Notice - Register of individuals with significant control

As of June 13, 2019, all Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) corporations, except some distributing corporations, will have to create and maintain a new type of register that lists all individuals that have a significant control over the corporation.

The intent of the Individuals with Significant Control (ISC) Register is to provide greater transparency over who owns and controls a corporation, and to help law enforcement agencies expose activities like money laundering and tax evasion.

Corporations Canada has prepared general information on the topic, including a model template corporations can use as a guide when preparing their ISC Register. Additional materials will be published at as more information becomes available.

Corporations Canada invites individuals or corporations to submit comments and suggestions on how to improve existing guidance materials. Submit comments to

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