Nova Scotia Incorporation

Nova Scotia - Canada Company Formations

We can incorporate your business in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

This province is suitable for non-Canadian residents who require a Canadian Corporation.

Nova Scotia Company Formation

Company incorporation includes:

  • NUANS 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

Documents and Information

To incorporate your company in the province of Nova Scotia, we require:

  • The proposed name of your company
  • Names and addresses of directors
  • Names and addresses of officers

NUANS - Nova Scotia Company Name Search Report

A company name search will be submitted to the provincial government. The report is used to establish the availability of your proposed company name, detailing any existing companies with conflicting names.

A NUANS (Newly Updated Automated Name Search) report is needed for incorporation in Nova Scotia,

Choosing a Company Name company

  • A Nova Scotia company's name must end with Corporation, Incorporated, Limited, Limitée, Corp., Inc., Ltd. or Ltée.
  • A Nova Scotia company's name must be in English or French.
  • You may choose to be issued a number, instead of a name, as the company's legal name, known as a Numbered Corporation. This can quicken the incorporation process.

Registered Office in Nova Scotia for your company

  • The registered office of a company is the official address supplied to the relevant government authority.
  • Generally is the principal place of business of the company but does not have to be an office.
  • System Day can provide a registered office in Nova Scotia.

Shareholders of your company

  • Your company must have between 1 and 50 shareholders.
  • You will provide the residential address of each shareholder.

Directors for your company

  • Every company must have at least one director.
  • There are no Canadian residency requirements for directors of a Nova Scotia company.

Officers for your company

  • A company must appoint a President and a Secretary.
  • An officer can hold several positions. (i.e. be the President, Secretary and the Treasurer.

Share Capital

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

There is no limit on the number of shares that your company may issue.

Registered Agent & Registered Office in Nova Scotia

Your company requires a registered office, which will be the registered address used by the relevant government authority. You will need an address in Nova Scotia that is either a commercial or residential address.

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

System Day can act as your registered agent and provide a registered office for your company. Our incorporation fee includes this service for a year.

We can also provide you with an international mail forwarding service to meet your company's needs.

Nova Scotia Company Incorporation - Costs

The cost of incorporating a company in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, with standard share capital and standard Memorandum and Articles of Association is £2200. The company formation procedure in Nova Scotia normally takes 1 week.

Nova Scotia - Named Corporation - 1 week
  • Provincial or NUANS® Name Search Report of your proposed corporate name
  • Preparation and filing of Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Incorporation
  • Nova Scotia 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
 
Canadian Telephone (+1) redirected worldwide answering service £440
Initial Return Filing - should be filed within 60 days from Incorporation £160
Registered office address in Nova Scotia
  • Provision of the Registered Office and Registered Agent in Nova Scotia
  • Compliance with local domicile requirements
£940
Nova Scotia Advantages
  • Time - only 1 week to incorporate your Nova Scotia company
  • Cost - a Nova Scotia company will cost £2200
  • Share Capital - the minimum share capital requirement is CA$1
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • 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