Federal vs. Provincial Corporations
If you intend on carrying on business only in one
province, you may choose to incorporate either a provincially chartered corporation under the
laws of that province or a federally chartered corporation. If you incorporate a provincially
chartered corporation, you should be aware that if you intend to carry on business in that
province as well as in other Canadian provinces you must register as an extra-provincial
corporation in every province in which you will carry on business.
Furthermore, there are other issues that you may
consider in selecting where you incorporate your business:
- the government fees of a federal chartered corporation versus a provincially chartered corporation; and
- determining the advantages and disadvantages of each jurisdiction's corporate laws and tax structure.
If you require additional information to make an
informed decision as to where to incorporate your business, we suggest you contact competent
legal and tax professionals and discuss these matters with them.