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Register a federal corporation in a province or territory

Provincial and territorial legislation requires you to register your federal corporation in each province and territory in which it will conduct business.

The registration requirements are different for each province and territory, but conducting business typically includes:

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Eligibility

To register, you first need to be incorporated.

Not yet federally incorporated and want to register your business in Ontario, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador?

We've partnered with these provinces to save federal corporations time and effort. The necessary provincial forms will be filled with the information you provide during your incorporation.

This is only available to business corporations.

How much it costs

Most provinces and territories charge for registering a corporation. The cost varies depending on the province or territory.

Register a business

Registering in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Quebec? We've partnered with these provinces to make registration easier and faster:

Start registration

For all other registration requirements, visit the appropriate website to start your registration:

List of registrar websites
Provinces and territories Registrar websites

Ontario

You may have already registered your business with Ontario when you incorporated. Confirm directly with the province to know for sure.

Business name registration
New Brunswick Corporate Registry

Newfoundland and Labrador

You may have already registered your business with Newfoundland and Labrador when you incorporated. Confirm directly with the province to know for sure.

Registry of Companies
Northwest Territories Corporate Registries

Nova Scotia

You may have already registered your business with Nova Scotia when you incorporated. Confirm directly with the province to know for sure.

Registry of Joint Stock Companies — Business Registration: Extra-Provincial Corporations
Nunavut Territory Legal Registries
Prince Edward Island Business Registration — Extra-Provincial Corporations
Yukon Territory Business Corporations

Register a not-for-profit or cooperative

Visit the appropriate website to start your registration:

NFP Websites to start your registration
Provinces and territories Registrar websites
Alberta Out-of-province corporations
British Columbia BC Registries and Online Services
Manitoba Companies Office
New Brunswick Corporate Registry
Newfoundland and Labrador Registry of Companies
Northwest Territories Corporate Registries
Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies – Business Registration: Extra-Provincial Corporations
Nunavut Territory Legal Registries
Ontario Business name registration
Prince Edward Island Business Registration – Extra-Provincial Corporations
Quebec Register an Enterprise
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Corporate Registry
Yukon Territory Business Corporations

Look up your federal corporation

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