(Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba & Alberta) This service provides for registration of a foreign limited company in the Selected Jurisdiction of Canada (i.e. a company or business that has been registered in a country outside of Canada that wishes to carry on business in Canada).
The above fee relates to the service fee. There are additional government fees and agent for service fees as well (as outlined below).
This service relates solely to the registration of an incorporated foreign company in Canada. If you wish to register a different type of entity such as an LLC, ULC or LLP please review our other services.
READ BEFORE YOU PURCHASE:
AGENT/ATTORNEY FOR SERVICE - All foreign companies that wish to register in Canada must have an agent or attorney for service who lives in Canada and specifically within the province or territory in which the company is being registered. This is either a company or an individual and can be any one who will be able to receive correspondence on behalf of the company. This individual does not have to be a solicitor. If you do not have someone who can act as agent for service within the province or territory in which you are registering we will be able to provide you with a person who can act on your behalf. This person's role is limited to receiving and forwarding correspondence on behalf of the company and no product can be received or telephone calls from clients or customers received. There is an annual fee for this service and the service is billed out on the anniversary date of registration. If the agent for service fee is not paid the registration will lapse.
CERTIFICATE OF STATUS - A Certificate of Status will be required to be provided by the home jurisdiction of the company that is being registered. This certificate is to be provided by the individual who is purchasing the service. After you purchase, we will assist you on how you can obtain this certificate for us.
FEDERAL BUSINESS NUMBER - Every foreign company registered in Canada must obtain a Federal Business Number which is a 9-digit number. As well, if the company will be importing or exporting goods in or out of Canada it will be required to have an Import/Export Number. Further if the worldwide sales of the company are over $30,000 it will be required to have an HST/GST number and charge taxes on its sales in Canada. When applying for a Federal Business Number with us we will also obtain for you the Import/Export and GST/HST numbers if needed.
There may be additional documentation required depending on the province or territory in which you are registering.
EXPEDITED OR PRIORITY SERVICE
Most governments will perform the registrations on a first come first serve basis. In some cases, there is an extra fee that you can pay in order to obtain priority service.
British Columbia - 10 days or 24 hours priority service
Alberta - 3 days
Manitoba - 2 weeks
Ontario - 2 weeks
There are annual filing requirements for companies registered in Canada.