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 corporations.
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.
Incorporating a Canadian Non-Resident Corporation
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
- 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.
Canada Non-Resident Corporation Directors
Only one director required for your Corporation. There is no Canadian residency requirements for directors in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.
Canada Non-Resident Corporation Officers
A President and a Secretary must be appointed with no residency requirements for the officers. One person can hold several positions (i.e. be the President, Secretary and the Treasurer)
Every company can have between 1 and 50 shareholders
Canada Corporation Share Capital
Your company's minimum authorised share capital is CA$1.
Canada Registered Agent & Registered Office
Your corporation 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.
Documents and Information
To begin incorporating your Non-Resident Canada Corporation, we will require:
- The proposed name
- Names and addresses of director(s) and officer(s)
- Business activities