Tag: Incorporation

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.

Shareholders’ agreement in Canada : why ?

In our previous article about the most common business structures in Ontario, we briefly discussed two protection tools available to the shareholders of a corporation, that is to say the shareholders, and the unanimous shareholders’ agreements.

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).

Incorporating without a lawyer : is it that easy ?

Incorporating your business without the help of a professionnel seems easy to do since many websites provide a lot of information about the incorporation process. However, many issues and risks are involved. In this article, we will discuss these issues and risks.

The officer in a Quebec corporation

Thanks to the article “The three types of actors in a Quebec company“, you now understand the different stakeholders of a corporation. If the role of shareholder seems clear to you, many entrepreneurs still confuse the notions of “directors” and “officers”. Today, we set the record straight and explain what the directors of a Quebec corporation do.
Incorporation fédéral ou provincial au Québec

Federal or provincial incorporation in Quebec ?

Let me take you back to elementary school for a little geography lesson: Canada is composed of ten provinces and three territories. What does this have to do with entrepreneurship? It’s simple, Canada’s structure and Constitution means that entrepreneurs have a choice: to incorporate federally or provincially. So, under which regime should your future corporation be incorporated ?