Registered office

David van Moorsel

What is a registered office? A corporation’s registered office is an official address of a corporation that’s listed publicly with the applicable corporate registries office. It’s a place at which legal documents can be served upon the corporation. These legal documents include civil claims (if the corporation is being sued), property tax notices, and annual return notices, among others. In … Read More

Corporate minute book

David van Moorsel

A corporate minute book is a binder containing corporate records of the corporation. By law, corporations are required to maintain certain records with respect to their shareholders, directors and officers, as well as important decisions that have been made by the corporation. A minute book also holds other corporate records such as the Certificate of Incorporation, corporate By-laws and records … Read More

Federal vs. Provincial Incorporation

David van Moorsel

In Canada a corporation can be incorporated federally pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act, or provincially, pursuant to provincial corporate legislation, such as the Alberta Business Corporations Act or the Ontario Business Corporations Act. The laws applicable in each jurisdiction are similar, but there are differences. Federal Incorporation Federal incorporation is slightly cheaper than provincial incorporation due to the … Read More