Extra-Provincial Registration in Nova Scotia

Register your corporation to carry on business in Nova Scotia.

If your corporation wants to carry on business in the Province of Nova Scotia, but it is not incorporated as a provincial corporation in either Nova Scotia or New Brunswick (New Brunswick corporations are exempt from Nova Scotia extra-provincial registration requirements), it must be registered as an Extra-Provincial Corporation with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies. This type of registration is also required for federal (Canada) corporations and for non-Canadian corporations that wish to carry on business in Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia extra-provincial registration process involves reserving the corporate name with the Government of Nova Scotia, the appointment of a resident of Nova Scotia as Recognized Agent (for the purpose of receiving service of legal documents and receipt of government correspondence on your company's behalf), and the completion and submission of relevant extra-provincial registration documents along with the relevant government filing fee, in order to complete the extra-provincial registration.

Once the Nova Scotia extra-provincial registration is complete, a Certificate of Registration will be issued. Your corporation will be required to file an Annual Statement each year along with the relevant filing fee in order to keep its registration active and in good standing.

Eric P. Cohen, Barrister & Solicitor, an Ontario Lawyer, provides all the services required in order to register and maintain an extra-provincial corporation in the Province of Nova Scotia. In addition, the services of a Nova Scotia resident can be arranged in order to satisfy the Recognized Agent requirement. Please use the form below to contact us today to learn more or to initiate the extra-provincial registration process.

Fast Facts-Nova Scotia Extra-Provincial Registration

Nova Scotia Extra-Provincial Registration
Processing Time 10-20 business days
Government Filing Fee $274.10 (pro-rated in first year – Corporations incorporated in other Provinces are exempt from filing fee)
Annual Return Filing Fee $274.10 (Corporations incorporated in other Provinces are exempt from filing fee)
Type & Cost of Name Search Required Nova Scotia Name Reservation – No Cost

Contact Form

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Jurisdiction of Extra-Provincial Registration
Corporate Name*
Corporation Number
Jurisdiction of Incorporation
Contact Name*
Contact Phone Number
Contact Email Address
Comments (Optional)
Verification Code
Extra-Provincial Registration in Canada
Extra-Provincial Registration in Ontario
Extra-Provincial Registration in New Brunswick
Extra-Provincial Registration in Prince Edward Island
Extra-Provincial Registration in British Columbia
Extra-Provincial Registration in Saskatchewan
Extra-Provincial Registration in Manitoba
Extra-Provincial Registration in Newfoundland & Labrador
Extra-Provincial Registration in Alberta

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