Corporations are incorporated provincially in British Columbia, according to the provisions of the British Columbia Business Corporation Act with the British Columbia Corporate Registry Office. Company Formations Canada provides fast and easy British Columbia Incorporation Service and provides all the documents your new British Columbia corporation will need to stay up-to-date and in compliance with the British Columbia Business Corporation Act.
Most Common British Columbia Incorporation Questions:
What legal ending should I use?
There is no difference from the legal standpoint of which legal ending to use, it is a matter of personal preference.
How fast are filed Articles of Incorporation processed?
Immediately. British Columbia Online Incorporations are processed Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays). Submissions outside of these hours will be processed the next business day.
Do I need a lawyer to get Articles of Incorporation filed?
A lawyer is always a valuable resource in terms of giving legal advice. However, a lawyer is not required to file an incorporation application in British Columbia.
Can I incorporate with a different legal ending from that on the BC Name search Report?
Yes, when filing your Articles of Incorporation, you can select a different legal ending from the one you had in your proposed name.
Should I have a numbered or a named corporation?
This is a matter of preference, but generally, if you are planning to operate under your corporate name or if your corporate brand is important, then often a named corporation is better.
Is a corporate number the same as GST number?
Your corporate number is the corporate identification number issued by the Ministry of Government Services and is different from the GST number that is issued by the Canada Revenue Agency.
Do I need to register extra-provincially in other provinces if I incorporated in British Columbia?
This is not a requirement. However, if you wish to do business in other jurisdictions in Canada, you do need to file an extra-provincial license or registration in that jurisdiction.
British Columbia Incorporation Service
Company Formations offers fast & easy British Columbia incorporation service in just 1 hour for only $99 plus government fees.
Our British Columbia incorporation service includes:
Receipt and review of your incorporation information.
If you choose to incorporate a named company, we conduct a Provincial or NUANS prescreen search of your proposed corporate name and advice you if there are any difficulties with your name.
Preparation and filing of Article of Incorporation.
Personalized Company Minute Book
Register of Directors
The resignation of Director Form
Appointment of Corporate Officers
The resignation of Officer Form
Subscription of Shares
Register of Shareholders
Consent and waiver for allotment of shares
Directors’ resolutions approving the allotment of shares
Consent and waiver for transfer of shares.
Shares Transfer Form
Directors’ Resolutions Approving Transfer of Shares
Notice of Organizational Meeting of Incorporators and Directors
Waiver of Notice of Meeting of Incorporators and Directors
Minutes of Organizational Meeting of Board of Directors
Waiver of Notice First Meeting of Shareholders
Minutes First Meeting of Shareholders
Notice to Directors of Regular Board Meeting
Minutes Shareholders Annual Meeting
Minutes Regular Board Meeting
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