Non-Profit Incorporation in Canada

We offer a variety of Federal (Canada) non-profit incorporation packages for use in many Canadian Provinces & Territories.

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Eric P. Cohen, Barrister & Solicitor offers Federal (Canada) Not-For-Profit Incorporation packages which provide you with a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.

A not-for-profit corporation is similar to a for-profit or business corporation as it is considered to be a legal person with an independent existence separate and distinct from its members. The main difference between a for-profit and not-for-profit corporation is the ability to distribute profits. In a not-for-profit corporation any profit must be retained within the corporation and cannot be distributed to the members.

Federal (Canada) Corporations have the constitutional right to carry on business under their registered corporate names within any Canadian Province or Territory, subject to any provincial or territorial registration requirements. The general advantage to Federal Incorporation is enhanced protection for the corporate name, which is second only to trademark protection.

Our Canadian non-profit incorporation services are offered by an Ontario lawyer who has over 15 years of experience in forming and organizing non-profit corporations and registered charities throughout Canada. As a law firm, we are able to provide customized legal advice specific to your situation. Documents prepared by our office are tailored to your requirements and are fully completed based upon the information you submit. Our services are also covered by solicitor-client confidentiality, and by using a lawyer, you are assured a high level of experience and professionalism.

Eric P. Cohen, Barrister & Solicitor prides himself on the level of personal attention and service he gives to every order. To find out more about the various non-profit incorporation packages we offer and what makes our services stand out, contact us today to speak with one of our friendly, knowledgeable, and highly trained staff members.

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Package Description

Standard Package

  • Standard Incorporation Packages include all mandatory documentation required to properly incorporate and organize your non-profit corporation. This includes preparation and filing of the incorporation and extra-provincial or extra-territorial registration documents, along with corporate organization, (including by-laws, registers, ledgers, initial meeting minutes/resolutions). The purchase of a corporate minute book and seal is also available.

Fast Facts-Federal (Canada) Not-For-Profit Incorporation

Federal (Canada) Not-For-Profit Incorporation
Processing Time 5-10 business days
Government Filing Fee $200.00 plus applicable Provincial Filing Fee as follows:
  Alberta $260.00
  British Columbia $100.00
  Manitoba $120.00
  New Brunswick $212.00
  Newfoundland $260.00
  Nova Scotia $274.10
  Northwest Territories $100.00
  Nunavut $100.00
  Ontario No Fee
  Prince Edward Island No Fee
  Saskatchewan $115.00
  Yukon Territory No Fee
Annual Return Filing Fee $20.00 (if filed online)
Type of Name Search Required Canada biased NUANS Search
Director Residency Requirements No resident Canadian directors required

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