Federal corporation forms and instructions

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Business corporations

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Form Instructions Available online
Form 1 - Articles of Incorporation
(PDF Version, 124 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 2 - Initial Registered Office Address and First Board of Directors
(PDF Version, 127 KB, 2 pages) (To be filed with Articles of Incorporation, Amalgamation and Continuance).
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Form 3 - Change of Registered Office Address
(PDF Version, 120 KB, 2 pages) (and/or Mailing Address)
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Form 4 - Articles of Amendment
(PDF Version, 120 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 6 - Changes Regarding Directors
(PDF Version, 128 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 7 - Restated Articles of Incorporation
(PDF Version, 121 KB, 2 pages)
Instructions N/A
Form 9 - Articles of Amalgamation
(PDF Version, 132 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 11 - Articles of Continuance
(PDF Version, 125 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 14 - Articles of Reorganization
(PDF Version, 116 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 14.1 - Articles of Arrangement
(PDF Version, 129 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 15 - Articles of Revival
(PDF Version, 1.14 MB, 1 page)
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Form 17 - Articles of Dissolution
(PDF Version, 127 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 19 - Statement of Intent to Dissolve
(PDF Version, 119 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 20 - Statement of Revocation of Intent to Dissolve
(PDF Version, 116 KB, 2 pages)
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Form 22 - Annual Return
(PDF Version, 120 KB, 2 pages)
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Not-for-profit corporations

Forms and instructions
Form Instructions Available online
Form 4001 - Articles of Incorporation
(PDF Version, 1.04 MB, 2 pages)
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Form 4002 - Initial Registered Office Address and First Board of Directors
(PDF Version, 1.06 MB, 3 pages)
Instructions File online
Form 4003 - Change of Registered Office Address
(PDF Version, 1.04 MB, 2 pages)
Instructions File online
Form 4004 - Articles of Amendment
(PDF Version, 1.1 MB, 1 page)
Instructions File online
Form 4006 - Changes Regarding Directors
(PDF Version, 1.5 MB, 2 pages)
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Form 4007 - Restated Articles of Incorporation
(PDF Version, 1.04 MB, 2 pages)
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Form 4009 - Articles of Amalgamation
(PDF Version, 1.05 MB, 2 pages)
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Form 4011 - Articles of Continuance (import)
(PDF Version, 1.06 MB, 2 pages)
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Form 4013 - Articles of Reorganization
(PDF Version, 1.03 MB, 1 page)
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Form 4014 - Articles of Arrangement
(PDF Version, 1.04 MB, 1 page)
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Form 4015 - Articles of Revival
(PDF Version, 1.05 MB, 1 page)
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Form 4017 - Articles of Dissolution
(PDF Version, 1.06 MB, 1 page)
Instructions N/A
Form 4019 - Statement of Intent to Dissolve
(PDF Version, 1.05 MB, 1 page)
Instructions N/A
Form 4020 - Statement of Revocation of Intent to Dissolve
(PDF Version, 1.03 MB, 1 page)
Instructions N/A
Form 4022 - Annual Return
(PDF Version, 1.04 MB, 1 page)
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Form 4032 - Articles of Revival (transition) Instructions N/A

Special Act of Parliament corporations

Forms and instructions
Form Instructions
Form 4033 - Annual Return - Special Act Corporation
(PDF Version, 1.07 MB, 2 pages)
Instructions

Boards of trade

Forms
Form
Form - Certificate of formation and memorandum of agreement
(PDF Version, 1.97 MB, 3 pages)
Form - Annual Summary - Boards of Trade Act
Form - Annual Summary Annex - Boards of Trade Act

Cooperatives

Forms and instructions
Form Instructions
Form 3001 - Articles of Incorporation
(PDF Version, 119 KB, 2 pages)
Instructions
Form 3002 - Initial Registered Office Address and First Board of Directors
(PDF Version, 1,124KB, 2 pages)
Instructions
Form 3003 - Change of address of registered office
(PDF Version, 119 KB, 2 pages)
Instructions
Form 3004 - Articles of Amendment
(PDF Version, 1,076 KB, 2 pages)
Instructions
Form 3006 - Changes regarding directors
(PDF Version, 130 KB)
Instructions
Form 3007 - Restated Articles of Incorporation  
Form 3009 - Articles of Amalgamation
(PDF Version, 130 KB, 2 pages)
Instructions
Form 3011 - Articles of Continuance
(PDF Version, 124 KB, 2 pages)
Instructions
Form 3141 - Articles of Arrangement  
Form 3014 - Articles of Reorganization  
Form 3015 - Articles of Revival  
Form 3017 - Articles of Dissolution  
Form 3019 - Statement of Intent to Dissolve or Revocation of Intent to Dissolve  
Form 3022 - Annual Return
(PDF Version, 638 KB, 2 pages)
Instructions

Request for payment by electronic data interchange

Forms
Form
Form - Request for payment by electronic data interchange (PDF Version, 1,526 KB, 1 page)
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