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Services, fees and processing times – Canada Business Corporations Act

Due to a high volume of requests, applications are taking longer than usual to process. File online for the quickest service.

New express service available

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

Services, fees and processing times
Service Fee Processing time
(business days or hours)

Most requested

Annual return

Online

$12

1 day

Email or mail

$40

10 days

Incorporation

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

All other services

Amalgamation

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Amendment of articles
(free to change the province of registered office or number of directors online)

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Arrangement

Email or mail

$500

5 days

Cancellation or corrected certificate
(free when the error is made by Corporations Canada)

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Certificate of compliance or certificate of existence

Online

$10

1 day

Email or mail

$20

10 days

Continuance (import)

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Copies of documents (certified)

Email or mail

$40 per document

10 days

Copies of documents (uncertified)

Online

Free

1 day

Email or mail

$5 per document

10 days

Exemption

Online, email or mail

$250

30 days

Letter of satisfaction for continuance (export) to another legislation

Online

$200

1 day

Express online

+ $100

4 hours

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Restated articles

Email or mail

$100

10 days

Revival of a dissolved corporation

Email or mail

$250

10 days

Express email or mail

This service is not currently available

Revocation of an intent to dissolve

Online

$50

1 day

Email or mail

$100

10 days

Free services
Service Processing time
(business days)
Online Email or mail

Add an English or French version of a corporate name, or change a name as directed by Corporations Canada

Not available

10 days

Amend articles to only change minimum and maximum number of directors

1 day

10 days / Fees apply

Changes regarding directors

1 day

10 days

Amend articles to only change province or territory of registered office address

1 day

10 days / Fees apply

Change registered office address

1 day

10 days

Change additional address associated with a corporation

1 day

10 days

Copies of documents (uncertified)

1 day

Fees apply

Correction or cancellation if the error is made by Corporations Canada

Not available

10 days

Discontinuance (not a Letter of Satisfaction)

Not available

10 days

Dissolution

1 day

10 days

Intent to dissolve

1 day

10 days

Filing financial statements

1 day

10 days

Filing proxy circulars and related documents

1 day

10 days

Pre-approval of a corporate name

1 day

10 days

Pre-approval of schedules for the Online Filing Centre

10 days

Not available

Related links

How to file and pay for an application

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