British Columbia has a simple process to register a business.
The British Columbia Business Corporations Act requires that the principals first reserve the name of the new company with the British Columbia Registrar of Companies.
Then, an electronic notice of articles and an incorporation application must be submitted to the registrar of companies. For more information on reserving a name and filing an incorporation application see the Registrar’s website.
A federally incorporated company based in British Columbia has different registration requirements, including residency requirements for directors and the need to register in both British Columbia and each province where it will operate. However, it is able to use its name in both British Columbia and all provinces of Canada. Registration is handled by Corporations Canada.
British Columbia Incorporation Service
Company Formations Canada provides fast and easy British Columbia Incorporation Service to Canadian residents and non-Canadian residents wishing to start and operate a new business in British Columbia and Canada:
British Columbia Incorporation service for Canadians
British Columbia Incorporation Service for Non-Canadians residents
British Columbia Extra-Provincial Registration
British Columbia Registered Agent Services
Foreign Company Registration in British Columbia