Incorporation in Each Province
Although incorporating a business follows a similar procedure in each province, there are some differences between each region.
Incorporating in Alberta
To incorporate in Alberta
, your business’s registered office must be physically located there and at least one quarter of your board members must be Canadian residents.
Incorporating in British Columbia
Incorporating in Ontario
As with the other provinces, those who are incorporating in Ontario
must have a registered office located there. Like Alberta, at least 25% of directors must be Canadian. In instances where there are only two directors, one must be a Canadian resident.
Incorporating in Saskatchewan
A business’s registered office must be located in Saskatchewan in order to incorporate
. The majority of directors must be Canadian residents and at least one director must be a resident of Saskatchewan.
If I incorporate at a provincial level, can I conduct business in another jurisdiction?
If you incorporate your business in one province, your business is subject to that provincial statute and can only conduct business in that province. To carry out business in another jurisdiction, you can apply to the provincial government for extra-provincial registration, which allows a business to operate in more than one province or territory at a time.