What type of business are you incorporating?

Business corporation

  • Is incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act
  • Business corporations issue shares and the owners are the shareholders
  • Learn more about business corporations

  • Will assign a numbered name to your corporation (for example: 12345678 Canada Inc.).
  • Allows you to choose between a pre-determined share structure for one class of shares or two classes of shares.

This is the quickest and easiest way to incorporate federally because you get articles of incorporation with pre-determined basic provisions.

  • Will give you flexibility to tailor your articles of incorporation.
  • Allows you to choose a corporate word name of your choice (for example: CHICO Hairdressing Inc.) or a numbered name.
  • Create a structure with multiple classes of shares.

Not-for-profit corporation

  • Is incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
  • Not-for-profit corporations do not issue shares; they have members
  • Learn more about not-for-profit corporations
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