New Brunswick Incorporation

Quebec Company Formation

To incorporate a company in Quebec, the directors and shareholders are not required to be Canadian residents.

We can search the Quebec company's database, CIDREQ, to verify that the chosen company name is not used in Quebec by any other company.

We can obtain your Numéro d'entreprise du Québec (NEQ), or Enterprise Number, quickly.

Company incorporation includes:

  • CIDREQ 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 Quebec, we require:

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

CIDREQ - Quebec Company Name Search Report

In Quebec, a name search is performed in the Quebec company's database, CIDREQ. A company name search will be submitted to the provincial government to register your company. The report is used to establish the availability of your proposed company name and gives details of any conflicting registered company names.

Canada Extra-Provincial Corporation Registration

Once your Quebec company has been incorporated and needs to operate in another Canadian province, you register your company as an Extra-Provincial Corporation.

Quebec companies may register in any Canadian province including Ontario and Alberta, accepting non-resident directors for Extra-Provincial Registration.

Your company must register as an Extra-Provincial Corporation within 30 days of commencing business in the province.

Choosing a Company Name

  • A Quebec company's name must end with compagnie, corporation, Inc. or Ltée.
  • A Quebec company's name must have a French version in addition to any other language.
  • You may choose to be issued with a number as the company's legal name, known as a Numbered Corporation. This quickens the incorporation process.

Registered Office in Quebec for your company

  • The registered office of a company is the official address given to all government authorities.
  • Will generally be the principal place of business or office of the company.

Shareholders of your company

  • Your company can have between 1 and 50 shareholders.
  • You will need to submit the residential address for each shareholder.

Directors for your company

  • Your company must have at least one director.
  • There are no Canadian residency requirements for directors in Quebec.
  • You will provide the director's residential addresses, resident status and their professions.

Officers

  • You must appoint a President and a Secretary
  • An officer can hold several positions (i.e. be President, Secretary and the Treasurer)
  • There are no Canadian residency requirement for officers

Share Capital

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

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

Registered Agent & Registered Office in Quebec

Your company requires a registered office, which will be the official address to the relevant government authority. The address must be in Quebec and be a commercial or a residential address.

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

System Day will act as your registered agent and provide a registered office for your company.

Timescale to Incorporate in Quebec

Incorporation of your Quebec company will take around 2 weeks.

Quebec Company Incorporation - Fees

The cost of incorporating a company in the Canadian province of Quebec, with standard share capital and standard Memorandum and Articles of Association is £2200. The company formation procedure in Quebec normally takes 2 weeks.

Quebec - Named Corporation - 2 weeks
  • Provincial or NUANS® Name Search Report of your proposed corporate name
  • Preparation and filing of Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Incorporation
  • Quebec 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
 
Registered Office address in Quebec for the first year:
  • Provision of the Registered Office and Registered Agent in Quebec
  • Compliance with local domicile requirements
£700
Additional Services  
Canadian Telephone (+1) redirected worldwide answering service £440
Initial Return Filing - should be filed within 60 days from Incorporation £180
Quebec Advantages
  • Time - only 2 weeks to incorporate your Quebec company
  • Cost - a Quebec 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