| Enhanced corporate name protection which is second only to Trademark Protection. The corporate name is generally reserved for use anywhere in Canada (with the exception of Quebec).
||Corporate name is only protected in the province or territory of incorporation.
|Federal Name Granting Guidelines are very strict and many proposed names are rejected.
||Incorporator's responsibility to ensure that proposed corporate name is available for use. Names are not usually rejected unless they conflict with another confusingly similar name already in use.
|Can operate across the country as of right, subject to provincial extra-provincial filing requirements.
||Can only operate within the province of incorporation as of right. Must register extra-provincially if operating in other Provinces.
|Government Incorporation Fee - $200.00 plus extra-provincial fees
|| Government Incorporation Fee - varies (Ontario - $300.00)