Request for Copies of Corporate DocumentsReader Rating: 5.00Star

Different types of corporate documents are filed with Corporations Canada under the laws it administers, including:

  • charter documents, such as certificates of incorporation with articles of incorporation attached and letters patent
  • amendments to articles or letters patent
  • notices of change of directors or list of directors
  • notices of registered office address
  • by-laws of not-for-profit corporations.

These documents are filed under the following laws:

  • the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA)
  • the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act)
  • the Canada Cooperatives Act (Coop Act).

How do I obtain a copy of a document?

To obtain a copy of documents, send a request by email, fax or mail to Corporations Canada. Indicate the following information in your request:

  • corporate name and corporation number
  • whether you want the copies to be certified
  • the document you want a copy of, such as articles of amendment or incorporation, annual return for a specific year
  • your name and phone number
  • how you want the documents sent to you (options: email, fax or mail)
  • the fee

What are the fees?

The fees for copies under the CBCA, NFP Act and Coop Act are:

  • uncertified copies - $1.00 per page
  • certified copies - $35.00 per document
Methods of payment
Method of Receipt Method of Payment
By email Pay by credit card only: American Express, MasterCard or Visa
By fax Pay by credit card only: American Express, MasterCard or Visa
By mail Pay by:
  • credit card: American Express, MasterCard or Visa
  • cheque payable to the Receiver General for Canada

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