From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Corporate name search

Before approving a new corporate name, most provincial and territorial governments require a Nuans report. Proposed names must always meet the requirements applicable to the jurisdiction in which a business is incorporating. Verify with the authority where you are applying to understand their naming requirements before ordering your report.

For Canada (at the federal level), consult the Corporations Canada`s naming a corporation Overview and Requirements.

For all provinces and territories, contact the relevant authority. Their contact information can be found through

Nuans is an automated search tool that finds existing corporate and business names, as well as trademarks, that are either identical or similar to the name being proposed. The most relevant results will be presented in a report. To order a Nuans report, please select one of the options below.

Order a report yourself

$13.80 per report

You can order reports yourself only for the following jurisdictions:

  • Canada (at the federal level)
  • Northwest Territories.

For questions about ordering a report yourself, consult our FAQs.

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Get help with ordering a report

Find a Nuans member who can give you more information on:

  • ordering your Nuans report
  • choosing a name
  • understanding policy and regulation requirements.

You can also contact a law firm or search house in your area.

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Order reports for my clients

As a member, you can:

  • do a pre-search
  • order multiple reports
  • inquire against a reservation
  • surveil Trademarks
  • recover copies of older reports
  • receive monthly billing

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