Canada Company Registration For Non Canadians

Canada is one of the world’s top destinations for business investment, with a well-educated workforce, a wealth of natural resources and free trade arrangements with many of the world’s major economies. Stikeman Elliott’s Doing Business in Canada is designed to give those interested in pursuing Canadian business opportunities an overview of the laws and regulations […]

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Things to do When Forming a Canadian subsidiary

Generally, a subsidiary is a subordinate corporation within a larger business organization controlled by a body corporate. Generally, the body corporate (more commonly referred to as the “parent corporation”, “parent” or “holding corporation”) holds some or all of the shares in a subsidiary, which allows the parent to exert direct or indirect control (de jure […]

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Things to Know When Registering a Branch in Canada

A non-resident corporation carrying on business in Canada through a Canadian branch is liable for income tax on its Canadian-source business income at the same rates that apply to Canadian residents. In addition to federal and provincial income taxes, a non-resident corporation (NRC) carrying on business in Canada will be subject to the so-called “branch […]

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Things to Know When Registering a Canadian Subsidiary

A Canadian subsidiary can be formed in Canada either under the federal laws of Canada or the laws of one of Canada’s provinces or territories. The laws applicable to corporate entities in each of these jurisdictions are generally consistent, but there are some important distinctions (some of which are set out in greater detail below). […]

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Tax Implications of registering your foreign company in Canada as a Subsidiary

A Canadian subsidiary can be formed in Canada either at the federal level or at the provincial level. The laws applicable to corporate entities in each of these jurisdictions are generally consistent, but there are some important distinctions. Generally, subsidiaries are registered in Canada as limited liability corporations, but certain provinces (including British Columbia, Alberta, […]

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Tax Implications of registering your foreign company in Canada as a Branch

A branch is one of the ways a foreign company has to set up a business in Canada.  A branch is usually an adequate vehicle for low-cost projects. However, it is not the ideal choice for substantial projects because the parent company and branch office activities are not differentiated, the parent company is fully liable […]

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Registering a Subsidiary of a Foreign Company in Canada

Most non-resident investors prefer to incorporate a subsidiary chiefly because a subsidiary allows for a division of liability between the Canadian operation and the foreign operation. A subsidiary is simply a Canadian corporation whose controlling or sole shareholder is another corporation. An incorporated subsidiary of a foreign corporation is entitled to many of the same […]

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Registering a Branch of a Foreign Company in Canada

The registration of a Branch in Canada permits foreign corporations to operate and o business in Canada. The registration of a branch in Canada is done by filing an extra-provincial registration application in the province or provinces in which the foreign business proposes to operate. The foreign company will need to register extra provincially in […]

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Options for Foreign Corporations Wishing To Operate and Do Business in Canada

Options for Foreign Corporations Wishing To Operate and Do Business in Canada. There are two main options for foreign companies to register their companies in Canada. The first option is through the registration of a Canadian branch (extra-provincial registration) or the incorporation of a Canadian subsidiary (Brand new corporation). Registering a Branch in Canada The […]

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Canada Best Business Environment in the G20

Global investors looking for a top-performing economy in which to locate their plants and operations will find ample proof-points in Canada’s rankings among the G20 economies. US News1 and Forbes2 rank Canada as, respectively, the 1st and 2nd country in the G20 for establishing business operations. Canada also stands among the top in the G7 […]

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