Due to a high volume of requests, applications are taking longer than usual to process. You can assume your application is processing right up to 5 business days following your incorporation application, and you don't need to contact us to confirm.
When incorporating, you create a new legal entity called a corporation. In Canada, a corporation has the same rights as a person.
Benefits of incorporating
Federal incorporation offers many benefits, including
- the right to use your name across Canada
- limited liability
- lower corporate tax rates
- better access to capital and grants.
Eligibility detailsAny business and not-for-profit operating in Canada can incorporate federally.
What you need before you start
Before you incorporate, read about
How much it costs
Federal incorporation costs:
- $200 (online)
- $250 (email and mail)
Other ways to apply
- By mail:
- Corporations Canada
235 Queen Street
- By e-mail:
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