How to file an application under the Canada Business Corporations Act

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, applications submitted by mail will take longer than usual to process. Please file online for the quickest service. For services not available online, email your application to Corporations Canada at

Methods of filing, address and methods of payment
Method of filing Address Method of Payment Filing Fees
(not available for all applications)
Visit the Online Filing Center. Pay by accepted credit card or accepted debit card.
Email See note 1 below.
Corporations Canada
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
Pay by accepted credit card or by cheque payable to the Receiver General for Canada.


  1. Payment is made by accepted credit card only. Do not include your credit card information in your email. Add a contact name and telephone number. Corporations Canada will call that person to obtain the credit card information.
  2. Corporations Canada does not acknowledge receipt of applications, except for online applications, or send back a copy of the forms filed.
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