proprietorship or partnership in a province or territory that does not accept a NUANS report you will still be required to provide a name search report in that province..... More information on Name Search Reports .
Choosing a Name for Your Business
When you are choosing a name for your Canadian business including a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship you need to ensure that your name is distinct and different from any other registration on file federally and in all provinces and territories across Canada. In order to determine this you will need to perform a preliminary name search . Before performing a preliminary name search you should read the following information.... Information on Choosing a Name for your Business.
Sole Proprietorship Registrations
A sole proprietorship is a registration of a business that is owned by an individual. The proprietor is said to be self-employed. This is the simplest form of a business organization. The proprietor secures the capital, establishes and operates the business, assumes all the risks, accepts all the profits and losses, and pays all the taxes. Any legal responsibilities arising out of the business activities are the proprietor’s. All assets, business or personal, can be legally used to discharge the liability..... Look here for More Information About Sole Proprietorships.
Federal Business Number
A Business Number (BN) is a 9-digit number which Revenue Canada Agency assigns to all businesses in Canada, such as a corporation, a sole proprietorship or a partnership in Canada. Each corporation is assigned only one Business Number but multiple accounts can be opened up under this number. The Business Number is needed for you to file the federal tax return for your company and Revenue Canada will issue the business number (the base number) for a corporation immediately upon incorporation and send notification of this number to the registered office address of the corporation.
A partnership occurs when two or more people decide they are going to work together in a business and they register a form called a Partnership Registration and, in some cases, enter into a Partnership Agreement. There are three types of partnerships in Canada. A general partnership, a limited partnership and a limited liability partnership. A general partnership occurs when all individuals have equal control over the partnership and make decisions together. A limited partnership occurs when one partner decides to agree to be a partner, and in most cases provide some funding to the partnership, but does not wish to be part of the day to day operations... Read here about Partnerships in Canada.
Under the corporate law clerk section you will see a number of services that can be provided to solicitors including corporate transactional work, drafting of minutes and resolutions, incorporations and organizations, amalgamations, continuances, corporate department reorganization and cleanup, etc. These services are in most cases specific to requirements needed by solicitors. Experience in corporate securities law including private placements, reverse take overs, initial public offerings, etc.