Canada - Non-Resident Company Formation

The provinces of British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec allow non-Canadian residents to incorporate companies.

After incorporation, your company may register as an Extra-Provincial Corporation in the other provinces that have Canadian-resident requirements. This then allows your company to conduct business in these provinces.

Canada Non-Resident Company Formation Package

Our provincial incorporation package includes:

  • Provincial Name Search Report of your proposed corporate name
  • Preparation and filing of Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Incorporation
  • Provincial Government filing Fee
  • Electronic filing the incorporation documents
  • Minute Book with Registers & Ledgers
  • Shares Certificates
  • Shareholder ledgers for each shareholder
  • Preparation of Corporate By-Laws which sets out the organisation of the Corporation
  • Preparation of the Register of Directors, Register of Shareholders, Register of Officers and the Stock Transfer Register
  • Preparation of Organisational Minutes - covering the election of directors and officers, issuing shares, the form of share certificates and fixing the number of directors
  • Delivery of documents by FedEx / DHL courier

additional services:

  • Canadian Telephone redirected worldwide answering service
  • International mail forwarding service
  • Assistance opening a Canadian Bank Account
  • Extra-Provincial Corporation registration

Canada Non-Resident Company Directors

  • Only one director required
  • There are no Canadian residency requirements for directors

Canada Non-Resident Company Officers

  • Must appoint a President and a Secretary
  • One person can hold several positions (i.e. be the President, Secretary and the Treasurer)
  • There are no Canadian residency requirement for officers

Canada Company Share Capital

Your company's minimum authorised share capital is CA$1.

Canada Registered Agent & Registered Office

Your company requires a registered office, which will be the official address used by all the relevant government authorities. You will need an address in Canada that is either a commercial or residential address.

We can act as your registered agent and provide a registered office in British Columbia.

All relevant government and commercial documents will be sent to the registered office address.

Incorporating a Company in Canada as a Non-Resident

First, choose which province you would like to incorporate in

  • As a non-resident of Canada we can incorporate your company in

Choose a proposed name for your company

  • Your company's name should end with Corporation, Incorporated, Limited, Limitée, Corp., Inc., Ltd. or Ltée.
  • Your company's name must be in English, French or have a version in both.
  • You may choose to be issued a number, instead of a name, as the company's legal name, known as a Numbered Corporation.

Shareholders of your company

  • Every company can have between 1 and 50 shareholders

Documents and Information

To begin incorporating your Non-Resident Canada Company, we will require:

  • The proposed name of your company
  • Names and addresses of director(s) and officer(s)

The total cost of incorporating your Non-Resident Canada Company is £2500. This fee includes the Registered Offices fees for the first year.

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Canada fees to Incorporate
  • Time - 1 week to incorporate your Canadian company
  • Company Formation - £1940
  • Registered Office fee - £860
Canada Advantages
  • Share Capital - the minimum share capital requirement is CA$1
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Directors - a Federal company requires one of the directors to be a Canadian resident
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office and registered agent, which we can provide
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process