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Name Granting Guidelines

Guidelines used by the government in determining the availability of proposed corporate names for incorporation and/or business registration.

New Brunswick - Business Corporations Act

The Act which sets out the legal and regulatory framework for all businesses incorporated in the Province of New Brunswick.

New West Partnership Trade Agreement

An agreement between the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan which simplifies, and in some cases eliminates, extra-provincial registration requirements for companies incorporated in each Province who wish to operate extra-provincially in the other Provinces.

Newfoundland Corporations Act

The Act which sets out the legal and regulatory framework for all businesses incorporated in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nova Scotia Companies Act

The Act which sets out the legal and regulatory framework for all businesses incorporated in the Province of Nova Scotia.

NUANS Name Search Report

Acronym for Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search. A NUANS search compares a proposed new corporate name with existing business names, corporate names and trademarks to ensure that no confusingly similar names are in use in the jurisdiction. A NUANS report must be submitted with the Articles of Incorporation whenever a named corporation is incorporated.

Numbered Company (Numbered Corporation)

A corporation which uses a number rather than a distinct corporate name. A numbered company's corporate number is assigned to it by the jurisdiction of incorporation. Many corporations have numbered names where using a distinct corporate name is not important.

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