Welcome to the blog section of our website! We are happy to provide you with a source of free legal content to help entrepreneurs and businesses succeed. In our blog, you will find articles on topics that matter most to you, such as starting, managing, protecting your business, and useful resources. We hope these articles will be helpful and encourage you to continue reading our publications.


Start your business

patrimoine wealth

Why have a wealth management advisor?

nouvelles obligations - new obligations


Since March 31, 2023, in order to improve transparency, protect the public and fight against fraud, money laundering and tax evasion, enterprises incorporated and/or registered in Quebec have to declare new information to the Registraire des entreprises du Québec.
Incorporation in Alberta

Incorporation in Alberta : federal or provincial?

In Alberta, a business owner who wants to incorporate his or her enterprise may do so using the provincial law or federal law: the former is the Alberta Business Corporations Act (hereinafter “ABCA”), and the latter is the Canada Business Corporations Act (hereinafter “CBCA”). This article will present the different reasons and advantages of incorporating under both laws in Alberta, and look into some of the practical factors to keep in mind when incorporating your business.

Run your business

Les acteurs dans une société par actions - Lexstart

The three types of actors in a Quebec corporation

“It takes all kinds to make a world”. However, for a Quebec corporation, only three people are needed : the shareholder, the director and the officer. Today, Lexstart presents a sneak preview of the protagonists of the Quebec corporation.
Shareholder in Quebec

All about shareholders in Quebec 

Among the three main actors of a Quebec corporation, there is the famous "shareholder". If the word scares you, do not worry: today, Lex Start demystifies the rights and obligations that arise from being a shareholder.
Administrateurs d'une société par actions

The director in a Quebec corporation

Today, Lex Start explains the ins and outs of one of the pillars of the corporation: the director. In Quebec, the director is first and foremost responsible for the general supervision and management of the activities of a Québec corporation.

Protect your business


Responsibility of entreprises and Quebec Privacy Act

Our first segment about the protection of personal information in Quebec covered the basic legal concepts applicable in the situation where an enterprise is subject to the Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector (hereinafter referred to as the “Privacy Act”).
personal information

The protection of personal information in Quebec

In Quebec, two specific laws govern the collection, communication and use of personal information by an enterprise in the course of its operations: the Act Respecting the Protection of Personal Information in the Private Sector and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Registration and legal publicity in Quebec

In the province of Quebec and in Canada, certain companies must register with “Canada Corporation” or the “Registraire des entreprises du Québec” (REQ) as soon as they are created. Today, you’ll learn which companies must register. We will see below which companies have to register, and with which authority(ies).


formation du personnel - staff training

Staff training & RPRP

Although professional training may seem costly for companies, it is beneficial for companies that want to improve their employees’ skills, attract new talent, motivate their employees and adapt to the changing market.


Business structures

The most common business structures in Ontario

Starting a business requires you to think about multiple considerations among which the business structure plays a fundamental role. Any business has to have a sound structure under which it operates and grows. In Ontario, the law allows an entrepreneur to organize his or her activities under various structures that have specific legal, tax, and operating characteristics.
Business accelerators

The 5 best business accelerators in Montreal

Creating a business is an intense process with many competing emotions. The combination of excitement and stress, coupled with fatigue from long hours of work, can be a difficult to manage. Therefore, a helping hand is a luxury you cannot pass up. As a young start-up in the legal tech world, we at Lex Start are well aware of the incredible support business accelerators can provide nascent start-ups.

Individuals with significant control

As of June 2019, it is mandatory for all corporations incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) to maintain a register showing all individuals who have significant control over the corporation (s. 21.1(1) CBCA). By choosing to incorporate with Lex Start, this register will be created for you at incorporation, but it is important to understand the implications of this register to ensure that it is maintained throughout the life of your company.