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Guide on amending articles

The articles of a corporation under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) can be amended by submitting a request through the Online Filing Centre. Corporations Canada offers several methods of filing (see How do I file my application under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA)?). You will have to pay a filing fee (see Services, fees and processing times – CBCA).

Note

Although the information provided here will assist you in completing the amendment process quickly and accurately, it is not intended to replace legal advice. Consider consulting a lawyer or another professional advisor to ensure that the specific needs of your corporation are met.

Documents to file to amend articles

An application to amend articles must include:

  1. a completed and signed Form 4 – Articles of Amendment (see Federal corporation forms)
  2. the following documents, as applicable:
    1. if you are changing the corporation's name to a word name, a Nuans corporate name search report
    2. if the province of registered office is changing, a completed and signed Form 3 - Change of Registered Office Address (see Federal corporation forms)
    3. if any of the directors of the corporation are being changed, a completed and signed Form 6 – Changes Regarding Directors (see Federal corporation forms)
  3. the filing fee (see Services, fees and processing times – CBCA).

Restated articles of incorporation

If your corporation has made several amendments to its articles, you can consolidate all the changes and set out the current articles of your corporation into one document. This makes it easier to consult the corporation's articles. To make this consolidation an official document, you can file restated articles with Corporations Canada.

An application to file restated articles of incorporation must include:

  1. a completed and signed Form 7 – Restated Articles of Incorporation (see Federal corporation forms)
  2. the filing fee (see Services, fees and processing times – CBCA).
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