Manitoba Companies office register information about corporations and business names. The public may search the registry to obtain information (for example, who is doing business under the trade name, where the business is located, and to get a list of officers and directors).
When individuals want to incorporate or register their trade name, Manitoba Companies office review the proposed names to make sure that they aren’t confusingly similar to ones already on our record. Then our office will incorporate the company or register the business name.
Finally, the Manitoba Companies office is also responsible for the appointments and renewals of Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Publics. This includes the authentication of a Notary Public’s signature on documents.
Manitoba Companies Office Activities
Perform a search to determine if a business name or corporation is registered or incorporated in Manitoba.
Certificate of Status
Obtain a Certificate of Status on a Business name or corporation on record in Manitoba.
Articles of Incorporation (Share Capital)
Incorporate a new “business” corporation in Manitoba.
Articles of Incorporation (Without Share Capital)
Incorporate a new “non-profit” corporation in Manitoba
Annual Returns are required to be filed for every corporation incorporated or registered in Manitoba. The form must be completed providing information for the corporation as of the last day of its anniversary month in the year for which the form is filed. You will require the barcode number located in the top left corner of Annual Returns sent out after July 10, 2017.
Articles of Amendment
File Articles of Amendment to change the name of a Manitoba corporation.
Notice of Change of Directors/Officers
Provide notice that a change in the Directors or Officers of a corporation has occurred.
Change of Registered Office Address
Provide notice that a change in the Registered Office Address of a corporation has occurred.
Notice Change of Mailing Address
Request a change in the Mailing Address for Annual Returns
Notice of Change of Shareholders (Manitoba corporations only)
Provide notice of a change in the Shareholders holding 10% or more of the issued voting shares.
Business Name Filings
Request for Name Reservation
A Name Reservation is required, in most cases, before a name can be registered in Manitoba.
Manitoba Business Name Registration
Register an unincorporated business (sole proprietorship or partnership)
Manitoba Business Name Renewal
Renew the registration of an unincorporated business, Limited Partnership or Limited Liability Partnership for another three years
Change of Business Location of a Manitoba Business
Provide notice that a change in the Business Location has occurred.
Change of Mailing Address
Request a change in the Mailing Address for Renewals
If you have any questions about our Manitoba corporate registry services, please contact us using the form below and a customer service representative will gladly assist you.
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