Buy copies of corporate documents

You can buy copies of corporate documents filed with Corporations Canada under the laws listed below.

  • Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA)
  • Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act)
  • Canada Cooperatives Act (Coop Act)
  • Canada Corporations Act, Part II (CCA-II)

Examples of corporate documents include:

  • Charter documents, such as certificates of incorporation attached to the articles of incorporation
  • Amendments to articles
  • Changes regarding directors
  • Change of the registered office address
  • By-laws of not-for-profit corporations.

Buying copies online (uncertified only)

If you want to buy uncertified copies, you can do so online if the corporate documents were filed under the CBCA or NFP Act.

Buy uncertified copies of corporate documents online

If you want to buy certified copies, you will need to order them by email, mail or fax.

Buying copies by email, mail or fax (uncertified and certified)

Whether you’re buying uncertified or certified copies, you will need to contact us with the information below.

Information you’ll need to provide

When buying copies by email, mail or fax, be sure to include the following:

  • the corporate name and corporation number
  • the type of copy (certified or uncertified)
  • the type of document (for ex., the articles of amendment or incorporation, or the annual return for a specific year)
  • contact name and phone number.

Costs

The fees for copies under the CBCA, NFP Act and Coop Act are:

  • $1.00 per page (uncertified copies)
  • $35.00 per document (certified copies).

Methods of payment

Buying online

Buying by email, mail or fax

  • credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa)
  • debit card (Bank of Montreal, First Nations Bank of Canada, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust or many credit unions)
  • Visa Debit card (Bank of Montreal, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank or TD Canada Trust)

 

By email

  • credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa)

Do not send your credit card information by email.

Add a contact name and telephone number; Corporations Canada will call that person to obtain the credit card information.

By mail

  • credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa)
  • cheque (payable to the Receiver General for Canada)

By fax

  • credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa)

Do not send your credit card information by fax.

Add a contact name and telephone number; Corporations Canada will call that person to obtain the credit card information.

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