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How to file and pay for an application

Due to a high volume of requests, applications are taking longer than usual to process. File online for the quickest service.

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Methods of filing and payment

Method of filing

Method of payment (if applicable)

Online
Visit the online filing centre

Note: Once a payment is processed for an online transaction, no refund will be possible.

Accepted credit cards:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Accepted debit cards issued by the following financial institutions:

Email
ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca

Accepted credit cards:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Include your corporation key in your email.

Do not include your credit card information in your email:

  1. Add a contact name and telephone number.
  2. Corporations Canada will call that person to obtain the credit card information.

Mail
Corporations Canada
235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5

Accepted credit cards:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Include your corporation key in your correspondence.

Do not include your credit card information in your letter:

  1. Add a contact name and telephone number.
  2. Corporations Canada will call that person to obtain the credit card information.

Cheque payable to the Receiver General for Canada

Back-to-back requests

Back-to-back requestsFootnote ** are 2 or more related requests that need to be processed in a specific order, but not necessarily on the same date.

For example:

Requests that involve multiple corporations

All corporations involved in a request must exist under the applicable legislation before a certificate can be issued:

In the case of back-to-back transactions, a corporation in a later transaction may only come into existence and get its certificate and articles after all earlier transactions are completed. For example, a continuance or amalgamation must occur before the second transaction.

What do you do if a statutory declaration is required to process a later transaction, but one of the corporations does not yet exist? In this case, Corporations Canada will contact you and arrange to receive those statutory declarations when they become available. You are strongly encouraged to use the model of statutory declaration to avoid issues with the statutory declarations becoming stale-dated.

Filing back-to-back requests by email or mail

We recommended that you provide all relevant documents in their final form either by email or mail (not online). Our Online Filing Centre is mainly dedicated to single transactions.

In your written correspondence, you should provide clear filing instructions for the requests, such as the order of processing and the desired effective dates for the certificates.

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