Instructions for Form 7 – Restated Articles of Incorporation

You are providing information required by the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA). Note that both the CBCA and the Privacy Act allow this information to be disclosed to the public. It will be stored in personal information bank number IC/PPU-049.

Restated Articles of Incorporation are used to consolidate, into one document, all the amendments made to a corporation's articles since its creation. The articles must set out, without substantive change, the articles of incorporation as previously amended. The restated articles of incorporation will supersede the original articles of incorporation and all amendments to those articles. If the space available is insufficient, attach a schedule.

Item 4: The classes and any maximum number of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue

Set out the details required by paragraph 6(1)(c) of the CBCA, including details of the rights, privileges, restrictions and conditions attached to each class of shares. All shares must be without nominal or par value and must comply with the provisions of Part V of the CBCA.

Item 6: Minimum and maximum number of directors

State the number of directors. If cumulative voting is permitted, the number of directors must be fixed.

Item 7:  Restrictions, if any, on the business the corporation may carry on

If restrictions are to be placed on the business the corporation may carry on, set out the restrictions.

Item 8: Other provisions, if any

Set out any provisions permitted by the Act or Regulations to be set out in the by-laws of the corporation that will form part of the articles, including any pre-emptive rights or cumulative voting provisions.

Item 9: Declaration

This form must be signed by a director or authorized officer of the corporation.

Filing fee

Include the filing fee.

How to submit

By email:

By mail:
Corporations Canada
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5

For more information

  • Call 1-866-333-5556 (Canada)
  • Call (613) 941-9042 (international).
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