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Amalgamate corporations

Business corporations

Online

(if you are a registered intermediary)

It will cost $200 and will take 1 day.

 Add $100 for express service in 4 hours.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Business corporations forms)


Related information

Guide on amalgamating business corporations

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

 Add $100 for express service in 1 day.
You must indicate "Express service" in the subject line of your email.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Not-for-profit forms)


Related information

Amalgamating not-for-profit corporations

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms)


Related information

Guide on amalgamating cooperatives

Amend articles

Your articles set out basic information about your corporation. You must amend your articles to make changes to this information:

Business corporations

Online

  • Current corporate name
  • Province or territory of the registered office (free if filed online)
  • Description of classes of shares
  • Restrictions on share transfers
  • Minimum and/or maximum number of directors (free if filed online)
  • Restrictions on business
  • Other provisions

These amendments will cost $200 and will take 1 day.

 Add $100 for express service in 4 hours.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Email or mail

These amendments are not available online.

  • Add an English or French version of a corporate name
  • Change a name as directed by Corporations Canada

They are free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – PDF form available on request


Related information

Changing the structure or nature of the corporation

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

  • Current corporate name
  • Province or territory of the registered office (free if filed online)
  • Description of classes of shares
  • Restrictions on share transfers
  • Minimum and/or maximum number of directors (free if filed online)
  • Restrictions on business
  • Other provisions

These amendments will cost $200 and will take 1 day.

 Add $100 for express service in 1 day.
You must indicate "Express service" in the subject line of your email.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Email or mail

These amendments are not available online:

  • Add an English or French version of a corporate name
  • Change a name as directed by Corporations Canada

They are free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – PDF form available on request


Related information

Changing the structure or nature of the corporation – Amending articles

Cooperatives

Email or mail

  • Current corporate name
  • Province or territory of the registered office
  • Description of classes of shares
  • Restrictions on share transfers
  • Minimum and/or maximum number of directors
  • Restrictions on business
  • Other provisions

These amendments will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

These amendments are free:

  • Add an English or French version of a corporate name
  • Change a name as directed by Corporations Canada

How to file:
PDF form (see Cooperatives forms)


Related information

Amending the articles of a cooperative

Apply for an exemption

Business corporations

Online

(if you are a registered intermediary)

It will cost $250 and will take 30 days.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 30 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Overview of exemption policies – Canada Business Corporations Act

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

(if you are a registered intermediary)

It will cost $250 and will take 30 days.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 30 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Information on NFP Act exemptions

Cooperatives

This service doesn't apply to this type of corporation.

Ask for a cancellation or a correction

Business corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $250* and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required

* Free if the error has been made by Corporations Canada


Related information

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $250* and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required

* Free if the error has been made by Corporations Canada


Related information

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $250* and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required

* Free if the error has been made by Corporations Canada

Ask for an arrangement

Business corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $500 and will take 5 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Business corporations forms)


Related information

Policy on arrangements – Canada Business Corporations Act, section 192

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $500 and will take 5 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Not-for-profit forms)


Related information

Instructions for Form 4014 – Articles of Arrangement

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $500 and will take 5 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms)

Change additional address associated with a corporation

Business corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms)

Change director's information

Business corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Directors and officers

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

The directors

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms)


Related information

Change regarding directors

Change registered office address (within the same province or territory)

Moving outside the province or territory?

If the new address is in another province or territory from what is stated in your articles of incorporation, you must change the province or territory of the registered office by amending your articles.

Business corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Keep your corporation in good shape

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Keep your corporation in good shape

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms)


Related information

Keep your corporation in good shape

Continue a corporation (export) – Discontinuance

Business corporations

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Policy on continuance (export) of a federal corporation

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Policy on continuance (export) of a not-for-profit corporation

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required

Continue a corporation (import)

Business corporations

Change governing legislation (import)

Online

It will cost $200 and will take 1 day.

 Add $100 for express service in 4 hours.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


A change from federal legislation to another federal legislation

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – PDF form is available on request


Related information

Policy on continuance (import) of a body corporate into the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA)

Not-for-profit corporations

Change governing legislation (import)

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

 Add $100 for express service in 1 day.
You must indicate "Express service" in the subject line of your email.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – PDF form is available on request


A change from federal legislation to another federal legislation

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – PDF form is available on request


Related information

Policy on continuance (import) of a body corporate into the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act

Cooperatives

Change governing legislation (import)

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms and instructions)


A change from federal legislation to another federal legislation

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – PDF form is available on request


Related information

Policy on continuance (import) of a body corporate into the Canada Cooperatives Act

Declare an intent to dissolve

Business corporations

Online

(if you are a registered intermediary)

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – PDF form available on request


Related information

Guide on dissolving a business corporation

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Not-for-profit forms)


Related information

Instructions for Form 4019 – Statement of Intent to Dissolve

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms and instructions)


Related information

Guide on dissolving a cooperative

Dissolve a corporation

Business corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Guide on dissolving a business corporation

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Not-for-profit forms)


Related information

Dissolving a not-for-profit corporation

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms and instructions)


Related information

Guide on dissolving a cooperative

File annual return

Business corporations

Online

It will cost $12 and will take 1 day.

How to file:
File your annual return


Related information

Policy on filing of annual returns

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It will cost $12 and will take 1 day.

How to file:
File your annual return


Related information

Information on annual return filings for not-for-profit corporations

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $12 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms and instructions)


Related information

Filing of annual returns

File by-laws

Business corporations

This service doesn't apply to this type of corporation.

Related information

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Create by-laws and submit them through the Online Filing Centre

Related information

Not-for-profit corporation by-laws

Cooperatives

This service doesn't apply to this type of corporation.

File financial statements

Business corporations
Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Financial statements and review

Cooperatives

This service doesn't apply to this type of corporation.

File proxy circular

Business corporations
Not-for-profit corporations

This service doesn't apply to this type of corporation.

Cooperatives

This service doesn't apply to this type of corporation.

Get a Certificate of Compliance or Certificate of Existence

Business corporations

Online

It will cost $10 and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre

Email or mail

It will cost $20 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Certificates of Compliance and Certificates of Existence

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It will cost $10 and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Certificates of Compliance and Certificates of Existence

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $20 and will take 5 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Certificates of Compliance and Certificates of Existence

Incorporate

Did you know? You don't need to order a Nuans report before incorporating online with a word name. The corporate name search is now part of the federal incorporation process.

Business corporations

Online

It will cost $200 and will take 1 day.

 Add $100 for express service in 4 hours.

How to file:
Start your incorporation


Related information

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It will cost $200 and will take 1 day.

 Add $100 for express service in 4 hours.

How to file:
Start your incorporation


Related information

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms)


Related information

Order copies of corporate documents

Business corporations

Uncertified copies

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Certified copies

Email or mail

It will cost $40 per document and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Order copies of corporate documents

Not-for-profit corporations

Uncertified copies

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Certified copies

Email or mail

It will cost $40 per document and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Order copies of corporate documents

Cooperatives

Uncertified copies

Email or mail

It will cost $5 per document and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Certified copies

Email or mail

It will cost $40 per document and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Order copies of corporate documents

Order a corporate profile

Business corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Keep your corporation in good shape

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Keep your corporation in good shape

Cooperatives

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Keep your corporation in good shape

Order a Letter of Satisfaction for continuance (export) to another legislation

Business corporations

Online

(if you are a registered intermediary)

It will cost $200 and will take 1 day.

 Add $100 for express service in 4 hours.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Policy on continuance (export) of a federal corporation – Apply for a Letter of Satisfaction

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

 Add $100 for express service in 1 day.
You must indicate "Express service" in the subject line of your email.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Policy on continuance (export) of a not-for-profit corporation – Apply for a Letter of Satisfaction

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required

Preapprove a corporate name

Did you know? You don't need to order a Nuans report before incorporating online with a word name. The corporate name search is now part of the federal incorporation process.

Business corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Get corporate name pre-approval

Not-for-profit corporations

Online

It is free and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Get corporate name pre-approval

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Email us at ic.corporationscanada.ic@ised-isde.gc.ca – no form required


Related information

Get corporate name pre-approval

Preapprove schedules

Business corporations

Online

(if you are a registered intermediary)

It is free and will take 10 days.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Preapproved schedules service

Not-for-profit corporations

This service doesn't apply to this type of corporation.

Cooperatives

This service doesn't apply to this type of corporation.

Reorganize a corporation

Business corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Business corporations forms)


Related information

Changing the structure or nature of the corporation – Reorganizations

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Not-for-profit forms)


Related information

Instructions for Form 4013 – Articles of Reorganization

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms and instructions)

Revive a corporation

Business corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

Express service is not currently available.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Business corporations forms)


Related information

Policy on reviving a business corporation

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

Express service is not currently available.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Not-for-profit forms)


Related information

Reviving a not-for-profit corporation

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $250 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms and instructions)

Revoke intent to dissolve

Business corporations

Online

It will cost $50 and will take 1 day.

How to file:
Go to Online Filing Centre


Related information

Guide on dissolving a business corporation

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $100 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Not-for-profit forms)


Related information

Dissolving a not-for-profit corporation

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $100 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms and instructions)


Related information

Reversing a decision to dissolve after a Certificate of Intent to Dissolve is issued

Submit restated articles

Business corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $100 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Business corporations forms)


Related information

Instructions for Form 7 – Restated Articles of Incorporation

Not-for-profit corporations

Email or mail

It will cost $100 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Not-for-profit forms)


Related information

Instructions for Form 4007 – Restated Articles of Incorporation

Cooperatives

Email or mail

It will cost $100 and will take 10 days.

How to file:
File the PDF form (see Cooperatives forms and instructions)


Related information

When to file Form 3007– Restated Articles of Incorporation

Boards of trade

All services are free.

Services Processing times
Annual summary 10 days
Amendment of by-laws 20 days
Change of district* 20 days
Change of headquarters address 20 days
Change of name* 20 days
Change of name and district* 20 days
Continuance from Part I to Part II of BOTA 20 days
Copies of documents 5 days
Dissolution* 20 days
Incorporation 20 days
Order a corporate profile 1 day
Registration of a board of trade
  • with an overlap of district*
  • with no overlap of district
20 days

* The decision on whether to allow the registration or change is made by the Governor in Council. The service standard only applies to Corporations Canada's review of the application. It does not include other government processes required to obtain Government in Council approval.

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Boards of trade

Railway

Services Fees Processing times
Deposit of each primary document $100 5 days
Deposit of each secondary document:
  • filed at the same time as the primary document
$35 5 days
  • filed on a subsequent date to the primary document:
    1. the first secondary document
    2. all subsequent secondary documents filed that day
  1. $100
  2. $35
5 days

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Railway Tool

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File your annual return

Business and not-for-profit corporations

Online

It will cost $12 and will take 1 day.

How to file:
File your annual return

Incorporate

Business and not-for-profit corporations

Online

It will cost $200 and will take 1 day.

 Add $100 for express service in 4 hours.

Start your incorporation

All processing times mentioned are business days or hours.

Express service

We offer an express service for a number of services. It costs $100 plus the regular service fee, and the service standard is 4 business hours (online) and 1 business day (email or mail).

Digital-first filing

  • filing is simpler
  • fees are cheaper and
  • processing times are faster

For most services, when the online filing option is available, PDF forms are available on request only.

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