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Incorporating Your Company

Advantages of Incorporation

  • No other company may use your business name
  • Limited liability
  • You can sell your business
  • If a partner leaves or dies your business continues
  • You can choose either debt or equity financing
Disadvantages of Incorporation
  • Closely regulated
  • Most expensive form of business to organize
  • Extensive record keeping necessary
  • Personal guarantees undermine limited liability

Name Approval

 

Your Name Approval form can be submitted to any Government Agent office, at the nearest OneStop service delivery station or by mail.

You may also get your Name Request Online by following a few easy steps.

   

Incorporation Application Overview

 

Background information to incorporating your company.
   

 

Incorporate Your Company 

How to incorporate your company. Be sure to read carefully due to the complexity of incorporating your business.
   

BC Business Incorporation Act

 

The business incorporation act outlines the legalities of incorporating your company.
 

Incorporation Application

 

Incorporation application is a downloadable application to incorporate your company.
   

Steps to Incorporating Your Company

 

Steps to incorporate your company outlines the necessary steps to becoming a separate entity with limited liability.
   

Incorporation Fees

 

The incorporation fees outlines all the costs of incorporating your company.


Incorporating Your Extraprovincial Company

Information for Registration of an Extraprovincial Company in BC

 

Use this form to register as an extraprovincial company.
   

Maintaining your Extraprovincial Company

 

The Maintaining your extraprovincial company explains your obligated duties in running an extraprovincial incorporation in BC.


Federally Incorporate Your Company

Federal Business Incorporation Act

 

The federal business incorporation act outlines the legalities of incorporating your company at the federal level.
   
Form 1 Articles of Incorporation Use this form to register as an extraprovincial company.
   

Setting up Share Structure

 

What you need to know in order to set up your company's share structure.
   
Corporations Canada Corporations Canada will help you in understanding what is needed and assist you in the process of incorporating at the federal level.